Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Paul Gray: A Career in Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley Administration, and Private Sector Leadership

Interviewee(s):
Gray, Paul
Interviewer(s):
Burnett, Paul
Title:
Paul Gray: A Career in Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley Administration, and Private Sector Leadership
Abstract:
Paul R. Gray is Professor Emeritus of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Dr. Gray worked at Fairchild Semiconductor before joining UC Berkeley EECS in 1971. There he developed a multi-decade research project on digital-analog conversion and the thermal properties of integrated circuits, which laid the foundation for digital telecommunications, scientific instrumentation, and digital representations of the analog world. He served as Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, also known as EECS (1990-93), Dean of the College of Engineering (1996-2000), and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of UC Berkeley (2000-06). He has served on the boards of several corporations and foundations, including the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Science, Technology, and Health
Interview date(s):
2017 2018
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Rights:
Paul Gray, “Paul Gray: A Career in Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley Administration, and Private Sector Leadership,” conducted by Paul Burnett in 2017 and 2018, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2018.