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Paul FranzonDistinguished ProfessorNorth Carolina State University

Paul D. Franzon is the Cirrus Logic Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of Graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. He has also worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DSTO Australia, Australia Telecom, Rambus, and four companies he cofounded, Communica, LightSpin Technologies, Polymer Braille Inc. and Indago Technologies. His current interests include applying machine learning and quantum computingto EDA, building AI accelerators, neuromorphic computing, RFID, advanced packaging, 2.5D and 3DICs and secure chip design. He has lead several major efforts and published over 300 papers in these areas. In 1993 he received an NSF Young Investigators Award, in 2001 was selected to join the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers, in 2003, selected as a Distinguished Alumni Professor, received the Alcoa Research Award in 2005, and the Board of Governors Teaching Award in 2014. He served with the Australian Army Reserve for 13 years as an Infantry Soldier and Officer. He is a pilot in the Bandit Flight Team, a formation flying unit. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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