Distinguished Lecturer Roster

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

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

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Terms through 31 December 2021

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Massimo Alioto
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Terms through 31 December 2021

Massimo Alioto (M’01–SM’07-F’16) received the MSc degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Catania (Italy) in 1997 and 2001. He is currently with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore where he leads the Green IC group and is the Director of the Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems area. Previously, he held positions at the University of Siena, Intel Labs – CRL (2013), University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2011-2012), BWRC – University of California, Berkeley (2009-2011), and EPFL (Switzerland, 2007).

He has authored or co-authored more than 280 publications on journals and conference proceedings. He is author of four books, including Enabling the Internet of Things - from Circuits to Systems (Springer, 2017), and the latest on Adaptive Digital Circuits for Power-Performance Range beyond Wide Voltage Scaling (Springer, 2020). His primary research interests include self-powered wireless integrated systems, near-threshold circuits for green computing, widely energy-scalable integrated systems, data-driven integrated systems, hardware-level security, and emerging technologies, among the others.

He is the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (2019-2020), and was the Deputy Editor in Chief of the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (2018). In 2009-2010 he was Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, for which he is/was also member of the Board of Governors (2015-2020), and Chair of the “VLSI Systems and Applications” Technical Committee (2010-2012). He served as Guest Editor of several IEEE journal special issues, and Associate Editor of a number of IEEE and ACM journals. He is/was Technical Program Chair and Track Chair in a number of IEEE conferences (e.g., ISCAS 2023, SOCC, ICECS), and is currently in the IEEE “Digital architectures and systems” ISSCC subcommittee, and the ASSCC TPC. Prof. Alioto is an IEEE Fellow.

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Circuits and architectures for computation with ultra-wide power-performance adaptation - Well beyond voltage scaling Read Abstract
Energy-Quality Scalable Integrated Systems - Preserving Energy Downscaling at the End of Moore’s Law Read Abstract
From Less Batteries to Battery-Less: Enabling A Greener World through Ultra-Wide Adaptation down to pWs Read Abstract
Pervasive hardware security: embedding it everywhere, continuously and inexpensively Read Abstract
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Andrea Bevilacqua
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Terms through 31 December 2021

Andrea  Bevilacqua received the Laurea and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, in 2000, and 2004,  respectively. From 2005 to 2015, he was an Assistant Professor with the  Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, where he is now an Associate Professor. His current research interests include the design of analog and RF/microwave integrated circuits and the analysis of wireless communication systems, radars, and dcdc converters. He is author or co-author of more than 90 technical papers, and he holds 5 patents.

Dr. Bevilacqua is a member of the ITPC of IEEE ISSCC. He served in the TPC of IEEE ESSCIRC from 2007 to 2019, and was TPC Co-Chair of  IEEE ESSCIRC 2014. He was a member of the TPC of IEEE ICUWB from 2008  to 2010. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of  Circuits and Systems II from 2011 to 2013 and was nominated Best Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems II for 2012 to 2013. He served as a Guest Editor for the special issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits dedicated to ESSCIRC 2017. 

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High Resolution Radar Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection: Trends and Challenges Read Abstract
Integrated Transformers: from Principles to Applications Read Abstract
Low-Phase Noise Bipolar VCOs for Integrated 5G Front-Ends Read Abstract
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Venumadhav (Venu) Bhagavatula
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Venumadhav Bhagavatula received the B.E. degree in electronics and communication from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, the M.Tech. degree in electronic design technology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, in 2005, 2007, and 2013. Since 2014 he has been with the Advanced Circuit Design group at Samsung Semiconductors Inc., San Jose, CA, USA. His research interests include RF/mm-wave and low-power mixed signal circuits. He currently serves as a technical program committee member for the ISSCC.

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Evolution of cellular RFICs (2G to 5G) Read Abstract
Insights into transceiver design for 5G mm-wave equipped cell-phones Read Abstract
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Jaehyouk Choi
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Jaehyouk Choi (S’06–M’11) was born in Seoul, South Korea. He received the B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2003, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 2008 and 2010, respectively.

From 2010 to 2011, he was with Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA, where he was involved in designing multi-standard cellular transceivers. In 2012, he joined the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, and served as a faculty member. Since 2019, he has been an Associate Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea.

Dr. Choi has been a TPC member of the IEEE ISSCC since 2017 and the IEEE ESSCIRC since 2016. He was the country representative of Korea for the ISSCC Far-East region in 2018. He have authored and coauthored more than 60 journal and conference publications. His research interests include low-power and high-performance analog, mixed signal, and RF integrated circuits for emerging wireless/wired communication standards.

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Low-jitter ring-oscillator-based digital PLLs Read Abstract
MmWave-band frequency synthesizers Read Abstract
Ring-oscillator-based injection-locked clock generators Read Abstract
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Man-Kay (Matthew) Law
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Terms through 31 December 2021

Man-Kay Law received the B.Sc. degree in computer engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 2006 and 2011, respectively.

In 2011, he joined HKUST as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He is currently an Associate Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, Institute of Microelectronics, University of Macau, Macau, China. He has authored and coauthored more than 90 technical publications, and holds six U.S./Chinese patents. His research interests are on the development of ultra-low-power CMOS sensing/readout circuits and energy harvesting (EH) techniques for wireless and biomedical applications.

Dr. Law is a TPC member of IEEE ISSCC. He is also the country representative of China for the ISSCC Far-East region in 2019.  He was a co-recipient of the ASQED Best Paper Award in 2013, the A-SSCC Distinguished Design Award in 2015, the ASPDAC Best Design Award in 2016, and the Macao Science and Technology Invention Award (Second Class) by Macau Government–FDCT in 2014 and 2018. He is also the advisor for student awards, including the SSCS Pre-doctoral Achievement Award and the ISSCC Silkroad Award.

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Capacitive Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Techniques Read Abstract
High Efficiency Reconfigurable Monolithic Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter Read Abstract
Ultra-low Power/Energy Efficient High Accuracy CMOS Temperature Sensors for passive RFID Applications Read Abstract
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Qiang Li
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Qiang Li is a professor at the Institute of Integrated Circuits and Systems (IICS), University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China. He received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2007.

He has been working on analog/RF and mixed-signal circuits in both academia and industry. In 2001-2002, he was an RTP analog design engineer at the Centre for Wireless Communications (now I2R, A-STAR), Singapore. In 2006-2008, he was a senior engineer and project leader at the Institute of Microelectronics, A-STAR, Singapore. In 2008-2009, he was a Technical Consultant at the OKI Techno Centre (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. In 2011-2014, he was an Associate Professor at the Aarhus University, Denmark. He was the Vice Dean of the School of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, UESTC, during 2014-2018. He is the founding head of the Institute of Integrated Circuits and Systems of UESTC. His research interests include low-voltage and low-power analog/RF circuits, data converters, and mixed-mode circuits for biomedical and sensor interfaces.

Dr. Li was a recipient of the Young Changjiang Scholar award in 2015, UESTC Teaching Excellence award in 2011 and Service Excellence award in 2018. He serves on the Technical Program Committees of ESSCIRC and ASSCC, the Student Research Preview (SRP) committee of ISSCC, and was the TPC Chair of IEEE 2018 APCCAS. He was/is a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I) and an Associate Editor of IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems. He is the founding chair of IEEE SSCS/CASS Chengdu Joint Chapter.

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CMRR Enhancement Techniques for Instrumentation Amplifiers Read Abstract
Subsampling-Based On-Chip Power-Supply Noise Analyzers Read Abstract
Subthreshold and Near-Threshold Analog Design Techniques Read Abstract
VCO-Based SAR ADCs Exploiting Inherent Oscillation-Cycle Information Read Abstract
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Dejan Markovic
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Dejan Marković is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also affiliated with UCLA Bioengineering Department, Neuroengineering field. He completed the Ph.D. degree in 2006 at the University of California, Berkeley, for which he was awarded 2007 David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize. His current research is focused on implantable neuromodulation systems, domain-specific compute architectures, and design methodologies. Dr. Marković co-founded Flex Logix Technologies, a semiconductor IP startup, in 2014, and helped build foundational technology of Ceribell, a medical device startup. He received an NSF CAREER Award in 2009. In 2010, he was a co-recipient of ISSCC Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions. He also received 2014 ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper.

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Closed-Loop Neuromodulation Read Abstract
Next-Generation Chip and System Solutions Read Abstract
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Omeed Momeni
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Omeed Momeni (S’04-M’12-SM’18) received the B.Sc. degree from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, the M.S. degree from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, and the Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, all in Electrical Engineering, in 2002, 2006, and 2011, respectively.

He joined the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California, Davis in 2011 and is currently an Associate Professor. He was a visiting professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at University of California, Irvine from 2011 to 2012. From 2004 to 2006, he was with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a RFIC designer. His research interests include mm-wave and terahertz integrated circuits and systems.

 

Prof. Momeni serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) since 2020, and a Technical Program Committee member of International Microwave Symposium (IMS) since 2017 and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium since 2018. He has also served as an Associate Editor of Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (TMTT) in 2018-20, an organizing committee member of IEEE International Workshop on Design Automation for Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuits in 2013, and the chair of the IEEE Ithaca GOLD section in 2008-11. Prof. Momeni is the recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2015, the Professor of the Year 2014 by IEEE at UC Davis, the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from the Cornell ECE Department in 2011, the Outstanding Graduate Award from Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage (APSIH) in 2011, the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Workshop on Microwave Passive Circuits and Filters in 2010, the Cornell University Jacob’s fellowship in 2007 and the NASA-JPL fellowship in 2003.

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Scalable Standing Wave Integrated Circuits for Power Generation, Radiation and Beam Steering at mm-Wave and Terahertz Spectrum Read Abstract
Transistor Limits for mm-Wave and Terahertz Signal Generation and Power Amplification Read Abstract
Wideband and Low Power Frequency Synthesis for mm-Wave and Terahertz Applications Read Abstract
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Masato Motomura
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Masato Motomura received B.S. and M.S.in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and Ph.D. of Electrical Engineering in 1996, all from Kyoto University. He joined NEC research laboratories in 1987, where he worked on various
hardware architectures including multi-thread parallel processors, memory-based processors, and reconfigurable systems. From 2001 to 2008 he led research and productization of DRP (dynamically reconfigurable
processor) that he invented. He was also a visiting researcher at MIT Laboratory for Computer Science from 1991 to 1992. He became a professor at Hokkaido University in 2011, and then a professor at Tokyo Institute
of Technology from 2019 where he is currently leading AI Computing Research Unit. He won the IEEE JSSC Best Paper Award in 1992, IPSJ Best Paper Award in 1999, IEICE Achievement Award in 2011, and SSCC Silkroad Award as the last author in 2018, respectively. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and EAJ.
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AI Computing: The Promised Land for Computer Architecture Innovation? Read Abstract
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Rikky Muller
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Rikky Muller (M’04–SM’17) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, all in electrical engineering and computer sciences (EECS).

She previously held positions as an IC Designer with Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA, USA, and as a McKenzie Fellow and a Lecturer of EE with the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. She was also the Co-Founder of Cortera Neurotechnologies, Inc., Berkeley, a medical device company founded in 2013 and acquired in 2019, where she held positions as CEO and CTO. She is currently the S. Shankar Sastry Assistant Professor in Emerging Technologies with the EECS Department, University of California at Berkeley. She is also the Co-Director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, a Core Member of the Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses, University of California at Berkeley, and an Investigator with the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco, CA, USA. Her expertise is in the research and commercialization of implantable medical devices and in developing integrated circuits (ICs) and systems for neurological applications.

Dr. Muller is a member of the technical program committee for IEEE ISSCC, and has previously served on the committees of IEEE CICC and BioCAS. She has also served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the Solid-State Circuits Society, the Circuits and Systems Society, the Society for Neuroscience, Women in Circuits and Women in Neural Engineering. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lectureship, the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigatorship, the Keysight Early Career Professorship, the Hellman Fellowship, and the NSF CAREER Award. She was named one of MIT Technology Review’s top 35 global innovators under the age of 35 (TR35), and one of MedTech Boston’s top 40 healthcare innovators under 40.

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Wireless, closed-loop brain-machine interfaces and neurotherapeutics Read Abstract
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Makoto Nagata
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Makoto Nagata received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Gakushuin University, Tokyo, in 1991 and 1993, respectively, and a Ph.D. in electronics engineering from Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, in 2001. He was a research associate at Hiroshima University from 1994 to 2002, an associate professor at Kobe University from 2002 to 2009 and promoted to a full professor in 2009. He is currently a professor of the graduate school of science, technology and innovation, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. He is a senior member of IEICE and IEEE.

His research interests include design techniques targeting high-performance mixed analog, RF and digital VLSI systems with particular emphasis on power/signal/substrate integrity and electromagnetic compatibility, testing and diagnosis, three-dimensional system integration, as well as their applications for hardware security and safety.

Dr. Nagata has been a member of a variety of technical program committees of international conferences such as the Symposium on VLSI Circuits (2002-2009), Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (2007-2009), Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (2005-2009), International Solid-State Circuits Conference (2014-2017), European Solid-State Circuits Conference (2020-) and many others. He is chairing the Technology Directions subcommittee for International Solid-State Circuits Conference (2018-present). He is also serving as SSCS AdCom member (2020-). He is currently an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (2015-present). He was a technical program chair (2010-2011), a symposium chair (2012-2013) and an executive committee member (2014-2015) for the Symposium on VLSI circuits, and also a chair for IEEE SSCS Kansai Chapter (2017-2018).

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Deployment of EMC-Compliant IC Chip Techniques in Design for Hardware Security Read Abstract
IC Chip and Packaging Interactions in Design for SI, PI, EMC and ESD Read Abstract
On-Chip Physical Attack Protection Circuits for Hardware Security Read Abstract
RF Noise Coupling -- Understanding, Mitigation and Impacts on Wireless Communication Performance Read Abstract
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Kazuko Nishimura
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Kazuko Nishimura received her B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Osaka University, Japan, in 1995. She has since been engaged in the research and development of high-speed ADCs, optical transceivers and image sensors. Currently she is the manager in the Technology Innovation Division (Corporate R&D Division), Panasonic Corporation. Her technical focus  is in the advanced CMOS image sensor circuit and system development.
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An Organic-Photoconductive-Film CMOS Image Sensor’s Advanced Technologies Read Abstract
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Bernhard Wicht
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Bernhard Wicht has 20+ years of experience in analog and power management IC design. He received the Dipl.‑Ing. degree in electrical engineering from University of Technology Dresden, Germany, in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree (Summa Cum Laude) from University of Technology Munich, Germany, in 2002. Between 2003 and 2010, he was with Texas Instruments, Freising, responsible for the design of automotive power management ICs. In 2010, he became a full professor for integrated circuit design and a member of the Robert Bosch Center for Power Electronics at Reutlingen University, Germany. Since 2017, he has been heading the Chair for Mixed-Signal IC Design at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. His research interest includes IC design with focus on power management, gate drivers and high-voltage ICs. Dr. Wicht was co-recipient of the 2015 ESSCIRC Best Paper Award and of the 2019 First Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. In 2018, he received the faculty award for excellent teaching at his university. He invented seventeen patents with several more pending. He currently serves as a member of the Technical Program Committees of ESSCIRC and ISSCC.

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Analog Building Blocks of DC-DC Converters Read Abstract
Faster, Higher, Monolithic – Efficient Energy Conversion with GaN Read Abstract
Powering Systems-on-Chip for Automotive and Information / Communications Technology Read Abstract
Tiny and Efficient – Power Management as a Key Function in Microelectronic Systems Read Abstract