Jan M. Rabaey

Jan M. Rabaey

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Jan is a Professor in the Graduate School in the EECS Department at the University of California at Berkeley, after being the holder of the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship at the same institute for over 30 years. He is a founding director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and the Berkeley Ubiquitous SwarmLab, and has served as the Electrical Engineering Division Chair at Berkeley twice. In 2019, he also became the CTO of the System-Technology Co-Optimization (STCO) Division of IMEC, Belgium.

Prof. Rabaey has made high-impact contributions to a number of fields, including low-power integrated circuits, advanced wireless systems, mobile devices, sensor networks, and ubiquitous computing.  Some of the systems he helped envision include the infoPad (a forerunner of the iPad), PicoNets and PicoRadios (IoT avant-la-lettre), the Swarm (IoT on steroids), Brain-Machine interfaces, and the Human Intranet. His current interests include the conception of next-generation distributed systems, as well as the exploration of the interaction between the cyber and the biological worlds.

He is the primary author of the influential “Digital Integrated Circuits: A Design Perspective” textbook that has served to educate hundreds of thousands of students all over the world. He is the recipient of numerous awards among which the 2009 EDAA lifetime achievement award, is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and has been involved in a broad variety of start-up ventures.

IEEE CEDA Position History:
  • Present   Editor-at-Large Board (Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits & Systems Editoral Board)
  • Present   Member (Transactions on Computer-Aided Design Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award Committee)
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