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Brian Otis
Ph.D. 2005

received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D. work was completed in the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) where he worked on low power wireless chips for Prof. Jan Rabaey's PicoRadio project. He joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. His primary research interests are ultra-low power RFIC design, FBAR-based clocks, and bioelectrical interface circuits and systems. He previously held positions at Intel Corp. and Agilent Technologies. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II. He is co-author of two books: Ultra-Low Power Wireless Technologies for Sensor Networks (2007) and Ultra Low-Power Integrated Circuit Design for Wireless Neural Interfaces (2010). Dr. Otis received the U.C. Berkeley Seven Rosen Funds award for innovation in 2003, was co-recipient of the 2002 ISSCC Jack Raper Award for an Outstanding Technology Directions Paper, received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009, was co-recipient of the 2010 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, and was awarded the University of Washington College of Engineering Junior Faculty Innovator Award in 2011.

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