About the Authors
Bernard Murphy - SemiWiki
Bernard is a part-time blogger and author with SemiWiki, serves on the board of Mother Lode Wildlife Care in the California Gold Country and admits that he’s never had so much fun. Earlier, he held down a real job as CTO at Atrenta. Earlier still, he held technical contributor, management, sales and marketing roles variously at Cadence, National Semiconductor, Fairchild and Harris Semiconductor. In his re-invention as a writer, Bernard has published over 300 blogs between SemiWiki and EETimes and has also released the book “SoC Emulation: Bursting into its prime”, co-authored with Mentor Graphics. He received his BA in Physics and D. Phil in Nuclear Physics from the University of Oxford.
Manish Pandey - Synopsys
Manish Pandey is a Fellow at Synopsys, and an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a B. Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He currently leads the R&D teams for formal and static technologies, and machine learning at Synopsys. He previously led the development of several static and formal verification technologies at Verplex and Cadence which are in widespread use in the industry. Manish has been the recipient of the IEEE Transaction in CAD Outstanding Young author award and holds over two dozen patents and refereed publications.
Sean Safarpour - Synopsys
Sean Safarpour is the Director of Application Engineering at Synopsys, where his team of specialists support the development and deployment of products such as VC Formal, Hector and Assertion IPs. He works closely with customers and R&D to solve their current verification challenges as well as to define and realize the next generation of formal applications. Prior to Synopsys, Sean was Director of R&D at Atrenta focused on new technology, and VP of Engineering and CTO at Vennsa Technologies, a start-up focused on automated root-cause analysis using formal techniques. Sean received his PhD from the University of Toronto where he completed his thesis entitled “Formal Methods in Automated Design Debugging”.