Kristofer S. J. Pister


Kristofer S. J. Pister

Kristofer Pister is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is well known for his academic MEMS work on Smartdust and 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]

Professional History

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 smartdust as well as the founder and current CTO of Dust Networks - a company commercializing the smart dust concept.

Dr. Pister initially focused on MEMS and 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] .

Educational Background

Kris holds a PhD and MS in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley and a BS from UC San Diego.

Links

* [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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