Jessica Boles

Acting Assistant Professor


Jessica Boles will join the UC Berkeley Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences as an Assistant Professor in January, 2023. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she led a research team focused on piezoelectric-based power electronics. She previously received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Her research interests span power electronic circuits, components, control, and applications enabled by such.

Boles is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the MIT Collamore-Rogers Fellowship, and the UTK Bodenheimer Fellowship. Her work has been recognized with a Best Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics and multiple prize presentation awards. She is also a recipient of the MIT EECS Department Head Special Recognition Award.


  • 2022, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology