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David WhiteSenior Director of R&DCadence Design Systems

David White (Sc.D. '01) received a Doctor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. White is currently a Senior Group Director for R&D with the Virtuoso Product Group at Cadence Design Systems. He joined Cadence in 2006 through the acquisition of Praesagus, a software company he co-founded in 2001 and where he served as CTO. Previously he co-founded the machine learning based software company, Neurodyne and served as a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab. Dr. White was appointed to the Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C. and the MIG Advisory Board at MIT. He was an editor and co-author of the Handbook of Intelligent Control, a text written in 1992 by leaders in the machine learning community. He also co-organized and chaired one of the first industry led NSF conferences on neural networks in 1990. Since 1990, he has given invited talks at White House OSTP and NSF forums on neural networks and AI, as well as IEEE, NASA, ACM and IJCNN conferences.