Kenneth Shepard is Lau Family Professor of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, co-Director of Columbia’s NeuroTechnology Center and a member of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Columbia. Shepard has more than 25 years of experience in the design of analog, digital, and mixed signal integrated circuits and has pioneered many applications of semiconductors to biology including applications in single-molecule molecular diagnostics, microbiology, and neuroscience. Shepard co-founded CadMOS Design Technologies in the late 1990’s which developed new tools for analyzing signal integrity in integrated circuits and which was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2001. He is currently commercializing thin-film inductor technology in another start-up venture, Ferric, Inc.., and single-molecule molecular diagnostics with the start-up Quicksilver Biosciences, Inc. Prior to Columbia, he was a Research Staff Member and Manager at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center responsible for the design methodology for IBM’s first high-performance CMOS microprocessors for the mainframe.
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