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Jan Rabaey
    University of California, Berkeley

Home page:http://bwrc.eecs.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/jan
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.

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