Dr. Yervant Zorian is a Chief Technologist and Fellow at Synopsys. Formerly, he was Vice President and Chief Scientist of Virage Logic, Chief Technologist at LogicVision, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff AT&T Bell Laboratories. He is currently the President of IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), the founding chair of the IEEE 1500 Standardization Working Group and an Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia. He served as the General Chair of the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC), 50th IEEE International Test Conference (ITC) and several other symposia and workshops.
Dr. Zorian holds over 45 US patents, has authored five books, published over 350 refereed papers and received numerous best paper awards. A Fellow of the IEEE since 1999, Dr. Zorian was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Industrial Pioneer Award for his contribution to BIST, and the 2006 recipient of the IEEE Hans Karlsson Award for diplomacy.
He received an MS degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, and an MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Zorian is the founder and president of the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC). He is a member of the AGBU Central Board of Directors, a trustee of the American University of Armenia (AUA) and a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. He is the chairman of the AGBU Silicon Valley Chapter. In 2014, he received the National Medal of Science from the Republic of Armenia.