Hossein Hashemi's Group

Department of Electrical Engineering

University of Southern California

People

Hossein Hashemi
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow

B.S., Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1997
M.S., Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1999
M.S., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2001
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2003

email: hosseinh@

Hossein joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor in 2003, where he was the holder of Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair of Electrical Engineering from 2007-09.  He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and systems—Part I: Regular Papers (2006–2007) and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and systems—Part II: Express Briefs (2004–2005).
Hossein was the recipient of the 2000 Outstanding Accomplishment Award presented by the von Brimer Foundation, the 2001 Outstanding Student Designer Award presented by Analog Devices, a 2002 Intel Fellowship, the 2003 Young Scholar Award presented by the Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage, the 2008 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, the 2008 USC Viterbi School of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award, and an NSF CAREER Award in 2009.  He was the co-recipient of the 2004 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award and the 2007 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper presented at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

       

Current Post-Doctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Dr. Behnam Analui
Research Associate Post-Doctoral Scholar

B.S., Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1998
M.S., Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2000
M.S., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2004
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2006
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Hajimiri

email: analui@

Behnam joined the USC Electrical Engineering Department-Electrophysics as a Research Associate Postdoctoral Scholar in September 2009. At USC, he will conduct research on novel integrated systems.
Behnam also joined Caltech in September 2009, as a lecturer in Electrical Engineering option to follow his passion for teaching. He is responsible for teaching Analog IC design.
Prior to the positions at USC and Caltech, Behnam was Sr. Staff Engineer and the manager of the analog IC team at Luxtera Inc., Carlsbad, CA. He was a key contributor in developing Luxtera's latest generations of Silicon-Photonics family of products with various roles as project lead, circuit design lead, and system architect. Before joining Luxtera in 2005, He also held a summer position with the Mixed-Signal Communications IC design group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.
Behnam was the Silver Medal winner of the National Mathematics Olympiad in 1994. He was the recipient of Caltech's Atwood Fellowship in 2000 and the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2002.

 

Dr. SangHyun Chang
Research Associate Post-Doctoral Scholar (jointly with Caltech)

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, 2000
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2002
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2007
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. Scholtz

email: sanghyuc@

SangHyun joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California as a Research Associate Postdoctoral Scholar in 2009.  Jointly working at the California Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral Scholar since 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Burdick, he works primary on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radar-based human detection and tracking algorithm development. His research interests include UWB radar-based human biodynamics detection, communication theory, UWB channel measurement and modeling, collaborative environment sensing, multi-modal sensing, and Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM).

 

Current PhD Students

Ankush Goel

B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India, 2003
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2006

email: ankushgo@

Ankush joined the group as a PhD student in 2004, where he has been involved with nonlinear dynamical radio-frequency integrated systems for application including multi-mode, multi-standard, and reconfigurable radios.  From 2003 to 2004, he was an Analog Design Engineer with Texas Instruments Incorporate, Bangalore, India, where he designed designed a slew-rate controlled pad driver in digital CMOS process for USB 2.0.  In the summer of 2008, he was an intern at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where worked on the design of a compact, low-power, low phase-noise, wideband digitally controlled oscillator.
Ankush received the USC Annenberg Fellowship in 2007-2008 and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Fellowship for 2008-2009.

 

Jonathan Roderick

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 1999
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2002

email: roderick@

John joined the group as a PhD student in 2004, where he has been involved with ultra-wideband circuits and systems.  He has worked at the Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, in the Micro Technologies Group supporting ASIC development and GPS programs.

           

       

Ta-Shun Chu

B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., 2000
M.S., Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., 2002

email: tchu@

Ta-Shun joined the group as a PhD student in 2005, where he has been involved with ultra-wideband multi-antenna integrated circuits and systems.
Ta-Shun received the Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowship for 2008-2009.

             

 

Firooz Aflatouni

B.S., Electrical Engineering, K. N. Toosi, Tehran, Iran, 1998
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2005

email: aflatoun@

Firooz joined the group as a PhD student in 2006, where he has been involved with electro-optical integrated systems.  From 2004 to 2006, he was a design engineer with MediaWorks Integrated Circuits, Inc.

 

       

Zahra Safarian

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2005
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2008

email: zsafaria@

Zahra joined the group as a PhD student in 2006, where she has been involved with low-power integrated systems.

 

Alireza Imani 

B.S., Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2005
M.S., Electronics Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2008

email: imani@

Alireza joined the group as a PhD student in 2008.

 

 

Timothy Mercer

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2008

email: tmercer@

Tim joined the group as a PhD student in 2008.

 

Run Chen

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2006
M.S., Electrical Engineering,
Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2008

email: runchen@

Run joined the group as a PhD student in 2009.

 

Sushil Subramanian

B.Tech., Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2009

email: sushilsu@

Sushil joined the group as a PhD student in 2009.

 

Graduated PhD Students

Prof. Harish Krishnaswamy

B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India, 2001
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2003
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2009


Ph.D. Dissertation: Architectures and Integrated Circuits for RF and mm-Wave Multiple Antenna Systems on Silicon 

email: harish@ee.columbia.edu
www: http://www.ee.columbia.edu/~harish/

Harish joined the group as a PhD student in 2003, where he has been involved with the design of high-quality integrated passive elements, high-frequency oscillators, and integrated wireless phased-array transceivers.  In the summers of 2006 and 2007, he held internship positions with Sierra Monolithics Inc. and the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where he was involved with millimeter-wave building blocks for wireless transceivers.
Harish was the recipient of the 2007 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper presented at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).  Harish received the USC
Viterbi School of Engineering Best Thesis Award in the Experimental Category in 2009.
Starting January 2009, Harish joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Columbia University where he is currently an Assistant Professor.