MAŁGORZATA CHRZANOWSKA-JESKE, Ph.D., Director, Portland State University, Professor and former Department Chair (2004- 2010) of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A member of the Board Governors of the Circuits and Systems Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology, she has extensive experience in engineering research and development, and in managing technical and organizational committees of international conferences and workshops. A voice for exploration of tomorrow’s emerging technologies in “Oregon’s Silicon Forest”, she is an active member of Polish Library Association in Portland, Oregon. A former Scout Troop Leader in Poland, she has led many student science and tourism activities throughout her career.
Prof. Chrzanowska-Jeske holds M.S. in Electronics from Warsaw University of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska) and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering form Auburn University in Alabama. She has served on the faculty of the Technical University of Warsaw, and as a design automation specialist at the Research and Production Center of Semiconductor Devices in Warsaw. She has published more than 100 technical papers and serves as a panelist for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and as a reviewer for National Research Council Canada (NRC) and many international journals and conferences. She received the Best Paper Award from Alabama Section of IEEE for the best IEEE Transaction paper in 1990 and IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation 2008 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided-Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems.