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Brian P. Otis

Brian Otis joined the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering in 2005. His earned his M.S. and Ph.D., both in the field of low power ICs for wireless sensors, at UC-Berkeley. Otis has worked previously at the University of Washington Kelly Tremblay Brain and Behavior Laboratory, the UC-Berkeley Ralph Freeman Neuroscience Lab, Intel Corporation, Agilent Laboratories and Google Inc. He currently works at Verily Life Sciences. He has served a member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Solid State Circuits (JSSC).

Brian resigned his affiliate appointment in June 2018.

Research Interests

Analog/RF IC design for wireless sensing, bioelectronics and frequency/time references.

Representative Publications

  • C. Rutz, Z. Burns, R. James, S. Ismar, J. Burt, B. Otis, J. Bowen, J. St. Clair, “Automated mapping of social networks in wild birds,” Current Biology 22 (17), R669-R671. [ Link ]
  • Manohar B. Nagaraju, Andrew R. Lingley, Suresh Sridaran, Jingren Gu, Richard Ruby, Brian Otis, “A 0.8mm³ ±0.68psi Single-Chip Wireless Pressure Sensor for TPMS Applications”, IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), February 2015
  • Morrison, T.; Nagaraju, M.; Winslow, W.; Bernard, A. and Otis, B. P.; “A 0.5 cm³ Four-Channel 1.1 mW Wireless Biosignal Interface With 20 m Range,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. x, No. x, 2013.
  • Zhang, Y.; Zhang, F.; Shakhsheer, Y.; Silver, J. D.; Klinefelter, A.; Nagaraju, M.; Boley, J.; Pandey, J.; Shrivastava, A.; Carlson, E. J.; Wood, A.; Calhoun, B. H.; B. Otis, , “A Batteryless 19 uW MICS/ISM-Band Energy Harvesting Body Sensor Node SoC for ExG Applications,” IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits (JSSC), Vol. 48, No.1, Jan 2013.
  • Çağdaş Varel, Yi-Chun Shih, Brian P. Otis, Tueng S. Shen, Karl F. Böhringer, “A wireless intraocular pressure monitoring device with a solder-filled microchannel antenna,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 24(4):045012, 25 March 2014.
  • Kannan Sankaragomathi, Jabeom Koo, Richard Ruby, Brian Otis, “A +/- 3ppm 1.1mW FBAR frequency reference with 750 MHz output and 750mV supply”, accepted for publication at IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits (JSSC).
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  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2005
    University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2002
    University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1999
    University of Washington