Yervant Zorian is the Chief Architect of Synopsys Corporation, a semiconductor technology firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. A fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, he serves as the President of its Council on Test Technology and as the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Journal on Design and Test of Computers. He authored more than 300 scientific papers, four books and holds 30 US patents. In 2005, Dr. Zorian was honored with the prestigious Industrial Pioneer Award. A lifetime member of AGBU, he currently serves as the chair of AGBU Silicon Valley Chapter and the AGBU Armenian Virtual College. He is also the Program Chair of ArmTech Congress and a Trustee of the American University of Armenia. Dr. Zorian holds a Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, and an MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Born in Aleppo, he currently resides in Santa Clara, California.
Elected to the AGBU Central Board of Directors in 2008.