Charles Sodini received the B.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University, in 1974, and the M.S.E.E. and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
He was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories from 1974 to 1982, where he worked on the design of MOS memory. He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in 1983, where he is currently the LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests are focused on medical electronic systems for monitoring and imaging. He is the co-founder of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center at MIT. He is the Faculty Director of the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node.
Along with Prof. Roger T. Howe, he is a co-author of an undergraduate text on integrated circuits and devices entitled “Microelectronics: An Integrated Approach.” He also studied the Hong Kong/South China electronics industry in 1996-97 and wrote a chapter in the book “Made by Hong Kong.”
Dr. Sodini was a co-founder of SMaLCamera Technologies, a leader in imaging technology for consumer digital still cameras and machine vision cameras for automotive applications. He has served on a variety of IEEE Conference Committees and was president of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society from 2002-2004 and Chair of the Executive Committee for the VLSI Symposium from 2006-2014. He serves on a variety of industry boards and is a Fellow of the IEEE.