Jacob K. White
Professor Jacob K. White is the principal
investigator of the RLE Computational Prototyping Group.
Professor White is a pioneer in numerical methods, particularly
in computational prototyping tools and techniques for
integrated circuit interconnect, circuit packaging,
and micromachined devices.
Major contributions by Professor White's research at
RLE include computationally efficient numerical techniques
used to simulate complicated three-dimensional structures.
Applications of these techniques include the electrostatic
and fluidic analysis of sensors and actuators, electromagnetic
analysis of integrated-circuit interconnects and packaging,
and potential flow-based analysis of wave-ocean structure
interaction. Professor White's current research interests
include serial and parallel numerical algorithms for
problems in circuit, interconnect, and microelectromechanical
Professor White received his undergraduate degree in
electrical engineering and computer science from MIT
in 1980, and his masters degree in 1983 and his doctorate
in 1985 from the University of California, Berkeley,
in the same discipline. He worked at the IBM T. J. Watson
Research Center from 1985 to 1987. He joined the MIT
faculty in 1987 as assistant professor in EECS, becoming
associate professor in 1991 and full professor in 1996.
In December of 2001, Professor White was appointed as
an Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of
Electronics at MIT.