About the Authors
|Stephen Brown received the Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and his B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University
of New Brunswick. He joined the University of Toronto faculty in 1992, where he is now a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He also holds the position of Architect at the Altera Toronto Technology Center, a world-leading research and development site for CADsoftware and FPGA architectures, where he is involved in research activities and is the Director of the Altera University Program.
His research interests include field-programmable VLSI technology, CADalgorithms, 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 is a coauthor of more than 60 scientific research papers and two other textbooks: Fundamentals of Digital
Logic with Verilog Design, 2nd ed. and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays.
He has won multiple awards for excellence in teaching electrical engineering, computer
engineering, and computer science courses.
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 Emeritus in the Department of Electrical &
Computer Engineering. During the 1978–79 academic year, he was a Senior Visitor 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 and field-programmable
He is a coauthor of four other books: Computer Organization, 5th ed.; Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design, 2nd ed.; Microcomputer Structures; and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays. In 1990, he received theWighton 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 Toronto.
He has represented Canada in numerous chess competitions. He holds the title of