- Kristofer S. J. Pister
Kristofer Pister is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is well known for his academic
MEMSwork on Smartdustand the SUGAR (MEMS Simulator), as well as his membership in the JASON Defense Advisory GroupHe also has a son named Stark Kristofer Pister. [http://images.forbes.com/images/forbes/2003/0901/pister_kris.jpg|frame|Kristofer Pister]
Kristofer Pister is a professor at the
University of California Berkeley, where he has taught since 1997. Prior to that he was a professor at the University of California Los Angeles. He is generally attributed as the inventor and key implementor of smartdustas well as the founder and current CTO of Dust Networks- a company commercializing the smart dust concept.
Dr. Pister initially focused on
MEMSand has since shifted his lab focus toward integrated circuits. Many of his innovations have been at the intersection of the two. Kris successfully commercialized or licensed micromachine technologies with Tanner Research, OMM Inc., Xactix, and Sony. He is also the originator of the fold up silicon quick reference macro-crystal [http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/~pister/crystal.pdf] .
Kris holds a PhD and MS in electrical engineering and computer sciences from
UC Berkeleyand a BS from UC San Diego.
* [http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~pister/ Dr. Pister's home page at Berkeley]
* [http://www.dustnetworks.com/about/management.shtml#pister Dr. Pister's Bio at Dust Networks]
* [http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/publications/search/index.html For papers search "Pister" here]
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