Distinguished Lecturer Roster

"Everyone has been impressed by the vibrant and informative presentations of these renowned distinguished lecturers and valued the unique opportunity of having intimate technical discussions and exchanging ideas with such internationally recognized experts."

- Shahriar Mirabbasi, Chapter Chair of Vancouver SSCS, CPMT, and CESOC Joint Chapter, May 2015.

 

 

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Ehsan Afshari
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Ehsan Afshari was born in 1979. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 2003, and 2006, respectively. In August 2006, he joined the faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. His research interests are mm-wave and terahertz electronics and low-noise integrated circuits for applications in communication systems, sensing, and biomedical devices. Prof. Afshari serves as the chair of the IEEE Ithaca section, as the chair of Cornell Highly Integrated Physical Systems (CHIPS), as a member of International Technical Committee of the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), as a member of the Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, as a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), and as a member of Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB).     He was awarded National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2010, Cornell College of Engineering Michael Tien excellence in teaching award in 2010, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2008, and Iran's Best Engineering Student award by the President of Iran in 2001. He is also the recipient of the best paper award in the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), September 2003, the first place at Stanford-Berkeley-Caltech Inventors Challenge, March 2005, the best undergraduate paper award in Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, 1999, the recipient of the Silver Medal in the Physics Olympiad in 1997, and the recipient of the Award of Excellence in Engineering Education from Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage (APSIH), May 2004.
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Low Phase Noise Oscillators and Amplifiers Read Abstract
Novel Circuit Design Techniques Inspired by Physics Read Abstract
The Last Untapped Spectrum: Is Terahertz Electronics Real or Fake? Read Abstract
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Edith Beigne
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VLSI 2017 Women in Circuits Event
Edith Beigné joined CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France, in 1998. Since 2009, she is a senior scientist in the digital and mixed-signal design lab where she researches low power and adaptive circuit techniques, exploiting asynchronous design and advanced technology nodes like FDSOI 28nm and 14nm for many different applications from high performance MPSoC to ultra-low power IoT applications. She is part of ISSCC TPC since 2014 and part of VLSI’symposium since 2015.
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Asynchronous Design : a design and system solution for ultra low power Internet of Everything Read Abstract
Auto-adaptive digital circuits – Application to low-power Multicores and ultra-low-power Wireless Sensor Nodes Read Abstract
FDSOI circuit design for a better energy efficiency: Wide operating range and ULP applications Read Abstract
Flexible platform for IoT applications : how to efficiently partition a system between wake-up and computing Read Abstract
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Pieter Harpe
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Pieter Harpe received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2008, he joined Holst Centre / imec where he worked on low-power ADCs. In April 2011, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology as assistant professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits. His main interests include power-efficient and reconfigurable data converters and low-power analog design.
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Basics of low-power SAR ADCs Read Abstract
Power-efficient, high-resolution and reconfigurable SAR ADCs Read Abstract
Ultra low-power analog front-end design Read Abstract
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Peter Kinget
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Peter R. Kinget received the engineering and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1990 and 1996, respectively. From 1996 to 1999 he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. From 1999 to 2002 he held various technical and management positions in IC design and development at Broadcom, CeLight and MultiLink. He joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, NY in 2002 where he currently serves as the Bernhard J. Lechner Professor of Electrical Engineering. He is also a consulting expert on patent litigation and a technical consultant to industry.  His research interests are in analog, RF and power integrated circuits and the applications they enable in communications, sensing, and power management. He is widely published in journals and conferences, has co-authored 3 books and holds 24 US patents. Dr. Kinget is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II. He has served on the Technical Program Committees of the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, the Symposium on VLSI Circuits, the European Solid-State Circuits Conference, and the International Solid-State Circuits Conference. He currently is a "Distinguished Lecturer" for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, a member of the Board of the Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation and an elected member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Adcom.  He is a co-recipient of the "Best Student Paper Award - 1st Place" at the 2008 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium; of the "First Prize" in the 2009 Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Challenge; of the "Best Student Demo Award" at the 2011 ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys); of the "2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication" for an outstanding paper in any IEEE Communications Society publication in the past 15 years; of the "First Prize ($100K)" in the 2012 Interdigital Innovation Challenge (I2C); and of the “Best Student Paper Award – 2nd Place” at the 2015 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium.
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RF Circuit and System Innovations to Enable a New Generation of Wireless Terminals: Field programmability, Ultra-high Linearity, and Compressive Spectrum Scanning Read Abstract
Scaling Analog Circuits: Why and How Read Abstract
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Tom Lee
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Thomas Lee received his degrees from MIT where his 1989 thesis described the world's first CMOS radio. He has been at Stanford University since 1994, having previously worked at Analog Devices, Rambus and other companies. He's helped design PLLs for several microprocessors (notably AMD's K6-K7-K8 and DEC's StrongARM), and has founded or cofounded several companies, including the first 3D memory company, Matrix Semiconductor (acquired by Sandisk), and IoE companies ZeroG Wireless (acquired by Microchip) and Ayla Networks. He is an IEEE and Packard Foundation Fellow, has won "Best Paper" awards at CICC and ISSCC, was awarded the 2011 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering, as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo. He is a past Director of DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office, holds 70 patents, and owns about 200 oscilloscopes, thousands of vacuum tubes, and kilograms of obsolete semiconductors. No one, including himself, quite knows why.
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Advanced Circuit Techniques: Lessons from Oscilloscope Designs Read Abstract
Advanced Circuit Techniques: Lessons from Signal Generator Designs Read Abstract
Dark Secrets of RF Design Read Abstract
Go Big or Go Home: The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable and the Birth of Electrical Engineering Read Abstract
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Antonio Liscidini
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Antonio Liscidini received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pavia in 2006. He is assistant professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto. His research interests are in the implementations of transceivers and frequency synthesizers for cellular and ultra low power applications.   He received the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE 2005 Symposium on VLSI Circuits and co-authored the Best Invited Paper Award at 2011 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference.  From 2008 to 2011, he served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs and he served as Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits for the special issue on ESSCIRC conference July 2013. Currently he is member of the TPC of the European Solid State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC) and of the International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC).
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Channel selection filters in wireless receivers Read Abstract
Fundamentals of modern RF wireless receivers – a tutorial Read Abstract
How to transform a simple in LC-VCO into complete analog RF front-ends Read Abstract
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Sven Mattisson
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Sven Mattisson received his PhD in Applied Micro Electronics from Lund University in 1986. From 1987 through 1994 he was an associate professor in Applied Micro Electronics in Lund where his research was focused on circuit simulation and analog ASIC design. In 1995 he joined Ericsson in Lund to work on cellular handset development. Presently he is with Ericsson Research in Lund, where he holds a position as senior expert in analog system design. Since 1996 he is also an adjunct professor at Lund University. Dr. Mattisson is a coinventor of Bluetooth and has been serving as technical program committee member for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference and the European Solid-State Circuits Conference. Presently he is working on 5G radio circuits.
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Distortion in cellular receivers Read Abstract
From Bluetooth … to 5G Read Abstract
Innovation in Electronic System Design Read Abstract
Overview of 5G Requirements and Future Wireless Networks Read Abstract
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Sam Palermo
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Samuel Palermo (S’98-M’07) received the B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA in 2007. From 1999 to 2000, he was with Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, where he worked on the design of mixed-signal integrated circuits for high-speed serial data communication. From 2006 to 2008, he was with Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, where he worked on high-speed optical and electrical I/O architectures. In 2009, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Texas A&M University where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests include high-speed electrical and optical interconnect architectures, high performance clocking circuits, and integrated sensor systems.     Dr. Palermo is a recipient of a 2013 NSF-CAREER award. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and IEEE. He has served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System – II from 2011 to 2015 and has served on the IEEE CASS Board of Governors from 2011 to 2012. He is currently the General Co-Chair of the IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference. He was a coauthor of the Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology-Directions Paper at the 2009 International Solid-State Circuits Conference and the Best Student Paper at the 2014 Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. He received the Texas A&M University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Outstanding Professor Award in 2014 and the Engineering Faculty Fellow Award in 2015.
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Advanced Modeling and Design of High-Performance ADC-Based Serial Links Read Abstract
Design Techniques for Scalable, Sub-pJ/b Serial I/O Transceivers Read Abstract
Silicon Photonic Microring Resonator-Based Transceivers for Compact WDM Optical Interconnects Read Abstract
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Woogeun Rhee
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Woogeun Rhee received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1991, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1993, where he was also advanced to M.A. candidacy in mathematics, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2001. From 1997 to 2001, he was with Conexant Systems, Newport Beach, CA, where he was a Principal Engineer and developed low-power, low-cost fractional-N synthesizers. From 2001 to 2006, he was with IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY and worked on clocking area for high-speed I/O serial links, including low-jitter phase-locked loops, clock-and-data recovery circuits, and on-chip testability circuits. In August 2006, he joined the faculty as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and became a Professor in December 2011. His current research interests include clock/frequency generation systems for wireline and wireless communications and low-power transceiver systems for wireless body area network (WBAN) and IoT applications. He currently holds 21 U.S. patents. Dr. Rhee is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Solid-state Circuits and served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part-II: Express Briefs (2008-2009) and a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Special Issue in November 2012 and November 2013. He is also a member of the Technical Program Committee for ISSCC (2012-2016), A-SSCC, CICC, IWS, and VLSI-DAT.    
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Phase-Lock Techniques: Old Timers and New Comers Read Abstract
Phase-Locked Clocking and Frequency Synthesis for Wireline and Wireless - System Perspectives Tailored for IC Designers Read Abstract
Phase-Locked Frequency Synthesis and Modulation for Modern Wireless Transceivers Read Abstract
Spectralizing Clocks for SoC: Shaping or Shaped? Read Abstract
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Carlo Samori
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Carlo Samori received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1995, at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where he is now a professor. His research interests are in the area of RF circuits, in particular of design and analysis of VCOs and high performance frequency synthesizers. He has collaborated with several semiconductor companies. He is a co-author of more than 100 papers and of the book Integrated Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2007). Prof. Samori has been a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference and he is a member of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference. He has been Guest Editor for the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 
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DTC-Based Digital PLLs Read Abstract
Phase noise in LC oscillators: from the basic concepts to advanced topologies Read Abstract
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Dennis Sylvester
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Dennis Sylvester received a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the Director of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory (MICL), a group of ten faculty and 70+ graduate students.  He has held research staff positions in the Advanced Technology Group of Synopsys, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, and visiting professorships at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. He has published over 400 articles along with one book and several book chapters. His research interests include the design of millimeter-scale computing systems and energy efficient near-threshold computing.  He holds 28 US patents and serves as a consultant and technical advisory board member for electronic design automation and semiconductor firms in these areas.  He co-founded Ambiq Micro, a fabless semiconductor company developing ultra-low power mixed-signal solutions for compact wireless devices.  He is an IEEE Fellow.  
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Low power near-threshold design Read Abstract
Ultra-low Power IC Design 101 Read Abstract
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Hirotaka Tamura
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Hirotaka Tamura received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1977, 1979, and 1982. He joined Fujitsu Laboratories in 1982. After being involved in the development of different exploratory devices such as Josephson junction devices and high-temperature superconductor devices, he moved into the field of CMOS high-speed signaling in 1996 and got involved in the development of a multi-channel high-speed I/O for server interconnects. Since then he has been working in the area of architecture- and transistor-level design for CMOS high-speed signaling circuits. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
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Circuit Techniques for Over-50Gb/s Wireline Transceivers Read Abstract
Non-Neumann Architecture for Future Performance Growth of ICT Systems Read Abstract
Perspectives for the future of Chip-to-Chip Communications Technology Read Abstract
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Marian Verhelst
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ESSCIRC 2017 Women's Event, Travel Grants for ISSCC 2018
Prof. dr.ir. Marian Verhelst (female) received the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the ESAT-MICAS laboratories of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 2003 and 2008, respectively. From 2003 to 2008, she received a graduate fellowship from the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) to work as a Research Assistant. She was a visiting scholar at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) of UC Berkeley in the summer of 2005. From 2008 till 2011, she worked in the Radio Integration Research Lab of Intel Labs, Hillsboro OR, doing research on digital assistance of configurable wireless radio front-ends. As of October 2012, she is an assistant professor at MICAS with a research focus on self-adaptive circuits and systems, and low-power circuits for the internet-of-things. Marian has a passion for inter-disciplinary collaborations and science communication, is a member of the Young Academy of Belgium, and has published over 60 papers in conferences and journals. She is a member of the ISSCC, ESSCIRC and DATE TPC, as well as a member of the executive committee of DATE, and of the EU committee of ISSCC. Marian is associate editor of TCAS-II and JSSC-SI, and has served as a reviewer for the EU for FP7 and H2020 projects.
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Analog-to-information sensing, going beyond compressive sampling Read Abstract
Approximate computing: trading-off energy for accuracy in digital systems Read Abstract
Context-Aware Sensing and Computing Read Abstract
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Naveen Verma
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Naveen Verma received the B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and ComputerEngineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in2003, and the M.S. And Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering fromMassachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2009 respectively. SinceJuly 2009 he has been with the department of Electrical Engineering atPrinceton University, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Hisresearch focuses on advanced sensing systems, including low-voltagedigital logic and SRAMs, low-noise analog instrumentation anddata-conversion, large-area sensing systems based on flexible electronics,and low-energy algorithms for embedded inference, especially for medicalapplications. Prof. Verma is recipient or co-recipient of the 2006DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, 2008 ISSCC Jack Kilby Paper Award,2012 Alfred Rheinstein Junior Faculty Award, 2013 NSF CAREER Award, 2013Intel Early Career Award, 2013 Walter C. Johnson Prize for TeachingExcellence, 2013 VLSI Symp. Best Student Paper Award, 2014 AFOSR YoungInvestigator Award, and 2015 Princeton Engineering Council Excellence inTeaching Award.
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Enabling and Exploiting Machine Learning in Ultra-low-power Devices Read Abstract
Making Sense of Medical Sensor Signals: algorithms and platforms for intelligent medical devices Read Abstract
Sensing on a Very Large Scale: large-area-electronics systems for extensive interfacing with the physical world Read Abstract
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Patrick Yue
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Prof. C. Patrick Yue (S’93–M’98–SM’05–F’15) received the B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 with highest honor and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He is a Professor in Electronic and Computer Engineering and has served as the Associate Provost for Knowledge Transfer at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is currently on sabbatical leave at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, as a Chair Professor in the Institute of Microelectronics. He is the Founding Director of the HKUST-Qualcomm Joint Innovation and Research Lab and the Center of Industry Engagement and Internship in the School of Engineering at HKUST. His current research interests include IC design and device modeling for high-speed optical communication, visible light communication, wireless power transfer, and power management for bio-implants. In 1998, Prof. Yue co-founded Atheros Communications (now Qualcomm-Atheros). While working in Silicon Valley, he served as a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford. In 2003, he joined Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant Professor. In 2006, he moved University of California Santa Barbara and was promoted to Professor in 2010. He has contributed to more than 110 peer-reviewed papers, 2 book chapters and holds 14 U.S. patents. He was a co-recipient of the 2003 ISSCC Best Student Paper Award. He has served on the committees of IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference, Symposium on VLSI Circuits, International Wireless Symposium, RFIC Symposium, Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference and other IEEE-sponsored conferences. He is an Editor of the IEEE Electron Device Letters and the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society Magazine. He is an Elected AdCom Member and the Membership Chair of the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society. Prof. Yue is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and an IEEE Fellow.  
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Recent Developments in Transceiver SoC Design for Next Generation Optical Networks Read Abstract
Recent Developments in Visible Light Communication - Applications and SoC Design Read Abstract

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Pietro Andreani
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Pietro Andreani received the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree from Lund University, Sweden, in 1999. Between 2001 and 2007 he was chair profes­sor at the Center for Physical Electronics, Technical University of Denmark. From 2005 to 2014 he had a 20% position as analog/RF designer at Ericsson AB in Lund, Sweden. Since 2007, he has been associate professor at the dept. of Electrical and Information Technology (EIT), Lund University, working in analog/mixed-mode/RF IC design. He is also the head of the VINNOVA Center for System Design on Silicon, hosted by EIT. He has been a TPC member of ISSCC (2007-2012), is a TPC member of ESSCIRC (chair of the Frequency Generation subcommittee since 2012, TPC chair in 2014) and RFIC, and Associate Editor of JSSC.
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Filtering ΔΣ-based A/D converters Read Abstract
Phase noise in harmonic oscillators Read Abstract
Silicon-integrated RF VCOs Read Abstract
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Hyeon-min Bae
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Hyeon-Min Bae received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1998 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, in 2001 and 2004, respectively.  From 1995 to 1996, he served his military duty in Dokdo in the East sea. From 2001 to 2007, he led the analog and mixed-signal design aspects of OC-192 MLSE based EDC ICs at Intersymbol Communications, Inc, Champaign, IL, USA. From 2007 to 2009, he was with Finisar Corporation  (NASDAQ: FNSR), Sunnyvale, CA, USA, after its acquisition of Intersymbol Communications Inc.. Since 2009, he has been on the faculty of the electrical engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, where he is currently an associate professor. In 2010, he founded Terasquare, Inc., Seoul, South Korea, a venture-funded fabless semiconductor start-up which provided low power all digital 100 Gb/s IC solutions. Teresquare, Inc. was acquired by Gigpeak (NYSE:GIG) in 2015. In 2013, He also founded OBElab, Inc., Seoul, Korea, a bio startup that manufactures portable functional brain imaging systems. His research interests span a wide rage of topics in wireline communication and medical imaging systems.  Prof. Bae received the Excellence Award from the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in 2013 and the 2006 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award.
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A portable high-resolution real-time functional brain- imaging system using near infrared spectroscopy Read Abstract
Future of high-speed short-reach interconnects using clad- dielectric waveguide Read Abstract
High-speed transceiver design for >100Gb/s broadband communications Read Abstract
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Vivek De
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Vivek De is an Intel Fellow and Director of Circuit Technology Research in Intel Labs. He is responsible for providing strategic technical directions for long term research in future circuit technologies and leading energy efficiency research across the hardware stack. He has 249 publications in refereed international conferences and journals and 209 patents issued, with 26 more patents filed (pending). He received an Intel Achievement Award for his contributions to an integrated voltage regulator technology. He received a Best Paper Award at the 1996 IEEE International ASIC Conference, and nominations for Best Paper Awards at the 2007 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) and 2008 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD). One of his publications was recognized in the 2013 IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) as one of the "Top 10 Cited Papers in 50 Years of DAC". He received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
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Circuit Building Blocks for Hardware Security Read Abstract
Energy Efficient Computing in Nanoscale CMOS Read Abstract
Fine-Grain Power Management in Many-Core System-On-Chip (SoC) Read Abstract
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Azita Emami
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Azita Emami received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1999 and 2004 respectively. She received her B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1996. Professor Emami joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 2004 as a research staff member in the Communication Technologies Department. From Fall 2006 to Summer 2007, she was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in the city of New York. In 2007, she joined Caltech, where she is now a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering. She is a Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, and serves as the deputy chair of division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Caltech. Her current research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems, high-speed on-chip and chip-to-chip interconnects, system and circuit design solutions for highly-scaled CMOS technologies, wearable and implantable devices for neural recording, stimulation, and efficient drug delivery.
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Holistic Design in Optical Interconnects Read Abstract
Wireless Wearable and Implantable Biomedical Devices Read Abstract
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Daniel Friedman
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Daniel J. Friedman (S’91—M’92) received the Ph.D. degree in engineering science from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in 1992. After completing consulting work at MIT Lincoln Labs and postdoctoral work at Harvard in image sensor design, he joined the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, in 1994.  His initial work at IBM was the design of analog circuits and air interface protocols for field-powered RFID tags. In 1999, he joined the mixed-signal communications IC design group and turned his attention to analog circuit design for high-speed serializer/deserializer macros. He managed the mixed-signal team from 2000-2009, focusing efforts on serial data communication and clock synthesis applications. In 2009, he became senior manager of the communication circuits and systems group, adding responsibility for teams in millimeter-wave wireless and digital communications IC design. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 technical papers in circuit topics including serial links, PLLs, RFID, and imagers. He was a co-recipient of the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 2009 ISSCC and the 2009 JSSC Best Paper Award given in 2011; he holds more than 50 patents. He was a member of the ISSCC international technical program committee from ISSCC 2009 through ISSCC 2016; he served as the Wireline sub-committee chair from ISSCC 2012 through ISSCC 2016 and served as the Short Course Chair for ISSCC 2017. His current research interests include high-speed I/O design, PLL design, mmWave circuits and systems, and circuit/system approaches to enabling new computing paradigms.
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Considerations and implementations for high data rate serial link design Not yet available.
Hybrid PLL architectures and implementations Not yet available.
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Harish Krishnaswamy
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Harish Krishnaswamy received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. In 2009, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests broadly span integrated devices, circuits, and systems for a variety of RF, mmWave. sub-mmWave and opto-electronic applications. Recent research topics include breaking Lorentz reciprocity and related applications, full-duplex wireless, high-power and energy-efficient millimeter-wave circuits and systems in silicon, broadband/reconfigurable RF radios with an emphasis on interference mitigation, and terahertz circuits in CMOS. Dr. Krishnaswamy serves as a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several conferences, including the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (2015/16-present) and IEEE RFIC Symposium (2013-present). He was the recipient of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper in 2007, the Best Thesis in Experimental Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 2009, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2011, a 2014 IBM Faculty Award and the 2015 IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award - 1st Place.
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Full Duplex Wireless: From Integrated Circuits to Networks Read Abstract
High-power and Energy-Efficient Millimeter-wave Circuits and Systems for Next Generation Wireless Read Abstract
Integrated Non-reciprocal Components Based on Linear Time-Varying Circuits Read Abstract
Interference Mitigation in Reconfigurable RF Radios Read Abstract
Linear Periodically Time-Varying Circuits: Beyond High-Q Filtering Read Abstract
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Pui-In (Elvis) Mak
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Pui-In Mak (Elvis) is the Associate Director (Research) at the State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI and Associate Professor of FST-ECE, University of Macau, Macao, China. His research interests are on analog and RF circuits and systems for wireless and multidisciplinary applications. His team reported 12 chips at the recent ISSCC’11-’17, and received the ISSCC Silkroad Award’16 and 3 times the SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Awards’14’15’17. He is currently the TPC Member of ISSCC (’16-), ESSCIRC (’16-) and A-SSCC (’13-), and the Guest Editor of the JSSC’18. He co-authored 200+ papers and holds 20+ US patents (issued/filed).
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Handheld Total Analysis Systems: Bridging NMR, Digital Microfluidics and CMOS Read Abstract
Software-Defined Front-End Modules (FEMs) and SAW-less Radios Using N-Path Techniques Read Abstract
Ultra-Low-Power Radios Using Current-Reuse/Function-Reuse/Ultra-Low-Voltage Techniques Read Abstract
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David Stoppa
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David Stoppa (SM’12-M’97) received the Laurea degree in Electronics Engineering from Politecnico of Milan, Italy, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2002. He is the head of the Integrated Radiation and Image Sensors research unit at FBK where he has been working as a research scientist since 2002 and as group leader of the Smart Optical Sensors and Interfaces group from 2010 to 2013. Since 2000 he has been teaching at the Telecommunications Engineering faculty of the University of Trento, courses of Analogue Electronics and Microelectronics. His research interests are mainly in the field of CMOS integrated circuits design, image sensors and biosensors. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 papers in international journals and presentations at international conferences, and holds several patents in the field of image sensors. Since 2011 he served as program committee member of the ‘International Solid-State Circuits Conference’ (ISSCC) and the SPIE ‘Videometrics, Range Imaging and Applications’ conference, and was technical committee member of ‘International Image Sensors Workshop’ (IISW) in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017. He was a Guest Editor for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits special issues on ISSCC’14 in 2015 and ISSCC European Regional Chair in 2017. Dr. Stoppa received the 2006 European Solid-State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award.
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CMOS Sensors and Readout Circuits for Three-Dimensional Imaging Read Abstract
Introduction to Low-noise CMOS Sensors for Bio-Imaging Applications Read Abstract
Single-Photon Avalanche Diode Image Sensors in CMOS Technology Read Abstract
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Nick Van Helleputte
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Nick Van Helleputte received the MS degree in electrical engineering in 2004 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He received his Ph.D. degree from the same institute in 2009 (MICAS research group). His PhD research focused on low-power ultra-wide-band analog front-end receivers for ranging applications. He joined imec in 2009 as an Analog R&D Design Engineer. He is currently team leader of the biomedical circuits and systems team. His research focus is on ultra-low-power circuits for biomedical applications. He has been involved in analog and mixed-signal ASIC design for wearable and implantable healthcare applications. Nick is an IEEE member and served on the technical program committee of VLSI circuits symposium and ISSCC.
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Circuits and systems for high-density neural recording Read Abstract
Low power, high performance, biomedical instrumentation amplifier design techniques for ExG recording Read Abstract
Sensor interface circuits Read Abstract
Trends in wearable healthcare from an IC design perspective Read Abstract
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Sorin Voinigescu
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Sorin P. Voinigescu received the MSc degree in Electronics from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, in 1984 and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto,  in 1994.  Since 2002 he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Toronto, where he is a Professor. His research and teaching interests focus on atomic-scale electronic devices and their application in integrated circuits and Systems-on-Chip at frequencies beyond 300 GHz. He is the author of several frequently-cited papers on Si and SiGe microwave and mm-wave devices and integrated circuits, and of a well-regarded book on High-Frequency Integrated Circuits published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. In 2008-2009 and 2015-2016 he spent sabbatical leaves at Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, at NTT's Device Research Laboratories in Atsugi, Japan, at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany, and at UNSW in Sydney, where he conducted research on technologies and circuits for mm-wave radio, radar and sensors, and on 1Tb/s fiber-optic systems. In 2009-2010 he co-founded and was the CTO of Peraso Technologies which commercializes mm-wave radio WiGig and backhaul transceivers. In 2000, Dr. Voinigescu co-founded and was the CTO of Quake Technologies in Ottawa, Canada, which introduced the first commercial single-chip 10Gb/s SONET and 10GEthernet transceivers in 2001 and 2002, respectively, and which was acquired by AMCC in 2006 after 23 quarters of continuous revenue growth. Between 1994 and 2000 he was with NORTEL in Ottawa where he was responsible for projects in high-frequency characterization and statistical scalable compact model development for Si, SiGe and III-V devices. He also conducted research on wireless and optical fiber building blocks and transceivers in these technologies. From 1984 through 1991 he worked as a microwave semiconductor device and circuits research engineer at the Research Institute for Electronic Components in Bucharest, and as Assistant Professor in the Electronics Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. Dr. Voinigescu is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the IDRS and of the ExCom of the IEEE BCTM. He was a Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits in 2015 and 2017, and of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques in 2012. From 2003 to 2013 he served on the TPC and ExCOM of the IEEE CSICS and was the Conference Chair in 2012. Between 2008 and 2015 he was a member of the RF/AMS committee of the ITRS. He received NORTEL’s President Award for Innovation in 1996 and, in 2013, he was recognized with the ITAC Lifetime Career Award for his contributions to the Canadian Semiconductor Industry.
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Circuit Topologies and Design Methodologies for High Data-Rate mm-Wave Radio Transceivers in SOI and FDSOI CMOS Read Abstract
Large-Swing Linear Drivers and Power-DACs for 400Gb/s and 1Tb/s Fiber-Optic Systems Read Abstract
Si-based Transistor and Analog-Mixed-Signal Circuit Scaling and the Natural Progression of Moore's Law to Silicon Quantum Computing at the Atomic Scale Read Abstract
Ultra-low-power CMOS and SiGe BiCMOS mm-Wave Sensors and Active Tags for Ambient Sensing and Autonomous Navigation Read Abstract
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Piet Wambacq
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Piet Wambacq received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, in 1986 and 1996, respectively. Since 1996, he is with imec, Belgium, working as a Principal Scientist on CMOS design for wireless applications. Since 2000 he is also a Professor with the University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium. He is currently a member of the program committee of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC) and he chairs the RF subcommittee of ISSCC. He is a senior member of IEEE.
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Basics of 60GHz front-end building blocks in CMOS Read Abstract
Millimeter-wave high-datarate wireless communication using beamforming Read Abstract
Millimeter-wave radar systems in advanced CMOS Read Abstract
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Yong Ping Xu
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Yong Ping Xu received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1994. He was a Lecturer at University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1998 and is now an Associate Professor. His research interests include integrated circuit designs for MEMS, sensors, and biomedical applications. Dr Xu has been an ITPC member of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) since 2014 and is a member of Technical Program Committee of 2017 Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI). He was the TPC member of the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC) from 2009 to 2013 and the Organizing Committee Chair for A-SSCC 2013 in Singapore. He has been a member of A-SSCC Steering Committee since 2014.
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High performance MEMS Gyroscope Read Abstract
High-Performance MEMS Oscillating Accelerometers Read Abstract
Neural Signal Recording Amplifiers Read Abstract
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Jerald Yoo
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Jerald Yoo (S’05-M’10-SM’15) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Department of Electrical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2002, 2007, and 2010, respectively. Since 2017, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, where he is currently an Associate Professor. From 2010 to 2016, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he was an Associate Professor. He has developed low-energy body-area-network (BAN) transceivers and wearable body sensor network using the planar-fashionable circuit board for continuous health monitoring system. He has authored book chapters in Biomedical CMOS ICs (Springer, 2010) and in Enabling the Internet of Things—From Circuits to Networks (Springer, 2017). His current research interests include low-energy circuit technology for wearable bio signal sensors, flexible circuit board platform, BAN transceivers, ASIC for piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (pMUT) and System-on-Chip (SoC) design to system realization for wearable healthcare applications. Dr. Yoo is the recipient or a co-recipient of several awards: the IEEE International Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2015 Best Paper Award (BioCAS Track), ISCAS 2015 Runner-Up Best Student Paper Award, the Masdar Institute Best Research Award in 2015 and the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC) Outstanding Design Awards (2005). He was the Vice Chair of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) Chapter. Currently, he serves as a Technical Program Committee Member of the IEEE A-SSCC, IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), and the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Student Research Preview (SRP). He is also an Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee Member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.
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Body Area Network – Connecting things together around the body Read Abstract
Design strategies for wearable sensor interface circuits – from electrodes to signal processing Read Abstract