Stephen Brown received the Ph.D and M.A.Sc degrees in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and his B.A.Sc
degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.
He joined the University of Toronto faculty in 1992, where he now
holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer
Engineering. He also holds the position of Architect at the Altera
Toronto Technology Center, a world-leading research and development site
for CAD software and FPGA architectures, where he is involved in
research activities and is the Director of the
His research interests include field-programmable VLSI technology, CAD algorithms, and computer architecture. He won the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Councils 1992 Doctoral Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in Canada.
He has won multiple awards for excellence in teaching electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science courses. He is a coauthor of more than 60 scientific research papers and three textbooks: Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design , Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design , and Field-Programmable Gate Arrays .