Chief Architect & Fellow at Synopsys, President of Synopsys Armenia
Dr. Yervant Zorian is the President of Synopsys Armenia, Chief Architect and Fellow at Synopsys. Formerly, he was Vice President and Chief Scientist of Virage Logic, Chief Technologist at LogicVision, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is currently the President of IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), the founder and chair of the IEEE 1500 Standardization Working Group, the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the IEEE Design and Test of Computers and an Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia.
He served on the Board of Governors of Computer Society and CEDA, was the Vice President of IEEE Computer Society, the General Chair of the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) and the 50th International Test Conference (ITC) as well as several other symposia and workshops.
Dr. Zorian holds more than 40 US patents, has authored four books, published over 350 refereed papers and received numerous best paper awards. A Fellow of the IEEE since 1999, Dr. Zorian was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Industrial Pioneer Award for his contribution to BIST, and the 2006 recipient of the IEEE Hans Karlsson Award for diplomacy. He received the IEEE Distinguished Services Award for leading the TTTC, the IEEE Meritorious Award for outstanding contributions to EDA, and in 2014, the Republic of Armenia's National Medal of Science. In 2022 Dr. Zorian received IEEE TTTC Lifetime Contribution Award.
Member of the Central Board of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Dr. Yervand Zorian is the Founding President of the Armenian Virtual College (AVC), the President of the AGBU Silicon Valley Branch, and the Chairman of the ArmTech Congress Program Committee. He is a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Armenia. Adhering to the Zorians' family traditions and values, he continuously works on programs aimed at preservation of the Armenian identity. He is a member of initiative groups or the author of a number of new programs of pan-Armenian significance, including HyeConnect, Armenian Virtual Bridge, AVC Learning Zone, etc.
He received an MS degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, and an MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.