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Costas Spanos

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Director of CITRIS & the Banatao Institute, University of California; Andrew S. Grove Distinguished Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

Full Biography

Costas J. Spanos received the EE Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in ECE from Carnegie Mellon University. In 1988 he joined the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is now the Andrew S. Grove Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), an Information Technology Research Institute across UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. He is also the Founding Director and CEO of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS), and the Lead Investigator of a large research program on smart buildings based in California and Singapore. Prior to that, Professor Spanos has been the Chair of EECS at UC Berkeley, the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, and the Director of the UC Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory. Dr. Spanos has co-founded two successful companies in the Semiconductor Manufacturing space. His research focuses on Sensing, Data Analytics, Modeling and Machine Learning, with broad applications in semiconductor technologies, and cyber-physical systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 350 papers, 15 patents, and a textbook. He has supervised more than 40 Ph.D. recipients who now hold key positions in industry and academia. In 2000 he was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for contributions and leadership in semiconductor manufacturing. He was won several Best Paper Awards and has been recognized with the Distinguished Berkeley Faculty Mentor Award.