Jehoshua Bruck (S’86-M’89-SM’93-F’01) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1989.
He is the Gordon and Betty Moore Professor of computation and neural systems and electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. He founded the Caltech I nformation Science and Technology (IST) program and served as its first director during 2003-2005. IST was the first integrated research and teaching activity in the US that investigated information from multiple angles: from the fundamental theoretical underpinnings of information to the science and engineering of novel information substrates, quantum information systems, biological circuits, and complex social systems. He led the IST fundraising activity that resulted in about $60M for a construction of a new building (mainly, from the Annenberg foundation) and support for the new program (mainly, from the Moore foundation).
Dr. Bruck advised 17 graduate students and 12 postdocs. Currently, 18 out of the 29 alumni hold faculty positions. In 2007 he created and since then taught an innovative undergraduate class called “Information and Logic.” The class is addressing the questions: How do we make circuits (in physics or biology) compute and solve problems? How did civilization get there? The class answers these questions by explaining the evolution of these concepts through the history of civilization. His teaching of the class was recognized by the 2009 Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching - Caltech’s highest teaching award.
Dr. Bruck has extensive industrial experience, including working with IBM Research where he participated in the design and implementation of the first IBM parallel computer. He was a co-founder and Chairman of Rainfinity (acquired in 2005 by EMC), a spin-off company from Caltech that has created the first virtualization solution for Network Attached Storage. He was a co-founder and Chairman of XtremIO (acquired in 2012 by EMC), a start-up company that has created the first scalable all-flash enterprise storage system.
Dr. Bruck is a Fellow of the IEEE, a recipient of the Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, a Sloan Research Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, an IBM Outstanding Innovation Award and an IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.
He published more than 350 journal and conference papers and he holds more than 50 US patents. His papers were recognized in journals and conferences, including, winning the 2019 IEEE Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award for a paper on optimal k-deletion correcting codes; winning the 2013 IEEE Communications Society best paper award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage for a paper on MDS array codes with optimal rebuilding; the 2010 IEEE Communications Society best student paper award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage for a paper on codes for limited-magnitude errors in flash memories; the 2009 IEEE Communications Society best paper award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage for a paper on rank modulation for flash memories; the 2005 A. Schelkunoff Transactions prize paper award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation society for a paper on signal propagation in wireless networks; and the Best Paper Award in the 2003 Design Automation Conference for a paper on cyclic combinational circuits.
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