She conducts research in the area of computer design, with emphasis on reliability, design correctness, and hardware-security assurance. Her current work is centered on the development of new algorithms and on-chip units for pre-silicon, post-silicon and runtime validation and debug, also supporting the correctness of designs in the face of transistor failures.
Prof. Bertacco joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in 2003 as an assistant professor. Before joining the department, she was with the Advanced Technology Group of Synopsys for four years as a lead developer of the industry-standard Vera and Magellan tools.
She regularly teaches EECS 578 (Computer-Aided Design and Verification of Digital Systems), 370 (Introduction to Computer Organization), and 270 (Introduction to Logic Design).
Bertacco has received numerous other honors and awards including, IEEE CEDA Early Career Award, NSF CAREER award, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Young Investigator Award, and the IBM Faculty Award. Also, she has served on several conference program committees, including DATE, DAC and DSN, and has been an Associated Editor for the IEEE Transactions on CAD and the Microelectronics Journal.
Prof. Valeria Bertacco received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1998 and 2003; and a Computer Engineering degree summa cum laude from the University of Padova, Italy in 1995.
About the Faculty Recognition Award
The Faculty Recognition Award is intended for faculty early in their careers who have demonstrated substantive contributions to the university through achievements in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, adviser and mentor; and distinguished participation in service activities of the university.
Posted: October 9, 2014