John Cioffi
Hitachi America Professor of Engineering, Stanford University; Chairman, ASSIA Inc.; Board of Directors, Marvell, Teknovus, Teranetics, and ClariPhy

John M. Cioffi received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1978 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1984.

He was with Bell Laboratories, from 1978 to 1984 and IBM Research, from 1984 to 1986. Since 1986, he as been a Professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. In 1991, he founded Amati Com. Corporation, (which was purchased by Texas Instruments in 1997) and was the company's Officer/Director from 1991 to 1997. He has published over 200 papers and holds over 40 patents. His research interests include the area of high-performance digital transmission.

Dr. Cioffi is currently on the Board of Directors of Marvell, IteX, Teknovus, Clariphy, and Teranetics. He is on the Advisory Boards of Actelis, Ikanos, Charter Ventures, and Portview Ventures and is a member of the U.S. National Research Council's CSTB. He won the IEEE Communications Magazine Best Paper Award in 1991, the ANSI Tl Outstanding Achievement Award in 1995, the University of Illinois Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1999, the IEEE Millennium Medal and the IEE J.J. Tomson Medal in 2000, and the IEEE Kobayashi Medal in 2001. He was an NSF Presidential Investigator from 1987 to 1992 and the Holder of the Hitachi America Professorship in Electrical Engineering in 2002. He became a Member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2001.