Dr. Nassif has 28 years of research and development experience at Bell Labs and IBM Research where he led teams working on various aspects of integrated circuit modeling, simulation, statistical analysis, and optimization. He is a widely published and world-renowned expert on simulation, optimization, and statistics. Dr. Nassif has collaborated with key medical research institutions, including: Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, among others. He was a member of the IBM Academy, an IBM Master Inventor with 75 patents, and is an IEEE Fellow. Dr. Nassif received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.