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.

Terms through 31 December 2019

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Ahmed Ali
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Ahmed M. A. Ali received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, with distinction and highest honor in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is currently a Fellow at Analog Devices, where he has led the design and development of several industry and world firsts in the high-speed data converter field. Before joining Analog Devices, he was with Texas Instruments’ Mixed-Signal R&D Labs and Wireless Infrastructure Business Unit. His past industrial experience also includes Anacad/Mentor Graphics and Siemens AG. He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2007 and is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers. He is the author of the book: “High Speed Data Converters”, published by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) in 2016. He is also the principal author of more than 30 papers and holds 50 patents. His research interests include analog IC design, high linearity sampling, digitally assisted converters, and signal processing.  Dr. Ali received the S.J. Stein award from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the recipient of the George Stephenson Foundation award, the Catalyst Foundation fellowship award, the University of Pennsylvania fellowship, and several industry and academic excellence awards.
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Digitally assisted data converters Read Abstract
High-speed pipelined ADCs: Fundamentals and variants Read Abstract
Performance metrics of A/D converters Read Abstract
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Elad Alon
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Elad Alon is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). He has held advisory, consulting, or visiting positions at Ayar Labs, Locix, Lion Semiconductor, Cadence, Xilinx, Wilocity (now Qualcomm), Oracle, Intel, AMD, Rambus, Hewlett Packard, and IBM Research, where he worked on digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for computing, test and measurement, power management, and high-speed communications. His research focuses on energy-efficient integrated systems, including the circuit, device, communications, and optimization techniques used to design them. Prof. Alon received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively.  He received the IBM Faculty Award in 2008, the 2009 Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award, as well as the 2010 and 2017 UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering Outstanding Teaching Awards, and has co-authored papers that received the 2010 ISSCC Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions Paper, the 2011 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Best Student Paper Award, the 2012 as well as the 2013 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference Best Student Paper Awards, and 2010-2016 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Most Frequently Cited Paper Award.
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Agile Hardware Design with a Generator-Based Methodology Read Abstract
Circuits and Architectures for 56Gb/s and Beyond Mixed-Signal Serial Links Read Abstract
Injecting Agile into Analog Design Read Abstract
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Klaas Bult
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Klaas Bult received an MSc. and a PhD. degree from Twente University in 1984 and 1988 respectively. From 1988 to 1994 he worked as a Research Scientist at Philips Research Labs, where he worked on Analog CMOS Building Blocks, mainly for application in Video and Audio Systems. In 1993-1994 he was also a part-time professor at Twente University. From 1994 to 1996 he was an associate professor at UCLA, where he worked on Analog and RF Circuits for Mixed-Signal Applications. In the same period he was also a consultant with Broadcom Corporation, in Los Angeles, CA and later in Irvine, CA, during which he started the Analog Design Group at Broadcom. In 1996 he joined Broadcom full-time as a Director, responsible for Analog and RF Circuits for embedded applications in broadband communication systems. In 1999 he became a Sr. Director and started Broadcom’s Design Center in Bunnik, The Netherlands. In 2005 he was appointed Vice President and CTO of Central Engineering. As of 2016 he’s an independent consultant Analog IC Design, operating from The Netherlands.    Klaas Bult is an author of more than 60 international publications and holds more than 60 issued US patents. He is a Broadcom Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, was awarded the Lewis Winner Award for outstanding conference paper on ISSCC 1990, 1992 and 1997, was co-recipient of the Jan Van Vessem best European Paper Award at ISSCC 2004 and the Distinguished paper Award of ISSCC 2014. He was also awarded the ISSCC Best Evening Panel Award in 1997 and 2006 and the Best Forum Speaker Award at ISSCC 2011. Klaas Bult has served more than 12 years on the ISSCC Technical Program Committee, 18 years on the ESSCIRC Technical Program Committee and 7 years as a member of the ESSCIRC/ESSDERC Steering Committee.
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Embedded ADCs Read Abstract
Energy Efficient Nyqvist-Rate ADCs Read Abstract
High Speed CMOS DACs Read Abstract
Power Efficient Residue Amplifiers Read Abstract
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Youngcheol Chae
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Youngcheol Chae received the B.S. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 2003, 2005 and 2009, respectively. From 2009 to 2011, he was a post doctoral researcher with the Electronic Instrumentation Lab. of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Dr. Chae is currently  an Associate Professor at Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Yonsei University. After joining Yonsei since 2012, he leads the Mixed-Signal IC Laboratory working on low-power data converters, high performance sensors and interface circuits. This results in more than 70 technical papers and 30 patents. He received the Haedong Young Engineer Award from IEE Korea in 2017. He received the Outstanding Research Award of Yonsei University in 2017 and also received the Outstanding Teaching Awards of Yonsei University (2013 and 2014). He received a research grant from Samsung Research Funding Center in 2017 and a VENI grant from Dutch Technology Foundation STW in 2011. Dr. Chae is a member of the Technical Program Committees of International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC).
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Energy-Efficient High-Resolution ADCs Read Abstract
Energy-Efficient Inverter-Based Amplifiers Read Abstract
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Salvatore Levantino
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Salvatore Levantino received the Laurea degree and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was a consultant at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, working on the design of CMOS RF front-ends. Since 2005, he has been an Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Professor of electrical engineering at Politecnico di Milano. He coauthored 5 patents, more than 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and the textbook “Integrated Frequency Synthesizers for Wireless Systems” (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007). Dr. Levantino was guest editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (2016) and associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems–I (2014-2015) and for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems–II (2012- 2013). He is a senior member of IEEE and a TPC member of the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium.
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Advanced techniques in digital PLLs Read Abstract
Basics of digital PLLs Read Abstract
Frequency synthesisers based on realigned oscillators Read Abstract
Wideband phase/frequency modulators Read Abstract
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Arun Natarajan
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Integrated mm-Wave Transmitters and Receivers for Spatial-Filtering Arrays Read Abstract
RF Spatial Filtering for MIMO Wireless Networks Read Abstract
Wireless Powering for Ultra Low Power Batteryless IoT Sensing and Communication Read Abstract
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Jun Ohta
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Jun Ohta received the B.E., M.E., and Dr. Eng. degrees in applied physics, all from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1981, 1983, and 1992, respectively. In 1983, he joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hyogo, Japan. From 1992 to 1993, he was a visiting researcher in Optoelectronics Computing Systems Center, University of Colorado at Boulder. In 1998, he joined Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Nara, Japan as Associate Professor. He was appointed as Professor in 2004. His current research interests are smart CMOS image sensors, retinal prosthesis, and biomedical-photonic LSIs. He received several awards including “The National Commendation for Invention” in 2001, “The Izuo Hayashi Award, Japanese Society of Applied Physics” in 2009, etc.

He is a member of Japan Society of Applied Physics (Fellow), ITE Japan (Fellow), IEE Japan, IEICE Japan, IEEE (Senior Member), and OSA.

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Image sensors for biomedical applications Read Abstract
Micro optoelectronic devices for measuring and controlling biological functions Read Abstract
Present status and issues of retinal prostheses Read Abstract
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Maurits Ortmanns
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Maurits Ortmanns (M'04-SM'11) received the Dr.-Ing. degree in microsystems engineering from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 2004, with highest honors. From 2004 - 2005, he has been with sci-worx GmbH, Hannover, Germany, where he was working in the field of mixed-signal circuits for biomedical implants. In 2006, he was appointed Assistant Professor for Integrated Interface Circuits at the Institute for Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg. Since May 2008, Prof. Ortmanns is full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ulm, where he heads the Institute of Microelectronics.Prof. Ortmanns' main research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuit design, self-correcting and reconfigurable analog circuits, with special emphasis on data converters and implantable electronics.Prof. Ortmanns received the VDI and the VDE award in 1999, Best Student Paper Awards at MWSCAS 2009 and at SampTA 2011, the ITG Publication Award 2015, best demo awards at ICECS 2016 and SENSORS 2017, and the faculty teaching awards 2012 and 2015.He served as program committee member of ESSCirC, DATE, ICECS, and ECCTD, as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems I and II and as Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal Solid State Circuits. Prof. Ortmanns was a Technical Program and Executive Committee member of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) between 2012-2016 and the European Regional Chair of ISSCC 2015. He holds several patents, is author of the book "Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta A/D Conversion" and several other book chapters, and he contributed more than 200 IEEE journal and conference papers.
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Implantable electronics for highly parallel neural interfaces Read Abstract
Continuous-Time Sigma-Delta ADCs for Receiver Applications - Basics, Non-idealities and State of the Art Read Abstract
Data and Power Telemetry for Implants Read Abstract
Trends in Analog-to-Digital Converters - State of the Art Overview and Prospective Future Developments Read Abstract
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Jeyanandh Paramesh
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Jeyanandh Paramesh received the B.Tech degree from IIT, Madras, the M.S degree from Oregon State University and the Ph.D degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He previously held product development and research positions with AKM Semiconductor (Analog Devices), Motorola and Intel. He has served on as Associate Editor for TCAS-II and on the RFIC Symposium (2012-present) and VLSI Circuit Symposium (2011-2015) technical program committees. His research broadly addresses design and technological challenges related to RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems for emerging applications.
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High-performance Digital Frequency Synthesizers for Millimeter-wave Applications Read Abstract
Millimeter-wave MIMO Transceivers for Future Wireless Systems Read Abstract
RF Circuit Reconfiguration Using Phase-Change Switches Read Abstract
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Fabio Sebastiano
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Fabio Sebastiano holds degrees from University of Pisa, Italy (B.Sc., 2003, cum laude; M.Sc., 2005, cum laude), from Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy (M.Sc., 2006, cum laude) and from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Ph.D., 2011). From 2006 to 2013, he was with NXP Semiconductors Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he conducted research on fully integrated CMOS frequency references, nanometer-CMOS temperature sensors and area-efficient interfaces for magnetic sensors. In 2013, he joined Delft University of Technology, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His main research interests are cryogenic electronic interfaces, quantum computation, fully-integrated frequency references and electronic interfaces for smart sensors. Dr. Sebastiano holds 10 patents, and has co-authored 1 book and over 50 technical publications. He was co-recipient of the 2008 ISCAS Best Student Paper Award. Fabio is a senior member of IEEE and has given invited talks and courses at several international conferences including the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
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References for smart sensors Read Abstract
To XTAL or not to XTAL: the quest for fully integrated frequency references Read Abstract
Towards Large-Scale Quantum computers: Cryogenic CMOS for Scalable Quantum Computation Read Abstract
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Ali Sheikholeslami
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Ali Sheikholeslami (S'98-M'99-SM'02) received the B.Sc. degree from Shiraz University, Iran, in 1990 and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1994 and 1999, respectively, all in electrical engineering. In 1999, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto where he is currently Professor and Associate Chair, Research. He was on research sabbatical with Fujitsu Labs in 2005-2006, and with Analog Devices in 2012-2013. His research interests are in analog and digital integrated circuits, high-speed signaling, and VLSI memory design. He has coauthored over 70 journal and conference papers, 10 patents, and a graduate-level textbook entitled "Understanding Jitter and Phase Noise".
Dr. Sheikholeslami served on the Memory, Technology Directions, and Wireline Subcommittees of the ISSCC in 2001-2004, 2002-2005, and 2007-2013, respectively. He currently serves as the Education Chair for both ISSCC and SSCS, and as a member of SSCS Administration Committee. He is an Associate Editor for the Solid-State Circuits Magazine, in which he has a regular column entitled "Circuit Intuitions". He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE TCAS-I for 2010-2012, and the program chair for the 2004 IEEE ISMVL. 
Dr. Sheikholeslami has received numerous teaching awards including the 2005-2006 Early Career Teaching Award and the 2010 Faculty Teaching Award, both from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada.
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Basics of Blind ADC-Based Clock and Data Recovery Circuits Read Abstract
Basics of Jitter in Wireline Communications Read Abstract
Circuit Intuitions Read Abstract
Jitter in Data Converters and Wireline Circuits Read Abstract
The Circle of Intuitions and Innovations in Circuits Read Abstract
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Jae-Yoon Sim
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Jae-Yoon Sim Jae-Yoon Sim received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2005, he was a Senior Engineer in the Samsung Electronics, Korea. From 2003 to 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Southern California, USA. From 2011 to 2012, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. In 2005, he joined POSTECH, where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include clock generation, serial and parallel links, data converters and sensor interface circuits. He has served in the Technical Program Committees of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Symposium on VLSI Circuits, and Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference. He was a corecipient of the Takuo Sugano Award at ISSCC 2001.

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Design considerations of digital PLL Read Abstract
Design considerations of low-power RC oscillator Read Abstract
Design considerations of nano-watt reference generation Read Abstract
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Matt Straayer
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Matt Straayer received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2008. From 2001 to 2003 he worked at Integrated Sensing Systems designing custom CMOS IC for capacitive and resonant MEMS sensors, and from 2003-2008 he designed mixed-signal circuits for high-speed analog and RF applications at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In 2008 he helped co-found Cambridge Analog Technologies (CAT), an IP company where he led the commercialization of zero-crossing circuits for high performance analog-to-digital converters. Since acquisition in 2011 he has been with Maxim Integrated Products, and is currently Managing Director of the Advanced R&D design team leading corporate technology development and IP re-use programs. Dr. Straayer is the author of numerous publications and patents, and currently serves on the ISSCC data converter technical program committee. 

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Analog IP: Pipe-line or Pipe-dream? Read Abstract
Fundamentals of Time-Based Circuits Read Abstract
Time-Based Circuits for High-Performance ADC Read Abstract
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Vivienne Sze
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Vivienne Sze is an Associate Professor at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.  Her research interests include energy-aware signal processing algorithms, and low-power circuit and system design for portable multimedia applications, including computer vision, deep learning, autonomous navigation, and video process/coding. Prior to joining MIT, she was a Member of Technical Staff in the R&D Center at TI, where she developed algorithms and hardware for the latest video coding standard H.265/HEVC, which received a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award.  She is a co-editor of the book entitled “High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC): Algorithms and Architectures” (Springer, 2014).  Prof. Sze received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degree from MIT in 2006 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, she received the Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize in Electrical Engineering at MIT.  She is a recipient of the 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award, the 2016 Google Faculty Research Award, the 2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award, the 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2007 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, and a co-recipient of the 2016 IEEE Micro Top Picks Award and the 2008 A-SSCC Outstanding Design Award. For more information about research in the Energy-Efficient Multimedia Systems Group at MIT visit: http://www.rle.mit.edu/eems/
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Energy-Efficient Deep Learning: Challenges and Opportunities Read Abstract
Energy-Efficient Edge Computing for AI-driven Applications Read Abstract
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Zhihua Wang
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Zhihua Wang (M’99-SM’04-F’17) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering in 1983, 1985 and 1990, respectively, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he has served as full professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Microelectronics since 1997 and 2000. He was a visiting scholar at CMU (1992-1993) and KU Leuven (1993-1994), and was a visiting professor at HKUST (2014.9-2015.3). His current research mainly focuses on CMOS RFIC and biomedical applications, involving RFID, PLL, low-power wireless transceivers, and smart clinic equipment combined with leading edge RFIC and digital image processing techniques. He has co-authored 12 books/chapters, over 183 (480) papers in international journals (conferences), over 244 (29) papers in Chinese journals (conferences) and holds 123 Chinese and 8 US patents.

 Prof. Wang has served as the chairman of IEEE SSCS Beijing Chapter (1999-2009), an AdCom Member of the IEEE SSCS (2016-2019), a technology program committee member of the IEEE ISSCC (2005-2011), a steering committee member of the IEEE A-SSCC (2005-), the technical program chair for A-SSCC 2013, a guest editor for IEEE JSSC Special Issues (2006.12, 2009.12 and 2014.11), an associate editor of IEEE Trans on CAS-I, CAS-II and IEEE Trans on BioCAS, and other administrative/expert committee positions in China’s national science and technology projects.

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Binaural Hearing Aid System and the Intelligent Acoustic Signal Processing Read Abstract
Design Challenges of RF transceiver satisfying the requirements of medical applications Read Abstract
Wireless power transfer for miniaturized medical devices Read Abstract
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Hua Wang
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Hua Wang received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He worked at Intel Corporation and Skyworks Solutions. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in 2012 and is promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2018. Dr. Wang is interested in innovating mixed-signal, RF, and mm-Wave integrated circuits and hybrid systems for wireless communication, radar, imaging, and bioelectronics applications. Dr. Wang received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015, the IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2017, the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award in 2016, the Georgia Tech ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award in 2015, and the Lockheed Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015. He holds the Demetrius T. Paris Professorship of the School of ECE at Georgia Tech. Dr. Wang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (MWCL). He is a Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member for IEEE ISSCC, RFIC, CICC, and BCTM conferences. He is a Steering Committee Member for IEEE RFIC and CICC. He serves as the Chair of the Atlanta’s IEEE CAS/SSCS joint chapter, which won the IEEE SSCS Outstanding Chapter Award in 2014.
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Broadband, Linear, and High-Efficiency Mm-Wave Power Amplifiers ― The Unreasonable Quest for “Perfect” 5G Mm-Wave Power Amplifiers and Some Reasonable Solutions Read Abstract
Merging Antenna Designs with Electronic Circuits ― Multi-Feed Antennas Based Mm-Wave Front-Ends in Silicon for On-Antenna Power Combining, Active Load Modulation, and Full Duplex Operations Read Abstract
Using Moore's Law to Break Eroom's Law? ― Multimodal CMOS Cellular Interface for High Throughput Drug Screening and New Drug Development Read Abstract

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Keith Bowman
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Keith A. Bowman is a Principal Engineer and Manager in the Processor Research Team at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. in Raleigh, NC, USA.  He is responsible for researching and developing circuit technologies for enhancing the performance and energy efficiency of Qualcomm processors.  He pioneered the invention, design, and test of Qualcomm’s first commercially successful circuit for mitigating the adverse effects of supply voltage droops.  He received the B.S. degree from North Carolina State University in 1994 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995 and 2001, respectively, all in electrical engineering.  From 2001 to 2013, he worked in the Technology Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Group and the Circuit Research Lab at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, OR, USA.  In 2013, he joined Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Bowman has published over 80 technical papers in refereed conferences and journals, authored one book chapter, received 19 patents, and presented 38 tutorials on variation-tolerant circuit designs.  He received the 2016 Qualcomm Corporate Research and Development (CRD) Distinguished Contributor Award for Technical Contributions, representing CRD’s highest recognition, for the pioneering invention of the auto-calibrating adaptive clock distribution circuit, which significantly enhances processor performance, energy efficiency, and yield and is integral to the success of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 820 and future processors.  He was the Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair and the General Conference Chair for ISQED in 2012 and 2013, respectively, and for ICICDT in 2014 and 2015, respectively.  Since 2016, he has served on the ISSCC TPC.

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Adaptive and Resilient Circuits for Processors Read Abstract
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Meng-Fan (Marvin) Chang
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Meng-Fan Chang received the M.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University, US, and the Ph.D. degree from the National Chiao Tung University, Hisnchu, Taiwan, respectively. Currently, he is a Full Professor at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan. Before 2006, he has worked in industry over 10 years.

From 1996 to 1997, he designed memory compilers in Mentor Graphics, New Jersey, US. From 1997 to 2001, he designed embedded SRAMs and Flash in Design Service Division (DSD) at TSMC, Hsinchu, Taiwan. During 2001–2006, he was a co-founder and a Director in IPLib Company, Taiwan, where he developed embedded SRAM and ROM compilers, Flash macros, and Flat-cell ROM products. His research interests include circuit designs for volatile and nonvolatile memory, ultra-low-voltage systems, 3D-memory, circuit-device interactions, spintronics circuits, memristor logics for neuromorphic computing, and computing-in-memory for Artificial Intelligence.    

            Dr. Chang has been serving as an associate editor for IEEE TVLSI, IEEE TCAD, and a guest editor of IEEE JSSC. He has been serving on technical program committees for ISSCC, IEDM (Ex-com and MT chair), DAC (sub-com chair), ISCAS (track co-chair), A-SSCC, and numerous international conferences. He has been a Distinguished Lecture (DL) speaker for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) and Circuits and Systems Society (CASS), technical committee member (Chair-Elect of NG-TC) of CASS, and the administrative committee (AdCom) member of IEEE Nanotechnology Council. He has also been serving as the Program Director of Micro-Electronics Program of Ministry of Since and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan during 2018-2020, Associate Executive Director for Taiwan’s National Program of Intelligent Electronics (NPIE) and NPIE bridge program during 2011-2018. He is the recipient of several prestigious national-level awards in Taiwan, including the Outstanding Research Award of MOST-Taiwan (2018), Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award (2017), Academia Sinica Junior Research Investigators Award (2012) and Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (2011). He is an IEEE Fellow. 

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Computing-in-Memory for AI Chips: Trends and Challenges Read Abstract
Embedded Nonvolatile Memory and Nonvolatile Logics for IoT: Trends and Challenges Read Abstract
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Timothy (Tod) Dickson
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Timothy O. (Tod) Dickson received dual B.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering with highest honors from the University of Florida in 1999.  He completed the M. Eng degree at the University of Florida in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto in 2006, both in electrical engineering.

In 2006, he joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y where he is currently a Research Staff Member.  His research focuses on the design of high-speed, low-power serial transceivers for electrical and optical links.  Since 2014, he has served on the Technical Advisory Board of the Semiconductor Research Corporation Analog-Mixed Signal Circuits, Systems, and Devices (AMS-CSD) thrust, which he chaired in 2015 and 2016.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in New York, NY, where he has taught graduate level courses in analog and mixed-signal circuit design since 2007.

 

Dr. Dickson has been a recipient or co-recipient of several best paper awards, including the Best Paper Award for the 2009 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 2009 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the Best Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), and the Best Student Paper Award at the 2004 Symposium on VLSI Circuits. From 2007-2009, he served as a member of the Technical Programming Committee (TPC) of the IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium.  He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters, and as a TPC member for the wireline subcommittee of the IEEE CICC.  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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High-Speed CMOS Serial Transmitters for 56-112Gb/s Electrical Interconnects Not yet available.
Power Efficient Parallel Interfaces for High-Density Short Reach Interconnects Not yet available.
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Gabriele Manganaro
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Gabriele Manganaro (S'95, M'98, SM'03, F'16) holds a Dr.Eng. and a Ph.D. degree in Electronics from the University of Catania, Italy. Starting in 1994, he did research with ST Microelectronics and at Texas A&M University. He worked in data converters' IC design at Texas Instruments, Engim Inc, and as Design Director at National Semiconductor. Since 2010 he has been with Analog Devices, first as an Engineering Director for High Speed Data Converters, and more recently as a Technology Director for the Communication Products Division. He served in the technical sub-committee for Data Converters of the ISSCC for seven consecutive years. He was Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems - Part II and then Associate Editor, Deputy Editor in Chief and finally Editor in Chief for IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems - Part I. He authored/co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, three books (notably "Advanced Data Converters", Cambridge University Press, 2011) and has been granted 17 US patents, with more pending. He was recipient of scientific awards, including the 1995 CEU Award from the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK), the 1999 IEEE Circuits and Systems Outstanding Young Author Award and the 2007 IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award. He is an IEEE Fellow (since 2016), a Fellow of the IET (since 2009), Member of the scientific honor society Sigma Xi, and was a member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2016-2018). Gabriele has received international technical & leadership recognition; he is often invited to speak on technical subjects at key conferences and top universities and developed and taught graduate professional courses in data converters design and mixed-signal design at the University of Oxford (UK).
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Analog and mixed-signal front-ends and techniques for IoT sensor networks Read Abstract
Mixed-signal technologies for ultra-wide band signal processing systems Read Abstract
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Patrick Mercier
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Patrick Mercier is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-founder/co-director of the Center for Wearable Sensors at UC San Diego. He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 2006, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Prof. Mercier has received numerous awards, including the NSF CAREER Award in 2018, the Biocom Catalyst Award in 2017, the UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016, the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2015, the Beckman Young Investigator Award in 2015, The Hellman Fellowship Award in 2014, the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Jack Kilby Award in 2010, amongst others. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers in venues such as Nature Biotechnology, Nature Communications, ISSCC (13 papers in the last six years), Advanced Science, and others. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters, is a member of the ISSCC, CICC, and VLSI Technical Program Committees, and has co-edited two books: Power Management Integrated Circuits (CRC Press, 2016), and Ultra-Low-Power Short-Range Radios (Springer, 2015). His research interests include the design of energy-efficient mixed-signal systems, RF circuits, power converters, and sensor interfaces for wearable, medical, and mobile applications.

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Ultra-Low-Power High-Sensitivity Wake-up Radios Read Abstract
Ultra-Low-Power Integrated Circuits and Physiochemical Sensors for Next-Generation “Unawearables” Read Abstract
Ultra-Small Near-Zero-Power Radios, Implants, and Sensing Systems Read Abstract
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Kenichi Okada
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Kenichi Okada is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Communications and Computer Engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1998, 2000, and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in Kyoto University. From 2003 to 2007, he was an Assistant Professor at the Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan. Since 2007, he has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Electronics and then the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 journal and conference papers. His current research interests include millimeter-wave CMOS wireless transceivers for 20/28/39/60/77/79/100/300GHz for WiGig, 5G, satellite and future wireless system, digital PLL, synthesizable PLL, atomic clock, and ultra-low-power wireless transceivers for Bluetooth Low-Energy, and Sub-GHz applications.


Prof. Okada is a member of the IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), and the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP). He received the Ericsson Young Scientist Award in 2004, the A-SSCC Outstanding Design Award in 2006 and 2011, the ASP-DAC Special Feature Award in 2011 and Best Design Award in 2014 and 2015, JSPS Prize in 2014, Suematsu Yasuharu Award in 2015, MEXT Prizes for Science and Technology in 2017, and more than 40 other international and domestic awards. He is/was a member of the technical program committees of ISSCC, VLSI Circuits, and ESSCIRC, and he also is/was Guest Editors and an Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.

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Basics of CMOS Millimeter-Wave Transceiver Design Read Abstract
Millimeter-Wave Phased-Array Transceiver Design for 5G New Radio Read Abstract
Ultra-Low-Power DTC-Based Fractional-N Digital PLL Techniques Read Abstract
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Sudhakar Pamarti
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Dr. Sudhakar Pamarti is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received the Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1995, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 1997 and 2003 respectively. He has either worked for, consulted with, or advised both software and hardware companies such as Hughes Software Systems, Rambus Inc., SiTime, Texas Instruments, Alterra, FemtoDX etc. on various aspects of wireless and wireline communications, and analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuit (IC) design. 

His research focuses on developing various techniques, especially signal processing ones, to overcome common impairments in ICs. This includes both establishing the theoretical basis of such techniques as well as demonstrating their efficacy using record setting prototype ICs. Dr. Pamarti is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award. He currently serves on the technical program committees of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference and IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, and has, in the past, served as an Associate Editor for both Parts I and II of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems.

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Low power clocking for energy conscious IoT systems Read Abstract
Signal processing techniques to improve IC performance Read Abstract
Time-varying filtering techniques for RF front-ends Read Abstract
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Yogesh Ramadass
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Yogesh Ramadass received his B. Tech. degree from IIT-Kharagpur and the S. M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently the director of power management R&D at Kilby Labs, Texas Instruments, where he is involved in research and product development efforts looking into high power density automotive and industrial switching converters, small form-factor power management solutions for consumer electronics, nano-power IoT designs and high voltage power systems.

 Dr. Ramadass was awarded the President of India Gold Medal in 2004, the EETimes ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in 2013 and the ‘Young Alumni Achiever’ award by IIT-Kharagpur in 2018. He was a co-recipient of the best paper awards at CICC 2018 and ISSCC 2009 and the Beatrice Winner award for editorial excellence at ISSCC 2007. He is a senior member of the IEEE and serves as the chair of the ‘Power Management’ sub-committee at ISSCC. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits from 2015-2018 and on the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits from 2016-2018.

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High Voltage Power Devices, Converter Topologies and Applications Read Abstract
Power Electronics for the Future: Research Trends and Challenges Read Abstract
Powering the IoT – Batteries Optional Read Abstract
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Patrick Reynaert
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Patrick Reynaert was born in Wilrijk, Belgium, in 1976. He received the Master of Industrial Sciences in Electronics (ing.) from the Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerpen, Belgium in 1998 and both the Master of Electrical Engineering (ir.) and the Ph.D. in Engineering Science (dr.) from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium in 2001 and 2006 respectively.

During 2006-2007, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California at Berkeley, with the support of a BAEF Francqui Fellowship. During the summer of 2007, he was a visiting researcher at Infineon, Villach, Austria.

Since October 2007, he is a Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT-MICAS). His main research interests include mm-wave and THz CMOS circuit design, high-speed circuits and RF power amplifiers.

Patrick Reynaert is a Senior Member of the IEEE and chair of the IEEE SSCS Benelux Chapter. He serves or has served on the technical program committees of several international conferences including ISSCC, IEDM, ESSCIRC, RFIC, ICECS and PRIME. He has served as Associate Editor for Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I, and as Guest Editor for the Journal of Solid-State Circuits.

He received the 2011 TSMC-Europractice Innovation Award, the ESSCIRC-2011 Best Paper award and the 2014 2nd Bell Labs Prize.

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CMOS RF and mm-wave Power Amplifiers for 5G Read Abstract
Polymer Microwave Fibers: a blend of wireline, wireless and optical communication Read Abstract
THz in CMOS: dream, nightmare or reality? Read Abstract
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Kaushik Sengupta
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Kaushik Sengupta received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in electronics and electrical communication engineering from IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2013, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, as a Faculty Member. His current research interests include high-frequency ICs, electromagnetics, and optics for various applications in sensing, imaging, and high-speed communication. Dr. Sengupta received the Bell Labs Prize (2017), Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Office of Naval Research in 2017, the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2018) E. Lawrence Keys, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Junior Faculty Award and the 2015 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize. He was four times selected to the Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and received the ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ from the School of Engineering at Princeton University in 2018 nominated by the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Council. He has served on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE ESSCIRC, IEEE CICC, IEEE ICC and PIERS, and is currently a member the MTT-4 Committee on Terahertz technology.
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Millimeter-scale Nano-Optical Systems for Future Diagnostics and Sensing: Merging Nanophotonics in Embedded Electronics in the Visible Range Read Abstract
Multi-port mm-Wave Transceivers and Antenna Interfaces: Towards Programmable mm-Wave Front-ends Read Abstract
Towards Universality in Chip-scale Terahertz Systems: Bridging the ‘THz’ and ‘Application’ gap in the Next Ten Years Read Abstract
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Makoto Takamiya
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Makoto Takamiya (S'98-M'00-SM'14) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively. In 2000, he joined NEC Corporation, Japan, where he was engaged in the circuit design of high speed digital LSI's. In 2005, he joined University of Tokyo, Japan, where he is an associate professor of VLSI Design and Education Center. From 2013 to 2014, he stayed at University of California, Berkeley as a visiting scholar. His research interests include the integrated power management circuits for wireless powering and energy harvesting for IoT applications, and the digital gate driver IC for power electronics. He is a member of the technical program committee of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and is a Far East Regional Vice-Chair in ISSCC 2019. He formerly served on the technical program committees of IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits from 2009 to 2017 and IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference from 2006 to 2011. He received 2009 and 2010 IEEE Paul Rappaport Awards and the best paper award in 2013 IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference.

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Injecting Digital into Power Electronics: Programmable Digital Gate Driver IC for Power Transistors Read Abstract
Integrated Power Management Circuits for Energy-Efficient IoT Systems Read Abstract
Power delivery to Ultra-Thin Flexible Electronics for Wearable Healthcare Applications Read Abstract