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Biography of Dr. Brian Otis

Dr. Brian Otis is the project lead for Google[x]'s smart contact lens project. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 2005, and he joined Google in 2012. He previously ran a chip design research lab that designs tiny, low power chips for a variety of applications, and has also held positions at Intel Corp. and Agilent Technologies.

He is co-author of two books: Ultra Low Power Wireless Technologies for Sensor Networks (2007) and Ultra Low Power Integrated Circuit Design for Wireless Neural Interfaces (2010).  Dr. Otis received the U.C. Berkeley Seven Rosen Funds award for innovation in 2003, was co-recipient of the 2002 ISSCC Jack Raper Award for an Outstanding Technology Directions Paper, received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009, was co-recipient of the 2010 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, and was awarded the University of Washington College of Engineering Junior Faculty Innovator Award in 2011. He is a member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Solid State Circuits (JSSC).