March 29, 2000
Andrzej J. Strojwas, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the recipient of the Joseph F. and Nancy Keithley Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Strojwas' career at Carnegie Mellon serves as a model for impact and relevance of academic research, and for inspired and dedicated teaching. He is a pioneer and internationally recognized leader in the field of design for manufacturability of integrated circuits, an area of critical importance to the semiconductor industry.
Strojwas joined our faculty in 1983 after earning his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon. His graduate work resulted in the statistical process and device simulator, FABRICS, which was quickly adopted by leading U.S. semiconductor manufacturers at a time when foreign competition threatened their survival.
Over the years, Strojwas' further research has had a significant impact on both academia and industry. In 1990 he became the founding co-director of the Center of Excellence for Rapid Yield Learning, one of only a few such centers established at top universities by SEMATECH, a consortium of U.S. Semiconductor manufacturers and the U.S. government.
Strojwas has also made an impact on industrial practice through extensive consulting and industrial workshops, and most recently as co-founder, along with some of his former students, of pdF Solutions, Inc. pdF Solutions commercializes methodology and software developed at Carnegie Mellon and has emerged as an industry leader in the design for manufacturability area.
Strojwas has supervised 50 M.S. and Ph.D. projects and his students have established successful careers in academia and industry throughout the world.
The importance of his research has been recognized in many forms including several Best Paper and Inventor Recognition Awards. In 1990 he was elected an IEEE Fellow and in 1993 he was conferred the title of State Professor by the president of his native Poland. This year he was awarded a Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding service to IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.
Headshot of Andrzej Strojwas