SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award

Predoctoral Achievement Award 

For a small number of promising graduate students, IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Awards provide a $1000 honorarium and reimbursement for travel expenses (within certain limits) to ISSCC, the Society's flagship conference.  Applicants must be members of IEEE and the Solid-State Circuits Society and have completed at least one year of study in a Ph.D. 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 are not eligible.  No more than two Awards will be granted in a given year to students of one Principal Advisor. 

 Check back in Fall 2019 for details on the 2019-2020 Predoctoral Achievement Award Application details. 

 

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The recipients of the 2019 SSCS Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Row 1 – left to right – SSCS Award Chair John Corcoran, Hossein Jalili, Parisa Mahmoudidaryan, Sheikh Nijam Ali, Nandish Mehta, Heein Yoon, Aravind Nagulu, Fahim ur Rahman, Angad Rekhi, Kamala Raghavan Sadagopan. Row 2 – left to right – Yaoyao Jia, Hani Esmaeelzadeh, Mahmood Baraani Dastjerdi, Jingzhi Zhang, Woojun Choi, Kodai Ueyoshi, Susnata Mondal, Min-Yu Huang, Yi-Chung Wu, Haowei Jiang, Linxiao Shen, Chee Cheow Lim, Jian Pang. 

 

Predoctoral Achievement Award Winners for 2018-2019

 

Picture Sheikh Nijam AliSheikh Nijam Ali

Washington State University 

Sheikh Nijam Ali received the B.Sc. degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, in 2009, and the M.Sc. degree from The University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2012, in Electrical Engineering. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. His major research focus is on spectral and energy-efficient RF/millimeter-wave ICs and systems for 5G communications and efficient wireless power charging systems. In 2015, he joined the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, MA, as an Advanced RF Circuit Design intern, where he was involved in wideband Doherty PA design for 4G LTE applications. During 2018, he was an RFIC Design intern with Skyworks Solutions Inc., San Jose, CA, focusing on R&D of multi-band PA multi-chip-module for next-generation cellphones.

Mr. Ali has authored/coauthored more than 20 IEEE publications including ISSCC, TMTT, TCAS-I, MWCL, TVLSI, JETCAS, RFIC & IMS. He holds an U.S. patent with Mitsubishi. He serves as a reviewer of IEEE TMTT, TCAS-I, MWCL and TVLSI journals.

 

Mr. Ali received the 2018 Best Graduate Researcher Award in EECS, Washington State University, the 2018-19 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award, and the Graduate Fellowship Award in EE, UBC, Canada.

Woojun ChoiWoojun Choi

Yonsei University 

Woojun Choi (S’15) received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2015, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering. He is being supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2016-Global Ph.D. Fellowship Program). His current research interests include high-speed interface circuits, precision analog circuits, and CMOS temperature sensors. His research has resulted in several publications in JSSC and ISSCC. He serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.

M B DastjerdiMahmood Baraani Dastjerdi

Columbia University 

 

Mahmood Baraani Dastjerdi received his M.Sc. degree in Microelectronic Circuits from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. Then, he joined the Columbia High-Speed and Mm-wave IC (CoSMIC) Lab at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA in 2015. 

 

He was an intern with QUALCOMM, San Diego, CA, USA during summer 2018, working on receivers for cellular applications. His current research is focused on the theory, design and experimental validation of analog/RF/millimeter-wave integrated circuits and systems, with an emphasis on many-antenna full-duplex radios. He has published several journal and conference papers in this area in top venues in both the RFIC community (IEEE JSSC/ISSCC/RFIC Symposium) as well as the communications/networking communities (IEEE INFOCOM/ACM MobiCom). 

 

He is recipient of 2019 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award, 2018 ADI ISSCC outstanding student designer award and creative tech award in engineering at the 2018 NYC media Lab. He was also a finalist of the 2017–2018 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competition. 

Esmaeelzadeh Hani 14 of 16 1Hani Esmaeelzadeh

University of California - Los Angeles 

Hani Esmaeelzadeh received the B.S. degree from the K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2011, and the M.S. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013, both in Electrical Engineering. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA.

From 2016 to 2017, he held an internship position at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., San Diego, CA, where he was involved in RFIC design for cellular applications. Since June 2018, He has been with Movandi Corporation, Newport Beach, CA, developing RF/mm-Wave circuits for 5G applications. 

Hani is a recipient of the 2019 IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award, the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship during the 2018-2019 academic year, the UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship in 2014 and the Broadcom Foundation Fellowship from 2016 to 2017. He is also a recipient of the Broadcom Foundation Fellowship from 2017 to 2018. He has served as reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers and the Elsevier Integration, the VLSI Journal. 

Burak Gonen PicBurak Gonen

Delft University of Technology 

Burak Gönen (S’09) received the B.Sc. degree in electronics from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2012, and the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in microelectronics from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2014, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, with a focus on the design of energy- and area-efficient analog-to-digital converters for digital audio and sensor interfaces.

From 2011 to 2012, he was an Intern with Mikroelektronik Ar-Ge Ltd., Istanbul. From 2013 to 2014, he was an Intern with NXP Semiconductors Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Since 2012, he has been with the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory, Delft University of Technology. His current research interests include efficient high performance data converters and precision analog circuits.

 

He was the recipient of the First Prize of the IEEE SSCS Benelux Chapter Student Chip Design Contest in 2017. He has served as a reviewer for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I.

Min Yu HuangMin-Yu Huang

Georgia Institute of Technology 

Min-Yu Huang (S’14) received the B.S. degree (ranked #1) in electrical engineering and computer science from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2013, and is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. His research interests include RF/mm-Wave/THz integrated circuits and next-generation low-latency systems.

Mr. Huang was a recipient of the IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2019, the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship in 2018, the ISSCC Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2017, the IEEE RFIC Best Student Paper Award (2nd place) in 2016, the IEEE MTT-S PhD Student Sponsorship Initiative in 2016, the Scholarship of the Outstanding Student in Engineering from Chinese Institute of Engineers, Taiwan, in 2013 and NTHU EECS Outstanding Student Scholarship in 2012. He was also a co-recipient of the IEEE CICC Best Paper Award (1st place) in 2017. He is also a leader of wireless power transfer project at Georgia Tech and won several awards such as the Best Poster Award at the GT PDES Consortia’s IAB Meeting (1st place) in 2016 and 2017 as well as Best Poster Award for GT Collaborative Program Development Workshop on PDES (1st place) in 2015. 

H JaliliHossein Jalili

University of California - Davis 

Hossein Jalili received the B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the University of California at Davis, CA, USA. During his M.S. research, he worked on low power RF front end integrated circuits for GPS applications. His current research interests include mm-wave and terahertz integrated circuits and systems focusing on wideband, high power, and scalable fully integrated radiator and phased array sources in silicon technology. Mr. Jalili was a recipient of the University of California at Davis Graduate Fellowship Award in 2013, 2018-2019 Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award, 2018 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) graduate fellowship award and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2018-19. Hossein has been an IEEE member since 2010, Solid State Circuits Society member since 2011, Microwave Theory and Techniques Society member since 2012 and Circuits and Systems Society member since 2014. He has served as a reviewer for multiple technical journals including IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology.

Jia Portrait PhotoYaoyao Jia

Georgia Institute of Technology

Yaoyao Jia joined the GT-Bionics Lab in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology to pursue her Ph.D. degree in 2014. She is currently a final year Ph.D. candidate. Her research fields include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit and system design, wireless power/data transmission, and embedded hardware/firmware design for implantable medical devices and assistive bio-systems. She also worked on power management integrated circuit and power device design during her M.S. in the Department of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. She won the Best Live Demo Award at the 2015 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference. She serves as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, and IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 

hwjHaowei Jiang

University of California - San Diego 

Haowei received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2014, and the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA, USA, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree.

He has held an internship position with the Skyworks Solutions Inc., where he was involved in PA controllers design. His current research interests include low-power integrated analog/mixed-signal circuit design for IoT applications and biomedical devices.

Mr. Jiang is a student member of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS). He serves a reviewer for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. He was a recipient of the IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2019, and Geisel Fellowship of UCSD in 2014.

Photo YangJIANGYang Jiang

University of Macau

Yang Jiang (S’13) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from University of Macau (UM), Macao, China, in 2009 and 2012, respectively, where he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering with Faculty of Science and Technology, and the State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (SKL-AMSV).

His Ph.D. research interest is fully integrated DC-DC converters in CMOS with a particular focus on the design and analysis of innovative switched-capacitor power stage topology. He worked on the design of wide-bandwidth oversampled ADCs during his M.Sc. Mr. Jiang has over 15 IEEE paper publications, including JSSC, ISSCC, A-SSCC, etc.

Mr. Jiang has been a Research Assistance with the SKL-AMSV and the recipient of Postgraduate Student Fellowship since 2009. He served as a peer reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, etc. He received the Third Prize in National Undergraduate Curricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition, 2009, held by China Association for Science and Technology. He was also awarded Ocean-Tech Award and Dean’s Honor List for the outstanding achievement in an academic year in UM.

Portrait CheeCheowLimChee Cheow Lim

University of Malaya

Chee Cheow Lim (S’14) was born in Kuala Lumpur (K.L.), Malaysia. He received his B.Eng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), K.L., Malaysia in 2014. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, K.L., Malaysia.

From 2015-2017, he was a Research and Teaching Assistant with the Analog, Digital & RF research group in University of Malaya. From 2017-2018, he was a Research Assistant with the State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI, University of Macau, China under the supervision of Dr. Jun Yin and Prof. Pui-In Mak. He is currently a lecturer at APU. His research interests include CMOS RF integrated circuits and systems with specialization in RF oscillators, modelling and characterization of passive inductors/transformers.

 

He received the best undergraduate final year project award in 2014, IEEE ISSCC Student Travel Grant Award in 2018 and the IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2018-2019.

Parisa PhotoParisa Mahmoudidaryan

Arizona State University 

Parisa Mahmoudidaryan received her B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, in 2011, and the M.Sc. degree in microelectronics circuits focusing on microwave frequency integrated circuit design from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013. She joined RF and mixed-signal group at Arizona State University, Tempe, Az in 2015, where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree. She has been an intern from January 2018 to August 2018 at mixed-signal design team at Qualcomm Inc, San Diego, CA. Her research interests include RF/mm-wave, and mixed-signal circuit and systems design.

 

Parisa is a student member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS). She has served as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers and the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

nandish picNandish Mehta

University of California - Berkeley 

Nandish Mehta received the MSc degree in Microelectronics from the Delft University of Technology in 2013. Since, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the Department of EECS, University of California, Berkeley, USA.  

He has been an intern with Apple Inc, Cupertino, CA, Ayar labs, Emeryville, CA, USA, and Broadcom Inc, Bunnik, The Netherlands, where he was involved in the design of high-speed low-power wireline transmitter, high-sensitivity energy-efficient optical receivers, high-speed time-interleaved ADCs, respectively. Prior, he founded a start-up, served as a space scientist with Indian Space Research Organization and as a researcher at Indian Institute of Science, all in Bangalore, India. His research interest includes applications of integrated silicon-photonics, high-speed ADCs, and serial links. He holds one US patent. 

Mr. Mehta was a recipient of IEEE SSCS predoctoral achievement award 2019, ADI Outstanding Student Designer Award 2018, Department of EECS fellowship 2014, NXP scholarship 2011, Intel Scholarship 2008, and Foundation for Excellence (FFE.org) scholarship 2005. He has also won six National-level project design contest held across premier research institutes in India.  

S MondalSusnata Mondal

Carnegie Mellon University

Susnata Mondal received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in electronics engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India, in 2015. He has been pursuing the Ph.D. degree in ECE with Carnegie Mellon University, USA, since 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Jeyanandh Paramesh. In 2013, he was a Research Intern with RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

His current research interests include multi-antenna signal processing techniques, circuit-constrained algorithm design and millimeter-wave circuit design for future communication systems. He developed some of the very first hybrid beamforming transceiver prototypes that have been presented in “5G focused” sessions in RFIC’17, ISSCC’18 and ISSCC’19. His research interest also includes developing energy-efficient hardware for digital signal processing and neuromorphic computing.

 

Mr. Mondal was a recipient of the DAAD WISE Fellowship in 2013, the Best B-Tech Project Award at IIT Kharagpur in 2014, Carnegie Institute of Technology Dean’s Fellowship 2015-2016, the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2017, and IEEE SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2019. He was 2018 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship finalist. He serves as a reviewer of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, and IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters.

ANAravind Nagulu

Columbia University

Aravind Nagulu (S’17, M’18) received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in electrical engineering from IIT Madras, Chennai, India, in 2016. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. His current research focuses on exploring new directions to achieve fully-integrated, magnetless non-reciprocity, and to build/provide experimental validation for non-reciprocal components catering wide range of applications ranging from RF/mmWave communication, FMCW radars, and quantum information processing. He has authored or co-authored 13 papers in top-tier journals and conferences, including Nat. Comm., JSSC and TMTT.  

Mr. Nagulu was a recipient of the IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award (First Place) in 2018, the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2019 and the ISSCC Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2019. 

PangJian Pang

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Jian Pang received B.E. degree in Information Science and Engineering and M.E. degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is now continuing his Ph.D. research on Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. His main research interests include millimeter-wave CMOS wireless transceivers, 5G mobile system, MIMO, mixed signal system. 

Jian Pang was the recipients of the China Government Scholarship (CSC) in 2014 and the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Student Travel Grant Award in 2016.

fahim photoFahim ur Rahman

University of Washington 

Fahim ur Rahman received his B.Sc (Summa Cum Laude) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET) in 2013. From 2013 to 2014 he worked as a lecturer in BUET. In September, 2014 he joined University of Washington where he is currently pursuing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering under the supervision of professor Visvesh Sathe. His PhD research is focused on advanced clocking and power management techniques.  

From May 2017 to August 2017, Fahim ur Rahman worked as a research intern in ARM San Jose. From June 2018 to November 2018 he worked as an intern focusing on translating his PLL research into production at Qualcomm Technologies, San Diego.  

His current research interest includes advanced clocking and power management, PLL, time-to-digital converter (TDC) design, resonant clocking, switched-capacitor power converters, ultra-low power circuit design, high-performance computing and hardware security. His PhD research works have been presented/published in ISSCC, Symposia on VLSI Circuits and JSSC. He has served as reviewer for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters and IEEE Access. He is the recipient of ‘Analog Device Outstanding Researcher Award’ in 2018. He received university merit scholarship throughout his Bachelors. 

A RekhiAngad Rekhi

Stanford University 

Angad S. Rekhi received his B.S. in EE from Caltech in 2014 and his M.S. in EE from Stanford in 2016. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in EE at Stanford under the guidance of Professor Amin Arbabian. His thesis work revolves around the use of ultrasound to help build next-generation Internet of Things devices, with applications in wireless power, wake-up signaling, and long-range localization. From 2012 to 2014, Angad worked with Professor Ali Hajimiri at Caltech, where he worked on the design and test of integrated electronic-photonic circuits. In the summer of 2018, he worked with the Circuits Research Group at NVIDIA Research, where he designed analog/mixed-signal hardware for machine learning. In addition to his thesis work, Angad's work at Stanford has included the investigation of a novel form of neurostimulation. Angad was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2014, the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship in 2016, and the Analog Devices, Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2014 and 2018.

KamlaKamala Raghavan Sadagopan

Oregon State University 

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. During the summer of 2018, she was an intern at Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR, USA, where she worked on low-power integrated circuits for power delivery. Her current research interests include low-power wireless transceivers and wireless energy harvesting.

Ms. Sadagopan was a recipient of the Indian Science Academies' Summer Research Fellowship in 2012 and the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2018. She serves as a reviewer for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (TMTT) and IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integrated Systems (TVLSI). She currently serves as the SSCS Student Chapter Chair at Oregon State University.

LinxiaoSHENphotoLinxiao Shen

University of Texas

Linxiao Shen received the B.S. degree from Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 2014. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, advised by Dr. Nan Sun. His doctoral work involves the design of energy-efficient sensor readout circuits, mainly for biomedical circuits. He was an intern with analog group at Silicon Laboratories Inc. from Jun. to Aug. 2018, working on low-power RC oscillator design.

 

Mr. Shen was recipient of the Samsung Fellowship in 2011, National scholarship in 2012, and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2019. He has served as a reviewer for IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE transactions on Circuits and System I/II (TCAS-I/II). 

portrait ueyoshiKodai Ueyoshi

Hokkaido University 

Kodai Ueyoshi received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, in 2015 and 2017, respectively, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree. His current research interests include deep-learning hardware accelerators and hardware/software co-design for deep-learning system. He authored and co-authored six journal papers, and 18 peer-reviewed international conferences. He received JSPS Research Fellowships for Young Scientists from April 2017. He is the recipient of “IEEE ISSCC 2018 Silkroad Award” and “Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Dean’s Academic Prize” from  Hokkaido University in 2017. He received two research grants including “The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid” in 2017 and “JST ACT-I academic grant” in 2018.

Y C WuYi-Chung Wu

National Taiwan University 

Yi-Chung Wu (S’15) received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2013 and 2016 respectively. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. His research interests include energy-efficient VLSI circuits for bioinformatics and machine learning applications. In 2015, he both won the first prizes of the IC Design Contest and the Intelligent Electronics System Design Contest held from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan. He received the 2016 thesis award from The Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering. In 2017, He was a recipient of the ISSCC Silkroad Award. He also received the Ph.D. Semiconductor Award from the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association and the Ph.D. Scholarship from the Novatek Education Foundation in 2018.

Photography HeeinYoon ISSCCHeein Yoon

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

"Heein Yoon (S’14) was born in Jeonju,South Korea, in 1992. She received the B.S. degree(summa cum laude) in electrical engineeringfrom the Ulsan National Institute of Science andTechnology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea, in 2014,where she has been pursuing the Ph.D. degreesince 2014.She was an Intern with Qualcomm, Inc.,San Diego, CA, USA, where she was involved in designing the PLLsin the upcoming RX/TX transceivers. Her current researchinterests include RF, analog/mixed IC designs, andclock/frequency generation systems for emerging wireless standards. Ms. Yoon was the recipient of the Korean Government Scholarship (GPF), the IEEE SSCS Student Travel Grant Award (STGA) in 2017, and the IEEE Student Research Preview (SRP) Award at ISSCC in 2018. Ms. Yoon was the recipient of the Bronze Prize and the Honorable Mention at the 23rd and 24th HumanTech Paper Award hosted by Samsung Electronics in 2017 and 2018, respectively."

Jingzhi Zhang

Jingzhi Zhang

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China 

Jingzhi Zhang (S’15) received B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering (with honors) from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2015. He joined the Joint International Research Laboratory of Wireless Technology & Integrated Systems (WTIS) at UESTC, China, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in the field of frequency synthesizer techniques and integrated circuits for RF and millimeter-wave phased-array transceivers.

Mr. Zhang was a recipient of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2019, the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Silkroad Award in 2018, the National Scholarship in 2018, the Second Prize in National IC Design Competition in 2016, the First Prize in National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest (Taxes Instruments Cup Analog System Design Invitational Contest) in 2014, the First Prize in National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest in 2013, and the Championship in College Students’ Campus Football Match in Sichuan Province in 2016.

 

 

 

Past Predoctoral Achievement Award Recipients

YEAR 

 RECIPIENT

 AFFILIATION

2018-2019

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