Giovanni De Micheli received the Nuclear Engineer degree from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 1979, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1980 and 1983, respectively.
He is a Professor and the Director of the Institute of Electrical Engineering and the Integrated Systems Center, École
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the Program Leader of the Nano-Tera.ch Program. His current research interests include emerging technologies, networks on chips and 3-D integration, and heterogeneous platform design, including electrical components and biosensors, as well as data processing of biomedical information. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Academia Europea. He was a recipient of the IEEE Emanuel Piore Award in 2003, the Golden Jubilee Medal from the IEEE CAS Society in 2000, the D. Pederson Award for Best Paper in 1987, two Best Paper Awards from the Design Automation Conference in 1983 and 1993, and the Best Paper Award from the DATE Conference in 2005.