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

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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. In 2017 he joined AMS where he is in charge of the research and development of next generation range-sensors. From 2014 to 2017 he has been 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. From 2002 to 2012 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 he is serving as Associate Editor since 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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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
On-Chip Epilepsy Detection: Where Machine Learning Meets Wearable, Patient-Specific Seizure Monitoring Read Abstract

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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