Behzad Razavi, Professor
IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid State Circuits, 2012
UCLA Senate Teaching Award, 2007
Fellow, IEEE, 2003
Research Group: Communication Circuits Laboratory
Office: 56-147D Engr. IV, Phone: 310.206.1633, Email
Behzad Razavi received the BSEE degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1985 and the MSEE and PhDEE degrees from Stanford University in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories until 1996. Since 1996, he has been Associate Professor and subsequently Professor of electrical engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. His current research includes wireless transceivers, frequency synthesizers, phase-locking and clock recovery for high-speed data communications, and data converters.
Professor Razavi was an Adjunct Professor at Princeton University from 1992 to 1994, and at Stanford University in 1995. He served on the Technical Program Committees of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 1993 to 2002 and VLSI Circuits Symposium from 1998 to 2002. He has also served as Guest Editor and Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and International Journal of High Speed Electronics.
Professor Razavi received the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 1994 ISSCC, the best paper award at the 1994 European Solid-State Circuits Conference, the best panel award at the 1995 and 1997 ISSCC, the TRW Innovative Teaching Award in 1997, and the best paper award at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference in 1998. He was the co-recipient of both the Jack Kilby Outstanding Student Paper Award and the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 2001 ISSCC. He received the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006 and the UCLA Faculty Senate Teaching Award in 2007. He was also recognized as one of the top 10 authors in the 50-year history of ISSCC.
Professor Razavi is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow of IEEE, and the author of Principles of Data Conversion System Design (IEEE Press, 1995), RF Microelectronics (Prentice Hall, 1998) (translated to Chinese and Japanese), Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits (McGraw-Hill, 2001) (translated to Chinese and Japanese), Design of Integrated Circuits for Optical Communications (McGraw-Hill, 2003), and Fundamentals of Microelectronics (Wiley 2006). He is also the editor of Monolithic Phase-Locked Loops and Clock Recovery Circuits (IEEE Press, 1996), and Phase-Locking in High-Performance Systems (IEEE Press, 2003).
Prof. Razavi's current research includes wireless transceivers, frequency synthesizers, phase-locking and clock recovery for high-speed data communications, and data converters.
Awards and Recognitions
- 2012 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid State Circuits
- 2007 UCLA Faculty Senate Teaching Award
- 2006 Lockheed-Martin Excellence in Teaching Award
- 2002 ISSCC Top Ten Author
- 2001 ISSCC 2001 Jack Kilby Outstanding Student Paper Award
- 1998 Best Paper Award, Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
- 1997 ISSCC Outstanding Evening Panel Award
- 1995 ISSCC Outstanding Evening Panel Award
- 1994 Best Paper Award, European Solid State Circuits Conference
- 1994 Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence
- 1994 TRW Teaching Award
- B. Razavi, Fundamentals of Microelectronics, Wiley, NJ, 2006.
- B. Razavi, editor, Phase-Locking in High Performance Systems IEEE Press, 2003.
- B. Razavi, Design of Integrated Circuits for Optical Communication Systems, McGraw-Hill, 2003.
- J. Savoj and B. Razavi, High-Speed CMOS Circuits for Optical Receivers, Kluwer Publishers, 2001.
- B. Razavi, Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
- B. Razavi, RF Microelectronics, Prentice Hall, 1998.
- B. Razavi, editor, Monolithic Phase-locked Loops and Clock Recovery Circuits: Theory and Design, IEEE Press, NY, 1996.
- B. Razavi, Principles of Data Conversion System Design, IEEE Press, NY, 1995.