Jacob (Jake) Baker (Sí83-Mí88-SMí97-F'13) was born in Ogden, Utah, on October 5, 1964. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1986 and 1988. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1993. His Google scholar profile is located here.

From 1981 to 1987 he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves (Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division). From 1985 to 1993 he worked for E. G. & G. Energy Measurements and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory designing nuclear diagnostic instrumentation for underground nuclear weapons tests at the Nevada test site. During this time he designed over 30 electronic and electro-optic instruments including high-speed fiber-optic receiver/transmitters, PLLs, frame- and bit-syncs, data converters, streak-camera sweep circuits, Pockellís cell drivers, micro-channel plate gating circuits, and analog oscilloscope electronics. From 1993 to 2000 he served on the faculty in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Idaho. In 2000 he joined a new electrical and computer engineering program at Boise State University where he served as department chair from 2004 to 2007. At Boise State he helped establish graduate programs in electrical and computer engineering including, in 2006, the universityís second PhD degree. In 2012 he joined the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where his research focuses on the design of diagnostic instrumentation for scientific research, integrated electrical/biological circuits and systems, methods to fabricate trusted integrated circuits, array (memory and displays) circuit design, low-power interconnect techniques, communication circuit design, and the delivery of online engineering education. 


Since 1993 he has consulted for various companies and laboratories including: Aerius Photonics, Aerohive Networks, Allied Telesis, Amkor, Agere, AmTRAN, Areteí Associates, ASUS, Atmel, Ciena, Cirque, Contour Semiconductor, Creative Industries, CSR, Dell, Delphi Automotive, Elm Technology, Elpida, Envision Peripherals, FLIR, Fujitsu, Funai Electric, GSI Technology, Infineon, InvenSense, ITRAN Communications, Kingston Technology, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lockheed-Martin, LSI, Marvell, Micron, MediaTek, Nascentric, Nikon, OmniVision, Oracle, Polycom, Qualcomm, Rendition, Ruckus Wireless, Samsung, SanDisk, Sanyo, SK Hynix, ShoreTel, Spansion, Sun, Target, Tellabs, TiVo, Top Victory Electronics, Tower Semiconductor, TPV, Vizio, Xilinx, and Zoran.


Professor Baker holds over 200 granted or pending patents in integrated circuit design. Among his inventions is the K-Delta-1-Sigma modulator topology used in the Baker analog-to-digital converter. He is a member of the engineering honor society Eta Kappa Nu, a licensed Professional Engineer, a popular lecturer that has delivered over 50 invited talks around the world, an IEEE Fellow, and the author of the books CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation, CMOS Mixed-Signal Circuit Design, and a coauthor of DRAM Circuit Design: Fundamental and High-Speed Topics. He received the 2000 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society, the 2007 Frederick Emmons Terman Award, and the 2011 IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Education Award


He also currently serves, or has served, on the IEEE Press Editorial Board (1999-2004), as a member of the first Academic Committee of the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI at the University of Macau (2007-present), as editor for the Wiley-IEEE Press Book Series on Microelectronic Systems (2010-present), on the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Administrative Committee (2011-2016), as an Advisory Professor to the School of Electronic and Information Engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University (2012-present), as the Technology Editor (2012-2014) and Editor-in-Chief (2015 - present) for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine, and as a Distinguished Lecturer for the SSCS (2013-2014).