Dr. Daniel J. MLYNEK obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Strasbourg, France in 1972. He joined ITT Semiconductors in 1973 as a Design Engineer for MOS circuits in the Telecommunication field.
He was with ITT Semiconductors until 1989 and held several positions in the R&D, including that of the Technical Director in charge of the IC developments and the associate technologies. The main activities in the Design were in the area of Digital TV Systems where ITT is a World leader an in some of the advanced HDTV concepts.
He has several patents on digital TV Systems. Dr. Mlynek was awarded the Eduard Rhein Price for his innovation in signal processing principles that have been implemented in the digital TV system "Digit 2000".
In June 1989, Dr. Mlynek joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne Switzerland, where he is a Professor responsible for the VLSI Integrated Circuits.
Yusuf Leblebici (born 1962 in Istanbul) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1984 and 1986, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990. From 1991 to 1993 he worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Visiting Research Assistant Professor of Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During this period, he was a member of the VLSI/OEIC Design Group at Beckman Institute. In 1993 he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University as an Associate Professor. He also worked as a senior designer and project manager at ETA ASIC Design Center, Istanbul. From September 1996 to March 1998, he was an Invited Professor at the Integrated Systems Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Currently, Y. Leblebici is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include design of high-speed CMOS digital integrated circuits, modeling and simulation of semiconductor devices, computer-aided design of VLSI circuits, and VLSI reliability analysis.
Dr. Leblebici served on the organizing committee of the 1995 European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design. He received a NATO Science Fellowship award in 1986, he has been an Honors Scholar of the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council in 1987-1990, and he received the Junior Scientist Award of the same Council in 1995.