Lawrence E. Larson received the BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, and a PhD from UCLA.
From 1980 to 1996 he was at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, CA, where he directed the development of high-frequency microelectronics in GaAs, InP and Si/SiGe and MEMS technologies. He joined the faculty at the University of California - San Diego, in 1996, where he was the inaugural holder of the Communications Industry Chair. He was Director of the UCSD Center for Wireless Communications from 2001-2006 and was Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2007-2011. He moved to Brown University in 2011, where he is Sorensen Family Dean of the School of Engineering.
He has published over 300 papers, received over 40 US patents, co-authored three books, graduated 31 PhD students, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.