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Bob York

UC Santa Barbara

Professor, Technology Management Program
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Bob York serves as Professor and Vice Chair of the Technology Management Program and is also Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at UC Santa Barbara. He is the Director of the Graduate Program in Management Practice (GPMP). Prof. York received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1991, with a research focus on high-speed and wireless electronic devices and antennas. He has over 240 technical publications and holds 17 US Patents. He received Young Investigator Awards from the Army Research Office (1993) and Office of Naval Research (1996) for his work in high-power amplifiers and antenna arrays, and received the Outstanding Young Engineer award in 2004 from the MTT Society of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2009, and also has been voted Outstanding Faculty member several times by the graduating senior class at UCSB. Prof. York has been active in technology transfer and commercialization.  He co-founded AgileRF Inc. in Goleta, CA, and served as CTO from 1999-2010, and has another UC invention in production at Wavestream Inc. in San Dimas which ranked among the Top-25 Inventions in the University of California in 2012.  In his capacity as Chair of TMP, Prof. York oversees all the curricular and outreach activities in the program including undergraduate and graduate coursework in business and entrepreneurship, an annual New Venture Competition, a quarterly lecture series that brings in guest speakers from around the country. Prof. York led the campus effort to create a new Professional Masters degree program in Technology Management that was launched in Fall 2015.



  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University


Tech Venture Experience: 

AgileRF Inc.


Research Interests: 

High-Power/High-Frequency Devices and Circuits, Quasi-Optics, Antennas, Electromagnetic theory, Nonlinear Circuits and Dynamics, Microwave Photonics


Phelps Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara