News

August 2017

Our work with Prof. Lohitash at UGA is in the news.


GT-Bionics Lab will participate in the IEEE BioCAS 2017 with 5 papers.


Congratulations to Prof. Byunghun Lee for his new position; Assistant Professor at Incheon University in Korea.


July 2017

GT-Bionics receives funding from the NSF to study the thermal management of wirelessly-powered implantable devices


March 2017

Byunghun successfully defended his thesis and graduated from GT-Bionics as a PhD student. Congratulations, Dr. Byunghun Lee!


Congratulation to Daniel Canales for receiving the ECE Undergraduate Research Award!


Jaemyung successfully defended his thesis and graduated from GT-Bionics as a PhD student. Congratulations, Dr. Jaemyung Lim!


February 2017

Dr. Ghovanloo has been awarded promotion to Full Professor. Congratulations! Please see the story here.


September 2016

GT just released story about our EnerCage project!


Dr. Ghovanloo will give a talk on 8th Seminar on Electronics and Advanced Design with title "Implantable and wearable microelectronic device to improve quality of life for people with disabilities".


August 2016

We have two papers at EMBC'16.


Temi successfully defended her thesis and graduated from GT-Bionics as a PhD student. Congratulations, Dr. Temi Prioleau!


June 2016

Temi received Chi Foundation award. Congratulations Temi!


People

Director

Dr. Maysam Ghovanloo

Maysam Ghovanloo was born in January 1973, in Tehran, Iran. He received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in 1994. His undergraduate research was focused on developing an 8kW microprocessor-controlled power supply for Nd-YAG Lasers. As an undergrad intern at the Etrat institute of technology, he worked on PC-Interfacing for industrial automotive robotic applications. He received his M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Amirkabir Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. His master's thesis was on development of a multi-site physiologic recording system for investigation of the neural assemblies. From 1994 to 1998 he worked part-time at the Industrial Development for Electronic Application Inc., where he participated in the design and development of a modular patient care monitoring system. In December 1998 he founded Sabz Negar Rayaneh Co. Ltd., where he manufactured physiology and pharmacology research laboratory instruments such as precision bio-amplifiers and isolated stimulators.

He started his Ph.D. at the EECS department of the University of Michigan in January 2000 with a major in circuits and microsystems and a minor in solid-states. During summer-2002 he was with the Advanced Bionics Corporation working on the spinal-cord stimulator project. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in July 2004. In his Ph.D. research, he developed a wireless microsystem for neural stimulating microprobes, which can be used in a variety of neuroprosthetic applications. He was a faculty of the NC State University from 2004-2007 at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology in June 2007 where he is currently a full professor and the director of the GT-Bionics Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Ghovanloo is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. He was a member of International Solid States Circuits Conference (ISSCC) subcommittee on Imagers, MEMS, Medical and Displays (IMMD) from 2009 to 2014. He also served as the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II from 2007 to 2011. He was the guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering special issue on “Closing the Loop via Advanced Neurotechnologies.” He has organized special sessions on Neuroengineering Circuits & Microsystems at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’07) and Modern Assistive Technologies at the 29th and 34th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS’07, EMBS’12) conferences. He is a 2010 recipient of the NSF CAREER award. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and IEEE Solid-State Circuits, Circuits and Systems, and Engineering in Medicine and Biology societies. He currently serves on the Analog Signal Processing (ASP), Sensory Systems (SSTC), and Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) technical committees of the IEEE Circuits and Systems society.

Curriculum Vitae (262 kB pdf)
Email: mgh at gatech dot edu
Office: 404-385-7048
Lab: 404-385-6427
Fax: 404-894-4701
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Post-Doc Fellows

Abdollah Mirbozorgi

Abdollah received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran, in 2008, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, in 2011, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada, in 2014. Currently, he is a postdoc research fellow at GT-Bionics Lab. His research interests are neural and bionic implants, wireless implantable biomedical systems, integrated analog circuit design, wireless power/data transmission, and electro-optic integrated devices. His current research focus is intravascular ultrasound imaging.

Visiting Scholars

Ulkuhan Guler

Ulkuhan Guler received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1999. She received the M.E degree in 2003, in Electronics Engineering from the Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, and the Ph.D. degree in Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2014. She joined the National Research Institute of Electronics & Cryptology, TUBITAK, Turkey, in 2006. Until 2015 summer, she was with the Semiconductor Technologies Research (YITAL) group in TUBITAK as a senior design engineer. She is currently working as a visiting post-doc research fellow in GT-Bionics Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology. She studied on security and cryptology, specifically oscillator-based True Random Number Generators (TRNG) during her PhD. In TUBITAK, she worked on analog and RF parts, such as security sensors, power management blocks, analog-front end circuits, oscillators, TRNGs in Smartcard and RFID projects. Her current research interests are analog and mixed signal IC design, wireless power and data transmission in RFID and IMD. She served as a reviewer of Integration, The VLSI Journal, International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and Journal of Cryptographic Engineering.

Graduate Students

Md Nazmus Sahadat

Sahadat received the BS degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2009, the MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Memphis, Memphis, USA, in 2014. He joined International Islamic University Chittagong, Dhaka, Bangladesh as a lecturer in 2009. In 2011, he joined Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh as a lecturer. Since June 2014, he has been a Graduate Research Assistant in GT-Bionics Lab at Georgia Tech. His main areas of research interest are Embedded System Design for Biomedical Engineering Application such as Tongue Drive System, Real Time Ambulatory EEG, EKG Monitoring System, Biomedical Signal Processing and Biometrics. Find out more from Sahadat's personal website.

Zhenxuan (James) Zhang

Zhenxuan “James” Zhang (M’10) was born in Taiyuan, China, in 1992. He received the B.S. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2014. His undergraduate research was focused on developing a prototype for MEMS microphone array and the noise cancelation algorithm for hearing aids application. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017. During the summer of 2013, he was with Silicon Labs working on firmware testing and development for radio chip. During the summer of 2014, he worked in Georgia Tech Computer Aid Design Lab. His work at GTCAD included the Architecture-aware Power Distribution Network Design for Wide-I/O 3D DRAM. During the summer of 2017, he was with Cirrus Logic working on design verification IP integration for Bluetooth Low Energy. In 2014, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, GT-Bionics Lab. His current research interests include embedded system design and robotics. Zhang is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and he is a Georgia Tech TA Fellow in 2016.

Nordine Sebkhi

Nordine was born in Paris, France in 1987. In 2011, he received MS (Diplome d'Ingenieur) in Electronics and Signal Processing from the Polytechnic Institute of Engineering in Electrics, Electronics, Computer Science, Hydraulics and Telecom (E.N.S.E.E.I.H.T, Toulouse, France). His specialization was in Analog IC Design. After a final-year internship at Thales Alenia Space working as an analog designer for the Pleiades satellite constellation, he joined Georgia Tech to pursue a MS in ECE and as a research assistant in the field of LED design and fabrication. In 2012, published his thesis on the efficiency droop of green LEDs grown by MOCVD. Following graduation, he joined AirWatch (Atlanta, GA) as a Product Manager in the R&D team and focused on mobile device management. In Fall 2014, Nordine started his PhD degree in ECE at GT-Bionics Lab. His main interests are embedded systems and assistive robotics.

Yaoyao Jia

Yaoyao received her B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronicshina from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Sichuan, China, in 2011 and 2014. She joined GT-Bionics Lab in fall 2014 to pursue her PhD degree at Georgia Tech. Her research interests include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design for biomedical applications.

Pyungwoo Yeon

Pyungwoo received the B.S. degree in ECE from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 2010, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and information systems from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2012. From February 2012 to May 2014, he worked as an analog IC designer at Samsung Electronics, Yongin, Korea, designing wireless power receiver IC for mobile devices. During summer 2014, he joined the MELab in Seoul National University hospital developing wirelessly powered deep brain stimulator. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Georgia Tech and working on developing wirelessly-powered implantable biomedical system at the GT-Bionics. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design, wireless power/data transfer, energy harvesting, and biomedical/implantable system design.

Gwangrok Jung

Gwangrok was born in Busan, Korea, in 1984. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He was with DMC R&D center at Samsung Electronics, where he was involved in development of Integrated Circuits for portable ultrasound system. He joined GT-Bionics lab in fall 2014 and currently working toward Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Fanpeng Kong

Fanpeng Kong was born in Suihua, China, in 1992. He received the B.S. degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 2014. He graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey as a master in 2015. His master research was focused on analog IC design and wireless power transfer technique. During the summer of 2015, he worked with Teledyne Lecory to design analog IC chip for high speed oscilloscope. In Fall 2015, he joined GT-Bionics Lab in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech as a Ph.D student. His current research interests include system design for intraoral tongue drive system and analog/mixed-signal design for biomedical applications.

Zheyuan Wang

Zheyuan Wang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2013. He received the M.E. degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering of Shanghai JiaoTong University and the M.S. degree from the school of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, both in 2016. He first joined GT-Bionics lab as a visiting student from Dec. 2014 to June 2015. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include bio-inspired systems and the application of computer vision in biomedical research. His current research focuses on the EnerCage system, a wirelessly powered cage for behavioral experiments on small freely behaving animals.

Klaus Okkelberg

Klaus received the BS degree in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA in 2011. His undergraduate research was on nonlinear feedback control for nuclear magnetic spectroscopy. In 2014, Klaus received the MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Orleans, where he studied battery health management. He started his PhD degree in 2015 at Georgia Tech. His research interests include nonlinear controls, compressed sensing, and information fusion.

Visiting Students

Soroush Ghodrati

Soroush Ghodrati received his B.S. degree in Electronics from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2017. He was working with Maharan Engineering Corp. as an Analog Electronic engineer when he was working on designing and testing signaling systems for trains and subways 2016-2017. In Fall 2017, he started his PhD program at Georgia Institute of Technology and joined GT-Bionics Lab. His research interests include Analog/Mixed-Signal IC design for biomedical applications.

Chirag Agrawal

Chirag Agrawal received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in 2013. As an undergraduate student, he interned at Ducere Technologies in Hyderabad, India, and designed an obstacle detection system for Lechal, a navigation shoe for visually impaired people. From July 2013 to May 2017, he was a part of the physical design team at Qualcomm’s Bangalore Design Center, having worked on chip level floorplan, ESD protection and Design For Manufacturability for chipsets ranging from 7 to 40 nm. Currently, he is pursuing his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. In Fall 2017, he started working on system design of fall detection algorithms under Dr. Ghovanloo. His research interests include applications of embedded systems and VLSI in Assistive Technologies, Rehabilitation Engineering and Bio-Instrumentation.

Yen-Pang Lai

Yen Pang Lai received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Yuanze University, Taiwan, in 2004 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Tsinghua University, Taiwan, in 2010. From March 2011 to October 2015, he worked as an analog IC designer in Focaltech System, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He came to the Georgia Institute of Technology and joined the GT-Bionics Lab in 2017. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design for wireless neural recording systems and neuromodulation applications.

Jacob Kimball

Jacob received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 2017. His undergraduate research focused on cleanroom fabrication of devices for applications of electro-holography. His current research interests include the creation and control of neuromodulation technologies and implantable medical devices.

Binazir Karimzade

Foroozan Karimzadeh is currently a PhD student in Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her Master degree in biological signal processing from Shiraz university, Iran. She previously read Electrical Engineering as an undergraduate at Shiraz University of Technology, Iran. Her research interest are primarily concerned with Biomedical Instrumentation, Brain Computer Interfaces systems and Biological Signal Processing.

Aiyappa Byrajanda

Aiyappa Byrajanda received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India in 2017. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a specialization in Electronic Design Application at Georgia Tech. In Fall 2017, he started working on a special problem at GT-Bionics Lab in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech for measurement and characterization of WINeR 8.1 SoC . His research interests include analog/mixed-signal and RF IC Design and Low Power IC.

Karthiga Mahalingam

Karthiga received her BS degree from Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, India in 2017. She is currently pursuing her MS from ECE with a Bioengineering and Digital Signal Processing specialization at Georgia Tech. During summer 2016, she interned at Non-invasive and Imaging Diagnostic Lab at Indian Institute of Technology Madras where she researched on the relation between Electrodermal activity and stress state of a person using Wigner Ville Distribution. She joined GT Bionics lab during Fall 2017 and is currently working on TDS-KA project that makes use of EEG signals to observe the recovery of stroke survivors who undergo therapy using rehabilitation robots. Her research interests include biosignal and medical image processing.

Undergraduate Students

Xiannan Di

Xiannan came to Georgia Tech in August 2014 and is currently pursuing a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. He has been a member of GT-Bionics since Fall 2016 and is currently working under Tongue Drive System program. His task focuses on the stand-alone microcontroller board mentored by Zhenxuan (James) Zhang. Xiannan has previously done research in the area of semiconductor material and IC fabrication.

Arpan Bhavsar

Arpan Bhavsar came to Georgia Tech in August 2015 and is pursuing a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He joined GT-Bionics in Fall 2017 working on the Tongue Drive System. Previously, Arpan has interned with Texas Instruments’ Precision Amplifier group, working on the validation of precision op amps. Additionally, he has worked with Georgia Tech's Brain Trauma Assessment Protocols (Vertically Integrated Project) to develop a mobile application aid to assist in Aphasia treatment. Currently, Arpan is also a differential equations teaching assistant. His research interests include bioengineering, analog/mixed signal design, and digital signal processing.

High School Students

Alumni

M. Wasequr Rashid, PhD, 2017
Senior Analog Design Engineer at Impinj

M. Wasequr Rashid received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh and the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, in 2004 and 2010 respectively. He completed his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2017. His research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuit, continuous-time filters and low noise amplifiers (LNAs), MEMS interfacing IC design, Intracardiac Chocardiography (ICE) system . Currently, he is working for a Seattle, WA based RFID company Impinj, Inc.  as a Sr. Analog Design Engineer.

Byunghun Lee, PhD, 2017
Assistant Professor at Incheon University

Byunghun was born in Korea in 1982. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Korea University, Korea, in 2008 and MS degrees in electrical engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Technology), Daejeon, Korea, in 2010. Since 2010 he has been working on wireless power transfer systems at KAIST as a design engineer. He joined the school of ECE at Georgia Tech and the GT-Bionics Lab in fall 2011. Now he is pursuing his PhD degree at Georgia Tech. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal IC design and wireless power transfer systems for biomedical applications.

Jaemyung Lim, PhD, 2017
ASIC Design Engineer at Apple

Jaemyung received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 2011. He came to Georgia Tech in Aug, 2011 and is now pursuing his MS degree in ECE. His academic interests include analog/mixed-signal IC design and system design for biomedical applications.

Jun Lu, Post-doc, 2016
Faculty at Guangdong University of Technology

Jun Lu received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, he was a Postdoctor at the Center for Brain Computer Interfaces and Brain Information Processing, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, where he has worked on signal processing and machine learning. Since 2011, he has been a Researcher in the School of Automation, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.

Temi Prioleau, PhD, 2016
Postdoctoral research fellow at Rice University

Temi Olubanjo obtained her B.Sc in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in Electronics and Circuit Design from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2010. In 2011, she worked as an Instrumentation Engineer for The Dow Chemical Company in Houston, TX before beginning her graduate degree. She received her M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2014 and July 2016, respectively. Her Ph.D. research focused on wearable systems for automatic dietary monitoring. Her expertise is in machine learning and signal processing. Currently, Temi is a postdoctoral research fellow at Rice University.

Saman Sargolzaei, Post-doc, 2015
Post-doc at UCLA

Saman Sargolzaei was born in Zahedan, Iran, in 1984. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Babol Noushiravani University of Technology, Babol, Iran, in 2006, and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, in 2009. He also received a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami, Miami, USA, in 2012 and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Florida International University, Miami, USA, in 2015 recognized as FIU World’s Ahead Graduate by FIU president. Saman’s research on brain comprehensive map of neural connections and particularly his doctoral dissertation entitled “Intracranial volume estimation and graph theoretical analysis of brain connectivity networks” combines the knowledge of neuroscience, mathematics and statistics, and carries significant practical implications in better understanding the pathways of neurological disorders, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. He is a member of IEEE young professionals, IEEE communications society, IEEE power and energy society and IEEE engineering in medicine and biology society. He serves as a reviewer for ISI journal of Computers in Biology and Medicine, reviewer of World Multi-conference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics and McNair Research conference. His current research focus is biocompatibility analysis of assistive technology for people with disabilities.

Sarah Ostadabbas, Post-doc, 2015
Assistant Professor at Northeastern University

Sarah Ostadabbas received her B.Sc. in both Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2005 and an M.Sc. degree in Control Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2007. In Dec 2013, she finished her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A major application of her research at UTD was prevention of pressure ulcer formation and amputation through predictive modeling and scheduling therapeutic care. She is a postdoc research fellow at GT-Bionics Lab, at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focus are machine learning and signal/image processing with an emphasis on medical/biological applications and modeling. Currently she is pursuing a faculty position at Northeastern University.

Sukumar Varadpande, MS, 2015

Sukumar received his B.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Pune, India in May 2013. He joined Georgia Tech in Aug 2013 and he is currently pursuing MS in the School of ECE. He joined GT-Bionics lab in summer 2014 and started working on a robust receiver for wireless neural recording applications. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal and RF IC design.

Daniel Burnham, MS, 2015
Electrical R&D Engineer at St. Jude Medical

Daniel Burnham received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research focus is on the practical application of the TDS technology and embedded system design. Currently, he is a Research and Development Engineer at St. Jude Medical.

Mehdi Kiani, Post-Doc, 2014
Assistant Professor at Penn State

Mehdi was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1983. He received his B.S. degree at Shiraz University in 2005 and his M.S. degree at Sharif University of Technology in 2008. During his M.S. studies, he designed oscillators and frequency synthesizers for RF applications. He joined GT-Bionics lab in Spring 2009 as a Ph.D. student and finished his Ph.D. in Dec. 2013. He continued as a postdoctroal Research Fellow at GT-Bionics lab. His research interest was system integration and Analog/RF integrated circuit design for biomedical application. Currently he is pursuing a faculty position in Penn State.

Seung-Bae Lee, PhD, 2014
Analog Design Engineer at Texas Instruments

Seung-Bae received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 2007. He came to Georgia Tech in Aug. 2007 and joined GT-Bionics Lab in May 2008. He worked towards his PhD degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research was on an ultra low-power RF receiver for biomedical and wearable applications as well as a wireless neural recording system. He recieved his phD from Georgia Tech in 2014 and is currently working for Texas Instruments.

Hyung-Min Lee, PhD, 2014
Assistant Professor at Korea University

Hyung-Min received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Korea University, and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2006 and 2008, respectively. At KAIST, he worked on the analog circuit design of the display driver IC for AMLCD/AMOLED applications. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and the GT-Bionics Lab in fall 2009. His research interests include analog/mix-signal integrated circuit design for biomedical applications. He worked on ASIC design for highly efficient inductive power links, switched-capacitor based micro-stimulation, and wireless neural interfacing.

Dukju Ahn, Post-doc, 2013

Dukju Ahn received the B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, all in electrical engineering. His research interests includes wireless power transmission and analog/RF integrated circuit and system design. He was a post-doctoral fellow at GT-Bionics Lab in 2013 working on advanced wireless power transmission links and distributed implants. Currently he is a post-doctoral fellow at UC San Diego.

Uei-Ming Jow, PhD, 2013
Hardware Engineer at Google [x]

Uei-Ming received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Tatung University, Taiwan, and the M.S. degree in electronic engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. From 2001 to 2006, he joined Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at Hsinchu, Taiwan, and worked in Electronics Research & Service Organization as a RF engineer. He was involved in analysis and design of electromagnetic compatibility for high speed digital circuit as well as embedded RF circuits packaging technology. His main research interests are neural and bionic implants, integrated analog circuit design, and wireless implantable biomedical systems. He is now a Hardware Engineer at Google [x].

Aydin Farajidavar, Post-doc, 2011-2012
Assistant Professor at New York Institute of Technology

Aydin was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1981. He received the B.Sc. and M.S. degree in biomedical engineering in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2011, where he received the Alfred and Janet Potvin Outstanding Bioengineering Student Award. His Ph.D. research focused on developing wireless wearable systems for acquiring and processing neurological signals with the central aim of controlling nociception in a closed-loop feedback system. As a post-doc, Aydin helped GT-Bionics Lab develop two new systems called the Tongue Tracking System (TTS) and WEAMS. Dr. Farajidavar is now an assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology.

Xueliang Huo, PhD, 2011
Hardware Engineer at Microsoft

Xueliang Huo was born in in 1981. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering (instrument science and technology) from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2011. His Ph.D. research was on developing wearable and wireless assistive technologies as well as human computer interfaces for people with severe disabilities. Dr. Huo is currently a Hardware Engineer at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.

Benoit Gosselin, Post-doc, 2010
Assistant Professor at Laval University

Benoit obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2009. His thesis topic involves the design and the implementation of integrated neural interfaces and low-noise/low-power neural signal processing circuits. He was nominated for the best Ph.D. thesis award 2008-2009. During his graduate studies, he also worked on the design and test of a neuroelectronic sensor with Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (Québec, QC, Canada). After the Ph.D., he held a mixed-signal layout design position at PMC Sierra Inc., Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2009. He was a Postdoctoral research fellow at GT Bionics Lab, at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests cover low-noise/low-power sensor interfacing circuits, neural recording, VLSI circuits, analog and mixed-signal circuit design, low-power biotelemetry and biomedical circuits and systems in general. He is now an Assistant Professor at Laval University in Canada.

Jose Vidal, MS, Summer 2010
IC Design Engineer at Texas Instruments

Jose received his BS in computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in May 2008 and has continued there in pursuit of an MS in electrical engineering. His research interests include analog integrated circuit design for biomedical applications - including power management and energy harvesting. He is now an IC Design Engineer at Texas Instruments.

Ming Yin, PhD, Summer 2009
Assistant Professor at Brown University

Ming was born in China in 1978. He received the BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University in Summer 2009. His research interests include low noise, low power analog/digital/mixed circuit design for wireless/biomedical/RF applications, system integration, and interface design for operating micro, nano, and bio systems. He is currently pursuing a faculty position at Brow University

Gaurav Bawa, MS, Summer 2008
Lead Analog Design Engineer at Intersil Corporation

Gaurav was born in Punjab, India in 1981. He received his BS in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 2003. He received the MS degree in electrical engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. In the summer of 2002, he was an intern in the Microelectronics Group at University of Udine, Italy, in fall 2003, at National Instruments, India, in the Motion Control Group. From 2003-2006, he worked as a Design Engineer at ST Microelectronics, India. During this period he was involved in the design and validation of Flash Memory test vehicles in sub-micron NVM technology, for which he received corporate recognition, and subsequently in the design of Analog-to-Digital Converters for the product division. He is currently a Lead Analog Design Engineer at Intersil Corporation.

Jia Wang, MS, Summer 2008
Sr Business Analyst at Ventyx

Jia was born in 1984 in China. She received the BS degree in automation and control theory from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2006. She received her MS degree from the department of ECE at North Carolina State University. Her research involved brain-computer interfacing, assistive technologies, and magnetic sensor signal processing algorithms. She is now the Sr Business Analyst at Ventyx.

Suresh Atluri, MS, Summer 2006
Senior Design Engineer at IDT

Suresh was born in India in 1983. He received the BS degree in ECE from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India in 2004. He has been working towards his MS degree in electrical engineering at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh since Fall 2004. He specialized in analog, digital, and microwave circuit design. He is now a senior engineer with Integrated Device Technologies Inc., Atlanta, GA.

Previous Affiliates

Mohammad EslampanahPhD2017
Zhaoping ZengVisiting Scholar2017
Daniel CanalesBS2017
Ankit KaulMS2017
Hong ChenVisiting Scholar2017
Zhang ZhangVisiting Scholar2017
Hewon JungMS2016
Yuhua ChengVisiting Scholar2016
Jaehoo ChoiMS2016
Shreyas DigheMS2016
Emanuele TestaMS2016
Fatima IslamBS2016
Agrata KumarMS2016
Zhongtao YangMS2016
Morgan TinklerBS2016
Dhyey DesaiMS2016
Nischal PrasadMS2016
Edgar Felipe GarayPhD2016
Lingyi LiBS2016
Ling ZiranBS2016
Xiangyu MaoMS2015
Zheyuan WangMS2015
Sherjeel KhanIndependent Study Student2015
Muhammad IslamSummer Intern2015
Xingyuan TongVisiting Scholar2015
Hui ShiBS2015
Jack ZhangBS2015
Iris ColendrinoBS2015
Justin EngBS2015
Kyle MurrayBS2015
Shurjo BanerjeeBS2015
Hassan ElahiMS2015
Shawn RigdonPhD2014
Abner Ayala-AcevedoPhD2014
Brian KuoBS2014
Sajith Mohan ChakkedathMS2014
Anupama Govinda RajMS2014
Christopher WangBS2014
Bryan CheungBS2014
Priyanka SadanandaMS2014
Stuart KentBS2013
Jeonghee KimPhD2013
Hangue ParkPhD2013
Christoph BulachMS2013
Jacob BlockPhD2013
Mallika SenBSORS2013
Jessica BlockPURA2013
Peter McMenaminMS2013
Aaron GarofanoORS2012
Xueli XiaoMS2012
Satya BhattacharyaBSSenior Design2012
Prabha ViswanathanBSSenior Design2012
Sylmarie Dávila-MonteroBSSURESummer 2012
Revanth RameshkumarHigh SchoolFall 2011 - Spring 2012
Aaron FanBSORSSpring 2012
Mark PinturakBSORSSpring 2012
Chukwuyem (Doye) EmelueBSORSSpring 2012
Elnaz Banan SadeghianPhD2011
Mingjie ZhouBSPURA2011
Rui DingBSPURA2011
Jecolia LongtchiBSSURE2011
Behnaz YousefiPhD2011
Farzad InanlouPhD2011
Sky LeePhD, Post-doc2010
Ese UrhuogoBSORS2010
Temi OlubanjoBSSURE2010
Jeremy ThomsonBSORS2010
Sandhya RajaramanBSORS2010
Felipe SalazarBSORS2010
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