Michael Lee Bushnell, PhD

Chief Technology Officer | Professor Emeritus

Michael Bushnell

A Timeline of Professional Milestones 

1950

Born to Cornelius Huntington Bushnell II and Josephine May (Blosser) Bushnell in Harvey, IL.

1972

Holds a summer internship with the Ordnance Systems Division of the General Electric Company and does so again in 1973.

1974

Works as an associate engineer within the Design Automation Department of Honeywell Information Systems through 1976.

1975

Earns a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1976

Is a senior systems programmer for Instron Corporation (now Part of Illinois Tool Works) through 1979.

1978

Marries Margaret Elise Kalvar on Oct. 10.

1979

Is a member of the technical staff of the advanced system development department within Applicon Inc. through 1981.

1983

Earns a Master of Science in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

1986

Earns a Doctor of Philosophy in in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

1986

Teaches as a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department within the School of Engineering at Rutgers University.

1986

Receives the Henry Rutgers Research Fellowship from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, through 1988.

1990

Receives the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation each year through 1995.

1991

Co-authors “Neural Models and Algorithms for Digital Testing.”

1992

Receives the Trustee’s Research Fellowship for Distinguished Young Scholars.

1995

Co-authors “Efficient Branch and Bound Search with Application to Computer Aided Design.”

2000

Co-authors “Essentials of Electronic Testing for Digital, Memory, and Mixed-Signal VLSI Circuits.”

2008

Is co-founder and chief technological officer of Spectral Design and Test, Inc., and presently maintains this role.

2013

Retires from his role as a professor and is named professor emeritus at Rutgers University.

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