Elected: 2024
Discipline: Engineering
Professor John Cioffi
Hitachi America Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
John M. Cioffi: Stanford Professor since 1986 (now recalled emeritus), and Chairman of ASSIA Inc (2003-present). BSEE- Illinois, MSEE and PhDEE-Stanford. Cioffi’s experience includes 6 years at Bell Laboratories (Member Technical Staff), 2 years at IBM Research (Research Staff Member), 8 years at Amati (Founder and CTO; Later Texas Instruments Broadband Group), and 14 years at ASSIA Inc as fulltime CEO.
Cioffi received the 2023 United States Medal of Technology from President J. Biden. Cioffi’s other awards include IEEE AG Bell (2010), Millennium, and L.K. Kirchmayer (Graduate Teaching) (2014) Medals, IEEE Armstrong (2013) and Kobayashi (2001) awards, US National (2001) and UK Royal (2009) Academies of Engineering, Marconi Fellow (2006), Internet Hall of Fame (2014), Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame (2018), 2018 IEEE Women-in-Communications-Mentoring Award, and many IEEE best-paper awards. Broadband World Forum Lifetime Achievement Award (2014) and American National Standards Outstanding Achievement Award 1996.
Cioffi has served 12 boards of directors of public and private companies, including presently ASSIA (Chair), PhyTunes (Chair), and the Marconi Society (nonprofit, Vice-Chair).