March 26-29, 2023
Online with virtual participation

Prof. Malgorzata Marek-Sadowska


Malgorzata Marek-Sadowska received an MS degree in Applied Mathematics (1971) and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (1976) from Politechnika Warszawska (Technical University of Warsaw), Poland. Her PhD work was on numerical solutions for non-linear electronic circuits. After PhD, she focused her research on physical design automation.

From 1976 to 1982 she was an assistant professor at the Institute of Electron Technology at the Technical University of Warsaw. During that time she was a member of the research group working on design automation of printed circuit boards and hybrid integrated circuits. She was a research engineer at the Electronics Research Laboratory, University of California , Berkeley, from 1982 until 1990 working in Professor Ernest S. Kuh’s group. At Berkeley, she participated in various projects on physical design automation including placement, routing, floorplanning and timing analysis. In 1990 she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), as a professor. In 2017 she retired.

At UCSB, M. Marek-Sadowska led a research group working on VLSI design automation with particular emphasis on physical design, logic synthesis, testability, modeling of electrical phenomena affected by circuit layout, power grid analysis, and timing. She advised 33 PhD students and authored or co-authored over 330 publications in premier journals and conference proceedings.

M. Marek-Sadowska was a member of numerous technical committees, including the Technical Committee of the International Conference on Computer Aided Design, the Technical Committee of the Design Automation Conference, and the Technical Committee of the International Symposium on Physical Design. From 1989 to 1993 she was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, and from 1993 to 1995 Editor-In-Chief. From 2007 to 2015 she was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Design of Circuits and Systems. In 1997 she was elected IEEE Fellow.