Joel L. Dawson, Professor, EECS } MIT

Curriculum Vitae


Stanford University, Stanford, CA September, 1997-2003
Received Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, September 2003
Thesis:"Feedback linearization of RF Power Amplifiers."
Thesis research carried out under the guidance of Prof. Thomas H. Lee.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; 1992-1997
Graduated Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, June 1997
Thesis:"An Adaptive Antenna Integrated with Automatic Gain Control for a Receiver Front End."
Thesis research carried out under the guidance of Prof. James K. Roberge at MIT and Dr. Jenshan Lin at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.

Graduated Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Minor in Music, June 1996


Winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2009
Winner of an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2008
Awarded the Jerome H. Saltzer Teaching Award, 2006
Awarded the Carl Richard Soderberg Career Development Professorship of Power Engineering at MIT, 2005
NSF Fellow; Stanford Graduate Fellow; Hertz Foundation Finalist; Bell Laboratories CRFP fellow; 2nd Place in student paper contest, 1997

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Work Experience

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
September 2004-Present
Mark Hyman, Jr. Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Aspendos Communications, San Jose, CA
July, 2003-July, 2004
Co-founder and design engineer.

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Outside Consulting

BitWave Semiconductor, Lowell, MA
June, 2005-September 2006; March 2008-Present
Working with IC team on transmitter architecture.

WilmerHale, Boston, MA
January, 2007-January 2008
Serving as a technical expert on patent litigation.

Fish and Richardson, P.C., Washington, D.C.
June, 2005-September 2005
Served as a technical expert for patent litigation.

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Dawson, J.L., and T. H. Lee, Feedback Linearization of RF Power Amplifiers. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell,
Massachusetts, 2004.

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Listed on separate page


"Low-Complexity Adaptive Controller," U.S. Patent \#5,940,291

"Local Oscillator Phase Alignment System for Cartesian Feedback Power Amplifiers," U.S. Patent\#7,177,366, licensed 1/14/2006.

Patent pending: "Programmable Transmitter Architecture for Non-constant and Constant Envelope Modulation." Filed June 16, 2006.

Patent pending: "Phase Rotation Estimation." Filed May 4, 2004.

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Outside Professional Service

Member of the Technical Program Committee for the VLSI Symposium.

Designed a new electronics course for the SEED Academy, a Saturday enrichment program for local high school students taught at MIT. Offered for the first time in fall of 2006.

Developed a new electronics lab for the MIT Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) program, run for the first time on 7/7/2007. MITES is a rigorous, six-week residential program for high school juniors.

Developing a new electronics course for MITES, to be taught for the first time in the summer of 2008.

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Viola and violin private study, chamber music performance, swimming, motorcycling.

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