Henry Samueli, Ph.D.
Henry and Susan Samueli Foundation
Henry Samueli currently heads the Henry and Susan Samueli Foundation. He co-founded Broadcom Corporation in 1991. Dr. Samueli was responsible for driving the vision of Broadcom’s research and development activities as well as helping coordinate corporate-wide engineering development strategies.
The success of Broadcom Corporation has provided Dr. Samueli and his wife Susan the opportunity to support many nonprofit organizations. Since Broadcom’s initial public offering in 1998, the Samueli Foundation has granted over $180 million in gifts in the areas of Education, Health, Social Services, Spirituality & Interfaith, and the Arts. In 2003 and 2004, they were listed among Business Week’s 50 Most Generous Philanthropists in the nation.
Dr. Samueli’s career includes a professorship in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. He has been a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at UC Irvine since 2003. In addition, Dr. Samueli, a named inventor in 36 U.S. patents, was Chief Scientist and one of the founders of PairGain Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the digital subscriber line (DSL) industry. He also held various engineering management positions at TRW, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of military broadband communications systems.
Dr. Samueli serves on the UC President’s Board on Science and Innovation and is Chair of the UCLA Chancellor’s Competitiveness Council. He is on the Board of Trustees of the UC Irvine Foundation and is a member of the UC Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable. He is on the Industrial Advisory Boards of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA and the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. In 2000, the University of California awarded him the Presidential Medal, the UC Irvine Medal, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award, and the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science Alumnus of the Year Award. Dr. Samueli’s elections include Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2000, a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2003, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.
Dr. Samueli received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
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