Electrical Engineering 39, Section 1

Gadgets Electrical Engineers Make (2 units, P/NP)

Professor Jeffrey Bokor
Thursday 10:00-12:00, 210 Jacobs Hall, Class number: 42196

This seminar is intended to offer a taste of how the hardware that is powering the information age really works. Electrical engineers must invest considerable effort to learn their science and math fundamentals. Eventually, though, the fun comes in building innovative and practical gadgets. We will side-step the science and math and get right into the hardware. We'll take a look at what's inside some of today's most exciting products and technology as well as look ahead at the future products that are just around the corner. Our focus will be on hardware and we will see how much fun engineers can have using their hands other than by typing on a keyboard.

Instructor Bio

Jeffrey Bokor received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford. After a stint at the legendary Bell Labs, Dr. Bokor joined the faculty of the EECS department at UC Berkeley, with a joint appointment at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). His current research activities include new devices for nanoelectronics, and ultrafast processes in magnetic materials.

Faculty web site: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~jbokor/