A. Richard Newton is the Dean of the College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and is also UC Berkeley’s Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering. A dedicated educator, researcher, and businessman, Dean Newton is internationally recognized for his pioneering research in circuit design methodologies and electronic systems architecture. As dean, he is passionate about employing technology to tackle tough societal problems and about educating the next generation of engineers to develop those technologies. Recipient of numerous awards for his research, he was named to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006, and won the Phil Kaufman Award, the highest recognition of the EDA Consortium, in 2003. Dean Newton began his career as a student at the University of Melbourne, Australia and continued his work in electronic design automation at Berkeley, earning his Ph.D. in 1978 in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences department and joining the faculty the following year. He is cofounder of a number of successful companies, including Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, and is a Trustee of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.