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Peter Grossmann

Ph.D. Dissertation: “Design and analysis of minimum energy FPGAs”, May 2013,
Co-Advisors: Miriam Leeser, Marvin Onabajo

M.S.: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

B.S.: Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

Research Interests: Low-energy computing, FPGA architecture, FPGA and VLSI CAD, computer arithmetic

Industry Experience before Graduation:

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lincoln Scholars, 2009-2013
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Associate Staff, 2007-2009
Zilog, Design Engineer, Bellevue, WA, 2001-2004
Evans and Sutherland, Hardware Engineering Intern, 2000

First Position after Graduation: MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, MA), Technical Staff

Brandon Smith (Gordon Engineering Leadership Program)

M.S.: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Project: Design of a safety monitoring relay board for tensile testers
(project defended in Aug. 2013)

B.S.: University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

Research Interests: Embedded systems design, closed-loop control, functional safety development, international standards compliance

Industry Experience:

Instron, (Norwood, MA), Embedded Systems Design, Retrofit Design, International Standards Compliance, Cable Harness Design, Functional Safety Development, Custom Systems Design, Oct. 2010 - graduation (continued afterwards)

LTK Engineering Services, (Boston, MA), Traction Power System Design and Test, Rail Vehicle Design, Qualification Testing, Commissioning Testing, June 2007 - Oct. 2010

Mahmoud Ayman Ahmed Ibrahim

Email: ibrahim.ma<at>northeastern.edu

M.S.: Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

B.S.: Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Ongoing Project: Low-power transceiver design for biosignal monitoring   

Research Interests: RF IC design, low-power ICs, MEMS sensor interface circuits, DC-DC converters, energy harvesting

Industry Experience:

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (San Diego, CA), Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design Intern, PLL team, May 2018 - Aug. 2018

Hari Chauhan

Ph.D. Dissertation: “Digitally-Assisted Design, Simulation and Testing Techniques for Optimization of Analog/RF Integrated Circuits”, April 2016

M.S.: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

M.Tech.: Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Noida, India

B.E.: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU), Aurangabad, India

Research Interests: Design of digital, analog, radio frequency, and mixed-signal integrated circuits; built-in test and calibration techniques for systems-on-a-chip

Industry Experience:

Analog Devices, Inc. (Cambridge, MA), Research Intern, Lyric  Labs, May 2013 - Aug. 2013.

Center for Development of Advanced Computing (Noida, India), Project Engineer, Jan. 2006 - May 2009.

First Position after Graduation: Analog Devices, Inc. (Cambridge, MA), Emerging Business Innovations System Design and Applications Engineer

Seyed Alireza Zahrai

Ph.D. Dissertation: “Integrated Circuit Design Techniques for High-Speed Low-Power Analog-to-Digital Converters and On-Chip Calibration of Sensor Interface Circuits”, August 2017

M.S.: Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

B.S.: University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests: Analog and mixed-signal IC design, RF IC design, data converters, systems-on-a-chip (SoC) and ASICs, integrated circuits for medical applications

Industry Experience:

CSR Technology Inc. (Tempe, AZ), Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design Intern, RFAMS IC Design Group, Sept. 2013 - Dec. 2013

First Position after Graduation: Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA), Senior Analog Design Engineer

Yuchi Ni

M.S. Thesis: “CMOS relaxation oscillator design with an on-chip circuit for combined temperature-compensated reference voltage and current generation”, December 2013

B.S.: Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, China

Research Interests: Analog and RF IC design; design of mixed-signal integrated circuits, integrated circuits for medical applications

First Position after Graduation: Chengdu Corpro Technology Co., Ltd. (Chengdu, China), Analog IC Design Engineer

Junpeng Feng

M.S. Thesis: “Low-power amplifier design for differential temperature sensors in built-in testing applications”, December 2013

B.S.: Shenyang University of Technology, Shenyang, China

Research Interests: Design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits; on-chip temperature sensors for thermal monitoring and built-in testing

First Position after Graduation: Wuxi Chaoyu Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (Wuxi, China), Analog IC Design Engineer

Li Xu

M.S. Thesis:  “Low-Power RF Circuit Design and Built-In Test Current Generation Techniques for Wireless Chips in Emerging Sensing Applications”, March 2016  

B.S.: Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Research Interests: Design of analog ICs, built-in test and calibration techniques for systems-on-a-chip

Industry Experience before Graduation:

Linear Technology Corporation (Colorado Springs, CO), Design Intern, Jun. 2015 - Aug. 2015
Ricoh Electronic Devices Shanghai, Co., Ltd, IC Designer, LDO Group, Jul. 2009 - Sept. 2011
Ricoh Electronic Devices Shanghai, Co., Ltd, IC Design Intern, Feb. - Jul. 2009, Jul. - Aug. 2008

First Position after Graduation: Ph.D. Student at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Kainan Wang

M.S. Thesis: “High Performance Filter and Variable Gain Amplifier Design for Biosignal Measurement Devices”, December 2015

B.S.: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Research Interests: Design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, integrated circuits for medical applications

Industry Experience before Graduation:

Analog Devices, Inc. (Wilmington, MA), Product Engineering Intern, Jun. 2015 - Aug. 2015.

First Position after Graduation: Analog Devices, Inc. (Wilmington, MA), Applications Engineer

Kaidi (Kate) Du

B.S.:  Electrical Engineering, Fall 2015

Project: Digitally programmable lowpass-notch filter design for CMOS front-ends in biosignal measurement applications 

Industry Experience before Graduation:

State Street Global Advisor (Boston, MA), IT Management Information System Project Management Intern, June 2014 - Dec. 2014

MBTA Power Department (Charlestown, MA), Electrical Engineer Intern, Jan. 2013 - June 2013

First Position after Graduation: M.S. Student at the University of California, Berkeley

Scott Eaton

B.S.: Electrical Engineering, Spring 2014

Project: Calibration of a differential temperature sensor for on-chip power monitoring 

Industry Experience before Graduation:

MC10 Inc. (Cambridge, MA), Engineering Intern, Jan. - Aug. 2013 

First Position after Graduation: Cascon Inc. (Yarmouth, ME), Project Design Engineer

Marina Zlochisti

M.S. Thesis: “Digitally-Assisted Design and Calibration for High Performance Flash Analog-to-Digital Converters”, August 2018  

B.S.: Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Research Interests: Design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits

Industry Experience before Graduation:

Intel Corporation (Jerusalem, Israel), Analog Engineer, July 2011 - January 2014

First Position after Graduation: Infineon Technologies (Andover, MA), Mixed-Signal Design Engineer

Ibrahim Farah

B.S.:  Electrical Engineering, Spring 2016

Project: CMOS comparator design for the detection of test signals during the calibration of an analog front-end for biosignal measurements 

Industry Experience before Graduation:

GE Oil & Gas (Billerica, MA), Electrical Engineering Intern, Jan. 2014 - June 2014

Draper Laboratory (Cambridge, MA), Software Engineering Intern, Jan. 2013 - Dec. 2013

First Position after Graduation: Systems & Technology Research (Woburn, MA), Sensors & Signal Processing Engineer

Nicolas Le Dortz

Visiting Scientist sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc. (part-time), March 2015 - March 2016

Ph.D.: Centrale-Supélec, Paris, France

M.S.: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

M.S.: École Polytechnique, Paris, France

B.S.: École Polytechnique, Paris, France

Project in the AMSIC Group: High-speed low power SAR ADC design   

Research Interests: Analog and mixed-signal IC design, time-interleaved ADCs, digitally-assisted analog design, signal processing

Industry Experience:

Analog Devices - Lyric Labs (Cambridge, MA), Research Scientist, started March 2015

STMicroelectronics (Crolles, France), Nov. 2011 - Oct. 2014

Matthew Oliver (Gordon Engineering Leadership Program)

M.S.: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Project:
A Dynamic Magnetic Field Generation Technique for Increased Performance and Reliability in a Competitive Integrated Circuit Product Development Process
(project defended in July 2016)

B.S.: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Research Interests: Magnetics, applications of graphene in ICs

Industry Experience:

Analog Devices, Inc. (Norwood, MA), Product/Test Engineer, Jul. 2009 - graduation (continued afterwards)

Linear Technology Corporation (Auburn, NH), Analog IC Design Intern, Jun.  2008 - Aug. 2008.

Chun-hsiang Chang

Ph.D. Dissertation: “Radio Frequency and Analog CMOS Integrated Circuit Design Methods for Low-Power Medical Devices with Wireless Connectivity”, November 2015

M.S.: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

B.S.: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests: Design of analog and radio frequency ICs, integrated circuits for medical applications

First Position after Graduation: OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA), Analog Design Engineer 

Mengting Yan

Email: yan.me<at>northeastern.edu 

B.S.: Beihang University, Beijing, China

Ongoing Project: Low-power SAR ADC design

Research Interests: Analog and mixed-signal IC design, on-chip temperature sensors for security applications, integrated circuits for medical applications

Industry Experience:

Qorvo, Inc. (Chelmsford, MA), RF/Analog SOI Design Intern, Infrastructure Defense Product (IDP) team, Sep. 2020 - Dec. 2020 

Gaurav Jha

M.S. Thesis: “Low-Power and Low-Voltage Bandpass Filter Design for Wireless Receiver Applications”, Summer 2019 

B.S.: SRM University, Chennai, India

Research Interests: Design of analog and mixed-signal ICs, RF IC design, low-power ICs

Industry Experience before Graduation:

Analog Devices, Inc. (San Jose, CA), System Applications Engineering Intern, Emerging Business Group, July 2018 - Dec. 2018

First Position after Graduation: Analog Devices, Inc. (Wilmington, MA), Product Engineer

Zoe Nelson

B.S./M.S. Project: “Inductorless 400MHz Low Power LNA Design with Large-Scale Linearization Method”, Spring 2019

Research Interests: Analog and mixed-signal IC design

Industry Experience before Graduation:

RKF Engineering (Washington, D.C.), Software Engineer, January 2017 - June 2017

Analog Devices, Inc. (Wilmington, MA), Reliability Engineer, January 2016 - June 2016

First Position after Graduation: Ph.D. Student at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Former High School Interns

Sofia Conte  

Summer 2017 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Montrose School

 

Cameron Young 

Summer 2016 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Medfield High School

 

Emily O’Neill  

Summer 2016 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Cardinal Spellman High School

 

Nina Taneja  

Summer 2017 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Milton Academy

 

Haoran Wei

M.S. Project: “Noise Reduction via Chopper Stabilization of Fully Differential Temperature Sensors for Hardware Security Applications”, Spring  2020

B.S.: University of Bridgeport, CT

Research Interests: Analog and digital integrated circuits, on-chip thermal sensing for error detection

Industry Experience before Graduation:

Synopsys (Boxborough, MA), Electrical Engineering Intern, Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2019

Synopsys (Shanghai,China), Electrical Engineering Intern, May 2018 - Aug. 2018

First Position after Graduation: 2Pai Semiconductor Co. - rpsemi (Shanghai, China), Analog IC Designer

Michael Klimovitsky (Gordon Engineering Leadership Program)

M.S.: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Project: Development of a Laser Software Driver for Efficient Resistance Trimming at Wafer Test 
(project defended in July 2018)

B.S.: Northeastern University

Research Interests: IC Test, programming, optimization

Industry Experience:

Analog Devices Inc. (Wilmington, MA), Test Engineer, 2013 - (continued afterwards)

QinetiQ North America, Inc. (Waltham, MA), Robotics Intern, July 2012 - December 2012

MC10 Inc. (Somerville, MA), Electrical Co-op, July 2011 - December 2011

Aaron Rackoff

B.S.: Electrical Engineering, Fall 2017

Project: Subthreshold Inductorless 400 MHz Low-Noise Amplifier with Sub-Milliwatt Power Consumption in a 130nm CMOS Process

Industry Experience before Graduation:

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (Cambridge, MA), Electrical Engineer (co-op), May 2016 - Dec. 2017

Keng Chen (part-time)

Email: chen.keng<at>northeastern.edu

M.S. (Electrical Engineering): Columbia University, New York, NY

M.S. (Lighting): Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 

B.S.: Fudan University, Shanghai, China 

Ongoing Project: High precision bandgap circuit design

Research Interests: Power management IC design, analog IC design

Industry Experience:

Infineon Technologies (Andover, MA), Staff Mixed-Signal Design Engineer, 2016 - Present

Osram Sylvania (Wilmington, MA), Senior Power Supply Engineer, 2013 - 2016

WAC Lighting (Garden City, NY), Electrical Engineer, 2009 - 2010

Rohit Chopra  

Summer 2018 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Community Charter School of Cambridge 

 

Brian Estevez   

Summer 2018 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Urban Science Academy 

 

Safaa Abdelfattah

Email: abdelfattah.s<at>northeastern.edu 

M.S.: Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

B.S.: Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Ongoing Project: Digitally-assisted analog design for low-power EEG signal acquisition chips

Research Interests: Analog IC design, digital IC design, mixed-signal design, SerDes design, ADPLL design 

Mohamed A. Mohamed (Co-Advised with Prof. Miriam Leeser)

M.S. Thesis: “Strategies and Implementations to Support Multiple Wireless Protocols with a Single RF Front-End”, Spring 2019

B.S.: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research Interests: RF Wireless Communication, RF circuits

Industry Experience before Graduation:

MathWorks (Natick, MA), Development Engineering Intern, RF and EM Team, May - Aug. 2018

First Position after Graduation: MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (Cambridge, MA), RF Engineering Specialist

Isabel Martos-Repath

M.S. Project: “Modeling of Magnetoelectric Antennas for Circuit Simulations in Magnetic Sensing Applications”, Fall 2020

B.S.: Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

Research Interests: RF IC design, wireless power & communication

Industry Experience:

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA), EE/Technical Intern, Advanced Research & Concept Development Group in the Consumer Electronics Division, January - June 2020

First Position after Graduation: Ph.D. Student at Northeastern University.

Marvin Onabajo

Jay Park  

Summer 2019 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Newton South High School 

 

David Abrahamyan   

Summer 2019 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Watertown High School 

 

Diptashree Das

Email: das.d<at>northeastern.edu 

M.S.: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

M.S.: West Bengal University of Technology, India

B.S.: West Bengal University of Technology, India

Ongoing Project: Transceiver design for neural activity monitoring

Research Interests: Analog and mixed-signal IC design, RF IC design, integrated circuit design for wireless communication and medical applications 

Analog & Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit (AMSIC) Research Laboratory

Lanai Carey  

Summer 2021 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School 

 

Barthelemy Lagene   

Summer 2021 Research Internship

(in association with Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program)

Waltham Senior High School