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Graduate Studies Seminar by Atila Alvandpour

13 Apr 2015 4.00pm to 5.00pm SUTD, Lecture Theatre 5, Building 2, Level 5, Room 2.505

Abstract

Worldwide, there is a rapidly growing demand for future smart integrated systems, aiming to enable a host of emerging technologies for future mobile communications, medical devices/healthcare, safety and security, automotive, energy management systems, smart buildings and consumer electronics, Internet-of-Things and much more. Design of such complex technologies is a highly multidisciplinary task, requiring a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills across several engineering disciplines and scientific fields. This presentation gives an overview of our research activity on integrated circuits and systems at department of Electrical engineering, Linköping University, Sweden. Furthermore, several examples of the research projects and achieved results will be discussed, aiming to illustrate some of the key system design challenges and the need for strong multi-disciplinary knowledge and cooperation.  These include ultra-low-power ICs for medical implant devices such as pacemakers, energy-harvesting integrated power management systems for self-powered medical implants and for other low-power wireless sensors, low-cost integrated infrared network camera for surveillance of critical infrastructures, integrated system for microcirculatory blood flow imaging, and wideband radio transceiver front-end technologies for high-speed wireless communications.

Speaker's Biography

Atila Alvandpour received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Linköping University, Sweden, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2003, he was a senior research scientist with Circuit Research Lab, Intel Corporation. In 2003, he joined the department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, as a Professor of VLSI design. From 2004 to 2014 he was head of Electronic Devices Division, and since 2014 he is head of Integrated Circuits and Systems Division. Also, he is currently the vice head of the department. His research interests include various issues in design of integrated circuits and systems in advanced nano-scale technologies, with special focus on data converters (ADCs and DACs), analog front-ends, sensor readout and data acquisition systems, energy-harvesting and power management systems, analog/digital baseband and RF frontends for multi-Gigabit/s radio transceivers, low-power wireless sensors, clock generators/synthesizers, as well as multi-GHz digital circuits and building blocks.

He has published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences, and holds 24 U.S. patents. Prof. Alvandpour is a senior member of IEEE, and has served as a member of technical program committees for many IEEE and other international conferences, including the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC, and the European Solid-State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC. He has also served as guest editor for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.