Our Advisory Board
Dr. MICHAEL ZASLAVSKY
Dr. Zaslavsky has over 20 years of experience in electronic and software design, design reliability and design automation. He held various positions at universities, and companies such as Cadence and Intel, where he is now working as a Senior Consultant for Custom Foundry. His positions include: Member of Intel DAC committee, Director of Reliability Simulation Council, adjunct professor at OHSU and WSU, Investment consultant specializing in EDA and other senior positions at Intel. As an owner of MPZ Software and Consulting LLC and co-owner of Reliability Simulation Group, Dr. Zaslavsky has been leading development of software applications and involved in electronic reliability consulting projects; he holds a PhD in Physics from Ben Gurion University, Israel.
DR. VALERI FEINBERG
During his career Dr.Feinberg has worked in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and has used his outstanding scientific achievements, knowledge and intuition in his work as a technical and scientific leader in research and development of commercial EDA and Information Systems. Dr.Feinberg earned his Ph. D in Math from the Research Mathematical Institute of Academy of Science, after receiving his MS in Mathematics from the State University in Minsk, USSR. Later he earned his second PhD in Computer Science from the National Institute of Automation in Moscow. Dr. Feinberg was one of pioneers in development of computer aided design systems in electronics industry and leading EDA expert in USSR. The areas of Dr. Feinberg’s scientific expertise include, but are not limited to: Computer Geometry, Graph Theory, Finite Automata Theory, Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning. Dr. Feinberg is an author of more than 150 scientific publications, including 5 books in Russian, German, and English.
DR. STOICHO D. STOICHEV
Dr. Stoichev has an extensive experience in engineering, management and education: he was previously a Professor of Computer Science at theTechnical University of Sofia, where he conducted research in design and analysis of graph algorithms (graph isomorphism and related problems), as well as being a team leader of software projects for analysis of advanced electrical and electronic circuits, modeling and layout verification of vlsi circuits, and finding similarity of protein molecules. Dr. Stoichev was also areas of expertise include but are not limited to: Design and Analysis of Exact and Heuristic Algorithms and Data Structures, Programming, Graph Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Expert Systems and Bioinformatics. Dr. Stoichev received his M.Sc. in Radio-engineering from Technical University of Sofia, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” and Doctor of Technical Sciences from Technical University of Sofia Bulgaria. He has written over 140 scientific publications in the area of Computer Science, including 14 textbooks.
DR. ELI STERNHEIM
Dr. Sternheim has more than 35 years of experience in engineering, management, entrepreneurship, business and investment. He received his B.Sc. in EE from the Technion, as well as a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in EE from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Sternheim has worked for several startups, such as Trilogy, Zoran and Nexgen, which was acquired by AMD, after having gone public. In 1991, Dr. Sternheim co-founded interHDL, an EDA Company where he was the president and CEO; InterHDL was later sold to Avant! Corporation. Dr. Sternheim wrote the book “Digital Design and Synthesis with Verilog HDL” and served as the chairman of the Architectural Committee for Open Verilog International (OVI). Since 1995 Dr. Sternheim has been investing in high-tech startups and currently holds a portfolio of more than 15 companies. He was a venture partner at Redwood and now serves on the advisory board of numerous startups – Dr. Zaslavsky has over 20 years of experience in electronic and software design, design reliability and design automation. He held various positions at universities, and companies like Cadence and Intel, where he is now working as a Senior Consultant for Custom Foundry. The positions include: member of Intel DAC committee, director of Reliability Simulation Council, adjunct professor at OHSU and WSU, investment consultant specialized in EDA and other senior positions in Intel. Michael pioneered few software applications in Intel, managed design reliability working groups and mentored new employees. As an owner of MPZ Software and Consulting LLC and co-owner of Reliability Simulation Group, he has been leading development of software applications and involved in electronic reliability consulting projects.