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 2018                                                  Terms Through 31 December 2019
Pietro Andreani Ahmed Ali
Hyeon-min Bae Elad Alon
Vivek De          Klaas Bult
Azita Emami Youngcheol Chae
Daniel Friedman Salvatore Levantino
Harish Krishnaswamy Arun Natarajan
Pui-In (Elvis) Mak Jun Ohta
David Stoppa Maurits Ortmanns
Jan Van der Spiegel Jeyanandh Paramesh
Nick Van Helleputte Fabio Sebastiano
Sorin Voinigescu Ali Sheikholeslami
Piet Wambacq Jae-Yoon Sim
Yong Ping Xu Matt Straayer
Jerald Yoo  Vivienne Sze
Hua Wang
Zhihua Wang 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms through 31 December 2018

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Pietro Andreani
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Terms through 31 December 2018
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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Terms through 31 December 2018
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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Terms through 31 December 2018
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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Terms through 31 December 2018
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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Terms through 31 December 2018
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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Terms through 31 December 2018
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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Jan Van der Spiegel
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Jan Van der Spiegel is a Professor of the Electrical and Systems Engineering, the Director of the Center for Sensor Technologies, and Associate Dean for Professional Program at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the former chair of the Electrical Engineering and interim chair of the Electrical and Systems Engineering Departments. Dr. Van der Spiegel received his Masters degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1974 and 1979, respectively. His primary research interests are in mixed-mode VLSI design, CMOS vision sensors for polarization imaging, biologically based image sensors and sensory information processing systems, and brain-machine interface electronics. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers, and is the co-author of has 8 U.S. patents. He is a fellow of the IEEE, received the IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award, and is the recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the UPS Foundation Distinguished Education Chair and the Bicentennial Class of 1940 Term Chair. He received the Christian and Mary Lindback Foundation, and the S. Reid Warren Award for Distinguished Teaching, the IBM Young Faculty Development Award and the Presidential Young Investigator Award.  He has served on several IEEE program committees (IEDM, ICCD, ISCAS and ISSCC) and was the technical program chair of the 2007 International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC 2007. Van der Spigel is an associate Editor of the IEEE Tr. of Biomedical CAS, and section Editor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the J. of Engineering of the IET, and former Editor of Sensors and Actuators A for North and South America. He has been the chair of the IEEE SSCS Chapters committee from 1998 to 2015.
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Bio-inspired Polarization Imagers - Making the invisible visible Read Abstract
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Sorin Voinigescu
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Terms through 31 December 2018
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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Terms through 31 December 2018
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
On-Chip Epilepsy Detection: Where Machine Learning Meets Wearable, Patient-Specific Seizure Monitoring Read Abstract