Laleh Behjat

Laleh Behjat

Laleh Behjat

IEEE Region: 7 (Canada)

Biography

Dr. Laleh Behjat is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. She joined the University of Calgary in 2002. Dr. Behjat’s research focus is on developing EDA techniques for physical design and application of large-scale optimization in EDA. Her research team has won several awards including 1st and 2nd place in ISPD 2014 and ISPD 2015 High-Performance Routability Driven Placement Contests and 3rd place in DAC Design Perspective Challenge in 2015. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and Optimization in Engineering from Springer. Dr. Behjat has been developing new and innovative methods to teach Computer Science and EDA to students. She acted as an academic advisor for of Google Technical Development Guide and has won several awards for her efforts in education including the 2017 Killam Graduate Student Supervision and Mentorship Award. Her team, Schulich Engineering Outreach Team, was also the recipient of the ASTech Leadership Excellence in Science and Technology Public Awareness Award in 2017. Her other interests include raising awareness about issues related to diversity and inclusion and promoting diversity in engineering. She received the Women in Engineering and Geoscience Award from APEGA in 2015 in recognition of her work in this area.

Positions & Affiliations

University of Calgary
Canada