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Biomedical Applications
Dr. Dinesh Bhatia
Professor; Ph.D.: University of Texas at Dallas
Research interests: Reconfigurable and adaptive computing, medical electronics and devices, energy harvesting, physical design automation of VLSI systems, 3-D IC design.                   
dinesh@utdallas.edu

Dr. Yun Chiu
Associate Professor, PhD: University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Energy-efficient, highly integrated analog-digital interface ICs, data converters (ADC and DAC), analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems, high-performance RF transceivers, bio-electronic interfaces, adaptive digital/analog signal processing.                  
chiu.yun@utdallas.edu

Dr. John Hansen
Professor, Ph.D.:Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests: Speech processing: speech analysis and modeling, robust automatic speech and speaker recognition, language technology, spoken document retrieval.                      
john.hansen@utdallas.edu

Dr. Rashaunda Henderson
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: University of Michigan
Research interests: Enabling technologies for microwave and millimeter-wave passive circuits; accurate measurement and modeling of small value passive components; radio frequency, microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuit design; MEMS simulation and characterization; metamaterial filter design.               
rashaunda.henderson@utdallas.edu

Dr. Walter Hu
Associate Professor, Ph.D.: The University of Notre Dame
Research interests: Lithographic nanofabrication technologies, particularly electron beam lithography and nanoimprint lithography; Bio-nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), tissue engineering, photonic nanodevices, molecular and nanoelectronics, etc.           
walter.hu@utdallas.edu

Dr. Roozbeh Jafari
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Networked embedded system design and analysis and reconfigurable computing with emphasis on medical/biological applications and their algorithm design.          
rjafari@utdallas.edu

Dr. Nasser Kehtarnavaz
Professor, Ph.D.: Rice University
Research interests: Signal and image processing: real-time image processing, digital and cell-phone cameras, biomedical image analysis and pattern recognition.                
kehtar@utdallas.edu

Dr. Kamran Kiasaleh
Professor; Director, Multimedia and Mobile Communication Laboratory, and Optical Communication Laboratory;
Ph.D.: University of Southern California

Research interests: Wireless communications, CDMA, channel estimation techniques, architecture and performance evaluation of ad hoc wirless networks, coding and modulation for unguided (infrared) optical channels, and multiple access techniques for wireless access.                
kamran@utdallas.edu

Dr. Jeong-Bong (JB) Lee
Professor, Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests: Design, fabrication, and characterization of MEMS, microsensors, and microactuators. These include: Micromachined On-chip RF/Microwave components (inductors, tunable capacitors, etc.), Packaging technology for system-on-a-chip, BioMEMS including microneedles for transdermal drug delivery, Micromirror array for optical switching applications, Novel process monitoring in-situ micromachined sensors, Thermal management issues in microelectronics, High resolution, high plasma efficiency plasma display panels (PDP) using MEMS
jblee@utdallas.edu

Dr. Jin Liu
Professor, Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Techology
Research interests: Analog and mixed signal circuit and systems design: adaptive equalization and clock/data recovery circuits for high-speed data communications; energy scavenging and data communication circuits; ultra-low-power design for biomedical implants; distributed industrial data collection.                   
jinliu@utdallas.edu

Dr. Dongsheng Brian Ma
Associate Professor, PhD: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Research interests: power management ICs, energy-efficient wire and wireless communication circuits and systems, sensor nodes and networks, biomedical instruments & microsystems.
d.ma@utdallas.edu

Dr. Aria Nosratinia
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois
Research interests: Signal processing, coding and information theory; wireless communication; DSP, image and video processing; multimedia wireless communications.
aria@utdallas.edu       

Dr. Issa Panahi
Associate Professor, Ph.D.:University of Colorado at Boulder
Research Interests: digital signal processing including adaptive filters, system identification and source separation, detection and estimation, active noise cancellation, and digital signal processor’s (DSP) architecture and system designs. The emphasis of the research work is on acoustic signal processing and biomedical applications.              
imp015000@utdallas.edu

Dr. Lakshman S. Tamil
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Rhode Island
Research interests: Optical transmission, switching and routing, nanophotonics, wireless sensor networks and aging services technologies.                     
tamil@utdallas.edu

Circuits and Systems


Dr. Poras T. Balsara
Associate Dept. Head for Graduate Studies; Professor ; Ph.D.: Penn State University
Research interests: VLSI Design, design of energy efficient circuits and systems, circuits for signal processing and communications, digitally-intensive / digitally-assisted mixed-signal circuits, and power electronics.         
poras@utdallas.edu

Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests: Circuit design for radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave applications using multi-antenna systems, high-speed analog and mixed-signal circuit design for wireless and wired communications using silicon-based processes; and, modeling, analysis and characterization of RF performance of Si-CMOS and SiGe HBTs.                  
bhaskar.banerjee@utdallas.edu         

Dr. Dinesh Bhatia
Professor; Ph.D.: University of Texas at Dallas
Research interests: Reconfigurable and adaptive computing, medical electronics and devices, energy harvesting, physical design automation of VLSI systems, 3-D IC design.                   
dinesh@utdallas.edu

Dr. Yun Chiu
Associate Professor, PhD: University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Energy-efficient, highly integrated analog-digital interface ICs, data converters (ADC and DAC), analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems, high-performance RF transceivers, bio-electronic interfaces, adaptive digital/analog signal processing.                  
chiu.yun@utdallas.edu

Dr. William R. Frensley
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Colorado
Research interests: Semiconductor heterostructures and devices, device simulation and modeling, quantum transport therory, and development of interactve design software.
frensley@utdallas.edu

Dr. Hoi Lee
Associate Professor, Ph.D.: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Research interests: Analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems: power management integrated circuits, integrated systems for cochlear and neural prostheses, and low-voltage, low-power analog circuit techniques.
hoilee@utdallas.edu

Dr. Jin Liu
Professor, Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Techology
Research interests: Analog and mixed signal circuit and systems design: adaptive equalization and clock/data recovery circuits for high-speed data communications; energy scavenging and data communication circuits; ultra-low-power design for biomedical implants; distributed industrial data collection.                   
jinliu@utdallas.edu

Dr. Dongsheng Brian Ma
Associate Professor, PhD: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Research interests: power management ICs, energy-efficient wire and wireless communication circuits and systems, sensor nodes and networks, biomedical instruments & microsystems.
d.ma@utdallas.edu

Dr. Won Namgoong
Professor, Ph.D.: Stanford University
Research interests: OFDM radio systems; ultra-wideband radio circuits and systems; non-linear and time-varying systems; millimeter wave circuits and systems; cognitive radio circuits and systems.      
namgoong@utdallas.edu

Dr. Mehrdad Nourani
Professor, Program Head for Computer Engineering; PhD: Case Western Reserve University
Research interests: Design automation and testing: high-level synthesis, packet processing architecture, low-power for testability, SoC testing and signal integrity modeling.                     
nourani@utdallas.edu

Dr. Kenneth K.O
Professor, Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
kxo091000@utdallas.edu

Dr. Carl Sechen
Professor, Ph.D.: University of California-Berkeley
Research interests: design and computer-aided design of high-speed digital integrated circuits.   
carl.sechen@utdallas.edu                      

Dr. Dian Zhou
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois
Research interests: VLSI design, CAD tools and algorithms, and mixed signal circuits.                    
zhoud@utdallas.edu

Communications and Signal Processing

Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir
Jonsson Distinguished Professor, Ph.D.: Stanford University
Research interests: Signal Processing Algorithms for Digital Communications Systems, Digital Subscriber Line Technology, Space-Time Coding and Signal Processing , Satellite Communications (LEOs, GPS, Ka-Band), Equalization of Wireless and Wireline Channels and Multi-Carrier Modulation                      
aldhahir@utdallas.edu

Dr. Gerald O. Burnham
Associate Dean of Accreditation & Outreach; Associate Professor; Texas Instruments Senior Lecturer; Ph.D.: University of Southern California
Research interests: Systems theory and applications. Application areas include the transition of research to undergraduate education.                  
burnham@utdallas.edu

Dr. Carlos Busso
Assistant Professor; Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
Research interests: Audio-visual emotion recognition, prosody modeling, analysis of emotional modulation in gestures and speech, designing realistic human-like virtual characters, speech source detection using microphone arrays, speaker localization and identification in an intelligent environment, sensing human interaction in multi-person meetings, and monitoring drivers distraction in-vehicle platform.
busso@utdallas.edu

Dr. Yun Chiu
Associate Professor, PhD: University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Energy-efficient, highly integrated analog-digital interface ICs, data converters (ADC and DAC), analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems, high-performance RF transceivers, bio-electronic interfaces, adaptive digital/analog signal processing.                  
chiu.yun@utdallas.edu

Dr. John Fonseka
Professor, Ph.D.: Arizona State University
Research interests: Modulation and coding, investigation of efficient combined modulation of efficient detection techniques over fading channels, and turbo codes.                   
kjp@utdallas.edu

Dr. Andrea Fumagalli
Professor, Ph. D.: Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Research interests: All-optical network architectures and protocols, photonic slot routing, wavelength routing and protection switching, optical and high-speed network simulators, and performance analysis of computer networks.                       
andreaf@utdallas.edu

Dr. John Hansen
Professor; Ph.D.:Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests: Speech processing: speech analysis and modeling, robust automatic speech and speaker recognition, language technology, spoken document retrieval.                      
john.hansen@utdallas.edu

Dr. Nasser Kehtarnavaz
Professor, Ph.D.: Rice University
Research interests: Signal and image processing: real-time image processing, digital and cell-phone cameras, biomedical image analysis and pattern recognition.                
kehtar@utdallas.edu

Dr. Kamran Kiasaleh
Professor; Director, Multimedia and Mobile Communication Laboratory, and Optical Communication Laboratory;
Ph.D.: University of Southern California

Research interests: Wireless communications, CDMA, channel estimation techniques, architecture and performance evaluation of ad hoc wirless networks, coding and modulation for unguided (infrared) optical channels, and multiple access techniques for wireless access.                
kamran@utdallas.edu

Dr. Dongsheng Brian Ma
Associate Professor, PhD: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Research interests: power management ICs, energy-efficient wire and wireless communication circuits and systems, sensor nodes and networks, biomedical instruments & microsystems.
d.ma@utdallas.edu

Dr. Duncan L. MacFarlane
Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs, Professor, Ph.D.:Portland State University
Research interests: micro-optics, ultrafast lasers, photonic integrated filters, nonlinear optics, semiconductor lasers, ellipsometry, and advanced displays.                    
dlm@utdallas.edu

Dr. Hlaing Minn
Associate Professor, Ph.D.: University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Research interests: Wireless Communications, Digital communications and Digital Signal Processing             
hlaing.minn@utdallas.edu

Dr. Aria Nosratinia
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois
Research interests: Signal processing, coding and information theory; wireless communication; DSP, image and video processing; multimedia wireless communications.
aria@utdallas.edu       

Dr. Issa Panahi
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.:University of Colorado at Boulder
Research Interests: digital signal processing including adaptive filters, system identification and source separation, detection and estimation, active noise cancellation, and digital signal processor’s (DSP) architecture and system designs. The emphasis of the research work is on acoustic signal processing and biomedical applications.              
imp015000@utdallas.edu

Dr. P.K. Rajasekaran                     
raja1@utdallas.edu

Dr. M. Saquib
Associate Professor, Ph.D.: Rutgers University
Research interests: Various aspects of wireless data transmission – including system modeling and performance, signal processing and radio resource management – with an emphasis on open-access techniques for spectrum sharing. Interests also include designing signal-processing techniques for low-cost radar and medical applications.     
saquib@utdallas.edu

Mr. Marco Tacca                      
mtacca@utdallas.edu

Dr. Lakshman S. Tamil
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Rhode Island
Research interests: Optical transmission, switching and routing, nanophotonics, wireless sensor networks and aging services technologies.                     
tamil@utdallas.edu

Dr. Murat Torlak
Associate Professor, Ph.D.: University of Texas at Austin
Research interests: Design and implementation of antenna array methods for wireless communications, real-time DSP algorithms, statistical signal processing, equalization for mobile communications, multiuser communications and wireless channel propagation modeling.                    
torlak@utdallas.edu

 

Digital Systems

Dr. Poras T. Balsara
Associate Dept. Head for Graduate Studies; Professor ; Ph.D.: Penn State University
Research interests: VLSI Design, design of energy efficient circuits and systems, circuits for signal processing and communications, digitally-intensive / digitally-assisted mixed-signal circuits, and power electronics.         
poras@utdallas.edu

Dr. Dinesh Bhatia
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Texas at Dallas
Research interests: Reconfigurable and adaptive computing, medical electronics and devices, energy harvesting, physical design automation of VLSI systems, 3-D IC design.         
dinesh@utdallas.edu  

Dr. Nathan Dodge                     
dodge@utdallas.edu

Dr. Roozbeh Jafari
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Networked embedded system design and analysis and reconfigurable computing with emphasis on medical/biological applications and their algorithm design.          
rjafari@utdallas.edu

Dr. Mehrdad Nourani
Professor, Program Head for Computer Engineering, Ph.D.: Case Western Reserve University
Research interests: Design automation and testing: high-level synthesis, packet processing architecture, low-power for testability, SoC testing and signal integrity modeling.                     
nourani@utdallas.edu

Dr. William Pervin
Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.: University of Pittsburgh
Research interests: Professor Pervin research interests include Digital signal processing, programming languages and software and computer engineering.                      
pervin@utdallas.edu

Dr. Dian Zhou
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois
Research interests: VLSI design, CAD tools and algorithms, and mixed signal circuits.                    
zhoud@utdallas.edu

Optical Devices, Materials and Systems

Dr. Duncan L. MacFarlane
Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs, Professor, Ph.D.:Portland State University
Research interests: micro-optics, ultrafast lasers, photonic integrated filters, nonlinear optics, semiconductor lasers, ellipsometry, and advanced displays.                    
dlm@utdallas.edu

Dr. Lakshman S. Tamil
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Rhode Island
Research interests: Optical transmission, switching and routing, nanophotonics, wireless sensor networks and aging services technologies.                     
tamil@utdallas.edu

RF/Microwave

Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests: Circuit design for radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave applications using multi-antenna systems, high-speed analog and mixed-signal circuit design for wireless and wired communications using silicon-based processes; and, modeling, analysis and characterization of RF performance of Si-CMOS and SiGe HBTs.                  
bhaskar.banerjee@utdallas.edu

Dr. Andrew James Blanchard
Professor, Ph.D.: Texas A&M University
Andrew.Blanchard@utdallas.edu

Dr. Yun Chiu
Associate Professor, PhD: University of California, Berkeley
Research interests: Energy-efficient, highly integrated analog-digital interface ICs, data converters (ADC and DAC), analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems, high-performance RF transceivers, bio-electronic interfaces, adaptive digital/analog signal processing.                  
chiu.yun@utdallas.edu

Dr. Rashaunda Henderson
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: University of Michigan
Research interests: Enabling technologies for microwave and millimeter-wave passive circuits; accurate measurement and modeling of small value passive components; radio frequency, microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuit design; MEMS simulation and characterization; metamaterial filter design.               
rashaunda.henderson@utdallas.edu

Dr. Randall Lehmann
randall.lehmann@utdallas.edu

Dr. Won Namgoong
Professor, Ph.D.: Stanford University
Research interests: OFDM radio systems; ultra-wideband radio circuits and systems; non-linear and time-varying systems; millimeter wave circuits and systems; cognitive radio circuits and systems.      
namgoong@utdallas.edu

Dr. Lawrence J. Overzet
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois
Research interests: Plasmas used in semiconductor device processing including radio frequency plasma source design, time resolved plasma diagnostics (including RF and microwave diagnostics), new uses for plasma in processing, plasma etching, and deposition of new materials or structures with plasma-wall interactions.
overzet@utdallas.edu

Dr. Ricardo Saad
rsaad@utdallas.edu

Dr. Kenneth K.O
Professor, Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
kxo091000@utdallas.edu

Dr. Kamran Kiasaleh
Professor; Director, Multimedia and Mobile Communication Laboratory, and Optical Communication Laboratory;
Ph.D.: University of Southern California

Research interests: Wireless communications, CDMA, channel estimation techniques, architecture and performance evaluation of ad hoc wirless networks, coding and modulation for unguided (infrared) optical channels, and multiple access techniques for wireless access.                
kamran@utdallas.edu

Solid-State Devices and Micro Systems Fabrication

Dr. William R. Frensley
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Colorado
Research interests: Semiconductor heterostructures and devices, device simulation and modeling, quantum transport therory, and development of interactve design software.                
frensley@utdallas.edu

Dr. Walter Hu
Associate Professor, Ph.D.: The University of Notre Dame
Research interests: Lithographic nanofabrication technologies, particularly electron beam lithography and nanoimprint lithography; Bio-nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), tissue engineering, photonic nanodevices, molecular and nanoelectronics, etc.           
walter.hu@utdallas.edu

Dr. Jiyoung (J) Kim
Associate Professor, Ph.D.: The University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: Nano-scale materials, process, characterization and device applications including scaled CMOS devices and processing (advanced gate stack structure and interconnections, SET, etc.), Non-volatile memory applications (FeRAM, PRAM, ReRAM, MRAM etc.)                  
jxk041000@utdallas.edu

Dr. Gil S. Lee
Professor, Ph.D.:North Carolina State University
Research interests: Semiconductor material properties, physics of semiconductor devices, device fabrication, and measurement and characterization of materials and devices. Recent research activities include the following: (a) Low-k Materials, (b) Piezoelectric Projection Display, (c) Carbon Nanotubes Growing and Device Applications, and (d) Infrared Detection and Magnetoresistance of InSb.                   
gslee@utdallas.edu

Dr. Jeong-Bong (JB) Lee
Professor, Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests: Design, fabrication, and characterization of MEMS, microsensors, and microactuators. These include: Micromachined On-chip RF/Microwave components (inductors, tunable capacitors, etc.), Packaging technology for system-on-a-chip, BioMEMS including microneedles for transdermal drug delivery, Micromirror array for optical switching applications, Novel process monitoring in-situ micromachined sensors, Thermal management issues in microelectronics, High resolution, high plasma efficiency plasma display panels (PDP) using MEMS                      
jblee@utdallas.edu

Dr. Lawrence J. Overzet
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois
Research interests: Plasmas used in semiconductor device processing including radio frequency plasma source design, time resolved plasma diagnostics (including RF and microwave diagnostics), new uses for plasma in processing, plasma etching, and deposition of new materials or structures with plasma-wall interactions.
overzet@utdallas.edu

Power Electronics and Energy Systems

Dr. Bilal Akin, PhD
Professor, Ph.D.: Texas A&M University
bilal.akin@utdallas.edu

Dr. Poras T. Balsara
Associate Dept. Head for Graduate Studies; Professor ; Ph.D.: Penn State University
Research interests: VLSI Design, design of energy efficient circuits and systems, circuits for signal processing and communications, digitally-intensive / digitally-assisted mixed-signal circuits, and power electronics.         
poras@utdallas.edu

Dr. Dinesh Bhatia
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Texas at Dallas
Research interests: Reconfigurable and adaptive computing, medical electronics and devices, energy harvesting, physical design automation of VLSI systems, 3-D IC design.         
dinesh@utdallas.edu  

Dr. Babak Fahimi, PhD
Professor, Ph.D.: Texas A&M University
bxf102000@utdallas.edu

Dr. Dongsheng Brian Ma
Associate Professor, PhD: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Research interests: power management ICs, energy-efficient wire and wireless communication circuits and systems, sensor nodes and networks, biomedical instruments & microsystems.
d.ma@utdallas.edu

Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara, PhD
Professor, Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Science
k.raja@utdallas.edu

Control Systems

Dr. Gerald O. Burnham
Associate Dean of Accreditation & Outreach; Associate Professor; Texas Instruments Senior Lecturer; Ph.D.: University of Southern California
Research interests: Systems theory and applications. Application areas include the transition of research to undergraduate education.                  
burnham@utdallas.edu

Dr. Nicholas Raphael Gans, PhD
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
nrg092000@utdallas.edu

Dr. Mark Spong, PhD
Professor, D.Sc.: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
mws081000@utdallas.edu