David Culler '80

Professor Culler ’80 joined the Berkeley faculty in 1989 and has served as EECS department chair, co-director of the Data Science Planning Initiative, and faculty director of the CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative, among other roles. His research in parallel computing laid technological foundations of today’s global Internet services and the Cloud, while his work on wireless sensor networks is foundational to the Internet of Things. His focus on information technology for sustainable energy systems and the built environment has connected him with research throughout campus. Professor Culler is a National Academy of Engineering member, an Association for Computing Machinery Fellow, an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow, and in 2013 he was awarded the Okawa Prize for his pioneering contributions to the design and development of wireless sensor networks. He received his B.A. in mathematics from Berkeley in 1980, and both his M.S .in electrical engineering and computer science and Ph.D. in computer science from MIT.