|Bio: ||Jan M. Rabaey received the EE and Ph.D degrees in applied sciences from
the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, respectively in 1978 and
1983. From 1983 till 1985, he was connected to the University of
California, Berkeley as a Visiting Research Engineer. From 1985 till
1987, he was a research manager at IMEC, Belgium, and in 1987, he joined
the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department
of the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Donald O.
Pederson Distinguished Professorship. He has been a visiting professor at
the University of Pavia (Italy) and Waseda University (Japan). From 1999
till 2002, he served as associate chair of the EECS Dept. at Berkeley,
Currently, he is director of the Gigascale Research Center (GSRC), and
the scientific co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC).
Jan Rabaey authored or co-authored a wide range of papers and books in
the area of signal processing, digital architectures and circuits, and
design automation. He is the author of the popular "Digital Integrated
Circuits -- A Design Perspective" textbook. He received numerous
scientific awards, including the 1985 IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided
Design Best Paper Award (Circuits and Systems Society), the 1989
Presidential Young Investigator award, the 1994 Signal Processing Society
Senior Award, and the ISSCC 2002 Jack Raper Outstanding paper award for
Technical Directions. He is an IEEE Fellow, is past chair of the VLSI
Signal Processing Technical Committee of the Signal Processing Society
and is serving on the executive committee of the Design Automation
Conference in the function of past Chair. He chaired the International
Symposium on Low Power Electronics and the IFIP Conference on Mobile
Computing in 1996.
His current research interests include the conception and implementation
of next-generation integrated wireless systems. This includes the
analysis and optimization of communication algorithms and networking
protocols, the study of low-energy implementation architectures and
circuits, and the supporting design automation environments.