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 period is now closed. Please check back in Fall of 2020 to apply for the next round. 

 

ISSCC 2020 Student Travel Grant Recipients 

 

28 students were awarded Student Travel Grant's to travel to ISSCC 2020. 

 

S AslanzadehShaghayegh Aslanzadeh

Shaghayegh Aslanzadeh received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran, in 2013 and her M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran, in 2015. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit designs, VLSI designs, low-power and low-noise lab-on-chip designs, bio-implantable and biomedical devices, microelectronics, and semiconductor devices.

Shrestha BansalShrestha Bansal

Shrestha Bansal received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jaypee University of Information Technology, India in 2015 and his Master's degree with specialization in VLSI & Embedded Systems from IIIT Delhi, India in 2017. From 2016 to 2017, he was with STMicroelectronics as a research intern where he worked on his Master's thesis on digital LDO design. Subsequently, he joined STMicroelectronics as a Design Engineer in Automotive and Discrete group where he worked till July 2018.

During his Master’s degree, he was awarded Dean's merit award for outstanding academic performance. He is a recipient of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Travel grant in 2017. He also won the best paper award at the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems (IEEE-iNIS) for his work on energy efficient NoC router design in 2017. He was awarded a US patent for his work on digital LDO design in 2019. 

He is currently working towards his Ph.D. with Prof. Subhanshu Gupta's Systems-on-Chip lab at Washington State University. His current research interests include low-power machine learning based optimization of high-speed ADCs and neuromorphic circuit design.

bio photo fullDebayan Das

Debayan Das is a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, working with Professor Shreyas Sen. He received his Bachelor of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, India, in 2015. Prior to joining PhD, he worked as an Analog Design Engineer at a start-up based in India. He has interned with the Security Research Lab, Intel Labs, OR, over the summer of 2018. His research interests include mixed-signal IC design and hardware security.

Debayan was a recipient of the IEEE HOST Best Student Paper Award in 2017, 2019, and the 3rd Best Poster Award in IEEE HOST 2018. In 2019, one of his papers was recognized as a Top Pick in Hardware & Embedded Security published over the span of last six years. During his PhD, he has been awarded the ECE fellowship during 2016-18, and the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship during the final year (2020-21) for his outstanding overall achievements. He has authored/co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed conferences and journals including 2 book chapters and 1 US patent. He has been serving as a primary reviewer for multiple reputed journals and conferences including TCAS-I, TCAD, TODAES, IEEE Access, IoTJ, EMBC, DAC.

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Yasemin Engur received her B. Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara,  Turkey in 2018. She is currently pursuing her M. Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering at the same university. She is a researcher in an R&D project called FLAMENCO which is an autonomous and fully implantable cochlear implant funded by European Research Council (ERC). Her research interests include wireless power transmission, power management circuits, and mixed-signal circuits for wearable and implantable medical applications.

Reza ErfaniReza Erfani

Reza Erfani (S’13) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Shahid Rajaee University, Tehran, Iran, in 2010, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, in 2014. For his M.S. thesis, he worked on wireless telemetry of data and power to biomedical implants. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. His research interests include analog, mixedsignal, and RF integrated circuits and system design for implantable bioelectronics and neural interfaces.

Photo Chao FanChao Fan

Chao Fan (S’18) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in integrated circuit design and integration system from Xidian University (Hons), Xi’an, China, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Since 2016, he has been pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering with State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, University of Macau, Macao, China. His current research interests include RF/mm-wave integrated circuits and high-speed interface circuits. He was the recipient of the first prize of academic scholarship in 2012 and 2013.

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Yu Gong was born in Peixian, Xuzhou, China in 1991. He received his B.S degree in Mathematics and M.S. degree in Integrated Circuits form Southeast University, China in 2013 and 2016, where he is currently pursuing the PhD degree. He has been studying with the National ASIC System Technology Engineering Research Center, Southeast University since 2012. Besides, he was a visiting graduate student in University of California, Los Angeles from 2017.12 to 2019.6.

Now his research mainly focuses on deep learning acceleration, reconfigurable computing, approximate computing and related VLSI designs. His work includes the data parallel processing model of neural networks, quality model of approximate computing designs, compiling model of reconfigurable architectures and related software hardware co-designs. His previous work has been accepted by the IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing System in 2017, International Conference on Field Programmable Technology and Microelectronics Journal in 2019, and ISSCC Student Research Preview in 2020

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Ava Hedayatipour received her B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, in 2012, and the M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran, in 2015. In 2016, she joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University Tennessee Knoxville, as a Research and teaching assistant pursuing Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. Her current research interests include analog integrated circuit designs, bio-implantable and biomedical devices, low-power and low-noise designs, microelectronics, mixed-signal VLSI designs, and semiconductor devices.

photo omiya 2Omiya Hassan

Omiya Hassan is a graduate student pursing her Ph. D in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Missouri (Mizzou). She is working as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Syed Kamrul Islam in Analog/Mixed-Signal, VLSI & Device Laboratory (AVDL). Her research topic focuses on the design of low-power, AI/Machine-Learning integrated chip-based biosensors for wearable medical applications. She is also working on a few collaborative projects in her laboratory such as semiconductor characterization and measurement using profilometers, MPPT modeling in DC-DC boost converter, Energy harvester used in biomedical applications, etc.

She already published two IEEE conference papers at her 1st year of joining the Ph. D. program. The papers can be found on IEEEXplore. She was awarded 1st place at a graduate student project design competition arranged by the IEEE International Sensors and Measurements Systems.

 

She worked as a student volunteer in IEEE at Region 10 during her undergraduate years and currently, she is a graduate student member of IEEE, IEEE WIE, IEEE CAS, and IEEE SSCS. She has been with IEEE for more than 6 years of her academic life.

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Vasant Iyer received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA in 2017, and the M.S.E degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA in 2019, where he is currently pursuing the PhD degree in electrical engineering. His current research interests include analog, RF, and photonic integrated circuit design for biomedical sensors and diagnostic devices. He was a recipient of the Rose Hills Foundation Fellowship in 2015 and the Howard Broadwell Fellowship in 2017.

Photo KAIST YeseulJeon 1Yeseul Jeon

Yeseul Jeon received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the same school at KAIST. 

She has worked on developing packages and transceiver ICs based on channel-characteristic analysis. Her current research interests include low-power body-channel-communication (BCC) transceiver design for communication among wearable and implantable medical devices. She is also interested in chip-package co-design for high-speed wireline communication in memory devices, especially focused on the design for High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). 

Eunchul Kang photoEunchul Kang

Eunchul Kang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, in 2005 and 2007. He has working and researching experiences with Fairchild Semiconductor, Silicon Mitus, and Inter-university Semiconductor Research Center as an analog IC design engineer. Since February 2016, he has been a Ph.D candidate in the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory at TU Delft with a focus on ultrasound ASIC design.

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Jiamin Li  received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in 2017. She is currently a Ph.D student with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS. Her current research interests include energy harvesting/delivery circuits, and low-power DC-DC converters.

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Qijun Liu obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, in December 2016. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, Boston. Since Fall 2018, she is a group member of the Wireless Integrated Systems and Extreme Circuits Laboratory led by Professor Rabia Tugce Yazicigil. Her research interests include ultra-low-power analog and RF circuit design for biomedical applications and signal processing and mixed-signal circuit design for next-generation wireless communications. She received the 2019 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium Ph.D. Student Sponsorship and awarded the first place in the IMS 2019 Graduate Student Challenge.

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Fatemeh Marefat (S’12) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2011 and 2014, respectively. For her M.S. thesis, she developed a novel multichannel analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for high-density neural recording microsystems. Currently, she is working toward her Ph.D. degree at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Her research interests include analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit and system design for implantable physiological and health monitoring applications.

Sujin Park photo 1Sujin Park

Sujin Park received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, in 2016 and 2018, respectively, from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea, where she is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree. Her current research interests include sensor interface circuits, capacitance-to-digital converter, CMOS integrated sensors, high-resolution data converters, and temperature compensated crystal oscillator. She is awarded ISSCC Student-Research Preview (SRP) Outstanding Poster award and South Korea Semiconductor Design Contest award. 

PhotoQIUJunjun Qiu

Junjun Qiu received B.Sc degree in electrical and electronic engineering from East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, in 2016. She received the M.E. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2018. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and electronic engineering with Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

She was focusing on fully synthesizable digital baseband circuit design for Sub-GHz wireless transceiver system. Her current research interests include high performance phase locked loop design and mixed signal wireless communication system design for Bluetooth low energy.

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Ahmad Rezvanitabar received the B.S. degrees in both electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in electrical and computer engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. His current research interests include integrated circuits and systems.

 

KRKamala Raghavan Sadagopan

Kamala Raghavan Sadagopan received her B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, in 2015. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA. Her current research interests include low-power wireless transceivers and wireless energy harvesting, RF IC design. Ms. Sadagopan was a recipient of the Indian Science Academies' Summer Research Fellowship in 2012, the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2018 and the IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2019. 

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 Saransh Sharma was born in Jaipur, India. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 2017. He chose Micro-electronics and Integrated Circuit design as his specialization at IIT and worked on high-speed low-power transceiver design for wireline communication as part of his Bachelor's thesis. He was a recipient of the Viterbi India Scholarship, 2016 for summer internship at University of Southern California where he worked on Surface Acoustic Wave devices.

For pursuing higher education in Electrical Engineering, he joined Caltech in Fall 2017 as a graduate student in Prof. Azita Emami’s MICS lab. He was a recipient of the Powell Fellowship for first year of graduate studies. He received an M.S. degree in EE from Caltech in 2018. He is currently working towards a PhD under Prof. Emami’s supervision on Analog & Mixed-Signal Circuits and System design with special emphasis on low power bio-medical applications.

He likes working on exciting ideas as part of his research, which can have significant impact on humankind, especially in healthcare sector. He is currently developing implantable and ingestible microscale devices for high precision in-vivo tracking in real-time. He enjoys working with undergrad students and mentoring them. 

headshotAlexander Sheldon

 

Alexander received his B.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2016 where he is now pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering. As part of his PhD, he is designing a low-noise cryogenically-cooled CMOS receiver for the synthesis telescope at the Dominion Radio Astrophysics Observatory (DRAO) in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. His research interests lie at the intersection of analog/RF integrated circuits (especially CMOS) and astrophysics instrumentation. He is also interested in circuit design education. He is Vice Chair of the IEEE Southern Alberta Section Solid-State Circuits (SSCS) and Circuits and Systems (CAS) chapter and the Chair of the University of Calgary IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) student branch.

syshin photoSoyeong Shin

Soyeong Shin received the B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2015. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the same university. Her current research interests include the design of memory interfaces and delay-locked loops.

speaker photoShiyu Su

Shiyu Su (S’14) received the B.S. degrees from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunication, China and Queen Mary, University of London, UK, in 2011, and the M.S. degree from University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 2013, all in electrical engineering.

He is currently working toward the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering at USC. His research interests include high-speed data converters, phase-locked loop, wireless and wireline transceivers.

Mr. Su was the recipient of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2017–2018. He is a Ming Hsieh Institute Scholar from 2019 to 2020. From 2015 to present, he serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I/II (TCAS), IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integrated Systems (TVLSI), IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (SSC-L), and IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS).

 

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Yuqi Su received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2017, and M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2018. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the mixed-signal lab at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Before his PhD study, he was a design engineer at Mediatek in Singapore. His research interests include memory-centric computing circuits and architectures for optimization problems and artificial neural networks using both CMOS and emerging nonvolatile memories including MRAM and RRAM.

photo 8Madhan Venkatesh

Madhan Venkatesh received bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in Visvesvaraya Technological University, India in 2015. I’m currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics at University College Cork hosted at Microelectronic Circuits Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland. Prior to joining PhD completed an internship in Indian Statistical Institute – Bangalore. My current research focuses on low power and low voltage analog to digital converters.

Photo Joanne travelgrantJoanna Tan Si Ying

Joanne Tan Si Ying received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in 2018. She is currently a student with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS. Her current research interest focuses on low power temperature sensing systems.

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Pengfei Zhai received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering in 2012 and 2015, respectively, both from the Beijing Jiaotong University.

He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Integrated Circuits and Systems, University of Electronic Science and Technology (UESTC), China.

His research interests include on-chip signal integrity, power integrity and low power data converters.

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Yuke Zhang received the Bachelor of Engineering degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China in 2014, and the Master of Applied Science degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, in 2016, both in department of electrical engineering. She is now pursuing Ph.D degree in department of electrical engineering at University of Southern California. Her research focuses on mixed-signal computing.