Illinois Tech Alumnus will serve as an advocate to strengthen the College’s position as the leading creator of IT talent in Chicago and beyond
ALAMEDA, CALIF. –– August 24, 2022 –– Rick Carlson (MATH ’70), Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) alumnus, Vice President of Sales for Verific Design Automation, a leading provider of SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL and UPF Parser platforms , was elected to the Board of Trustees of the College of Computing Advisors.
Carlson graduated from the technology-focused comprehensive University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and was also a member of the Illinois Tech men’s basketball team. “I am extremely proud to join the College of Computing Advisory Board,” he said. “Illinois Tech and the College of Computing provide students of all backgrounds with the best computing and data science platform to excel in their respective fields.”
With more than 40 years of experience in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry, Carlson will help the College of Computing promote its collective power of difference to advance technology and progress for all. He will serve as an advocate to strengthen the college’s position as the leading creator of computing talent, knowledge, and innovation for Chicago and beyond.
Carlson is a Lanza technologyVentures Investment Partner and advisor to many EDA startups in his role as Vice President of Sales for Verific. He was one of the co-founders of the ESD Alliance (formerly the EDA Consortium), an industry trade association that is a SEMI technology community. At Highland Software (now Flexera Software), Carlson helped launch FLEXlm, a software license manager for enterprise environments to provide floating licenses to multiple computer software end users.
About College of Computing at Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Tech established the College of Computing in 2020 as part of an effort to boost Chicago’s thriving tech ecosystem by nurturing a rigorously data- and computationally-educated diverse future workforce. Illinois Tech is home to the only Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence in the Midwest, and Illinois Tech’s numerous cybersecurity and intelligence majors not only explore the deep foundations of the rapidly growing fields of computing, but also emphasize societal ethics in the development of this technology. . The United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have designated the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Central to the Illinois Tech designation is the university’s Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE). Additionally, the center is a member of the United States Strategic Command Academic Alliance (USSTRATCOM) and the North American Defense and Security Academic Alliance (NADSAA).
About Verific Design Automation
Verific Design Automation is the leading provider of SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL, and UPF analyzer platforms that enable project groups to develop advanced Electronic Design Automation (EDA) products quickly and cost-effectively worldwide entire. With offices in Alameda, California, and Kolkata, India, Verific has shipped over 60,000 copies of its software used worldwide by the EDA and semiconductor industry since its inception in 1999.