Researcher

Professor Phillip Berman

Dr. Phillip Berman is a biotech industry veteran with extensive experience in discovery research and manufacturing process development. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Dartmouth Medical School and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute (La Jolla, CA) and the Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. Dr. Berman joined Genentech in 1982 and for the next 15 years worked on many projects including developing basic technology for the expression and recovery of recombinant proteins, vaccines to prevent Herpes Simplex Virus and AIDS.

Joshua Bloom

Bloom received a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Caltech in 2002 after receiving an M. Phil in Astronomy in 1997 from Cambridge University, England. He graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with a double AB in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics. He is a Sloan Research Fellow.

Professor Rastislav Bodik

Ras Bodik is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty in 2002. Before that, he taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh (1999), and his Diploma from the Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia (1992).

His interests are in programming systems, including program synthesis and analysis, dynamic compilation, language design, and programming tools.

Professor Jeffrey Bokor

Jeffrey Bokor received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1976 and 1980, respectively. From 1980 to 1993, he was at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he did research on novel sources of ultraviolet and soft X-ray coherent radiation, advanced lithography, picosecond optoelectronics, semiconductor physics, surface physics, MOS device physics, and integrated circuit process technology.

Professor Severin Borenstein

Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and Co-Director of the Energy Institute at Haas. He is also Director of the University of California Energy Institute. He received his A.B. from U.C. Berkeley and Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. His research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation. He has published extensively on the airline industry, the oil and gasoline industries, and electricity markets.

Francesco Borrelli

Francesco Borrelli received the `Laurea’ degree in computer science engineering in 1998 from the University of Naples `Federico II’, Italy. In 2002 he received the PhD from the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He is the author of more than one hundred publications in the field of predictive control.

Professor Bernhard Boser

He received a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, his M.S. and Ph.D. in EE from Stanford University, 1985 and 1988, respectively. Prior to joining the faculty of EECS in 1991, he was a member of the technical staff of AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ. Dr. Boser has was the Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and is presently the Chair of the Publications Committee of the Solid-State Circuits Society.

Professor Ross Boulanger

Boulanger’s interests are mainly in geotechnical earthquake engineering with emphases on liquefaction and its remediation, seismic soil-pile-structure interaction, and seismic performance of earth dams and levees.

Douglas Boyd

Dr. Boyd is recognized for his pioneering work in cardiothoracic surgery and for his use of robotic-assisted surgical systems. He specializes in minimally invasive cardiac and robotic-assisted heart surgery. He completed the world’s first closed-chest, beating-heart coronary artery bypass surgery using a robotic system in 1999 and performed the first human extracellular matrix xenograft implant for cardiovascular repair several years later. Prior to his appointment as a professor of surgery at UC Davis Health System, Dr.

Gail Brager

Gail S. Brager, Ph.D., is Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley. Gail is CBE’s Associate Director, and leads our research effort in mixed-mode buildings, which combine natural and mechanical ventilation. Gail also leads CBE’s research into worker performance in alternative office environments.

She received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.