Jessica Boles

Assistant Professor


Jessica Boles is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she led a team focused on piezoelectric-based power electronics in the Power Electronics Research Group. She previously received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Her research interests span power electronic circuits, components, and control, along with applications enabled by such.

Boles is currently a UCB Presidential Chair Fellow and a past 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