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  • Theodore Kamins

    Theodore Kamins

    Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering
    Researcher, Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory (HEPL)

    BioTed received his degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He then joined the Research and Development Laboratory of Fairchild Semiconductor, where he worked with epitaxial and polycrystalline silicon before moving to Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, where he worked on numerous semiconductor material and device topics. Before moving to Stanford, he was a Principal Scientist at Hewlett-Packard in the Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory, where he conducted research on advanced nanostructured electronic and sensing materials and devices.

    Ted is co-author with R. S. Muller of the textbook "Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits" and is author of the book "Polycrystalline Silicon for Integrated Circuits and Displays." He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. He has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Stanford University and has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.

  • Barbara A. Karanian Ph.D.    School of Engineering previously visiting Professor

    Barbara A. Karanian Ph.D. School of Engineering previously visiting Professor

    Adjunct Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering - Design

    BioBarbara A. Karanian, Ph.D. Lecturer and previously visiting Professor. Barbara's research focuses on four areas within the psychology of work: 1) grounding a blend of theories from social-cognitive psychology, engineering design, and art to show how cognition affects design decisions; 2) changing the way people understand how emotions and motivation influence their work; 3) shifting norms of leaders involved in entrepreneurial minded action; 4) developing teaching methods with a storytelling focus in engineering education.

    Barbara teaches and studies how a person’s behavior at work is framed around a blend of applied theoretical perspectives from social psychology and cognitive psychology; engineering design thinking and art. Her storytelling methods provides a form to explore and discover the practices of inquiry and apply them to how individuals behave within organizations, and the ways organizations face challenges. Active storytelling and self-reflective observation helps student and industry leaders to iterate and progress from the early idea phases of projects to reality. Founder of the Design Entrepreneuring Studio (http://web.stanford.edu/~karanian/ ) Barbara is the author of, "Working Connection: The Relational Art of Leadership;" "Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Balancing Act in Engineering and Science;" "Designing for Social Participation in the Virtual Universe;" and "Provoked Emotion in Student Stories Reveal Gendered Perceptions of What it Means to be Innovative." In her Stanford courses: ME 378, Tell/Make/Engage - action stories for entrepreneuring class, 'Story' is defined two ways: 1) a story is a form for creating successful engagement strategies and alignment; and 2) storytelling as rapid prototyping - proven methods for iterative development across stages of a research project, a dissertation, changes in career path, or starting-up a company. With her students, she co-authored, "The Power of First Moments in Entrepreneurial Storytelling." Findings show that the characteristic of vulnerability amplifies engagement. For ME 236 class- Tales to Design Cars By- the opportunity to investigate a person’s relationship with cars through the application of research, design thinking, and with a generative storytelling focus-students find the inspiration for designing a new automotive experience. For ME 243 Designing Emotion (for Reactive Car Interfaces) students learn to "know" emotion by operationally defining emotions in self and other: to decipher the role and impact of emotion in the future driving or mobility experience.
    Barbara makes productive partnerships with industry and creates collaborative teams with members from the areas of engineering, design, psychology, business, communication, and medicine. Her recent work examines: ways to generate creative work environments; engaging a new professional learning community through a lab and capital focus; motivators for modes of transportation; leader problem-solving for group effectiveness by iterating on an intelligent wall; and perceived differences in on-line and off-line lives. She also bridges the intersection of Silicon Valley and Hollywood in an initiative for building a predictive model using methods (like pre-visualization) for entrepreneurial storytelling success. Barbara received her B.A. in the double major of Experimental Psychology and Fine Arts from the College of the Holy Cross, her M.A. in Art Therapy from Lesley University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Studies in Organizational Behavior from Lesley University. She was a Teaching Fellow in Power and Leadership at Harvard University's GSE.

  • Amit Kaushal

    Amit Kaushal

    Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering

    BioAmit Kaushal, MD, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Stanford-VA) and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. Dr. Kaushal's work spans clinical medicine, teaching, research, and industry.

    He helped launch Stanford School of Engineering's undergraduate major in Biomedical Computation (bmc.stanford.edu) and has served as long-time director of the major. The major has graduated over 70 students since inception and was recently featured in Nature (https://go.nature.com/2P2UnRu).

    His research interests are in utilizing health data in novel and ethical ways to improve the practice of medicine. He is a faculty executive member of Stanford's Partnership for AI-Assisted Care (aicare.stanford.edu). Recently, he has also been working with public health agencies to improve scale and speed of contact tracing for COVID-19.

    He has previously held executive and advisory roles at startups working at the interface of technology and healthcare.

    He continues to practice as an academic hospitalist.

    Dr. Kaushal completed his BS (Biomedical Computation), MD, PhD (Biomedical Informatics), and residency training at Stanford. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.