Pierluigi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer 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 was a recipient of the Best Submission in the DAC (Design Automation Conference) and ISSCC (International Solid State Circuit Conference) Design Competition in 2006, and the Best Paper Award from the ICCPS (International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems) in 2016. 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.