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Awards covering October - December 2016

  • Lei Chen
    Award: A 50.7% peak efficiency subharmonic resonant isolated capaitive power transfer system with 62mW output power for low-power industrial sensor interfaces
    Comments: Paper accepted by ISSCC


Awards covering July - September 2016

  • Serkan Dusmaz, Syed Huzaif Ali, Bilal Akin
    Publication: An Active Life Extension Strategy for Power Switches in Interleaved Converters; Presented October 2016
    Comments: Conference Paper at IEEE The Industrial Automation and Contro. Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society - First Prize Paper Award
  • Hai Huang, Sudipta Sarkar, Brian Elies, Yun Chiu
    Publication: A 12b 330MS/s Pipelined SAR ADC with PVT-Stablized Dynamic Amplifier Achieving <1dB SNDR Variation; Presented October 16, 2016
    Comments: Paper accepted by ISSCC on October 10, 2016


Awards covering April - June 2016

  • Ali Ahmadi, Yiorgos Makris
    Award: 2015 IEEE VLSI Test SYmposium (VTS'15) - Best Paper Award "Yield Prognosis for Fab-to-Fab Product Migration; Presented April 25, 2016
    Comments: Opening Session of the 2016 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium in Las Vegas, NV
  • Yu Liu
    Award: 1st Place Best Hardware Demonstration Award at IEEEInternational Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust; May 5, 2016
    Comments: Hardware Trojans in Wireless Cryptographic ICs: Silicon Demonstration and Detection Evaluation
  • Wooyeol Choi, Kenneth O.
    Publication: Kelvin Inductance and Resistance Measurements Using an AC Source and DC Voltmeters; May 2016
    Comments: Conference Paper at 2016 International Microwave Symposium, San Francisco, CA
  • Qian Zhong, Wooyeol Choi, Navneet Shamra, Zeshan Ahmad, J.P. McMillian, C. F. Neese, Frank De Lucia, Kenneth O.
    Publication: 225-280GHz Receiver for Rotational Sepctroscopy; May 2016
    Comments: Conference Paper at 2016 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, San Francisco, CA
  • Navneet Sharma, Wooyeol Choi, Kenneth O.
    Publication: 160-310GHz Frequency Doubler in 65-nm CMOS with 3-dBm Peak Output Power for Rotational Spectroscopy; May 2016
    Comments: Conference Paper at 2016 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, San Francisco, CA
  • Navneet Sharma, Qian Zhong, Zhiyu Chen, Wooyeol Choi, J.P. McMillan, C. F. Neese, R. Schueler, Ivan Medvdev, Frank De Lucia, Kenneth O
    Publication: 200-280GHz CMOS RF Front-End of Transmitter for Rotational Spectroscopy; Presented June 2016
    Comments: Conference Paper at 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology, Honolulu, HI


Awards covering January - March 2016

  • Prathamesh Pednekar, L. Deng, Taylor W. Barton
    Award: 1st Place Student paper Award at IEEE Topical Meeting on Power Amplifiers for Wireless & Radio Applications (PAWR) at Radio Wireless Week; Presented January 2016
    Comments: Experimental characterization and control of a four-way non-isolating power combiner
  • Qian Zhong
    Publication: A 210-to-305GHz CMOS Receiver for Rotational Spectrosopy; Presented February 3, 2016
    Comments: ISSCC 2016 publication
  • Zeshan Ahmad, Mark Lee, Kenneth O
    Publication: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award; Presented February 2016
    Comments: 1.4THz, -13dBm-EIRP Frequency Multiplier Chain Using Symmetric- and Asymmetric-CV Varactors in 65nm CMOST

Awards covering October - December 2015

  • Gaurav Reddy, Mahdi Bidmeshki, Liwei Ahou, Yiorgos Makris, JV Rajendran
    Award: Won First Place - Challenge was  to devise an FPGA-based embedded system which can interfere with and rig the result of an election performed through homomorphically encrypted electronic voting. In fact, TRELA was the only team that successfully compromised the election results to favor a preferred candidate; Presented November 12-14, 2015
    Comment:
    The Trusted and RELiable Architectures (TRELA) laboratory of UT Dallas in the 2015 Embedded Security Challenge (ESC) of the NYU CyberSecurity Awareness Week (CSAW)
  • Nishtha Sharma
    Publication: Magneto-electric magnetic tunnell junction logic devices; Presented October 1-2, 2015
    Comment:
    Publication - 4th Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Systems (IEEE)
  • Nishtha Sharma
    Publication: Magneto-electric magnetic tunnell junction as process adder for no-volatile memory applications; Presented October 12-13, 2015
    Comment: Publication - Dallas Circuits and System Conference, IEEE Dallas
  • Xugang Ke, Joseph Sankman, Min Kyu Song, Pooya Forghani, Dongsheng Ma"
    Publication: A 3-to-40V 10-to-30MHz Automotive-Use GaN Driver with Active BST Balancing and VSW Dual-Edge Dead-Time Modulation Achieving 8.3% Efficiency Improvement and 3.4ns Constant Propagation Delay; Presented October 12, 2015
    Comment: Paper presented ISSCC Conference 2016
  • Xugang Ke, Joseph Sankman, Dongsheng Ma
    Publication: A 5MHz, 24V-to-1.2V, AO2T Current Mode Buck Converter with One-Cycle Transient Response and Sensorless Current Detection for Medical Meters; Presented October 5, 2015
    Comment: Paper presented APEC Conference 2016
  • Zeshan Ahmad
    Award: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award 2015-2016
    Comment: Prestigious Award by IEEE
  • Zeshan Ahmad, Mark Lee, Kenneth O
    Publication: 1.4THz, -13dBm-EIRP Frequency Multiplier Chain Using Symmetric-and Asymmetric-CV Varactors in 65nm CMOS; Presented 2016
    Comment: Publication presented at ISSCC 2016 Conference

Awards covering July - September 2015

  • Usama Awais
    Award: IAB Graduate Fellowship, August 2015 - May 2016
    Comment: Received from the Dean's Office as part of the ECS Fellowships

Awards covering April - June 2015

  • Bilal Akin
    Publication: A Comprehensive Analysis of Magnet Defect Faults in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors
    Comments: IEEE APEC'15 (Task 1836.154)
  • Bilal Akin
    Publication: Separation of Broken Magnet and Static Eccentricity Failures in PMSM
    Comments: IEEE IEMDC'15 (Task 1836.154)
  • Bilal Akin
    Publication: A Simplified Numerical Approach to Analyze Magnet Defects in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors
    Comments: IEEE ECC'15 (Task 1836.154)
  • Bilal Akin
    Publication: An Active Life Extension Strategy for Thermally Aged Power Switches Based on Pulse-Width Adjustment Method in Interleaved Converters; Presented 2015
    Comments: IEEE Trans on Power Electronics Publication (Task 1836.154)
  • Bilal Akin
    Publication: Remaining Useful Lifetime Estimation For Degraded Power MOSFETs Under Cyclic Thermal Stress; Presented 2015
    Comments: In process IEEE Energy Conversion Conference & Expo. (IEEE ECCE),  2015, Montreal, Canada.
  • Bilal Akin
    Publication: An Active Life Extension Strategy for Power Switches in Interleaved Converters: Presented 2015
    Comments: In process IEEE Annual Meeting of Ind. Appl. Society. (IEEE IAS), Dallas, Texas, USA, 2015.
  • Bilal Akin
    Publication: An Accelerated Thermal Aging Platform to Monitor Fault Precursor On-State Resistance; Presented 2015
    Comments: In process IEEE Elec. Machines & Dives Conf. (IEEE IEMDC), Coeur d’Alène, Idaho, USA, 2015.
  • Bilal Akin
    Award: National Science Foundation (SNF) Career Grant, 2015
  • Bilal Akin
    Award: Jonsson School Faculty Research Award, 2015
  • Bilal Akin
    Award: Top Editors Recognition Award from IEEE Transactions on VT, 2015
  • Choi Choi, Zeshan Ahmad, Amit Jha, Ja-yol Lee, Insoo Kim, Kenneth O
    Publication: 410-GHz CMOS imager using a 4th sub-harmonic mixer with effective NEP of 0.3 fW/Hz0.5 at 1-kHz noise bandwidth Presented June 2015
    Comments: 2015 Symposium on VLSI Circuits
  • Jing Zhang, Navneet Sharma, Wooyeol Choi, Dongha Shim, Qian Zhong, Kenneth O"
    Publication: 85-to-127 GHz CMOS Signal Generation Using a Quadrature VCO With Passive Coupling and Broadband Harmonic Combining for Rotational Spectroscopy; Presented June 2015
    Comments: Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of , vol.50, no.6, pp.1361,1371, June 2015
  • J.R. McFarland, Taylor Barton
    Publication: Bandwidth of Transmission-Line Resistance Compression Networks for Microwave Outphasing Transmitters; Presented April 2015
    Comments: IEEE MTT-S Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems
  • Murat Torlak, Jin Yuan, Ting Li
    Publication: Throughout Optimization for Cognitive Radio under Random Access ALOHA Networks; Presented April 23-24, 2015
    Comments: 2015 Texas Symposium on Wireless & Microwave Circuits & Systems
  • Rashaunda Henderson, Sam Shichijo, Wen Shu"
    Publication: Nodeling of Planar Transformer with a Unified CPW Model; Presented April 23-24, 2015
    Comments: 2015 Texas Symposium on Wireless & Microwave Circuits & Systems
  • Shuang Zhu, Benwei Xu, Bo Wu, Kiran Soppimath, Yun Chiu
    Publication: A 0.073-mm^2 10-GS/s 6-bit time-domain folding ADC in 65-nm CMOS with inherent DEM; Presented June 8, 2015
    Comments: IEEE CICC 2015
  • Taylor Barton, D.J. Perreault
    Publication: An RF-input outphasing power amplifier with RF signal decomposition network; Presenter May 2015
    Comments: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium; pp. 1-4
  • Wooyeol Choi, Lothar Baier, Hisashi Shichijo, Kenneth O
    Publication: Advanced microwave measurements for device characterization; Presented May 2015
    Comments: 2015 CS-ManTech Workshop
  • Zeshan Ahmad, Insoo Kim, Kenneth O
    Publication: 0.39-0.45THz Symmetric MOS-Varactor Frequency Tripler in 65-nm CMOS; Presented May 2015
    Comments: RFIC Symposium
  • Zeshan Ahmad, Kenneth O
    Publication: 0.65-0.73THz Quintupler with an On-Chip Antenna in 65-nm C; Presented June 15
    Comments: VLSI Symposium

Awards covering January - March 2015

  • Ahmad Zeshan, Insoo Kim, Kenneth O
    Publication: 0.39-0.45 THz Symmetric MOS-Varactor Frequency Tripler in 65-nm CMOS; Presented January 2015
    Comments: RFIC Symposium
  • Ahmad Zeshan, Kenneth O
    Publication: 0.65-0.73 THz Quintupler with an On-Chip Antenna in 65-nm CMOS; Presented January 2015
    Comments: VSLI Symposium
  • Min Kyu Song, Lei Chen, Joseph Sankman, Stephen Terry, Dongsheng Ma
    Publication: 16.7 A 20V 8.4W 20MHz four-phase GaN DC-DC converter with fully on-chip dual-SR bootstrapped GaN FET driver achieving 4ns constant propagation delay and 1ns switching rise time; Presented February 2015
    Comments: Solid-State Circuits Conference - (ISSCC), 2015 IEEE Inter. ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers
  • Yongda Cai
    Award: Analog Device Outstanding Student Designer; Presented February 2015
    Comments: Analog Devices

Awards covering October December 2014

  • Zeshan Ahmad
    Publication: IEDM; Presented December 14, 2014
  • Zeshan Ahmad
    EDS Student Scholarship; Presented 2014
  • Andrew Marshall
    Award: Circuit Design for Low Power Mobile Applications; Presented November 3, 2014
    Comments: Samsung Design
  • Andrew Marshall
    Paper: IEEE Trans. Circuits & Systems-1; Presented November 2014
    Comments: Vol 61, No 11, P3057-65

Awards covering July September 2014

  • Shahrzad Sheibani
    Publication "Single Chip Interrogation System for A Smart Shoe Wireless Transponder"; Presented Aug 28, 2014
    Comments: 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'14)
  • Bo Wu
    Award: Intel/Texas Instruments/Catalyst Foundation CICC (Custom Integrated Circuits Conference) Student Scholarship; Presented Sep 20, 2014
    Comments: Received for one of the highest rated Student papers submitted

Awards covering April June 2014

  • Sankalp Modi, Naveen Yanduru, Poras Balsara
    Publication: "Efficiency Improvement of Doherty Power Amplifiers using Supply Switching and Gate Bias"; Presented June 2014
    Comments: Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON)
  • Tabassum Mahzabeen, Rashaunda Henderson, Bhaskar Banerjee
    Publication: "Built-in Self-Test (BIST) Algorithm to Mitigate Process Variation in Millimeter Wave Circuits"; Presented June 2014
    Comments: Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON)
  • Sankalp Modi, Naveen Yanduru, Poras Balsara
    Publication: "Feasibility Study of Millimeter Wave CMOS Automotive Pulse Radar"; Presented April 2014
    Comments: Proceedings of IEEE MTT Texas Symposium on Wireless and Mircowave Circuits and Systems

Awards covering January - March 2014

  • Min Kyu Song, Joseph Sankman, Dongsheng Ma
    Publication "A 6-A, 40MHz Four-Phase ZDS Hysteretic DC-DC Converter with 118mV Droop and 230ns Response Time for a 5A/5ns Load Transient"; Presented Feb 2014
    Comments: IEEE International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), San Francisco, CA

Awards covering October - December 2013

  • Sankalp Modi, Poras Balsara, Oren Eliezer
    Publication: Envelope Tracking Using Transient Waveform Shaping Switching Supply Modulation; Presented December, 2013
    Comments: International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
  • Richard Pierce, Andrew Blanchard, Rashaunda Henderson
    Publication: "Broadband planar modified aperture bowtie antenna"; Presented 2013
    Comments: IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters. Vol. 12, pp. 1432-1435
  • S.R.Aroor, R.M.Henderson
    Publication: "Loss performance of planar interconnects on FR-4 up to 67 GHz"; Presented December, 2013
    Comments: IEEE Trans. On Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 3, Issue 12, pp 2127-2133
  • Marshall Andrew
    Publication: "Beyond CMOS Benchmarking Overview"; Presented October 22-24, 2013
    Comments:2013 NRI Annual Review, Rockville MD
  • Marshall Andrew
    Publication: "Circuit Approaches to Emerging Nano Technologies"; Presented October 21, 2013
    Comments:TxACE Analog Symposium
  • Marshall Andrew
    Tutorial: "The Uncertain End of Silicon"; Presented September 4-6, 2013
    Comments:2013 IEEE-System on Chip Confrence (SOCC) in Erlangen, Germany
  • Marshall Andrew
    Seminar: "Variability Induced Circuit Effects"; Presented September 2, 2013
    Comments:The Institute of Electronics, Communications & Information Technology, Queens' University, Belfast UK
  • Sujan K. Manohar,Poras Balsara
    Publication: "94.6% peak efficiency DCM buck converter with fast adaptive dead-time control"; Presented September 20, 2013
    Comments:European Solid State Circuits Conference
  • Sujeet Patole,Murat Torlak
    Publication: "Sensitivity analysis of Beamforming Applied to Coherent Imaging Systems"; December, 2013
    Comments: IEEE GlobalSIP Symposium on Millimeter Wage Imaging and communications

Awards covering September 2013

  • Sujan K manohar, Poras Balsara
    Published paper at European Solid State Circuits Conference; Romania; "94.6% Peak Efficiency DCM Buck Converter with Fast Adaptive Dead-time Control"; September 16 - 20, 2013
  • W. Liu, P. Huang, Y. Chiu
    Best Regular Paper Award from CICC (Custom Integrated Circuits Conference) "A 12-bit 50-MS/s 3.3-mW SAR ADC with Background Digital Calibration"; September, 2013
  • Murat Torlak, Sujeet Patole
    Publication "Two Dimensional Array Imaging with Beam Steered Data"; September, 2013
    Comments:Published in IEEE trans. on Image Processing
  • Joseph Sankman
    Best in Session Award (Session 2 - Circuit Design 1) at SRC TECHCON 2013; September 10, 2013

Awards covering April 2013

  • Benwei Xu , Sudipta Sarkar
    Analog Devices Outstanding Student Researcher Award Monday, April 2013
  • Dongsheng Ma , Ke Huang, Nathan Kupp, John Carulli
    Best Paper Award at the ACM/IEEE Design Automation and Test in Europe entitled "Handling Discontinuous Effects in Modeling Spatial Correlation of Wager-Level Analog/RF Tests"; March 19, 2013
    Comments: Authored by Ke Huang (UT Dallas Post-Doc); Nathan Kupp (Yale Ph.D., former UT Dallas visiting researcher); John Carulli (Texas Instruments) and Dongsheng Ma (UT Dallas Professor)

Awards covering January 2013

  • Richard Pierce
    Recipient of "2012 FEKO Student Competition"; November 1, 2012