Awards, Accomplishments & Publications

Recipient(s) Award | Publication | Accomplishment Comments
October – December 2018
Hisashi Shichijo, Peng Cheng Publication: Journal Paper “High-Frequency Noise Characterization and Modeling of SiGe HBTs” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Bilal Akin Award: Aging Precursos Identification and Lifetime Estimation for Thermally Aged Discrete Package Silicon Power Switches IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS)
Andrew Marshall, Jin Woong Kwak, Frank Register, Nishtha Sharma Award: Memory Circuits using Resonant Charge Based Devices IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Conference, Dallas, TX
C. Binek, P. Bird, P.A. Dowben, Andrew Marshall, D. Nikonov, Nishtha Sharma Award: Compact Modeling and Design of Magneto-electric Transistor Devices and Circuits IEEE System on Chip Conference (SOCC), Arlington, VA
April – September 2018
Angelos Antonopoulos, Kiruba Subramani Award: First Place in “Best Hardware Demonstration” entitled “Performance Randomization for Preventing Hardware Trojan Attacks in Analog/RF Circuits 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust (HOST18)
Ujas Patel, Sai Nimmalapudi, Harvey Stiegler, Andrew Marshall, Keith Jarreau Publication: Conference paper “Enhancing Circuit Operation using Analog Floating Gates” IEEE ISQED (International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design)
Muhammet Emin Yanik, Murat Torlak Publication: Conference paper “Geolocalization via tracking of wideband radio astronomical sources in the presence of radio frequency interference” 2018 IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium
Bilal Akin, Serkan Dusmez, Syed Huzaif Ali, Mehrdad Heydarzadeh, Anant Kamath, Hamit Duran Publication: Conference paper “Aging Precursor Identification and Lifetime Estimation for Thermally Aged Discrete Package Silicon Power Switches” 1st Place IEEE IAS Prize Paper at IAS Conference
January – March 2018
Edward Greaf, Badrinath Jagannath, Rujuta Munje, Shalini Prasad Award: Fluorinated Anionic Room Temperature Ionic Liquid based CO2 Electrochemical Sensing Publication in IEEE Sensors
Yun Chiu Award: Outstanding Evening Panel Award of ISSCC 2018 – Survey Says II ISSCC Award
Ashlesha Bhide, Badrinath Jagannath, Edward Greaf, Shalini Prasad Award: A Robust Electrochemical Humidity Sensor for the Detection of Relative Humidity Using Room Temperature Ionic Liquid (RTIL) for Integration in Semiconductor IC’s Publication in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technolgy
October – December 2017
Lee, Gill Award: 2017 IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Informal Education Awarded at 2017 IEEE EAB Award Presentation Cermony, Phoenix, AZ
Akin, Bilal Award: Outstanding Editor Award IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 17
April – June 2017
Hongda Xu, Yongda Cai, Ling Du, Yuan Zhou, Benwei Xu, Datao Gong, Jingbo Ye, Yun Chiu Award: A 78.5dB-SNDR Radiation- and Metastability-Tolerant Two-Step Split SAR ADC Operating up to 75MS/s with 24.9mW Power Consumption in 65nm CMOS Paper published in ISSCC in Feb. 2017
Zeshan Ahmad, Kenneth O Award: 0.4-THz Wideband Imaging Transmitter in 65-nm CMOS (TU2F) Publication at 2017 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Zeshan Ahmad Award: Student Paper Competition Finalist Award at 2017 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Zeshan Ahmad Award: Advanced Practice Paper Competition Finalist Award at 2017 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii
January – March 2017
Sujeet Patole, Murat Torlak, Dan Wang, Murtaza Ali Award: Automotive Radars: A Review of Signal Processing Techniques Paper published in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine; vol. 34, no.2, pp. 22-35
Alexis Moreno Award: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award
Shuang Zhu Award: A 2GS/s 8b Flash ADC Based on Raminder Number System in 65nm CMOS Paper accepted by the 2017 Symposium on VLSI Circuits
Xugang Ke, Joseph Sankman, Yingping Chen, Lenian He, Brian Ma Award: A 10MHz 3-to-40V VIN Tri-Slope Gate Driving GaN DC-DC Converter with 40.5dBµV Spurious Noise Compression and 79.3% Ringing Suppression for Automotive Applications Paper published in International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Feb 2017 in SF, CA
Xugang Ke, Lenian He, Brian Ma Award: Design of High Accuracy High Conversion Ratio Single-Stage Switching Power Converter for Modern FPGAs at 10MHz Paper accepted and published in International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology (ICSICT), Oct 2016, Hangzhou, China
Xugang Ke, Kang Wei, Brian Ma Award: A 10MHz, 40V-to-5V Clock-Synchronized AOT Hysteretic Converter with Programmable Soft Start Technique for Automotive USB Paper published in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine; vol. 34, no.2, pp. 22-35
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 Paper accepted by ISSCC
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 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 Paper accepted by ISSCC on October 10, 2016
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 Opening Session of the 2016 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium in Las Vegas, NV
Yu Liu Award: 21st Place Best Hardware Demonstration Award at IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust; May 5, 2016 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 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: 2225-280GHz Receiver for Rotational Sepctroscopy; May 2016 Conference Paper at 2016 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, San Francisco, CA
Navneet Sharma, Wooyeol Choi, Kenneth O.
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 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: 2200-280GHz CMOS RF Front-End of Transmitter for Rotational Spectroscopy; Presented June 2016 Conference Paper at 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology, Honolulu, HI
January – March 2016
Prathamesh Pednekar, L. Deng, Taylor W. Barton Award: 21st Place Student paper Award at IEEE Topical Meeting on Power Amplifiers for Wireless & Radio Applications (PAWR) at Radio Wireless Week; Presented January 2016 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 ISSCC 2016 publication
Zeshan Ahmad, Mark Lee, Kenneth O Publication: AIEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award; Presented February 2016 1.4THz, -13dBm-EIRP Frequency Multiplier Chain Using Symmetric- and Asymmetric-CV Varactors in 65nm CMOST
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 The Trusted and RELiable Architectures (TRELA) laboratory of UT Dallas in the 2015 Embedded Security
Nishtha Sharma Publication: Magneto-electric magnetic tunnell junction logic devices; Presented October 1-2, 2015 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  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  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 Paper presented APEC Conference 2016
 Zeshan Ahmad Award: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award 2015-2016 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 Publication presented at ISSCC 2016 Conference
July – September 2015
Usama Awais Award: IAB Graduate Fellowship, August 2015 – May 2016 Received from the Dean’s Office as part of the ECS Fellowships
April – June 2015
Bilal Akin Publication: A Comprehensive Analysis of Magnet Defect Faults in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors IEEE APEC’15 (Task 1836.154)
 Bilal Akin Publication: Separation of Broken Magnet and Static Eccentricity Failures in PMSM IEEE IEMDC’15 (Task 1836.154)
 Bilal Akin Publication: A Simplified Numerical Approach to Analyze Magnet Defects in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors IEEE ECC’15 (Task 1836.154)
Bilal Akin Publication: Remaining Useful Lifetime Estimation For Degraded Power MOSFETs Under Cyclic Thermal Stress; Presented 2015 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  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  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 2015 Symposium on VLSI Circuits
 ing 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  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 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 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 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 IEEE CICC 2015
Taylor Barton, D.J. Perreault Publication: An RF-input outphasing power amplifier with RF signal decomposition network; Presenter May 2015 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 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 RFIC Symposium
Zeshan Ahmad, Kenneth O Publication: 0.65-0.73THz Quintupler with an On-Chip Antenna in 65-nm C; Presented June 15 VLSI Symposium
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  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 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 Solid-State Circuits Conference – (ISSCC), 2015 IEEE Inter. ISSCC Dig. Tech. Papers
Yongda Cai Award: Analog Device Outstanding Student Designer; Presented February 2015  Analog Devices
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 Samsung Design
Andrew Marshall Paper: IEEE Trans. Circuits & Systems-1; Presented November 2014  Vol 61, No 11, P3057-65
July – September 2014
Shahrzad Sheibani Publication: “Single Chip Interrogation System for A Smart Shoe Wireless Transponder”; Presented Aug 28, 2014  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  Received for one of the highest rated Student papers submitted
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 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  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 Proceedings of IEEE MTT Texas Symposium on Wireless and Mircowave Circuits and Systems
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 IEEE International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), San Francisco, CA
October – December 2013
Sankalp Modi, Poras Balsara, Oren Eliezer Publication: Envelope Tracking Using Transient Waveform Shaping Switching Supply Modulation; Presented December, 2013  International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
Richard Pierce, Andrew Blanchard, Rashaunda Henderson Publication: “Broadband planar modified aperture bowtie antenna”; Presented 2013 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  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 2013 NRI Annual Review, Rockville MD
Marshall Andrew Publication: “Circuit Approaches to Emerging Nano Technologies”; Presented October 21, 2013 TxACE Analog Symposium
 Marshall Andrew Tutorial: “The Uncertain End of Silicon”; Presented September 4-6, 2013  2013 IEEE-System on Chip Confrence (SOCC) in Erlangen, Germany
Marshall Andrew Seminar: “Variability Induced Circuit Effects”; Presented September 2, 2013 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  European Solid State Circuits Conference
Sujeet Patole,Murat Torlak  Publication: “Sensitivity analysis of Beamforming Applied to Coherent Imaging Systems”; December, 2013 IEEE GlobalSIP Symposium on Millimeter Wage Imaging and communications
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 Published in IEEE trans. on Image Processing
Joseph Sankma Best in Session Award (Session 2 – Circuit Design 1) at SRC TECHCON 2013; September 10, 2013
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  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)
January 2013
 Richard Pierce  Recipient of “2012 FEKO Student Competition”; November 1, 2012