Student Travel Grants + Women in Circuits Travel Grants

The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Student Travel Grant  Award (STGA) progam  recognizes and promotes early career accomplishments in all solid-state circuits fields by supporting student travel to SSCS-sponsored conferences.

With the help of  the STGA program, up-and-coming young engineers:

  • may network with researchers from industry, academia, and government from all over the world
  • learn about IC design break-throughs, and about challenges that have not yet been solved or need to be addressed, in-person and in advance.

STGA applicants must be SSCS members, enrolled for at least a year in a PhD program, and be recommended by one professor. (A dissertation topic needs not yet to have been selected.)


ISSCC Student Travel Grant Awards (STGA's) application submissions are now CLOSED. Check back in the Fall of 2019 for updates for 2020 ISSCC STGA's. 



2019 ISSCC Student Travel Grant Award Recipients 

23 promising graduate-level student engineers were awarded stipends for travel to and from ISSCC 2019.  


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The recipients of the 2019 ISSCC/SSCS Student Travel Grant Award – Row 1 – left to right – Van Loi Le, Aminah Hina, Beomsoo Park, Hesam Sadeghi Goughe, Boyi Zheng, Chaerin Hong, Mingqiang Guo, Xiyuan Tang, Yuncheng Zhang, Huan Wang. Row 2 – left to right – Muya Chang, Hyunjoon Kim, Maxence Bouvier, Abhishek Bhat, Sachin Taneja, Wenning Jiang, Spyros Kalogiros, Wei Wang, Kwanseo Park. 


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Abhishek Bhat received the B.E degree from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore India in 2012. He was with Cypress Semiconductors, Bangalore as a Product Engineer from 2012 to 2013, where he was responsible for post silicon validation and characterization of Cypress’s nvSRAM and SRAM products. Since 2013, he has been pursuing his Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Nagendra Krishnapura in the Integrated Circuits and Systems group, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. His research interests include Analog/mixed signal IC design, especially the design of high performance multi-phase RF/mm-wave voltage controlled oscillators (VCO) and phase-locked loops (PLL).

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Maxence Bouvier is a Ph.D. student at the school of Electronics, Electronic Engineering, Automation and Signal Processing of the Univeristé Grenoble Alpes, in France. He is doing his research within the CEA LETI, under the direction of Edith Beigné. His Ph.D. study is dedicated to the hardware implementation of Spiking Neural Networks for embedded, near sensor, processing, by exploiting 3D Integrated Circuits technologies.

He graduated with a B.S. degree at the Institute of Technology of Grenoble, from the school of Physics, Electronics, and Materials Sciences, in Grenoble in France in 2015. He then received his M.S. degree in Micro-Nano Technologies for Integrated Systems from the joint venture between Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, the Institute of Technology of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, and the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland in 2017. 

During his Master, he interned at the University of Pennsylvania in the Lee Group in 2016, and realized a 6-month internship in 2017 at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where he studied the programmability of Phase Change Memory devices for synaptic applications in neuromorphic hardware.

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Mingqiang Guo

Mingqiang Guo born on Linquan, Anhui, China, 1990. He received the B.S. Degrees in Microelectronics from Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 2011, and the M.S. degree in Microelectronics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2014. He is pursuing Ph.D. degree in State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (AMSV) in University of Macau. The research interests include high-speed low-power data converter and analog techniques.

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Aminah Hina received her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from UET, Taxila Pakistan in 2009 and MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from E&ME College (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan in 2014. Currently, she is working towards her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan.  
From Aug 2014 to Aug 2017, she has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Comsats University, Sahiwal and Lahore Campus, Pakistan. 
Her research interest includes mixed-signal circuit design in biomedical applications and low-power biomedical system design. 

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Chaerin Hong

Chaerin Hong received her B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2014, where she is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Analog Circuits and Systems Laboratory, advised by Professor Sung Min Park. Her current research interests include CMOS analog-integrated circuits and architectures for the applications of highspeed optical interconnects, LiDAR transceiver, silicon photonics, and RF communications. 

photo of Wenning JiangWenning Jiang

Wenning Jiang was born in Qingdao, China, in 1991. He received the B.S. degree in electronic science and technology and M.S. degree in integrated circuits from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, University of Macau, Macau, China. His current research interests include Nyquist data converters and mixed analog/digital circuit designs.

Spyridon Kalogiros PhotoSpyridon Kalogiros

Spyridon (Spyros) is currently a Ph.D. Student / Researcher and a member of Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI), part of Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. He received his B.E. degrees in Electronic Engineering Education and in Electronic Engineering, in 2010 and 2011 respectively, both from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education in Athens, Greece, and his M.S. degree in Electronic Physics / Radioelectrology from the Physics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2015.  He has held internship positions with COSMOTE S.A. in Athens, Greece, as a broadband network engineering trainee for the operation, maintenance and upgrade of its 3G mobile network, and with MCCI, where he has worked on an implantable & fully integrated biopotential acquisition chip, for cardiac pacing and sensing purposes. His current Ph.D. research is on the field of Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converters, aiming to develop new design guidelines and solutions for higher performance in terms of higher Figure-of-Merit, and therefore, to set higher state-of-the-art specifications, as imposed by the ongoing and increasing demand for even more efficient Analog-to-Digital Converters over the next few years. 

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Hyunjoon Kim received the B.A. degree in physics from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio in 2008, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, in 2012. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore. His research interests are in neural network implementations in low power mixed-signal IC design and VLSI systems.

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Van Loi Le received the B.E. degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering from the University of Science and Technology, the University of Da Nang, Vietnam, in 2014. He worked as a research assistant for Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center, Seoul National University, South Korea from Sept. 2014. Since 2015, he has been pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include low-power digital circuits and gesture recognition SoC.

He holds 1 US patent and has published research works in top-tier journals and conferences such as IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II). His work on a gesture recognition SoC has been accepted for presentation at ISSCC 2019 SRP.


He is the recipient of several awards: 2019 ISSCC Student Travel Grant Award, 2018 IEEE SSCS Singapore Chapter Award, 2016-2017 Patent Awards by NXP Semiconductors, 3rd Prize at 2018 EEE Graduates' Research Showcase, 2015 Joint Industry Postgraduate Programme Scholarship, and Best Poster Award at 2018 KSEASG Symposium for Young Generation Scientists and Engineers. He has served as a journal reviewer for IEEE TVLSI, TCAS-II, IEEE Access, and IEIE JSTS.

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Jinsu Lee (S’15) received the B.S. degree from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2015, and the M.S. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea, in 2017, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree. His current research interests include low-power digital processors, low-power deep learning processors and intelligent vision SoC with memory architecture and low power circuit.

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Beomsoo Park (S’16) received the B.E. and M.S. degree in electronic engineering from Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea in 2008 and 2010, respectively. From 2010 to 2016, he joined in Samsung Electronics to develop CMOS image sensor readout circuits for Samsung galaxy series cellular phones. Since 2016, he has been working towards the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Florida, where he is researching on high-speed oversampling ADCs based on delta sigma modulators and hardware security circuits such as physically unclonable functions and true random number generators.

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Kwanseo Park received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea, in 2013, and is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. 

His current research interests include the design of high-speed I/O circuits and video interface circuits.

He was the recipient of the Best Poster Award and the Best Design Award at the IC Design Education Center Chip Design Contest, International SoC Design Conference in 2014 and 2016, respectively.


Reza Ranjandish

Reza Ranjandish (S’13) received M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Circuits and Systems) from the University of Tehran, in 2014. He is currently a PhD. student and research assistant at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). His research interests include analog IC designs, radio frequency IC design, bioelectronics and microelectronic design focusing on closed-loop stimulators for controlling neurological disorders such as Epilepsy.

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Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2012, and the M.Sc. degree in microelectronics from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. His M.Sc. thesis was titled “Modeling and Improvement of Phase Noise in Ring Oscillators.” Then, he joined the Integrated Circuits and Systems Laboratory (ICSL) at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, in 2015, where he is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. His research interests include mm-wave and RF circuits design and low-power biomedical circuits.

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Md Jubayer Shawon was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2013 and M.Eng.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Photonics) from University of Malaya (Malaysia) in 2016. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering (Hybrid RF Photonic IC Design) at University of Idaho, USA.


In his PhD research, he is trying to establish a new direction in RF photonics employing both Photonics and Electronics in CMOS technology (Silicon Photonics). His research includes fabless design of large-scale integrated RF photonic circuits that synergistically combine CMOS and Silicon Photonic ICs, and enable ultra-wide bandwidth and rapid reconfiguration of wireless transceivers over RF and millimeter-wave frequency range. He has also worked on CMOS RF MEMS (SAW, BAW, FBAR) devices with the Technology Development (TD) group of SilTerra — a semiconductor wafer foundry headquartered in Malaysia. Additionally, in 2016, he worked at IMEC (Belgium) in developing control electronics for Smart Photovoltaic arrays. He has also co-authored in several international journals and conference proceedings including IEEE Photonic Journal, European Physics Journal Plus, IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Photonics Global Conference, etc.

Sunil Sheelavant STGA

Sunil Sheelavant

Sunil Sheelavant received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from B.I.E.T Davangere affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, India with a gold medal. He was involved in the design of indigenous Doppler weather radar system at Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore, India. He secured M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. During his masters' study, he was a project intern at IMEC/Holst center, Eindhoven where he worked on RF frequency synthesizer and Receiver Front-end design blocks of a radar transceiver for vital sign sensing and is presenting at ISSCC 2019 including demo session. He has been pursuing a Ph.D. at Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His research interest includes low power RF and mixed-signal circuit design in application to circuits for communication and computing in neuromorphic hardware architectures.

Sachin Taneja PhotoSachin Taneja

Sachin Taneja received the bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India, in 2013. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering with the National University of Singapore, Singapore.


He was with Synopsys Inc., India, from 2013-16 where he was involved in designing high-speed memory circuits. His research interests include the design of energy-efficient circuits and architectures to enable hardware security in Internet of Things platforms.

TangXiyuan Tang

Xiyuan Tang received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) from the School of Microelectronics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2012, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, in 2014, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree. He was a Design Engineer with Silicon Laboratories, Austin, from 2014 to 2017, where he was involved in receiver design. His research interests include digitally assisted data converters, low-power mixed-signal circuits, and analog data processing.

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Huan Wang received the B. Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2011 with a Minor in Advanced Class of Engineering Education (ACEE). He received the M.S. degree from University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013. He was an analog design engineer at Cirrus Logic from 2013 to 2015 working on Class-D audio amplifiers and other analog/mixed-signal circuitry for mobile applications. Since 2015, he has been pursuing his Ph.D degree at University of California, Irvine. He was an intern with Qualcomm in 2012 and 2016. His current research focuses on high-speed RF/mm-Wave transceivers.

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Wei Wang (S’17) received the B. Sc. Degree in integrated circuit design and integration system and the M.Sc. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Xidian University, Shaanxi, China, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in the University of Macau, Macao, China. 

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Yanchao Wang received her M.S. degree from the State Key Lab of ASIC at Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 2015. Now she is working toward a Ph.D degree in Oregon State University with Professor Gabor Temes. Her current research interest includes wide bandwidth high-resolution CT-DT hybrid two step ADC and robust CT MASH DSM. In the summer 2017, she was an intern at MediaTek (USA) Inc., Woburn, MA, during which she was involved in the high-speed CT DSM design.

Photo Yuncheng ZHANGYuncheng Zhang

Yuncheng Zhang (S'15) received his B.S. degree in Electronic Information Science and Technology and M.E. in Integrated Circuit Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), advised by Prof. Kenichi Okada. His research interests include all-digital phase-locked-loops (ADPLLs), ultra-low power wireless transceivers and analog to digital converters.

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Boyi Zheng received the B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China in 2016 and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2018. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her current research interests include digital intensive communication systems, as well as digital direct to RF and beamforming techniques. She was a recipient of Analog Device Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2017.