Advisory Board and Editors Computer Aided Design

Mario Luca Bernardi

Mario Luca Bernardi received the Laurea degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Sannio in 2007.

Since 2003 I have worked as a researcher in the field of software engineering writing several papers published in journals and conference proceedings. My main research interests include software maintenance and testing, software reuse, software reverse engineering and reengineering, with particular interest on software modularization.
I also served both as a member of the program and organizing committees of several international conferences, and as reviewer of papers submitted to some of the main journals and magazines in the field of data mining, software engineering, software maintenance and program comprehension.

Currently I am an Assistant Professor at Giustino Fortunato University , holding the courses of "Computer Science" and "Software Systems and Services" for the Avionics Science and Technologies master degree.

Lynn Conway

Professor Emerita of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan. Architect and principal author of the landmark 'Mead-Conway' text, "Introduction to VLSI Systems". Pioneering innovator of the digital e-commerce "fabless-design + silicon-foundry" microelectronics ecosystem. Elected Fellow, IEEE. Elected Member, NAE. Hon. Degrees, Trinity College and Illinois Institute of Technology. Wetherill Medal, Franklin Institute. James Clerk Maxwell Medal, IEEE.

Soha MN Hassoun

Soha Hassoun is currently Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. She holds secondary appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and also in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts. Soha received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Soha was an integrated circuit designer with the Microprocessor Design Group, Digital Equipment Corporation, Hudson, MA, 1988-1991, and worked as a consultant to several EDA companies including Mentor Graphics and Carbon Design Automation. Her current research interests include developing algorithmic solutions to facilitate designing integrated circuits, and understanding the impact of new technologies such as double-gate devices, carbon nanotubes, and 3-D integration on design. Her other research includes computational methods for Systems Biology and Metabolic Engineering, including pathway analysis, modularity, pathway synthesis, and predictive modeling of biochemical networks. Dr. Hassoun was a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and several awards from ACM/SIGDA for her service, including the Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and 2007, and the 2002 Technical Leadership Award. She held executive and technical leadership positions for several conferences and workshops. She is a a senior member of IEEE and ACM. See for a more detailed bio.

Victor J. Hruby

Regents Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. Professor of Neuroscience Recently inducted into the ACS Hall of Fame and 2011 ACS Goodman Award for Scientific Excellence and Mentorship.

Alex Kentsis

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

Bin Li

Bin Li received the Ph.D degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China in 2001. He is currently a professor with the School of Information Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 refereed publications. His major research interests include evolutionary computation, pattern recognition, human-machine interaction, and real-world applications.

Radu Marculescu

Radu Marculescu is a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1998.

Radu's current research focuses on developing methods and tools for modeling and optimization of embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, social networks, and biological systems. Radu Marculescu is a Fellow of IEEE cited for his contributions to the design and optimization of on-chip communication for embedded multicore systems.

Alex Nicolau

Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine; IEEE Fellow.

Silvia Rivara

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Parma, Italy.

My research interests include drug design, structure-activity relationship studies and molecular modelling applied to compounds of pharmaceutical interest.

Camillo Rosano

Physicist, in 1996 he started his studies in Macromolecular Crystallography at the Advanced Biotechnology Center, Genova (I). In 1997 he achieved the Advanced Certificate in Principles of Protein Structures (PPS). Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. and in 1998 he spent a period at the “York Structural Biology Laboratory”, York University, York, UK for a Macromolecular crystallography traineeship. He participated to the NASA expeditions STS100/ISS6A and STS110/ISS7A, by designing experiment of protein crystallization onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Director of different Courses and Workshops, he is the author/coauthor of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Camillo Rosano has the Habilitation as Full Professor in Biochemistry and Habilitation as Full Professor in Applied Biology. Italian Ministry for University, Education and Research (MIUR), 2012

Julian Togelius

Julian Togelius is an Associate Professor at New York University. He works on all aspects of computational intelligence and games and on selected topics in evolutionary computation and evolutionary reinforcement learning. His current main research directions involve search-based procedural content generation in games, game adaptation through player modeling, automatic game design, and fair and relevant benchmarking of game AI through competitions.

Rogerio Valle

Professor at Production Engineering Department, COPPE/UFRJ, where he leads SAGE, a lab dedicated to Sustainable Production Systems through interdisciplinary research in Production Engineering, Marine Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry ( His main area of interest is the use of Multicriteria Decision Making to conduct Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment. Docteur de l’Université Paris V (Sciences Humaines Sorbonne) mention «Très Honorable». DEA Université Paris-Dauphine (Méthodes Scientifiques de Gestion) (1986). M. Sc. (COPPE/UFRJ) Industrial Engineering (1984). Mechanical and Automobile Engineer (IME, 1979).