Aida Todri-Sanial received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bradley University, IL in 2001, M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Long Beach State University, CA, in 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara, in 2009. She received her French Habilitation (Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches) from the University of Montpellier in 2015. She obtained a post-graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship Programme for Women in Science, Technology and Engineering from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK in 2017.
Dr. Todri-Sanial is currently a Director of Research at the French National Council of Scientific Research (CNRS) attached to Laboratoire d’Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM). Previously, she was an R&D Engineer for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, IL, USA. She has also held research positions at the Mentor Graphics Coorporation, Cadence Design Systems, STMicroelectronics and IBM TJ Watson Research Center.
Her research interests focus on nanometer-scale issues in high-performance VLSI design with emphasis on energy efficiency, power, thermal, signal integrity, and reliability issues as well as on circuits and systems for emerging technologies and nanomaterials. Currently, her research is focused on exploring 1D/2D nanomaterials for nanoelectronics devices and novel computing paradigms such as neuromorphic computing and quantum computing. Dr. Aida Todri-Sanial is the project coordinator of EU H2020 NeurONN 2020-2022 and workpackage leader for EU H2020 SmartVista 2019-2021 and EU H2020 CONNECT 2016-2018 projects, and chief scientist of the University of Montpellier Quantum Computing Hub supported by IBM Quantum Network and the Region of Occitanie, FR. She has co-authored more than 100 publications on VLSI design area and emerging technologies.
Dr. Todri-Sanial is featured as one of 100 Young Leaders that Make Montpellier. She is the receipient of the ACM SIGDA Meritorious Service Award 2020 her service as the co-Editor-in-Chief of SIGDA e-newsletter. Dr. Todri-Sanial is a laurate of the Franco-British Young Leaders 2018 from the Franco-British Council focusing on strenghthening the bilateral relationships in science and technology. Dr. Todri-Sanial was a Academic Visitor at the Cambridge Graphene Center and Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK during 2016-2017. She was the receipient of the Blatand Fellowship in 2017. Dr. Todri-Sanial was the receipient of the prestigous award CNRS Medaille de Bronze in 2016. Dr. Todri-Sanial is an ACM Distinguished Speaker 2016-2018. Dr. Todri-Sanial was the recipient of John Bardeen Fellow in Engineering at Fermilab in 2009.
Dr. Todri-Sanial regularly serves as Technical Program Committee Member for various international well-known conferences such as ISVLSI, NEWCAS, GLSVLSI, ISQED, EDSSC, and DATE. She also frequently serves as an Expert Evaluator for the EU Commission ICT program. Currently, she is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI, Journal of Microelectronics Reliability and Microelectronics Journal. Dr. Todri-Sanial is the co-Editor-in-Chief for ACM SIGDA Newsletter and Editorial Advisory Board Member for Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd. She is an ACM member and IEEE Senior Member. She is a member of the European Platform of Women Scientists and a mentor for the Femmes & Sciences Montpellier.
Link to TEDx Talk on “Power of Electronics and People’s Will” at TEDx Montpellier Business School in September 2020