Prof. Shuji Tsukiyama was born in Osaka, Japan, on November 23, 1949. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees, all in electronic engineering, from the Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, in 1972, 1974, and 1977, respectively.
He was a Research Assistant from 1977 to 1986 and then an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Osaka University. In April 1987, he joined Chuo University, Tokyo, and became a professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1990.
From 1992 to 1996, he was a Professor at the Department of Information and System Engineering, Chuo University, in order to establish the department. After 1997, he moved to the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Communication Engineering. From October 1978 through March 1980, he was with the Electronics Research Laboratory,
University of California, Berkeley, as a Visiting Assistant Research Engineer.
He served as Treasurer of IEEE CAS Tokyo Chapter (1988-1989), TPC Member of ICCAD (1990-1991), Design Contest Co-Chair of 1997 ASP-DAC, Student Activities Committee Chair and ExCom member of IEEE Tokyo Section (1997-1998),
Asian Representative in ExCom of ICCAD (1998-1999), TPC Co-Chair of 1998 ASP-DAC, and TPC Co-Chair of ISCAS 2001. He also served as the Chair of Technical Group on VLSI Design, IEICE (1994-1995), Editor-in-Chief of Japan Inst. of Printed Circuit (Currently, Japan Inst. of Electronics Packaging) (1994-1996), Editor of IEICE Trans.
Fundamentals (1995-1997), Member of the Board of Directors of Japan Inst. of Printed Circuit (1994-1999), Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of IEICE (1997-2001), and Vice Chair of Eng. Sci. Society, IEICE (2001-2003).
His main interest is in computer-aided design, especially VLSI physical design CAD, and algorithms of combinatorial problems including graph theory.
Dr. Tsukiyama is a member of the IEEE, the ACM, the IEICE, the Information Processing Society of Japan, and the Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging.