Lifetime Achievement Award

Eby Friedman bestowed with 2024 Hajim School Lifetime Achievement Award

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Eby Friedman

Eby Friedman, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is receiving the Hajim School’s top annual faculty award for his tireless efforts and groundbreaking scholarly achievements. The Hajim School presented Friedman with the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes faculty for outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and leadership over the course of their career.

“Eby's contributions to our university and the wider academic community are immeasurable,” says Marvin Doyley, the Wilson Professor of Electronic Imaging and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “His leadership, scholarship, and mentorship have advanced our institution's reputation and inspired countless students and colleagues to pursue excellence in research.”

After working in industry at the Hughes Aircraft Company for 14 years, Friedman joined the University of Rochester in 1991. He is director of the High Performance VLSI/IC Design and Analysis Laboratory and also serves as a visiting professor at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, where he directs the Technion Advanced Circuits Research Center. Previously, he led the Center for Electronic Imaging Systems, which is now known as the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences, at the University of Rochester.

A prolific author and scholar, Friedman has more than 600 peer-reviewed publications, 29 patents, and 17 textbooks to his name. His research covers a broad range of topics, including quantum integrated circuit design, high-performance integrated circuits, and power distribution networks with on-chip decoupling capacitors.

Friedman is a Fellow of the IEEE; chair of the steering committee for the IEEEI Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems; a regional editor of the Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, a member of the editorial board of the Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Microelectronics Journal, Journal of Low Power Electronics, and Journal of VLSI Signal Processing; and a member of the technical program committee of a number of conferences.

Some of the countless awards Friedman has received include a Fulbright scholarship, the Howard Hughes Master’s and Doctoral Fellowships, an IBM University Research Award, an NSF Research Initiation Award, a Department of Defense Augmentation Award for Science and Engineering Research Training, the Outstanding Chapter Chairman for IEEE Rochester section award, a GRC Inventor Recognition Award, a University of Rochester College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, the University of Rochester Graduate Teaching Award, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Mac Van Valkenburg Award, and induction as an inaugural member of the University of California, Irvine Engineering Hall of Fame.