Biography: William Joyner
William Joyner is Senior Director of Computer-Aided Design and Test at the Semiconductor Research Corporation, a not-for-profit consortium of semiconductor companies that supports university research. He was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, for 35 years, where he did research and managed projects in logic synthesis, hardware and software verification and test, and physical design. At IBM he had assignments on the planning staff of the IBM Director of Research and as manager of IBM Corporate Ph.D. Recruiting.
Joyner was General Chair of the 2005 ACM/IEEE/EDAC Design Automation Conference; co-chair of the Design Technology Working Group for the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors; and associate editor of ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, and IEEE Design & Test Magazine. He is currently Vice President for Strategy and on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation. Joyner is a Fellow of the IEEE and holds a BS in engineering science from the University of Virginia (1968) and a PhD in applied mathematics from Harvard University (1973) .