SAN JOSE, Calif. A who's-who list of electronics academics will converge here for a seminar on Oct. 10 to honor noted Stanford Professor Edward J. McCluskey.
"This special workshop is to honor our mentor and professor McCluskey in recognition of his more than 50 years of contributions to teaching and research on digital circuits, logic testing, synthesis, design for testability and fault-tolerant computing," said former McCluskey student Subhasish Mitra, now a senior staff engineer at Intel Corp. and organizer of the seminar. "In addition to his significant influence on the industry, McCluskey has created a legacy of professionals who have been influenced by his insight and wisdom."
The one-day seminar includes panels and sessions addressing numerous technologies that McCluskey has been involved with in his tenure as a researcher and teacher.
Sessions include digital testing, synthesis and reliable computing as well as lunch and dinner honoring McCluskey, who turns 75 in October.
The seminar was conceived and organized by McCluskey's colleagues and a number of McCluskey's former students McCluskey has mentored in his many decades of teaching, Mitra said.
As a doctoral student at MIT in the early 1950s, McCluskey developed the first algorithm for designing combinational circuits the Quine-McCluskey logic minimization procedure.
At Bell Labs and Princeton University, McCluskey developed the modern theory of transients (hazards) in logic networks and formulated the concept of operating modes of sequential circuits.
In 1966, McCluskey joined Stanford University where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as Director of the Center for Reliable Computing.
He founded the Stanford Digital Systems Laboratory (now the Computer Systems Laboratory) in 1969 and the Stanford Computer Engineering Program (now the Computer Science MS Degree Program) in 1970.
His Stanford research focuses on logic testing, synthesis, design for testability and fault-tolerant computing.
McCluskey was also the first president of the IEEE Computer Society.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the IEEE Centennial Medal, IEEE Technical Achievement Award in Testing, Euro-ASIC Prize for fundamental contributions to Logic Synthesis, the IEEE Taylor Booth Education Award, the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award and the IEEE Test Technology Lifetime Contribution Medal.
He has published several books, including two widely used texts. The latest, "Logic Design Principles with Emphasis on Testable Semi-custom Circuits," was published by Prentice Hall.