Robert Campbell Aitken

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Robert Campbell Aitken (b. April 21, 1963) is a Canadian electrical engineer. He was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2013 "for contributions to testing and diagnosis of integrated circuits."[1] He has applied for forty-eight patents since 2007, mostly in conjunction with other ARM inventors.[2] Aitken is a fellow of the IEEE.

Early life[edit]

Robert Campbell Aitken was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


In 1985, he earned a B.S. degree with honours at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. A year later he earned a Master of Science degree, again at the University of Victoria. He earned his PhD at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1990. That year, he came to the United States at age 27.[citation needed]


He began his career in 1986 as a research associate for Alberta Research Council in Calgary,[citation needed] a government-funded applied research and development corporation that develops and commercializes technology to grow innovative enterprises.[3] He then joined the technical staff at Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, California, in 1990. He later moved to ARM,[2] a British multinational semiconductor and software designer company.

He was a technology program committee member at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in Santa Clara, California, from 1993 to 1994, the local arrangements chairman at the conference in 1995, the tutorials chairman from 1996 to 1997 and the panels chairman in 1998.[citation needed] Aitken was on the technical program committee at the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference[citation needed] in Santa Clara, California, from 1995 to 1997. He served as the panel and poster chairman for the Test Synthesis Workshop in Santa Barbara, California in 1995, as the finance chairman from 1996 to 1997, the vice-chair in 1998, and the general chair in 1999. Robert served as a member on the program committee for the International Test Conference from 1996 to 2000, and as the vice chair of the program committee in 2001.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ IEEE Fellows Directory, 2013 Newly Elevated Fellows
  2. ^ a b JUSTIA Patents, Patents by Robert Campbell Atkin, April 20, 2017, retrieved May 18, 2017
  3. ^ Alberta Research Council, "Corporate History", "retrieved May 19, 2017