Behzad Razavi received the BSEE degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1985 and the MSEE and PhDEE degrees from Stanford University in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories until 1996. Since 1996, he has been Associate Professor and subsequently Professor of electrical engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. His current research includes wireless and wireline transceivers and data converters.
Professor Razavi was an Adjunct Professor at Princeton University from 1992 to 1994, and at Stanford University in 1995. He served on the Technical Program Committees of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 1993 to 2002 and VLSI Circuits Symposium from 1998 to 2002. He has also served as Guest Editor and Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and International Journal of High Speed Electronics. He served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters.Professor Razavi is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors. He has served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and is a Fellow of IEEE.
Professor Razavi has authored a broad range of books and publications some of which have been translated into several languages. He is also the recipient of many awards including most recently the Teaching Award of the American Society for Engineering Education PSW in 2014, the IEEE CAS John Choma Education Award in 2017, and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Innovative Education Award in 2022.