Time-Stretch Acceleration of Digital Processors

Speaker: Cejo Konuparamban Lonappan
Affiliation: Ph.D. Candidate - UCLA

Abstract: The time-stretch technology is at the heart of various high-throughput, real-time instruments developed for science, medicine, and engineering applications. The record throughput of instruments such as serial time-encoded amplified microscopes (STEAM), MHz-frame-rate bright-field cameras, and ultra-high-frame-rate fluorescent cameras for biological imaging has enabled the characterization of “rare events” as well as the discovery of optical rogue waves, which directly observe the electron bunch micro-structures with sub-picosecond resolution in a storage ring accelerator, and the detection of cancer cells in blood with sensitivity of one cell in a million. Time-stretch acceleration of digital processors for performing a real-time, in-service signal integrity analysis and ultra-fast, single-shot network analysis for opto-electronic and electro-optic device characterization will be presented in this work.

Biography: Cejo Konuparamban Lonappan received his B.Tech degree in electronics and communication engineering from Model Engineering College (MEC), Kerala, India, in 2004. He received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2012. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at UCLA, where his research focuses on the field of real-time, high throughput instruments and microwave photonics. From 2006 to 2007, he was with Cypress Semiconductors, Bangalore, India, where he worked on post-silicon validation of four-phase locked loop (PLL) based clock generators. From 2007 to 2008, he was a lecturer in the Department of Electronics Engineering at MEC, where he started the graduate laboratory for research in VLSI and embedded systems. From 2009 to 2010, prior to joining UCLA for the masters program, he worked as a research project staff member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Currently, his research interests include the design and development of real-time, high throughput instruments and devices using microwave photonics, high-speed digital/analog/RF circuits, and integrated photonics for communication systems and biomedical applications. He is the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Graduate Fellowship Award.

For more information, contact Profs. Bahram Jalali / Asad M. Madni

Date(s) - Nov 01, 2016
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

E-IV Faraday Room #67-124
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