Fedor G. Pikus


 Fedor G Pikus is a Technical Fellow at Siemens Digital Industries Software and the director of the Advanced Projects Team. His earlier positions included a Senior Software Engineer at Google and a Chief Software Architect for Calibre PERC, LVS, and DFM at Mentor Graphics. He joined Mentor Graphics in 1998 when he made a switch from academic research in computational physics to the software industry. Fedor is a recognized expert on high-performance computing and C++, he presented his works at C++Now, CPPCon, SD West, DesignCon, in Software Development Journal, and is also an O'Reilly author. His responsibilities as a Chief Scientist include planning the long-term technical direction of Calibre products, directing and training the engineers who work on these products, design, and architecture of the software, and research in new design and software technologies. Fedor has over 25 patents and over 100 papers and conference presentations on physics, EDA, software design, and C++ language.