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Warren Jackson

Warren’s research interests are in large area, inexpensive, flexible electronics such as amorphous silicon and metal oxide devices.  He is interested in using machine learning near the sensors and actuators to enable adaptive data acquisition and actuation for control systems, low-cost, low-energy sensing, adaptable MEMS devices, and new imaging methods for biological and robotics applications. 

His previous work at Hewlett Packard Laboratories includes resistive RAM, memory side accelerators, roll-to-roll imprinted electronics, model predictive control, and 3D imaging for immersive experiences. He also developed methods for task-based evaluation image quality and human vision modeling for image system design, hype redundant control systems, smart sensors, and investigation of instabilities in amorphous solar cells.

Warren has over 250 publications and 100 granted patents.  He is a Fellow of the American Physics Society and Senior Member of the IEEE.  He was a Distinguished Technologist at HP Labs and received a number of best paper awards in printed electronics and hydrogen in silicon.

Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in Physics, Math, and Applied Math from Stanford.




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Hydrogen migration in polycrystalline silicon

Nickel, N. H.; Jackson, W. B.; Walker, J. Physical Review B, 1996 March 53(12):7750-7761


Electrical Testing of roll-to-roll SAIL manufactured flexible display backplanes,

Richard E. Elder, Warren B. Jackson, Albert Jeans, Mehrban Jam, Hao Luo, John Maltabes, Craig Perlov, Carl Taussig, Steven Trovinger, Fernando Gomez-Pancorbo, Marcia Almanza-Workman, Robert A. Garcia, HanJun Kim, Ohseung Kwon, Frank Jeffrey, Society for Information Display paper 29.1

Roll-to-roll fabrication and metastability in metal oxide transistors

Warren B. Jackson ; Han-Jun Kim ; Ohseung Kwon ; Bao Yeh ; Randy Hoffman ; Devin Mourey ; Tim Koch ; Carl Taussig ; Richard Elder ; Albert Jeans Proc. SPIE 7956, Advances in Display Technologies; and E-papers and Flexible Displays,


Metastability in multicomponent oxide transistors

Jackson, W.B., Hoffman, R., Bao Yeh, Emery Tim, Koch , Tim, McConica ,C., Kwon, Ohseung Physica Status Solidi A Volume: 207 Issue: 3 Pages: 695-9 Published: March 2010


Transition Metal Oxide Electronics and Imprint Lithography

W. B. Jackson Flexible Electronics, W. Wong, ed. Springer Verlag, 2009 ISBN:0387743626


Large area flexible electronics fabricated using self-aligned imprint lithography

W.B. Jackson, M. Almanza-Workman, A. Chaiken, R. Garcia, A. Jeans, H.-J. Kim, O. Electro Chemical Society Transactions, 8 (1) 199-204 (2007).

Hardware synthesis of explicit model predictive controllers

Johansen, T.A.; Jackson, W B.; Schreiber, R.; Tondel, P IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology vol.15, no.1 : 191-7, Jan. 2007


Displacement sensing and estimation theory and applications

Gao, J; Picciotto, C; Jackson, W. B.. Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing 80 (6): 1265-1278 Mar 2005

High performance flexible zinc tin oxide field-effect transistors

Jackson, W. B.; Hoffman, R. L.; Herman Applied Phys. Lett. 87,1-3 (2005).

Write-once diode/antifuse memory element with a sol-gel silica antifuse cured at low temperature

Hu J, Ward S, Duda A, Hu J, Duda A, Wang Q, Perlov C, W. B. Jackson, Taussig C IEEE Electron Device Letters 26 (1): 17-19 Jan 2005


A polymer/semiconductor write-once read-many-times memory;

Moller S, Perlov C, Jackson W, Taussig C, Forrest SR Nature 426 (6963): 166-169 Nov 13 2003

Force allocation in a large-scale distributed active surface

Fromherz MPJ, Jackson WB IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology 11 (5): 641-655 Sep 2003


Collaborative design of modular electromechanical systems with distributed controls

Rai, Sudhendu; Jackson, Warren B American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 11th Design Theory and Methodology Conference, (Las Vegas, ASME, 1999) DTM-8778 pp. 1-6.

Distributed resource allocation for smart matter using decentralized analog computation and communication

MEMS-Vol. 1, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) – 1999 ASME pp 157-162


Hierarchical Control Architecture for Paper Transport,

Rai, S.; Jackson, W. B. Hybrid Problems in Smart Matter Control Proceedings of 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 1998, p. 4294-4295

Determination of the hydrogen density of states in amorphous hydrogenated silicon

Jackson, W. B.; Franz, A.J.; Jin, H.-C.; Abelson, J.R.; Gland, J.L Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 1998, 227-230, p. 143-147.


Evaluation of Human vision Models for Predicting Human-Observer Performance

Jackson, W. B., Said, M. R., Jared, D. A., Larimer, J. O., Gille, J. L., Lubin, J.; Medical Imaging 1997: Image Perception Vol 3036, p. 64-73,


X-ray image system design using a human visual model.

Jackson, W. B.; Beebee, P.; Jared, D. A.; Biegelsen, D. K.; Larimer, J. O.; Lubin, J.; Gille, J. L. Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging 1996-Physics of Medical Imaging, 1996 February 2708:29-40.


Light-induced creation of metastable paramagnetic defects in hydrogenated polycrystalline silicon

Nickel, N. H.; Jackson, W. B.; Johnson, N. M. Physical Review Letters; 1993 October 71(17) : 2733-2736.







Warren Jackson

  • Sensor actuator based machine learning
  • Large area printed electronics
  • Metal oxide electronics
  • Many sensor actuator control systems
  • Task based system design
  • 100 patents
  • 250 publications
  • Fellow APS
  • PhD, MS, Physics, UC Berkeley