Dr. Yervant Zorian
Chief Architect and Fellow, Synopsys USA
President of IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC)
Title: Achieving Safety & Security in Today’s Automotive SOCs


Given today’s fast growing automotive semiconductor industry, this keynote will discuss its implications on automotive quality, functional safety and security in all aspects of the SOC lifecycle. The SOC lifecycle includes design, silicon bring-up, volume production, and particularly in-system safety and security. Today’s automotive safety critical SOCs need multiple in-system robustness modes, such as key-on and key-off test and repair, periodic in-field self-checking during mission mode, advanced error correction solutions, security authentication, and functional safety monitoring. The keynote will also discuss these in-system robustness modes and the show the benefits of meeting the ISO 26262 standard.


Dr. Zorian is a Chief Architect and Fellow at Synopsys, as well as President of Synopsys Armenia. 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 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. He served on the Board of Governors of Computer Society and CEDA, was the Vice President of IEEE Computer Society, and the General Chair of the 50th Design Automation Conference (DAC) and several other symposia and workshops.

Dr. 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.

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.