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Bruce A. Wooley

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Biography

Dr. Bruce A. Wooley, chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, is a pioneer in the field of integrated voice band coder-decoder (codec) circuits. While at Bell Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey, he helped establish the technique of per-channel coding - a bellwether for the telephone industry at the earliest stage of the integrated circuit industry. Dr. Wooley is most widely recognized for his work on oversampling techniques for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, today a nearly universal approach to encoding voice and digital audio signals. His recent work has focused on increasing the power efficiency of integrated analog-to-digital converters - an improvement crucial to applications in portable systems.

An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Wooley has served as the president of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, as well as chairman of both the ISSCC and the IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits.