SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award

Predoctoral Achievement Awards 

For a small number of promising graduate students, the IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award provides a $1,000 honorarium as well as other expenses incurred by the awardee.

Applicants must be members of the IEEE and the Solid-State Circuits Society and have completed at least one year of study in a PhD program.in the area of solid state circuits.  Awards are made on the basis of academic record and promise, quality of publications, and a graduate study program well matched to the charter of SSCS.  Prior winners of the Predoctoral Achievement Award will not be eligible.  No more than two awards will be granted in a given year to students of one Principal Advisor.

 

Application Instructions

Application Period: September 1st- November 1st.

Please read through the instructions carefully, as the process has changed from previous years.

Step One: Please fill out the Letter of Intent to Apply with your basic information (Name, Email, Affiliation, Etc). 

Step Two: Once you've filled out the Letter of Intent to Apply, you will be sent a link to a Dropbox Folder to upload your submission materials.

Step Three: Recommendation letters must be emailed to sscs-predoc@ieee.org

 

Submission Requirements 

The following files must be uploaded and submitted to your Dropbox folder:

  • In the folder named Student Documents, please submit the following:
    • Ph.D. Study Plan (PDF) -  An essay on graduate study plan (about 2 pages)   Summarize work that has been completed and work that must be done to complete your graduate program of study.  Explain its importance and what is novel about the approach.
    • Biography (PDF) - (one page) including IEEE Member number and contact information
    • List of Publications (PDF) - A list of authored and co-authored publications
  • In the folder named Conference Papers, please submit the following: 
    • Include a separate pdf of each publication (do not consolidate multiple publications into one pdf). Create an abbreviated file name for each pdf that includes the Journal or Conference and publication date (e.g. 5GHz Low power VCO, JSSC, Dec. 2018). 
    • If you were the first author of Conference Papers, please put the PDF's of those publications in the first author folder. If you were NOT the first author of Conference Papers, please put the PDF's of those publications in the Other Papers folder.
  • In the folder named Journal Papers, please submit the following:
    • Include a separate pdf of each publication (do not consolidate multiple publications into one pdf). Create an abbreviated file name for each pdf that includes the Journal and publication date (e.g. 5GHz Low power VCO, JSSC, Dec. 2018). 
    • If you were the first author of Journal Papers, please put the PDF's of those publications in the first author folder. If you were NOT the first author of Journal Papers, please put the PDF's of those publications in the Other Papers folder. 
  • Regarding Recommendation letters,  At least two letters, one from the principal advisor, addressing academic record, accomplishments, and promise, and graduate research program. Students should follow up with their professors and other references to make sure the letters have been submitted by the deadline. The letters should be directly emailed to sscs-predoc@ieee.org. SSCS Staff will upload the letters. Please do not upload recommendation letters to the Dropbox.

 

Important Deadlines

Applications Open: September 1, 2021

Applications Close/File Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021 (5:00 PM ET)

Acceptance Notifications: Early-Mid December 2021

 

Contact

If you have any questions, please email sscs-predoc@ieee.org

 

 

2020-2021 Predoctoral Achievement Award Recipients

 

23 students were awarded the 2020-2021 Predoctoral Achievement Award. 

5 aya amerAya G. Amer is currently a graduate research assistant and a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and computer science department (EECS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronics and electrical communication engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. She worked as a graduate research assistant at the Integrated Circuits Laboratory (ICL), and as a teaching assistant at Faculty of Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt from 2014 to 2017. During this time, her research was related to low-noise clock generation design of a low-power 12 Gbps multi-standard SerDes PHY.

She joined MIT EECS department as a graduate student in Fall 2017. In 2019, She received her M.Sc. degree in EECS from MIT. She received the Analog Devices outstanding student designer award in 2019 for the first demonstration of CNFET-based analog mixed-signal circuits. Her research focuses on designing energy-efficient analog-mixed signal circuits and systems with emerging technologies, such as CNFETs and RRAMs, for next generation applications. She also works on integrated circuits design leveraging new technologies as well as new architectures to enable new application scenarios for AI and machine learning. 

Ali BinaieAli Binaie (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree (Hons.) from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, in 2012, and the M.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. Before joining Columbia University, he was a researcher in the AIC lab at the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy working on high-speed electro-optical transceivers. He held an internship position with Texas Instruments in 2020. He was a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award (Second Place) at the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), Jean Bennett memorial student grant award at the OSA Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science (FiO+LS) conference and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2020.

 
photo shiShi Bu received the B.Eng. and M.Phil. degrees in electronic engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. His current research interests include analog, mixed-signal, and RF integrated circuits for communication and power-management applications, with a special focus on reconfigurable wideband receiver front-ends for software-defined radio applications. He is a recipient of the IEEE SSCS Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award in 2020–2021.

profile photo Kuan Chang CHENKuan-Chang Chen received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, in 2011, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 2014. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, where he is a member of the Mixed-mode Integrated Circuits and Systems (MICS) Lab supervised by Prof. Azita Emami. His research interests include analog, RF, mixed-signal, and VLSI circuits and systems, with special emphases on high-speed electrical and optical communication links.

Mr. Chen was a recipient of the 2015 Henry Ford II Scholar Award at Caltech, and a recipient of the 2020-2021 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award.

bio photo DebayanDebayan Das received the Bachelor of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, in 2015. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering with Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, working with Prof. Shreyas Sen. Prior to joining Ph.D., he worked as an Analog Design Engineer at a startup based in India. He has interned with the Security Research Lab, Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR, USA, over the summers of 2018 and 2020. His research interests include mixed-signal IC design and hardware security.

Mr. Das was a recipient of the IEEE HOST Best Student Paper Award in 2017 and 2019, the Third Best Poster Award in the IEEE HOST 2018, and the 2nd Best Demo Award in HOST 2020. In 2019, one of his papers was recognized as a Top Pick in Hardware and Embedded Security published over the span of the last six years. He was recognized as the winner (third place) of the ACM ICCAD 2020 Student Research Competition (SRC). During his Ph.D., he has been awarded the ECE Fellowship during 2016–2018, the SSCS Pre-doctoral Achievement Award in 2020-21, and the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship during the final year (2020–2021) for his outstanding overall achievements.

anjanaAnjana Dissanayake (Student Member, IEEE) is from Sri Lanka and obtained B.S (‘15 Magna-cum-Laude), and M.S (‘17) from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea. He was a member of NICE lab (Lead: Sang-Gug Lee, Member, IEEE) during his masters studies and researched on 2.4GHz ULP LNA and Mixer design. Currently he is pursuing the doctoral degree (PhD) at University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He is a member of the IECS (Lead: Steven M. Bowers, Member, IEEE) and RLP-VLSI (Lead: Benton H. Calhoun, Fellow, IEEE) groups, and the vice chair of the SSCS student chapter at UVA. His primary research interests are ultra-low power CMOS wakeup receivers with  focus on sub micro-watt reconfigurable RF and mixed-mode radio design with the aid of aggressive duty cycling and signaling techniques.

Photo FrounchiMilad Frounchi (S’11) received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) from the University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, in 2012, and the M.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, where he is a member of the Silicon-Germanium Devices and Circuits Lab supervised by Prof. John D. Cressler. His current research interests include designing integrated RF and mm-wave transceivers, as well as high-speed optical receivers based on phototransistors.

Mr. Frounchi was among the Best Student Paper finalists at the IEEE RFIC Symposium 2020, and he was the recipient of the 2018 IEEE NSREC Outstanding Conference Paper Award, the 2020 MTT-Sat Challenge Award, and the 2020-2021 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award.

robin2Robin Garg received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India in 2010. From 2010 to 2014, he joined as an RF Design Engineer at Texas Instruments India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India, where he worked on Wireless Connectivity Solutions. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, the USA, in 2016. In 2016, he joined Cypress Semiconductors Pvt. Ltd., Lynwood, USA. Since 2017, he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Oregon State University. He has been serving as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (IEEE-TMTT) and IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (IEEE-MWCL) since 2017. He is an active member of the IEEE Solid-Circuits Society (IEEE-SSCS) for the past five years and serves as the Chair of the SSCS Oregon State University student chapter. His research interests include integrated circuits and systems design for wireless R.F./mm-wave transceivers. He received the ‘Outstanding student designer’ award from Analog Devices Inc. for excellence in IC design in 2020. He was a recipient of the best student paper award (2nd place) at IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), 2020. 

MIbr SSCS Award HeadshotMohamed I. Ibrahim received the B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, where he also received an M.S. degree in 2020. From 2012 to 2016, he was a teaching/research assistant at the Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, Ain Shams University. He developed metamaterial inspired antennas for novel applications, including automotive radar, LTE, and WBAN. Since he started his Ph.D. at MIT in 2016, Mr. Ibrahim has been developing integrated systems for quantum computing and sensing applications using hybrid CMOS and semiconductor color centers platforms. He is also working on low-power millimeter-wave wireless monitoring systems and ultra-miniaturized sensor nodes. Mr. Ibrahim serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems. His research interests include microelectronics circuits and systems for applications ranging from millimeter-wave wireless devices to chip-scale quantum systems as well as novel electromagnetic structures and devices.

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MoonHyung Jang received the B.S. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical and electronic engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2014, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering.

His current research interests include continuous-time delta-sigma modulator, hybrid analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), high-precision analog circuits, and low-noise sensor interfaces. This resulted in several publications in Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Symposium on VLSI Circuits (SOVC), and European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC).

Mr. Jang received the Silver Prize (2020) and Bronze Prize (2018) in the Samsung Human-Tech Paper Award in Circuit Design hosted by Samsung Electronics, the Best Paper Award from the Yonsei-Samsung Semiconductor Research Center (2020), and the IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award (2020-2021).

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Mohammad Khorshidian is currently a PhD student in the electrical engineering department at Columbia University in the city of New York. He has completed his Master of Science at Columbia University in 2018 and his Bachelor of Science at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, in 2016, both in electrical engineering. His research interests span integrated circuits and systems for various applications in radio-frequency (RF) and millimeter-Wave (mm-Wave) regimes including high-power high-efficiency power amplifiers and non-reciprocal devices such as circulators and isolators using novel linear time-variant circuit techniques. He has received the best paper award (2nd place) at IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2020. He is a recipient of the Master of Excellence award from Columbia University electrical engineering department in 2019 and the IEEE ISSCC Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2020.

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Min-Woo Ko
received the B.S. degree in Semiconductor System Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea, in 2016 and master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea. He is now pursuing the Ph.D. degree in School of Electrical Engineering from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea. His current research interests are analog integrated circuit design and power management IC design including battery management IC, battery charger, Linear Power Regulator, switched capacitor/inductive converter and hybrid converter topology. His work resulted in several publications including 3 first-authored International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC). Mr. Ko was the recipient of the 2020-2021 IEEE SSCS predoctoral achievement award.
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Jeongsup Lee received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. From 2009 to 2012, he was with TLi Inc., where he worked on designing high-speed video interfaces. From 2012 to 2015, he was with TeraSquare Inc. Seoul, Korea (acquired by GigPeak and later acquired by IDT and Renesas), where he was involved in designing 100 Gb/s Ethernet solutions. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan and his research area includes adaptive digital circuits and low-power IoT systems.

Jiamin LiJiamin Li (S’18) received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in 2017. She is currently working toward the Ph.D degree with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS. Her current research interests include body-coupled powering platform, power management and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems for wearable applications. She was a recipient or a co-recipient of the Student Travel Grant Award at ISSCC 2020, the ISSCC 2020 Demonstration Session Certificate of Recognition, and the 2020-2021 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award. 

DePelecijnElly De Pelecijn (S’16) was born in Aalst, Belgium, in 1994. She received the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium, in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Elly graduated in the bachelor as well as master with ‘summa cum laude’. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with the ESAT-MICAS Research Group from KU Leuven as an FWO-funded research assistant.Elly’s research focuses on fully integrated power management circuits in CMOS with a main focus on fully integrated AC-to-DC converters for standby applications powered from the mains. Elly sees her investigation to more efficient AC-to-DC converters as an opportunity to mean something for society. Reducing the standby power consumption of the power converters and consumer applications will result in a reduction of people’s electricity bill. Elly has already presented her work on the ESSCIRC 2018 and A-SSCC 2019 conferences and published twice in the Journal of Solid-State Circuits. Elly has been reviewing various papers for IEEE’s Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Access.
GOL PhotoGerard O’Leary received the B.Eng. degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, and the M.A.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering and the collaborative program in biomedical engineering. He has held engineering positions at Analog Devices, The European Space Agency and ARM.
His Ph.D. research focuses on the interface between neural and electronic systems, creating low-power integrated circuits which utilize signal processing and machine learning techniques to infer brain states and control activity using responsive electrical neuromodulation. His research has resulted in 11 IEEE publications including three first-authored International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) papers and an article in the Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC). Mr. O’Leary is the co-founder and CTO of NerveX Neurotechnologies.
Mr. O’Leary was the recipient of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate Scholarship. He serves as a reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI), the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS) and the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI).
rezvanitabarAhmad Rezvanitabar received two B.S. degrees (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, and two M.S. degrees in electrical engineering with different areas of focus from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech. His research interests include integrated circuits and systems (DC to THz) for applications in communication, sensing, and imaging, as well as biomedical devices. Currently, he is working on systems-on-a-chip for medical imaging. He also serves as an independent reviewer for IEEE JSSC, IEEE TCAS-I, IEEE TCAS-II, IEEE TMTT, and IEEE TBioCAS.
Photo Andrea RuffinoAndrea Ruffino (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Engineering Physics from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2013, and the triple joint M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems from Politecnico di Torino, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), Grenoble, France, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2015. From 2015 to 2016, he was with Hypres, Inc., Elmsford, NY, USA, working on the design of superconducting readout circuits in rapid single flux quantum (RSFQ) technology for superconducting nanowire detectors. In 2016, he joined EPFL, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in cryogenic CMOS electronics for qubit readout and control, focusing on single-chip cryo-CMOS transceivers for scalable silicon quantum computers. His work resulted in publications at the IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC). He was among the Best Student Paper finalists at the RFIC Symposium 2019 and he is a recipient of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2020-2021. His current research interests include analog and RF integrated circuit design, cryogenic CMOS electronics for quantum computing applications, superconducting electronics and sensors.

author xunXun Sun received the B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA and from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China in 2016. Currently, she is pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Washington, where she is a member of the Processing Systems (PSy) Lab. Her research interests include integrated power converters, low-power mixed signal circuits and the application of control ideas to power-management problems.

She held multiple internship positions at Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR, USA, in 2017, 2019 and 2020, where she worked with various teams at the Circuit Research Lab. She was a recipient of the National Scholarship of China in 2013 and 2014, the Irene Peden Fellowship (UW) in 2016, the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2017, 2019 and the 2020-2021 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award.

Photo Sachin TanejaSachin Taneja received the bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India, in 2013. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from National University of Singapore, Singapore. He was with Synopsys Inc., India, as R&D Engineer from 2013 to 2016 where he was involved in designing high-speed circuits and architectures for on-chip embedded memories. His current research interests include hardware security circuit primitives and in-memory compute accelerators.

He was a recipient of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2020-2021 and Student Travel Grant Award for ISSCC in 2019. He serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Internet of Things Journal and various conferences (ISCAS, APCCAS).

wei shiWei Shi received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2017. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. His research interests include high-speed and high-resolution CT-DSMs, machine learning based design automation under advanced technology nodes, and open-sourced hardware. Mr. Shi received a number of prizes for outstanding academic performance including the Chinese National Scholarship and UCLA Cross-disciplinary Scholar Fellowship from 2013-2017. He is a recipient of Texas Instruments Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2017, IEEE ISSCC Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2019, and the 2020-2021 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award


Photo YShuYiyang Shu received the B.E. degree in microelectronics from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2016, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in microelectronics and solid-state electronics.

His research interests include the integrated wide-band microwave/millimeter-wave/ terahertz oscillator and frequency synthesizer.

Mr. Shu was a recipient of the 2020-2021 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award, the 2020 IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award, the IEEE International Wireless Symposium (IWS) Best Student Paper Award (second place) in 2018, the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Student Design Competition Award in 2018, and the IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT) Student Design Competition Award in 2016. He serves as a reviewer of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters, IEEE Microwaves and Wireless Component Letter, and IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation.

Aoyang ZhangAoyang Zhang (S’14) received B.S. degree in electronic and information engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2014. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

His current research interests include twofold. First, analog/mixed signal/RF integrated circuits design including highly efficient power amplifiers for RF/millimeter wave applications, new circuit architectures for wireless communications and high-speed low-power data converters. Second, new circuit architecture with two-dimensional (2D) memristive devices, including black phosphorus and MoS2, to overcome technological limitations in computational complexity and power consumption.

Mr. Zhang was the recipient of 2020-2021 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral achievement award, Ming Hsieh Institute Scholar in 2020, IEEE SSCS Student Travel Grant Award (STGA) in 2018, Best Bachelor Thesis Award in 2014, and the first prize of Chinese National Mathematical Competition in 2010. From 2015 to present, he serves as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I/II (TCAS) and IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC).

photo LuyaZhangLuya Zhang (S’15) received the B.S. degree in microelectronics (with a double major in economics) from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2015 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 2018, where she is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree. Her interested research area includes analog, mixed-signal, and RF/mmWave IC designs. Her current research is focused on the development of microwave/mm-wave frequency impedance spectroscopy for biomedical applications with an emphasize on circuit and algorithmic techniques to achieve low-power and high-performance sensing. She was a recipient of the ADI outstanding student designer award in 2019, and a recipient of the IEEE SSCS Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award in 2020-21.

 

Past Predoctoral Achievement Award Recipients

YEAR 

 RECIPIENT

 AFFILIATION

2019-2020

Pouyan Bassirian

Minchang Cho

Mahmoud Elhebeary

Sujan Gonugondla

Kaizhe Guo

Tianyu Jia

Xuyang Lu

Mahmoud Mahdipour

Karim Megawer

Sining Pan

Bishnu Patra

Reza Pazhouhandeh

Athanasios Ramkaj

Hesam Sadeghi

Cheng Wang

Fei Wang

Tzu-Fan Wu

Seyeon Yoo

Haosheng Zhang

Wenda Zhao

 

University of Virginia

University of Michigan

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Illinois

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Northwestern University

Princeton University

University of Pavia

University of Illinois

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology

University of Toronto

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Pennsylvania State University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech

University of Southern California

Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology

University of Texas

 

2018 - 2019

Sheikh Nijam Ali

Woojun Choi

Mahmood Baraani Dastjerdi

Hani Esmaeelzadeh

Burak Gonen

Min-Yun Huang

Hossein Jalili

Yaoyao Jia

Haowei Jiang

Chee Cheow Lim

Parisa Mahmoudidaryan

Nandish Mehta

Susnata Mondal

Aravind Nagulu

Jian Pang

Fahim ur Rahman

Angad Rekhi

Kamala Raghavan Sadagopan

Linxiao Shen

Kodai Ueyoshi

Yi-Chung Wu

Yang Jiang

Heein Yoon

Jingzhi Zhang 

Washington State

Yonsei University

Columbia University

University of California, Los Angeles

TU Delft

Georgia Tech

University of California, Davis

Georgia Tech

University of California, San Diego

University of Malaya

Arizona State

University of California Berkeley

Carnegie Mellon University

Columbia University

Tokyo Institute of Technology

University of Washington

Stanford University

Oregon State University

University of Texas

Hokkaido University

National Taiwan University

University of Macau

Ulsan National Institute of Technology

University of Electronic Science and Technology China

2017-2018

Ali Mostajeran

Bert Moons

Chandrakanth Chappidi

Chul Kim

Hanli Liu

Hans Reyserhove

Hui Jiang

Komail Badami

Korkut Kaan Tokgoz

Mahdi Assefzadeh

Nai-Chung Kuo

Nicolas Butzen

Rouzbeh Kananizadeh

Se-Un Shin

Shanshan Dai

Shaolan Li

Shiyu Su

Taiyun Chi

Wei-Han Yu

 

 

Univ of Michigan

KU Leuven

Princeton

UCSD

Tokyo Institute of Technology

KU Leuven

TU Delft

KU Leuven

Tokyo institute of Technology

Rice

UC Berkeley

KU Leuven

UC Davis

KAIST

Brown

UT Austin

USC

Georgia Tech

Univ. of Macau 

 

 

2016-2017

Chen Jiang

Cheng-Ru Ho

Hariprasad Chandrakumar

Jongseok Park

Junfeng Jiang

Junmin Jiang

Kaiyuan Yang

Ka-Meng Lei

Kyeongryeol Bong

Lingyu Hong

Loai Salem

Marco Vigilante

Negar Reiskarimian

Romesh Nandwana

Saad Bin Nasir

Sherif Shakib

Unsoo Ha

Wooseok Choi

Xue Wu

Yu-Hsin Chen

Zhiqiang Huang 

 

Cornell University

University of Southern California

University of California - Los Angeles

Georgia Tech

TU Delft

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

University of Michigan

University of Macau

Korean Advanced Institite of Science and Technology

Princeton University

University of California - San Diego

KU Leuven

Columbia University

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Georgia Tech

Texas A&M

Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Princeton University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 

 

2015-2016

Zeshan Ahmad

Muhammad Awais Bin Altfaf

Masoud Babaie

Ahmed Ekholy

Sameed Hameed

Hyeok-Ki Hong

Injoon Hong

Song Hu

Youchang Kim

Xiaosen Liu

Xinlin Liu

Hans Meyvaert

Saleh Heidary Shalmany

Teerachot Siriburanon

Amrith Sukumaran

Tong Zhang

Wouter Volkaerts

Jianxun Zhu

Jin Zhou 

University of Texas at Dallas

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

TU Delft 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of California, Los Angeles

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 

Texas A&M University 

University of Pennsylvania

University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

TU Delft 

Tokyo Institute of Technology 

Indian Institute of Technology - Madras 

University of Washington 

KU Leuven

Columbia University 

Columbia University 

2014-2015

Tejasvi Anand

Chi-Hang Chan

Run Chen

Lin Cheng

Kunal Datta

Brecht Francois

Sewook Hwang

Zhicheng Lin

Pramod Murali

Natalie Reynders

Guanghua Shu

Hao-Yen Tang

Hao Wu

Jiawei Xu

 

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

University of Macau

University of Southern California

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

University of Southern California

University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

Korea University

University of macau

University of California- Berkeley

University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

University of California- Berkeley

University of California- Los Angeles

TU Delft

 

2013-2014

Benrooz Abiri

Jun-Chau Chien

Ming-Shuan Chen

Hyn-Sik Kim

Yan Lu

Yue Lu

Zushu Yan

Dixian Zhao

 

 

California Institute of Technology

National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University

KAIST

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

UC Berkeley

University of Macau

KU Leuven

 

 

2012-2013

Jiashu Chen

Wei Deng

Ruonan Han

Lingkai Kong

Hanh-Phuc Le

I-Ting Lee

Ahmed Musa

Kamran Souri

 

UC Berkeley

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Cornell University

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley

National Taiwan University

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Delft University School of Technology

 

2011-2012

Kris Myny

Meisam Nazari

Kaushik Sengupta

Yahya Tousi

IMEC, Belgium

California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

Cornell University 

 

Predoctoral Fellowship Award Recipients

YEAR

RECIPIENT

AFFILIATION

2010-2011

Wooram Lee Cornell University
2009-2010 Chengjie Zuo University of Pennsylvania
 
2008-2009 Ankush Goel
Shih-An Yu
USC
Columbia University
2007-2008 Jintae Kim
Sudip Shekhar
UCLA
University of Washington
2006-2007 Peter Popplewell
Chinmaya Mishra
Carleton University
Texas A&M University
2002-2006 none awarded
2001-2002 Emad Hegazi
John Wm. Rogers
UCLA 
Carleton University
2000-2001 Liang Dia
Jafar Savoj
University of Minnesota
UCLA
1999-2000 Mark Spaeth
Shengwei Da
MIT
UC-Davis
1998-1999 Jouko Vankka Helsinki University of Technology
1997-1998 Farbod Behbahani University of California, Los Angeles
1996-1997 Ozan E. Erdogan University of California, Davis
1995-1996 Jan Crols Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
1994-1995 Kenneth J. Schultz University of Toronto
1993-1994 Andrew E. Stevens Columbia University
1992-1993 Michael Flynn Carnegie Mellon University
1991-1992 Fang Lu University of Califonia, Los Angeles
1990-1991 none awarded
1989-1990 none awarded
1988-1989 Terri Fiez Oregon State University
1987-1988 Bernhard Boser Stanford University
1986-1987 Lloyd Massengill North Carolina State University
1985-1986 R. Wayne Johnson Auburn University
1984-1985 Perry Robertson Clemson University
1983-1984 Emil Girczyc Carleton University