Biography

Education

  • Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1999
  • M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1994
  • B.S. in Electrical Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1994

Professional Experience

  • Professor, University of California, Davis, CA, 2015-Present
  • Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, CA, 2008-2015
  • Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, CA, 2003-2008
  • Independent Consultant, SMaL Camera Technologies, Cambridge, MA, 2003
  • Senior Member of Technical Staff, Intel, Hudson, MA, 2000-2002
  • Senior Member of Technical Staff, High Speed Solutions Corp., Hudson, MA, 1999-2000

IEEE Bio

Rajeevan Amirtharajah received the S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in 1999, all in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. His doctoral work developed micropower DSP systems which scavenge energy from mechanical vibrations in their environment and use that energy to process information provided by embedded and wearable sensors. From 1999 to 2002, as a senior member of the technical staff at High Speed Solutions Corp., Hudson, MA, later a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, he helped create innovative high performance multidrop bus technologies using electromagnetic coupling and pulse-based modulated signaling. He worked as an ASIC and mixed-signal circuit design consultant at SMaL Camera Technologies, Cambridge, MA, in 2003.

In July 2003, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of California, Davis, where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests include low power VLSI design for sensor applications, powering systems from ambient energy sources, and high performance circuit and interconnect design. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2006. He is an inventor on over twenty United States patents and is a member of IEEE, AAAS, and Sigma Xi. In the 2012-2013 academic year, he was a visiting scholar at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center.

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