Michael Lee Bushnell, PhD

Title: Chief Technology Officer
Company: Spectral Design & Test, Inc.
Location:  Princeton Junction, New Jersey
United States


  • All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Princeton, NJ (member)
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • IEEE, Computer Society
  • IEEE, Communications Society
  • IEEE, Circuits and Systems Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Lifetime Fellow
  • VLSI Society of India


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Selected, Top 100 Magazine “of leading academics and industrial researchers” (2019)
  • Recipient, N. N. Biswas Best Student Paper Prize, “An Area Efficient Mixed-Signal Test Architecture for Systems-on-a-Chip,” International Conference on VLSI Design (2006)
  • Best Student Paper Prize, “New Graphical I_DDQ Signatures Reduce Defect Level and Yield Loss,” North Atlantic Test Workshop (2002)
  • Co-Author, “Essentials of Electronic Testing for Digital, Memory, and Mixed-Signal VLSI Circuits” (2000)
  • Co-Author, “Efficient Branch and Bound Search with Application to Computer Aided Design” (1995)
  • Recipient, Presidential Young Investigator Award, United States National Science Foundation (1990-1995)
  • Co-Author, “Neural Models and Algorithms for Digital Testing” (1991)
  • Grantee, Challenge Grant, Semiconductor Research Corporation (1989-1991)
  • Grantee, Young Faculty Grant (1989-1991)
  • Author, “Design Automation” (1988)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Carnegie Mellon University (1984)
  • Boston Chapter, Society for Technical Communication (1977)
  • Recipient, Award of Merit, Paper, “Computerized Thermal Mechanics Fatigue Testing” (1977)
  • Recipient, Honorable Mention Award, Paper, “Test Generation for Mixed-Signal Devices Using Signal Flow Graphs,” Ninth International Conference on VLSI Design, 5000 Rupees
  • Author, 29 Technical Reports
  • Author, Contributor, 29 Journal Articles and Electronic Publications
  • Author, Contributor, 78 Conference Papers in Proceedings
  • Presenter, 56 Invited Presentations at Universities, Conferences, and Corporations

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