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Leon Stok is Vice President of IBM's Electronic Design Automation group. Prior to this he held positions as director of EDA and executive assistant to IBM's Senior Vice President of Technology and Intellectual Property and executive assistant to IBM's Senior Vice President of the Technology group. Leon Stok studied electrical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, from which he graduated with honors in 1986. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from Eindhoven University in 1991. Leon Stok worked at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center as part of the team that developed BooleDozer, the IBM logic synthesis tool. Subsequently he managed IBM's logic synthesis group and drove the development of PDS, IBM’s Placement Driven Synthesis tool. From 1999-2004 he led all of IBM's design automation research as the Senior Manager Design Automation at IBM Research. Dr. Stok has presented over fifty keynotes, invited talks and tutorials at major IEEE and ACM conferences worldwide and at many leading universities. Dr. Stok has published over sixty papers on many aspects of high level, architectural and logic synthesis, low power design, placement driven synthesis and on the automatic placement and routing for schematic diagrams. He holds 13 patents in EDA. He was elected an IEEE fellow for the development and application of high-level and logic synthesis algorithms.