Analog Mixed-Signal IC Group

Mike Chen

PrincipAL investigator

Mike Shuo-Wei Chen is currently an Associate Professor at Electrical Engineering Department, USC, and holds Colleen and Roberto Padovani Early Career Chair position.

 

He received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1998 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley, in 2002 and 2006, all in electrical engineering.

 

 

Graduate Student researcher

Cheng-Ru Ho

B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2007
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2012

Cheng-Ru Ho joined the group as a PhD student in 2012, where he has been involved with robust system circuit reliability design and all-digital phase locked loop (ADPLL). Cheng-Ru was the honored student in masters degree and received Viterbi Graduate School Fellowship for his PhD program in 2012-2013.

Contact info: chengruh AT usc.edu

Shiyu Su

B.S., Wireless Communication Engineering, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunication, Beijing, China, 2011; Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK, 2011

M.S.,† Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2012

Shiyu Su joined the group as a PhD student in 2013, where he has been involved with high speed and high linearity digital-to-analog converter(DAC) design. 

Jaewon Nam

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2006

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2008

Jaewon Nam joined the group as a PhD student in 2012, where he has been involved with high-speed/high resolution A/D converter. He received Viterbi Graduate School Fellowship for his PhD program in 2012-2013.

Contact info: jaewon.nam AT usc.edu

From 2001 to 2006, he was a Graduate Research Assistant at Berkeley Wireless Research Center, working on mixed-signal circuits, ultra-wideband (UWB), digital baseband and ASIC implementation. During that time, he naively proposed and demonstrated the first asynchronous SAR ADC architecture, which has been adopted today for low-power high-speed analog-to-digital conversion products in industry. Since 2006, he has been a member of Analog IC Group at Atheros Communications (now Qualcomm-Atheros), Santa Clara, CA, working on mixed-signal and RF circuits for various wireless communication products. After joining USC in 2011, he leads an analog mixed-signal circuit group, focusing on high-speed low-power data converters, Bio-inspired electronics, RF frequency synthesizers, DSP-enabled analog circuits and systems. His students and himself have a lot of fun exploring new circuit architectures that excel beyond the technology limitation.

 

Dr. Chen was the recipient of NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) both in 2014. He also achieved an honourable mention in the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, 1994, UC Regentsí Fellowship at Berkeley in 2000 and Analog Devices Outstanding Student Award for recognition in IC design in 2006.

Email: swchen AT usc DOT edu

 

 

Contact info: shiyusu AT usc.edu

Aoyang Zhang

B.S., Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering Chu Kochen Honors College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China


I join the group as a graduate student in 2014. I mainly focus on the Digital intensive Power Amplifier project. I am the first prize of the Chinese Mathematical Olympiad in Senior. I obtain the Best Bachelor Thesis in EE and Outstanding Graduate Student Degree in Zhejiang University.

Contact info: aoyangzh AT usc.edu

Sourya Dey

B.Tech., Instrumentation Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2014


Sourya Dey joined the group as a PhD student in 2014, where he is involved with Asynchronous Analog-to-Digital Converter. Sourya was awarded the Best Bachelor's Thesis award as an undergraduate and received the Viterbi Graduate School Fellowship for his PhD program in 2014.

Pedram Teimouri

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2014


Naveen joined group in Fall 2014. Since 2012, Naveen was with TSMC as a product engineer working on CMOS Image Sensors or Depth Sensors for motion capturing at a device level. He will be working on Bio- inspired brain project. He has an academic excellence award at IIT Kanpur.

Contact info: nkatam AT usc.edu

Contact info: souryade AT usc.edu

Naveen Katam

B.Tech-M.Tech, IIT Kanpur , 2012


Pedram Teimouri graduated from Sharif University of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014. He joined Analog mixed-signal IC group in 2014, where he has been involved with brain-inspired circuit design.

Contact info: pteimour AT usc.edu

What we are doing without advisor...

Mohsen Hassanpourghadi

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2009
M.S., Micro-electronics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2011

Contact info: mhassanp AT usc.edu

Mohsen Hassanpourghadi joined the group as a PhD student in 2014; his research interests are high speed and low power Analog-to-Digital Converters and Computer Aided Design Tools. His current research focuses on Time-based ADCs for near Nyquist sampling.

Tzu-Fan Wu

B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2004

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008


Tzu-Fan Wu joined the group as a PhD student in 2013, where he has been involved with Asynchronous Analog-to-Digital Converter. From 2009-2013, he was with Metanoia Communication working on mixed-signal circuits for various wireline communication systems.

Contact info: tzufanwu AT usc.edu