Image result for ervand zoryan         Yervant Zorian

Chief Architect and Fellow at Synopsys

 President of Synopsys Armenia

Yervant Zorian holds 35 US patents, has authored four 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 the IEEE Distinguished Services Award for leading the TTTC, the IEEE Meritorious Award for outstanding contributions to EDA, and in 2014, the Republic of Armenia’s National Medal of Science



  • MS degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California
  • MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University



  • Chief Architect and Fellow at Synopsys, as well as President of Synopsys Armenia
  • President of IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), the founder and chair of the IEEE 1500 Standardization Working Group, the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the IEEE Design and Test of Computers and an Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia
  • Vice President and Chief Scientist of Virage Logic
  • Chief Technologist at LogicVision, and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff AT&T Bell Laboratories
  • Board of Governors of Computer Society and CEDA
  • Vice President of IEEE Computer Society, and the General Chair of the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) and several other symposia and workshops


Languages               Armenian, English, Russian

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