MunEDA Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. Kurt Antreich
Professor Kurt Antreich is emerited head of the Institute of Electronic Design Automation at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. An IEEE Fellow, his research led interests are in computer-aided design tools for electronic circuits and systems, with particular emphasis on circuit optimization, layout synthesis, testing and synthesis of digital systems. Besides many national scientific commitments he has served as a member of the steering and program committee of various international conferences (e.g. IEEE ICCAD, IEEE ISCAS, EDAC, Euro-DAC) and as a member of the editorial board of several international technical journals. His research led to more than 300 publications and resulted in many significant applications in industry. He received many national honors and was a best paper candidate of the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He was awarded with the EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2003 as well as with the EDA medal 2003. Before his University career, Kurt joined Bosch Telecom, where he was involved in the development of circuits and systems. After that he became head of the department of advanced development in Backnang, Germany. Kurt received a MS degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich and a PhD degree from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Gräb
Helmut Gräb got his Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing., and habilitation degrees from Technische Universitaet Muenchen in 1986, 1993 and 2008, respectively. He was with Siemens Corporation, Munich, from 1986 to 1987, where he was involved in the design of DRAMs. Since 1987, he has been with the Institute of Electronic Design Automation, TUM, where he has been the head of a research group since 1993. His research interests are in design automation for analog and mixed-signal circuits, for instance, sizing, design centering, layout, structural analysis. He is an IEEE Fellow and member of VDE (ITG, GMM). Dr. Gräb has, for instance, served as Vice President Pubications of the IEEE Council on EDA, as Member of the Executive Committee of the ICCAD conference, as Member or Chair of the Analog Program Subcommittees of the ICCAD, DAC, and D.A.T.E conferences, as Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS PART II: ANALOG AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, and as Member of the Technical Advisory Board of MunEDA GmbH Munich, which he co-founded. He was the recipient of the 2008 prize of the Information Technology Society (ITG) of the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE), of the 2004 Best Teaching Award of the TUM EE Faculty Students Association, of the 3rd prize of the 1996 Munich Business Plan Contest. Two of the papers he co-authored received the ITG-Prize and the GMM-Prize, respectively, and six papers were nominated for best papers at DAC, ICCAD, DATE conferences.
Prof. Dr. Ulf Schlichtmann
Ulf Schlichtmann is professor at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and head of the Institute of Electronic Design Automation at TUM. Prior to his current appointment, he spent ten years at Siemens and Infineon Technologies. There, he held various technical and management positions in design automation, IP reuse and product development. Most recently, he was Senior Director of Design Automation at Infineon Technologies, responsible for a department of more than one hundred engineers in Munich, Sophia Antipolis, San Jose and Singapore. Ulf holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in communications engineering and a Ph.D. in design automation from TUM. He also obtained a Masters degree in technology business from University of Hagen. Ulf has received a number of awards for his research, e.g. the "ITG Best Paper Award".