Randy Katz, Ph.D.

Job title: 
Former Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Vice Chancellor for Research Office
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Randy H. Katz served as Vice Chancellor for Research with overall responsibility for UC Berkeley’s research endeavor. He provided primary leadership in research policy, planning, and administration, including relations between the university and industry, research compliance, research communications, and research support for the Berkeley campus. His administrative portfolio included management of over fifty campus research units, twelve research museums, and remote field stations, and research administration offices including the Office of Research Administration and Compliance, the Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA), and the Office of Laboratory Animal Care.

Randy Howard Katz received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University (1976), and his M.S. (1978) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. After a year in industry and two years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he joined the Berkeley faculty in 1983. Since 1996 he has been the United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. On January 1, 2018, he was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor for Research at UC Berkeley and stepped down from that role June 30, 2022. After 38 years at UC Berkeley, Katz is also retiring from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.