Dr. Laleh Behjat is a professor at the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary and the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering – Prairies. Her research focuses on developing mathematical techniques and software tools for automating the design of digital integrated circuits. Dr. Behjat is passionate about increasing the status of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM and removing the systemic barriers in their path. She acted as an academic advisor for the Google Technical Development Guide and was a member of Google’s Council on Computer Science Education. She has been widely recognized for her work, including by the Association of Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group in Design Automation Service Award in 2014 and 2017 and the 2017 Killam Graduate Student Supervision and Mentorship Award.