Carnegie Mellon University

David Allstot

David Allstot

Distinguished Special Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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David J. Allstot received the B.S.E.S. from the Univ. of Portland (1969), M.S.E.E. from Oregon State Univ. (OSU) (1974), and Ph.D. from the Univ. of California, Berkeley (1979).

He has held several industrial and academic positions including the Boeing-Egtvedt Chair Professor of Engineering (and Chair of the EE Dept.) at the Univ. of Washington from 1999-2012 (2004-2007). He was a Visiting Professor of EE at Stanford Univ. in 2012 and the MacKay Professor in Residence and Executive Director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center at UC Berkeley from 2013-2016. From 2017 - 2023, he was a Professor at OSU. He is currently a Distinguished Special Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Allstot has advised ~70 M.S. and ~45 Ph.D. graduates, published ~325 papers, and received several awards for outstanding teaching, research, and service including the IEEE Baker Award (1980), IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) Darlington Award (1995, 2010), IEEE Intl. Solid-State Circuits Conference Beatrice Winner Award (1998), IEEE CASS Desoer (2004), Van Valkenburg (2011), Choma (2018) and Meritorious Service (2019) awards, Semiconductor Research Corp. Aristotle Award (2005), Semiconductor Industries Assoc. University Research Award (2008), and the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award (2015). He has been active in the IEEE CAS and Solid-State Circuits Societies throughout his career.

He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.