Professor Rikky Muller is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at the University of California, Berkeley. She is Co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, a Core Member of the Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses. She is also the Co-founder of Cortera Neurotechnologies, Inc. a medical device company founded in 2013 where she previously held positions as CEO and CTO. She specializes in the research and commercialization of miniaturized implantable medical devices for neurological applications.
Professor Muller received her BS and MS degrees from MIT and her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley all in EECS. After her graduate studies, she was a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Prior to her Ph.D. she worked as an integrated circuit designer at Analog Devices, Inc. Prof. Muller was named one of MIT Technology Review's top 35 global innovators under the age of 35 (TR35) in 2015, and one of MedTech Boston's top 40 healthcare innovators Under 40 in 2016. In 2017, she received the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lectureship and the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigatorship.