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Brief Biography

Pierluigi is the Kenneth C. Dahlberg Early Career Chair and an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley in 2015, where he worked with Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli. He also holds the Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Pisa, Italy, and the Diploma in Engineering (summa cum laude) from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. Before joining U.C. Berkeley, he held research positions at the University of Pisa and IMEC, Leuven, Belgium, working on the design of energy-efficient A/D converters, frequency synthesizers for reconfigurable radio, and design methodologies for mixed-signal integrated circuits.

Pierluigi received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2019, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2020, the IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCCPS) Early-Career Award in 2022, the Okawa Foundation Research Grant in 2022, the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) Ernest S. Kuh Early Career Award in 2023, the Best Submission in the Design Automation Conference (DAC) and International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) Design Competition in 2006, and Best Paper awards from International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) in 2016, International Conference on Methods and Models for System Design (MEMOCODE) in 2020, and Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE) in 2024. His awards and honors also include the U.C. Berkeley EECS Ph.D. Fellowship in 2008, the U.C. Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award in 2013, the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship in 2012 and 2014, and the U.C. Berkeley EECS David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize in 2016 for his doctoral research.

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