Stephen Brown received his B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He joined the University of Toronto faculty in 1992, where he is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
He is also a Senior Director of Software Development at the Altera Toronto Technology
His research interests include field-programmable VLSI technology and computer architecture.
He won the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s
1992 Doctoral Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in Canada. He has won four awards for excellence in teaching electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science courses. He is a coauthor of two other books: Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays.
Zvonko Vranesic received his B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Toronto. From 1963–1965 he worked as a design engineer
with the Northern Electric Co. Ltd. in Bramalea, Ontario. In 1968 he joined the University
of Toronto, where he is now a Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science. During the 1978–79 academic year, he was a SeniorVisitor
at the University of Cambridge, England, and during 1984–85 he was at the University of
Paris, 6. From 1995 to 2000 he served as Chair of the Division of Engineering Science at
the University of Toronto. He is also involved in research and development at the Altera
Toronto Technology Center.
His current research interests include computer architecture, field-programmable VLSI
technology, and multiple-valued logic systems.
He is a coauthor of four other books: Computer Organization, 5th ed.; Fundamentals
of Digital Logic with Verilog Design; Microcomputer Structures; and Field-Programmable
Gate Arrays. In 1990, he received the Wighton Fellowship for “innovative and distinctive
contributions to undergraduate laboratory instruction.” In 2004, he received the Faculty
Teaching Award from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of
He has represented Canada in numerous chess competitions. He holds the title of