Bevan Baas received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1990 and 1999 respectively. He worked at Hewlett Packard's Computer Systems Division, was the second full-time employee after the founders at Atheros Communications, and in 2003 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is now an Associate Professor.
Dr. Baas' research interests are in the algorithms, applications, architectures, arithmetic, circuits, and chip (VLSI) design for high-performance, energy-efficient, and area-efficient computation with an emphasis on digital signal processing (DSP), multimedia, and embedded workloads.
He was an NSF Fellow and a NASA GSR Fellow. He received an NSF CAREEER Award, the Best Paper Award at ICCD 2011, Best Student Paper Award Third Place at IEEE Asilomar 2014, several Best Paper Nominations, and the AISES Most Promising Engineer/Scientist Award in 2006. He supervised the research that earned the College of Engineering Best Doctoral Dissertation Honorable Mention in 2013, and served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Guest Editor for several Special Issue publications, co-chaired several conferences, served on many conference Technical Program committees, and is a member of the AISES Academic Advisory Council.