2010 Annual Research Review



The 2010 Annual Research Review is sponsored by:


Friday, February 12, 2010, Electrical Engineering IV.

The event is a forum in which graduate students present their latest research results and answer questions from industrial and government attendees. Participants will gain an update on recent and ground-breaking research and interact with faculty members from the department. In addition, graduate students present interactive poster sessions during the event.

Companies that attended the 2009 Annual Research Review:


Organizing Committee
Assistant Professor Puneet Gupta

Assistant Professor Aydogan Ozcan

9:00 – 9:30
Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00
Opening Session
Shannon Room 54-134, 5th floor, Engr. IV Bldg

Welcome remarks by ARR Chair
Welcome remarks by Dean Dhir
Department Overview by EE Chair
Online MS Program

10:00 – 11:30
Emerging Circuits and Embedded Systems Technologies

Shannon Room 54-134, 5th Floor, Engr. IV Bldg.

Towards Programmable Chips with ASIC-Like Efficiency [abstract]
Chia-Hsiang Yang [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Dejan Markovic

ADC-based Serial I/O Receivers [abstract]
E-Hung Chen [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Ken Yang

A Fractional-/N/PLL for Multiband (0.8-6 GHz) Communications Using Binary-Weighted D/A Differentiator and Offset-Frequency Delta-Sigma Modulator [abstract]
Henry Jian [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Frank Chang

Efficient Wearable Sensors through Embedded Reasoning [abstract]
Lawrence Au [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. William Kaiser

10:00 – 11:30
Emerging Signal and Systems Technologies

Shannon Room 54-134, 5th Floor, Engr. IV Bldg.

End-to-End Quality of Service Over Heterogeneous Networks [abstract]
Choo Chin Tan [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Izhak Rubin

A Novel Maximum Likelihood Short-Time Spectral Amplitude Estimator With a Soft Decision Speech Presence Uncertainty Filter [abstract]
Bengt J. Borgstrom [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Abeer Alwan

From Measurements to Sustainable Choices: Non-intrusive Fine-grained Sensing of Resource Usage in Buildings [abstract]
Younghun Kim [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Mani b. Srivastava

Compressive Sensing with its Application to Still Images Using the DCT and Noiselets: A New Algorithm and Its Rate Distortion Performance [abstract]
Yuxing (Erica) Han [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. John D. Villasenor

11:30 – 12:00
Industry Panel Discussion

Shannon Room 54-134, 5th Floor, Engr. IV Bldg.

Cisco: Steven Fraser – Director of Cisco Research Center/Univ. Relations

Qualcomm: Parixit Aghera – Sr. Engineer (Corporate R & D)

ViaSat: Steve Hart – VP Chief Technical Officer/Co-Founder

12:00 – 1:15
Luncheon and Interactive Student Poster Session

Engr IV Bldg – 2nd Floor Patio

Circuits & Embedded Systems
Physical & Wave Electronics
Signals & Systems

1:15 – 2:45
Emerging Physical and Wave Electronics Application

Shannon Room 54-134, 5th Floor, Engr. IV Bldg.

Time-stretched Digitizer for 100Gbps Optical Networks [abstract]
Ali Motafakker-Fard [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Bahram Jalali

On Electrical Modeling of Imperfect Diffusion Patterning [abstract]
Tuck-Boon Chan [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Puneet Gupta

DSP Techniques in Frequency Synthesizer Circuits [abstract]
Pin-En Su [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Sudhakar Pamarti

Incoherent On-chip Cell Holography for Sub-cellular Imaging and Point-of-Care Diagnostics [abstract]
Serhan O. Isikman [presentation]
Advisor: Prof. Aydogan Ozcan