Trevor Mudge received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1977. Since then he has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2003 he was named the first Bredt Family Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Previously he served a ten-year term as the Director of the Advanced Computer Architecture Laboratory, which is a group of eight faculty and about 60 graduate students. He is author of numerous papers on computer architecture, programming languages, VLSI design, and computer vision. He has also chaired 49 theses in these areas. His research interests include computer architecture, computer-aided design, and compilers.

In 2014 he was the recipient of ACM/IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award “For pioneering contributions to low-power computer architecture and its interaction with technology.” In addition to his position as a faculty member, he runs Idiot Savants, a chip design consultancy. Trevor Mudge is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the ACM, the IET, and the British Computer Society.