Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Kovacs is the Chief Medical Officer for Triple Ring Technologies, a medical device and biotechnology co-development company with offices in Newark, CA, Boston, MA, and Palo Alto, CA. Prior to this, Kovacs was Chief Technology Officer for SRI International, facilitating research opportunities utilizing science, technology and research talent from all divisions and before that president of SRI Biosciences. He has deep expertise in academics, entrepreneurship and government service. In the 25 years before joining SRI, Kovacs was on the faculty of Stanford University, where he was a professor of electrical engineering (now emeritus), and by courtesy, medicine. He co-founded the Bioengineering Department at Stanford in 2002. His areas of research span a wide array of biomedical topics, including the development of non-invasive instrumentation for biomedical, aerospace, and biotechnology applications. Kovacs has made significant contributions at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), serving as the director of their Microelectronics Technology Office from 2008 through 2010. He has also carried out extensive research in collaboration with NASA. Kovacs holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. degree in bioengineering from the UC Berkeley, and a B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Areas of Expertise: non-invasive instrumentation for biomedical, aerospace, and biotechnology applications; mixed-signal electronics; MEMS and other sensors; embedded systems; and molecular diagnostics.