May, 2008 - Distinguished ECE alumnus Thomas W. Williams, EE Ph.D. '71, has added another outstanding achievement to his already impressive list of accomplishments. Williams recently was named a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for his technical contributions to science and engineering. Williams received the honor last fall while delivering a keynote speech in Beijing, China.
CAS is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in natural science, technological science, and high-tech innovation in China. CAS strives to be a scientific research base for fostering and bringing up advanced science and technology talents and for promoting the development of China's new technology industries.
Williams, who recently gave a distinguished lecture at Colorado State University, is a Fellow at Synopsys, Inc. and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining Synopsys in 1998, Williams was manager of the VLSI Design for Testability group at the IBM Microelectronics Division in Boulder. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Clarkson University, a master's in pure mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Colorado State University.