SSCS AdCom Election and Petition Processes

 2018 SSCS AdCom Election for term 2019-2021


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The 2019-2021 SSCS AdCom Member-at-Large Election is now open and will close on November 15, 2018 at 4 PM ET. If you are eligible to vote, you should have received an email with election information. Voting can be done online. 

Please click here to vote.

If you would like to have a paper ballot mailed to you, please email your name, address, and member number (reference the SSCS election ballot) to or call 732-562-3904. 


2018 SSCS AdCom Election Slate

BurdettALISON BURDETT - Alison has over 30 years of experience in electronic engineering and semiconductor design, particularly in the field of ultra-low power wireless communication for medical applications.  She co-founded Toumaz in 2001 and served as Technical Director, becoming Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in 2006, responsible for delivering silicon and advanced technology programmes for both consumer and healthcare divisions of the business.  In 2016 the healthcare business unit of Toumaz, Sensium Healthcare, became part of The Surgical Group and Alison joined Sensium where she serves as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), responsible for all engineering and scientific programmes for the company’s digital health products.   Prior to joining Toumaz, Alison spent time both in industry as an integrated circuit designer, and also in academia (as Senior Lecturer in Analogue IC Design at Imperial College London). Dr. Burdett is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a Senior Member of the IEEE.  She was as a member of the Technical Programme Committee for the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 2009 – 2018, serving as European Regional Chair 2012 – 2014 and Technical Program Chair for ISSCC 2018.   She served as Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), Special Issue on ISSCC-2012, and has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS) since 2008. Alison is a member of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Network, and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College.  She has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and is a named inventor on over 20 patents.


Cantatore FOTO Rob Stork 2009 1EUGENIO CANTATORE - Eugenio Cantatore received his Master’s and Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Bari, in 1993 and 1997 respectively. From 1997 to 1999 he was fellow at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), Geneva. In 1999 he moved to Philips Research, Eindhoven, as senior scientist and in 2007 joined the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he is full professor since 2016. His research interests include the design and characterization of electronic circuits exploiting emerging technologies and the design of ultra-low power micro-systems. He authored or co-authored more than 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and 13 patents. He has been twice guest editor for the Journal of Solid-State Circuits. He is active in the Technical Program Committees of IWASI, ESSCIRC and ISSCC. From 2013 till 2016 he has been chair of the Technology Directions subcommittee, and he is presently Program Chair of ISSCC. In 2006 he received from ISSCC the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence and was nominated in the Scientific American top 50 list. He received the Philips Research Invention Award in 2007, the Best Paper Award from ESSDERC 2012 and the Distinguished Technical Paper Award from ISSCC 2015. He was nominated IEEE Fellow in 2016.


Cho seonghwanSEONGHWAN CHO - Professor SeongHwan Cho received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from KAIST, Korea, in 1995, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in EECS from MIT, Cambridge, MA, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. In 2002, he joined Engim, Inc. Acton, MA, where he was involved in data converters and phased-locked loop (PLL) design for IEEE 802.11abg WLANs. Since November of 2004, he has been with KAIST in the department of EE, where he is now a professor. He was with Marvell Inc., CA, and Google, London, during 2011-2012 and 2016-17, respectively as a research scientist. Prof. Cho's research interests include analog and mixed-signal circuits for low power communication systems, health-care devices, CMOS sensors and machine learning. Prof. Cho was the co-recipient of the 2009 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System Society Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award and 2012 ISSCC Takuo Sugano Award for Outstanding Far-East Paper. Prof. Cho has served on the Technical Program Committee on several IEEE conferences, including ISSCC, Symposium on VLSI and A-SSCC. He was the data converter sub-committee chair of A-SSCC 2012-2016, secretary of ISSCC executive committee 2016-2018, and chair of ISSCC Student Research Preview 2017-2018. He has also served as associate editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He has twice received Outstanding Lecturer Award from KAIST.



KOFI MAKINWA - Kofi Makinwa is a Professor at Delft University of Technology, an IEEE fellow and a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. His main research interests are in the design of analog circuits and sensor interfaces. This has resulted in 15 books, 27 patents and some 250 technical papers. He is the co-recipient of 15 best paper awards, from the JSSC, ISSCC, VLSI, ESSCIRC and Transducers among others, and is an ISSCC top-10 contributor. Prof. Makinwa has served on the program committees of several IEEE conferences, including the ISSCC, and has served the Solid-State Circuits Society as a  distinguished lecturer and as a member of the Adcom. He is currently a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE.
 rhee1WOOGEUN RHEE - 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, 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 short-range low-power radios for next generation wireless systems and clock/frequency generation circuits for wireline and wireless communications. He holds 23 U.S. patents.


Dr. Rhee has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of the Solid-State Circuits Society (2016-2017) and served as an Associate Editor for IEEE TCAS-II (2008-2009), IEEE JSSC (2012-2018) and a Guest Editor for IEEE JSSC Special Issue in November 2012 and November 2013. He also has served as a member of several IEEE conferences, including ISSCC (2012-2016), CICC, and A-SSCC. 


SengPanU 20150511SENG-PAN U (BEN) - Seng-Pan U (Ben) (S’94 - M’00 - SM’05 - F’16) received the dual Ph.D. (Hons.) degrees from the University of Macau (UM) and the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

He is one of the pioneers and leaders with transformational impact and contributions on the development of the SSC design research activities in both academe and industry in Macau, With past 25 year effort, Macau has been placed on the map as one of the world-renowned centers in SSC design.

Currently, he is UM visiting Professor and Deputy Director of State-Key Laboratory of Analog & Mixed-Signal VLSI, and also the co-founder, currently corporate R&D Director and Site General Manager of Synopsys Macau Ltd (Former Chipidea Microelectronics Macau). He is also the appointed member of the S&T Commission of China Ministry of Education and Macau SAR S&T committee.

He is currently IEEE Fellow (elevated from SSCS). He has been actively involved and promoting for SSCS activities in past years. He founded SSCS Macau chapter, and as the Chairman received the 2012 SSCS Outstanding Chapter Award. He is the SSCS Fellow Evaluation Committee member (2016-18). He was IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer (2014-15), A-SSCC 2013, ISSCC 2018 and ISCAS 2018 Tutorial Speaker.

He is currently the ISSCC ITPC and China country representative, who has successfully led for influential regional promotion and press conference, and also contributed for ISSCC plenary and forum. He is also the A-SSCC subcommittee Chair, and the Organization Chair of A-SSCC 2019 in Macau. He is also VLSI-DAT Analog sub-committee chair and Editorial Board member of Journal AICSP.

He co-authored 200+ publications, 5 books and co-held 13 US patents. He is the co-recipient of the ISSCC 2017 Takuo Sugano Award and ESSCIRC 2014 Best paper award, and he is also the advisor for 30+ student awards, including SSCS Pre-doc Achievement Award, ISSCC Silk-Road Award, A-SSCC Student Design Contest and etc.


Both at the 1st time from Macau, he received the Science & Technology (S&T) Innovation Award of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation in 2010, and also The National State S&T Progress Award in 2011. He also received both the 2012, 2014 and 2016 Macau S&T Invention Award and Progress Award, and Research Achievement Gold Award and Enterprise Innovation Award in the first Business Award of Macau in 2013. In recognition of his contribution in academic research & industrial development, he was awarded by Macau SAR government the Honorary Title of Value in 2010. He was also elected as the “Scientific Chinese of the Year 2012”.




DENNIS SYLVESTER - Dennis Sylvester is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  His main research interests are in the design of miniaturized ultra-low power microsystems, touching on analog, mixed-signal, and digital circuits. He has published over 500 articles and holds 41 US patents in these areas.  His research has been commercialized via three major venture capital funded startup companies; Ambiq Micro, Cubeworks, and Mythic. He has received ten best paper awards and nominations and was named one of the Top Contributing Authors at ISSCC and most prolific author at IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits.  He serves on the technical program committee of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference and as an officer for the IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits. He is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and was an IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2016-2017.  He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from UC-Berkeley, and has held research staff positions at Synopsys and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories as well as visiting professorships at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.  He is an IEEE Fellow.





KATHRYN WILCOX - Kathryn Wilcox is an AMD Fellow in the CPU Core team in Boxborough, MA, USA.

After earning her B.S.E.E. at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, in 1990, Kathryn joined Digital Equipment Corporation and contributed to several Alpha CPU designs. In 2000 she joined C-Port/Motorola to work on network processors until 2003 when she joined AMD.  During her tenure at AMD she has worked on custom circuit designs and circuit design methodology for the K8RevG, Bulldozer, Steamroller and Excavator CPU cores. Her current focus is on design technology co-optimization, libraries, environment and methodology for future CPU cores in advanced technologies.

Kathy has authored or co-authored eight conference and journal publications.

She has served on the Technical Program Committee for International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design from 2015 to 2018, the Technical Program Committee for the  Symposium on VLSI Circuits from 2011 to 2014 and the Technical Program Committee for ISSCC from 2014 to 2018.