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2012 ARR Presentations

Tuesday, December 4, 2012   Engineering IV Building

 

Lara Dolecek, ARR12 Co-Chair
Rob Candler, ARR12 Co-Chair
Frank Chang, Department Chair

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Program

Session 1. Biological and Chemical Detection Technologies 

 
  1. "ZIF-coupled Microresonator for Highly Sensitive and Selective Gas Detection" [Slides]
    Yongha Hwang and Rob Candler 
  2. "Wide-field Lensless On-Chip Fluorescence Microscopy for High-throughput Screening of Bio-Chips"
    Ahmet F. Coskun, Ting-Wei Su, Ikbal Sencan, David Herman, YeongSeok Suh and Aydogan Ozcan
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Ozcan at ozcan@ee.ucla.edu for more information).
  3. "Cell-phone based Rapid-Diagnostic-Test Reader Platform for Real-time Mapping of Infectious Diseases"
    Onur Mudanyali, Stoyan Dimitrov, Uzair Sikora, Swati Padmanabhan, Isa Navruz, and Aydogan Ozcan
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Ozcan at ozcan@ee.ucla.edu for more information).

 

 

 

 


Session 2. New Trends in Information Processing 

 

  1. "Balancing Behavioral Privacy and Information Utility in Sensor Data Flows" [Slides]
    Supriyo Chakraborty, Kasturi Rangan Raghavan and Mani B. Srivastava
  2. "Context Guided Universal Decision Tree For Activity Classification" [Slides]
    Chieh (Jay) Chien, Hua-I (Derrick) Chang and Greg Pottie
  3. "Optimal Relay Deployment for Robust Multihop Multicast Scheduling in Cellular Wireless Networks" [Slides] 
    Hung-Bin Chang and Izhak Rubin

 

 

 

 


Session 3. Robust CAD

 

  1. "Two Efficient Ways to Monitor the Maximum Operating Frequency of a Chip" [Slides]
    Liangzhen Lai and Puneet Gupta
  2. "Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Custom Integrated Circuits" [Slides]
    Fang Gong and Lei He
  3. "Soft Error Mitigation for FPGA Based Systems" [Slides]
    Ju-Yueh Lee and Lei He

 

 

 

 


Session 4. Novel Lasers

 

  1. "Lorentz Boosted Frame Simulation for Plasma-Based Accelerator" [Slides]
    Peicheng Yu and Warren Mori
  2. "Generation of Ultra-fast CO2 Laser Pulses using Self-Phase Modulation in a Noble-Gas-Filled Hollow Waveguide" [Slides]
    Jeremy Pigeon, Sergei Tochitsky, Chao Gong and Chan Joshi 
  3. "Stabilizing the Periodic Oscillations of Semiconductor Lasers for Precision Photonic Microwave Generation" [Slides]
    Mohammad AlMulla and Jia-Ming Liu

 

   

 


Session 5. Advanced Biomedical Imaging 

 

  1. "Lensfree Holographic Microscopy for Automated On-Chip Semen Analysis"
    Ting-Wei Su, Anthony Erlinger, Derek Tseng, and Aydogan Ozcan
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Ozcan at ozcan@ee.ucla.edu for more information)
  2. "A Wireless Handheld Biomedical Imaging System for Monitoring Pressure Ulcer Development" [Slides]
    Frank Wang, Yeung Lam, Alireza Mehrnia, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Majid Sarrafzadeh, and William Kaiser
  3. "Quasi-Fluorescence Lifetime Detection of Brain Tumor and Tissue Structure for Intraoperative Use" [Slides]
    Asael Papour, Zach Taylor, Maie St. John, William Yong, Oscar Stafsudd, and Warren Grundfest
  4. "A Wearable Sensor for Continuously Vigilant Spatial and Depth-Resolved Blood Perfusion Imaging" [Slides]
    Bijian Mapar, Yeung Lam, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Majid Sarrafzadeh, and William Kaiser

 

 


Session 6. New Coding Methods 

 

  1. "Dynamic Threshold Schemes for Multi-Level Nonvolatile Memories" [Slides]
    Frederic Sala, Ryan Gabrys, and Lara Dolecek
  2. "Non-asymptotic Variable-Length Coding with Feedback: Rate-Compatible Sphere-Packing" [Slides]
    Tsung-Yi Chen, Adam R. Williamson, Dariush Divsalar, and Richard D. Wesel
  3. "High Throughput with Low Latency: The Analysis and Design of Rate-Compatible Codes for Gaussian Channels with Feedback" [Slides]
    Adam R. Williamson, Tsung-Yi Chen, and Richard D. Wesel
    See also http://www.ee.ucla.edu/~csl/ for related papers.
  4. "Rewriting Codes for Flash Memory" [Slides]
    Ryan Gabrys and Lara Dolecek

 

 


Session 7. Cutting Edge Circuit Designs 

 

  1. "A Multichannel, Multicore mm-Wave Clustered VCO with Phase Noise, Tuning Range, and Lifetime Reliability Enhancements"
    Farid Shirinfar, Med Nariman, Tirdad Sowlati, Maryam Rofougaran, Reza Rofougaran, and Sudhakar Pamarti
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Pamarti at spamarti@ee.ucla.edu for information)
  2. "A Fully Integrated 22.6dBm 60GHz Power Amplifier in 40nm CMOS"
    Farid Shirinfar, Med Nariman, Tirdad Sowlati, Maryam Rofougaran, Reza Rofougaran, and Sudhakar Pamarti
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Pamarti at spamarti@ee.ucla.edu for information)
  3. "A 10-Bit 1-GHz CMOS ADC with FOM=70 fJ/Conv." [Slides]
    Sedigheh Hashemi and Behzad Razavi
  4. "A 10-Bit 4-GHz CMOS ADC" 
    Hegong Wei and Behzad Razavi
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Razavi at razavi@ee.ucla.edu for more information).

 

 


Session 8. Innovative Devices  

 

  1. "InAs/ AlAsSb Self-Assembled Quantum Dots for Intermediate Band Solar Cells" [Slides] 
    Meng Sun, Paul J. Simmonds, Ramesh Babu Laghumavarapu, Andrew Lin, Baolai Liang, and Diana Huffaker
  2. "Device Modeling for Tunneling Transistors"
    Andrew Pan and Chi On Chui
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Chui at chui@ee.ucla.edu for more information). See also "A Quasi-Analytical Model for Double-Gate Tunneling FET" in IEEE Electron Device Letters for related research.
  3. "Reducing Electrostatic Screening in Field-Effect-Transistor-Based Biosensors" [Slides]
    Kaveh Shoorideh and Chi On Chui
    See also "Optimization of the Sensitivity of FET-Based Biosensors..." in IEEE Trans. Electron Devices for related research.
  4. "Tuning the InGaAs Alloy Composition in Nanopillars with Selective-Area Pattern Geometry" [Slides]
    Joshua Shapiro, Adam Scofield and Diana Huffaker

 

 

 

 

 


Lunch Presentation
Dr. Thomas Lee, Stanford/DARPA MTO

Session 9. Novel Communications Algorithms 

 

  1. "Cramer-Rao Bounds for Joint RSS/DoA-Based Primary-User Localization in Radio Networks" [Slides]
    Jun Wang, Jianshu Chen, and Danijela Cabric
  2. "Relay-Aided Failover in Wireless Network Using Adaptive Unicast Scheduling" [Slides]
    Choo Chin Tan and Izhak Rubin
  3. "Optimizing Video Transmission in 4G LTE Networks" [Slides]
    Zhuang Jin, Jianwen Chen and John Villasenor
  4. "ML Trellis Decoding of Block Codes" [Slides]
    Kasra Vakilinia and Richard D. Wesel

 

 


Session 10. New Methodologies for Circuits  

 

  1. "Design-Aware Mask Inspection" [Slides]
    Abde Ali Kagalwalla, Puneet Gupta, Chris Progler and Steve McDonald
  2. "New Approach to Multi-Stage Directional Filter Based on Band-Reject Filter Design" [Slides]
    Jim S. Sun, Humberto Lobato-Morales, Alonso Corona-Chavez, and Tatsuo Itoh
  3. "Analysis of Metastability in Pipelined ADCs"
    Sedigheh Hashemi and Behzad Razavi
  4. "Hybrid Combination of Dual Band Isolation Circuits Based on Conventional and CRLH Transmission lines for Triplexers" [Slides]
    Hanseung Lee and Tatsuo Itoh

 

 


Session 11. High Performance Receivers Antennas 

 

  1. "Advances in CMOS THz Imaging" [Slides]
    Adrian Tang and M.-C. Frank Chang
  2. "A High Gain Active Antenna Array using Dual-Fed Distributed Amplifier-Based CRLH-Leaky Wave Antennas" [Slides]
    Chung-Tse Michael Wu and Tatsuo Itoh
  3. "A 12-mW CMOS Receiver for IEEE 802.11a Applications"
    Ali Homayoun and Behzad Razavi
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Razavi at razavi@ee.ucla.edu for information)
  4. "Comparison of Nature-Inspired Optimization Techniques for Antenna Applications in Communications"
    Joshua Kovitz and Yahya Rahmat-Samii
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Rahmat-Samii at rahmat@ee.ucla.edu for information)

 

 

 

 

 


Session 12. Advances in Devices and Materials  

 

  1. "Graphene Undulators as Terahertz Radiation Sources"
    Aryan Navabi and Kang L. Wang
    (Slides not available - please contact Aryan at aryan.n@ieee.org for information).
  2. "Distributedly Modulated Capacitors for Integrated Circulators"
    Shihan Qin and Yuanxun Ethan Wang
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Ethan Wang at ywang@ee.ucla.edu for information).
  3. "Crystal Shape Modeling and Control in Protein Crystal Growth" [Slides]
    Michael Nayhouse and Panagiotis D. Christofides
  4. "Polarization Friendly Retrodirective Antenna Array" [Slides]
    Brandon Jun Choi and Tatsuo Itoh
  5. "Radiation and Beam Engineering of Terahertz Quantum-Cascade Lasers" 
    Philip W. C. Hon, Amir A. Tavallaee, Zhijun Liu, Benjamin S. Williams, Tatsuo Itoh
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Williams at bwilliam@ee.ucla.edu for more information).

 

 

 

 


Session 13. Advanced Inference Algorithms 

 

  1. "Automated Inference of Political Group Trajectories in Social Media" [Slides]
    Roja Bandari, Hazhir Rahmandad, and Vwani P. Roychowdhury
  2. "Automatic Estimation of Speaker Height From Speech Signals" [Slides]
    Harish Arsikere and Abeer Alwan
  3. "Convex Optimization Methods for Topology Selection in Graphical Models" [Slides]
    Jinchao Li and Lieven Vandenberghe
  4. "Energy-Efficient Spectrum Sharing Among Decentralized Users with Binary Feedback" [Slides]
    Yuanzhang Xiao and Mihaela van der Schaar

 

 

 

 


Session 14. Next-Generation DSP Architectures and Optimization of Nonlinear Systems

 

  1. "Signal-processing Techniques for Wideband Data Converters"
    Abhishek Ghosh and Sudhakar Pamarti
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Pamarti at spamarti@ee.ucla.edu for information)
  2. "Flexible DSP Architecture for Next-Generation Software-Defined Radios" [Slides]
    Fang-Li Yuan and Dejan Markovic
  3. "Sparse Signal Decoder for Compressive Sensing Applications"
    Fengbo Ren and Dejan Markovic
    (Slides not available - please contact Prof. Markovic at dejan@ee.ucla.edu for more information).
  4. "Integrating Dynamic Economic Optimization and Model Predictive Control for Optimal Operation of Nonlinear Process Systems" [Slides]
    Matthew Ellis and Panagiotis D. Christofides
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