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Circuits and Systems


Poras T. Balsara
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.         
[email protected]

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.                   
[email protected]

Yun Chiu
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.                  
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Joseph Friedman
Assistant Professor, PhD: Northwestern University
Research interests: Beyond-CMOS Computing, Logic Circuit Design, Spintronics, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, Memristors
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

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.                   
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Yiorgos Makris
Professor, Ph.D.: University of California San Diego
Research interests: VLSI Testing, Hardware Security, Trusted Integrated Circuits, Reliability, Computer Architecture, Machine Learning, Test Analytics
[email protected]

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.      
[email protected]

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.                     
[email protected]

Kenneth K.O
Professor, Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
[email protected]

Jeyavijayan Rajendran
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.:  New York University
Research interests: Hardware security, Computer security, Emerging technologies and architectures, VLSI design
[email protected]

Benjamin Carrion Schaefer
Assistant Professor, PhD: The University of Birmingham
Research interests: Reconfigurable Computing, FPGAs, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), High-Level Synthesis, VLSI design
[email protected]

Carl Sechen
Professor, Ph.D.: University of California-Berkeley
Research interests: design and computer-aided design of high-speed digital integrated circuits.   
[email protected]          

Joseph Callenes-Sloan
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Computer Architecture, Low-Power Design, Fault Tolerant Systems, High Performance and Scientific Computing
[email protected]

Chin-Tuan Tan
Associate Professor, PhD: Nanyang Technological University
Research interests: Speech and music signal processing, audio engineering, assistive hearing devices (implantable/non-implantable), psychoacoustics & physiological acoustics, auditory neuroscience analysis & modeling, medical instrumentation & systems, and functional imaging
[email protected]

Dian Zhou
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois
Research interests: VLSI design, CAD tools and algorithms, and mixed signal circuits.                    
[email protected]

Communications and Signal Processing

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                      
[email protected]

Gerald O. Burnham
Associate Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.: University of Southern California
Research interests: Control Systems, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Education
[email protected]

Carlos Busso
Associate Professor, Ph.D.: 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.
[email protected]

Yun Chiu
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.
[email protected]

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.                   
[email protected]

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.                       
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

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.                
[email protected]

Kamran Kiasaleh
Associate Dean of Assessment, Professor, Ph.D.: University of Southern California
Research interests: Wireless communications, CDMA, channel estimation techniques, architecture and performance evaluation of ad hoc wireless networks, coding and modulation for unguided (infrared) optical channels, and multiple access techniques for wireless access.
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Hlaing Minn
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Research interests: Wireless Communications, Digital communications and Digital Signal Processing             
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]       

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.              
[email protected]

P.K. Rajasekaran                     
[email protected]

M. Saquib
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.     
[email protected]

Marco Tacca
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.: University of Texas at Dallas
Research interests: Telecommunication Networks, Network Optimization, Network Simulation
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Chin-Tuan Tan
Associate Professor, PhD: Nanyang Technological University
Research interests: Speech and music signal processing, audio engineering, assistive hearing devices (implantable/non-implantable), psychoacoustics & physiological acoustics, auditory neuroscience analysis & modeling, medical instrumentation & systems, and functional imaging
[email protected]

Murat Torlak
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.                    
[email protected]

 

Control Systems

Gerald O. Burnham
Associate Professor Emeritus, Ph.D.: University of Southern California
Research interests: Control Systems, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Education
[email protected]

Paul Deignan
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.: Purdue University
Research interests: Control Systems and Signals, Statistics
[email protected]

Nicholas Raphael Gans
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research interests:Control Systems, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles
[email protected]

Mark Spong
Professor, D.Sc.: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
[email protected]


Digital Systems

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.         
[email protected]

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.         
[email protected]  

Nathan Dodge
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.: University of Texas at Austin
[email protected]

Joseph Friedman
Assistant Professor, PhD: Northwestern University
Research interests: Beyond-CMOS Computing, Logic Circuit Design, Spintronics, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, Memristors
[email protected]

Yiorgos Makris
Professor, Ph.D.: University of California San Diego
Research interests: VLSI Testing, Hardware Security, Trusted Integrated Circuits, Reliability, Computer Architecture, Machine Learning, Test Analytics
[email protected]

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.                     
[email protected]

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.                      
[email protected]

Jeyavijayan Rajendran
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.:  New York University
Research interests: Hardware security, Computer security, Emerging technologies and architectures, VLSI design
[email protected]

Benjamin Carrion Schaefer
Assistant Professor, PhD: The University of Birmingham
Research interests: Reconfigurable Computing, FPGAs, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), High-Level Synthesis, VLSI design
[email protected]

Joseph Callenes-Sloan
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests: Computer Architecture, Low-Power Design, Fault Tolerant Systems, High Performance and Scientific Computing
[email protected]

Dian Zhou
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois
Research interests: VLSI design, CAD tools and algorithms, and mixed signal circuits.                    
[email protected]

Photonic Devices and Systems

Coleman, Ann Catrina
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Glasgow
Research interests: Photonic Integration, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices, Diode Lasers, Mode-locked Diode Lasers
[email protected]

Coleman, James
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois, Urbana
Research interests: Semiconductor Lasers, Strained Layer Lasers, Quantum Well Lasers, Quantum Dots, Nanostructures, Integrated Photonics, Epitaxial Growth, Selective Area Epitaxy, MOCVD
[email protected]

Qing Gu
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: University of California San Diego
Research interests: Design, fabrication and characterization of nanophotonic and nanoplasmonic devices such as semiconductor nanolasers and silicon photonic components. Silicon-compatible miniature lasers, optical metamaterials, photonic integrated circuits, quantum electrodynamics
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

 

Power Electronics and Energy Systems

Bilal Akin
Professor, Ph.D.: Texas A&M University
Research interests:Fault Diagnosis & Condition Monitoring of Power Electronics Components and Drive Systems, Design, Control and Diagnosis of Electric Motors & Drives, Power Electronics, Digital Power Control and Management, Applications of Control Theory and Signal Processing to Energy Systems and Industrial Processes
[email protected]

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.         
[email protected]

Taylor Barton
Assistant Professor, Sc.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research interests: RF and Microwave Circuit Design, Power Electronics, GaN, Power Amplifiers
[email protected]

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.         
[email protected]  

Babak Fahimi
Professor, Ph.D.: Texas A&M University
Research interests:Power Electronics, Adjustable Speed Drives, Very High Frequency Power Conversion, Wide Band Gap Devices, Automotive Electronics, Renewable Energy Harvesting
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Kaushik Rajashekara
Professor, Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Science
[email protected]

RF/Microwave

Taylor Barton
Assistant Professor, Sc.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research interests: RF and Microwave Circuit Design, Power Electronics, GaN, Power Amplifiers
[email protected]

Andrew James Blanchard
Professor, Ph.D.: Texas A&M University
[email protected]

Yun Chiu
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.
[email protected]

Rashaunda Henderson
Associate 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.               
[email protected]

Randall Lehmann
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.: Southern Methodist University
[email protected]

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.      
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Ricardo Saad
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.: University of Toronto
Research interests:RF & Microwaves, Optical Communications, High-Speed Optoelectronics, Analog Circuit Design, Electromagnetic Engineering, Sensors, Advance Engineering Mathematics.
[email protected]

Kenneth K.O
Professor, Ph.D.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
[email protected]

Kamran Kiasaleh
Associate Dean of Assessment, Professor, Ph.D.: University of Southern California
Research interests: Wireless communications, CDMA, channel estimation techniques, architecture and performance evaluation of ad hoc wireless networks, coding and modulation for unguided (infrared) optical channels, and multiple access techniques for wireless access.
[email protected]

 

Solid-State Devices and Micro Systems Fabrication

Chatterjee, Amitava
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research interests: Semiconductor device physics and technology, mathematical methods in engineering, undergraduate education
[email protected]

Coleman, Ann Catrina
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Glasgow
Research interests: Photonic Integration, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices, Diode Lasers, Mode-locked Diode Lasers
[email protected]

Coleman, James
Professor, Ph.D.: University of Illinois, Urbana
Research interests: Semiconductor Lasers, Strained Layer Lasers, Quantum Well Lasers, Quantum Dots, Nanostructures, Integrated Photonics, Epitaxial Growth, Selective Area Epitaxy, MOCVD
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Qing Gu
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: University of California San Diego
Research interests: Design, fabrication and characterization of nanophotonic and nanoplasmonic devices such as semiconductor nanolasers and silicon photonic components for chip-scale integration. Heterogeneous integration of III-V semiconductor and silicon platforms. Atomic layer deposition of photonic materials and optical metamaterials
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

Myoungsoo Jung
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.: Pennsylvania State University
Research interests: Computer Architecture, Solid State Disk (SSD), Non-Volatile Memory (NVM), many-integrated-core (MIC) based parallel computing, GPU architecture, File System, and Operating System
[email protected]

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.)
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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.
[email protected]