Derek K. Shaeffer received his B.S. degree from the University of Southern California in 1993, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1995 and 1999 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1992 to 1997, he worked for Tektronix, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon where he cut his teeth designing A/D converter and communications circuits in CMOS and bipolar technologies. His current research interests are in CMOS and bipolar implementations of low noise, high linearity wireless communications receivers.
In his spare time, Derek enjoys playing piano and writing music for the piano and guitar.