Bernhard E. Boser

Job title: 
Former BSAC Co-Director
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Bernhard E. Boser is a professor emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, and a Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Swarm Lab.

Professor Boser’s research interests include analog and digital circuit design and micromechanical sensors and actuators.

Prior to joining BSAC, Professor Boser conducted industrial research as Member of Technical Staff for AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ (1988-1991) where he worked on adaptive systems, simulation of neural networks on parallel processors, and hardware implementations for neural network applications, including special purpose integrated circuits and digital signal processors.

He was Editor in Chief for IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, from 2002-2004. Professor Boser has served on the program committees of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the Transducers Conference, and the VLSI Symposium. Professor Boser is the recipient of the 2016 Alexander Schwarzkopf Award for Technological Innovation and the 2016 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper.

Professor Boser received his B.S. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 1984. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1985 and 1988 respectively.