Boris Murmann is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined Stanford in 2004 after completing his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.

From 1994 to 1997, he was with Neutron Microelectronics, Germany, where he developed low-power and smart-power ASICs in automotive CMOS technology. Since 2004, he has worked as a consultant with numerous Silicon Valley companies. Dr. Murmann’s research interests are in mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with special emphasis on sensor interfaces, data converters and embedded machine learning.

In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the VLSI Circuits Symposium and a recipient of the Best Invited Paper Award at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). He received the Agilent Early Career Professor Award in 2009, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award in 2012 and the SIA-SRC University Researcher Award in 2021 for lifetime research contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, an AdCom member and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), the Data Converter Subcommittee Chair and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), as well as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the tinyML Research Symposium. He currently chairs the IEEE SSCS future directions committee (SSCD). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Klaas Bult received an MSc. and a PhD. degree from Twente University in 1984 and 1988 respectively.

From 1988 to 1994 he worked as a Research Scientist at Philips Research Labs, where he worked on Analog CMOS Building Blocks, mainly for application in Video and Audio Systems. In 1993-1994 he was also a part-time professor at Twente University. From 1994 to 1996 he was an associate professor at UCLA, where he worked on Analog and RF Circuits for Mixed-Signal Applications. In the same period he was also a consultant with Broadcom Corporation, in Los Angeles, CA and later in Irvine, CA, during which he started the Analog Design Group at Broadcom. In 1996 he joined Broadcom full-time as a Director, responsible for Analog and RF Circuits for embedded applications in broadband communication systems. In 1999 he became a Sr. Director and started Broadcom’s Design Center in Bunnik, The Netherlands. In 2005 he was appointed Vice President and CTO of Central Engineering. As of 2016 he’s an independent consultant Analog IC Design, operating from The Netherlands.

Klaas Bult is an author of more than 60 international publications and holds more than 60 issued US patents. He is a Broadcom Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, was awarded the Lewis Winner Award for outstanding conference paper on ISSCC 1990, 1992 and 1997, was co-recipient of the Jan Van Vessem best European Paper Award at ISSCC 2004 and the Distinguished paper Award of ISSCC 2014. He was also awarded the ISSCC Best Evening Panel Award in 1997 and 2006 and the Best Forum Speaker Award at ISSCC 2011. Klaas Bult has served more than 12 years on the ISSCC Technical Program Committee, 18 years on the ESSCIRC Technical Program Committee and 7 years as a member of the ESSCIRC/ESSDERC Steering Committee.

David A. Johns received the B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1980, 1983, and 1989, respectively.

In 1988, he joined the University of Toronto, where he is currently a Full Professor. He has ongoing research programs in the general area of analog integrated circuits. Together with academic experience, he also has spent a number of years in the semiconductor industry and was a Co-Founder of a successful IP company called Snowbush Microelectronics, Toronto.

He has co-authored over 80 publications including a successful graduate level textbook entitled “Analog Integrated Circuit Design”. Dr. Johns is an IEEE Fellow and was a recipient of the 1999 IEEE Darlington Award. He was a Guest Editor of the IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS and an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTION ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS.

Antonio Liscidini received the Laurea (summa cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.

He was a summer Intern with National Semiconductors, Santa Clara, CA, USA, in 2003, studying poly phase filters and CMOS low-noise amplifiers. From 2008 to 2012, he was an Assistant Professor with the University of Pavia and a consultant with Marvell Semiconductors, Pavia, in the area of integrated circuit. In 2012, he moved to the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, where he is currently an Associate professor. In 2019 he has become consultant for Huawei Technology Group in the area of RFIC for optical communication. His research interests are focused on analog mixed signal interfaces with particular emphasis on the implementations of transceivers and frequency synthesizers for wireless and wireline communication. 

Dr. Liscidini was a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE 2005 Symposium on VLSI Circuits and co-recipient of the Best Invited Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE CICC and Best Student Paper Award at the 2018 IEEE ESSCIRC. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (2008-2011) (2017- 2018) and as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (2013) (2016) and Guest Editor of the IEEE RFIC Virtual Journal (2018). He has been member of the ISSCC TPC (2012- 2017), of the ESSCIRC TPC (2010-2018), and of the CICC TPC (2019-currently). Between 2016 and 2018, he has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

Mike Shuo-Wei Chen received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1998 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley, in 2002 and 2006, all in electrical engineering. He is a Professor in Electrical Engineering Department at University of Southern California (USC) and holds Colleen and Roberto Padovani Early Career Chair position.

As a graduate student researcher, he proposed and demonstrated the asynchronous SAR ADC architecture, which has been adopted today for low-power high-speed analog-to-digital conversion products in industry. After joining USC, he leads an analog mixed-signal circuit group, focusing on high-speed low-power data converters, bio-inspired/biomedical electronics, RF frequency synthesizers, DSP-enabled analog circuits and systems. His research group has been exploring new circuit architectures that excel beyond the technology limitation, as exemplified in their recent works in PA, ADC, DAC, and PLL. From 2006 to 2010, he has been a member of Analog IC Group at Atheros Communications (now Qualcomm), working on mixed-signal and RF circuits for various wireless communication products.

Dr. Chen was the recipient of NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) both in 2014, Analog Devices Outstanding Student Award for recognition in IC design in 2006 and UC Regents’ Fellowship at Berkeley in 2000.  He also achieved an honourable mention in the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, 1994. In terms of services, Dr. Chen has been serving as an associate editor of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (SSC-L), IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs (TCAS-II), as well as a TPC member of conferences in IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, such as IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), IEEE VLSI Circuits Symposium, and IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC).

Tony Chan Carusone (S’96–M’02–SM’08) received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2002 and has since been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto.  He is also an occasional consultant to industry in the areas of integrated circuit design and digital communication.

 Prof. Chan Carusone co-authored the Best Student Papers at the 2007, 2008 and 2011 Custom Integrated Circuits Conferences, the Best Invited Paper at the 2010 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, the Best Paper at the 2005 Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium, and the Best Young Scientist Paper at the 2014 European Solid-State Circuits Conference. 

He co-authored the popular textbooks “Analog Integrated Circuit Design” (along with D. Johns and K. Martin) and “Microelectronic Circuits,” 8th edition (along with A. Sedra, K.C. Smith and V. Gaudet).  He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs in 2009, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits 2010-2017 and is now Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters.  He was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society 2015-2017 and has served on the Technical Program Committee of the ISSCC 2017-2021.

Patrick Reynaert was born in Wilrijk, Belgium, in 1976. He received the Master of Industrial Sciences in Electronics (ing.) from the Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerpen, Belgium in 1998 and both the Master of Electrical Engineering (ir.) and the Ph.D. in Engineering Science (dr.) from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium in 2001 and 2006 respectively.

During 2006-2007, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California at Berkeley, with the support of a BAEF Francqui Fellowship. During the summer of 2007, he was a visiting researcher at Infineon, Villach, Austria.

Since October 2007, he is a Professor at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT-MICAS). His main research interests include mm-wave and THz CMOS circuit design, high-speed circuits and RF power amplifiers.

Dr. Reynaert is a Senior Member of the IEEE and chair of the IEEE SSCS Benelux Chapter. He serves or has served on the technical program committees of several international conferences including ISSCC, ESSCIRC, RFIC, PRIME and IEDM. He has served as Associate Editor for Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I, and as Guest Editor for the Journal of Solid-State Circuits.

He received the 2011 TSMC-Europractice Innovation Award, the ESSCIRC-2011 Best Paper award and the 2014 2nd Bell Labs Prize.

Alksandar Prodic obtained his Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) in 1994 and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Colorado Power Electronics Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2000 and 2003, respectively.

In 2003 he joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where, in 2004, he formed Laboratory for Power Management and Integrated Switch-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS). Prof. Prodic’s general research interest is Power Electronics. Specific research interests include practical advanced control methods for power electronics, converter topologies, mixed-signal IC design for power electronics, low-power high-frequency switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) and power management systems. The applications of interest range from on-chip power supplies for portable devices to power management systems in vehicles. His research also covers use of power electronics in biomedical applications. In this area he has published more than 80 research papers. His research also resulted in more than 20 patents and patent applications, many of them have become commercial products.

Seung-Tak Ryu is a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Kyungpook National University, Korea, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, in 1999 and 2004, respectively.

From 2001 to 2002, he was with the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, as a Visiting Researcher, sponsored through the Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Program. In 2004, he joined Samsung Electronics, Yongin, South Korea, where he was involved in mixed-signal IP development.

From 2007 to 2009, he was with the Information and Communications University (ICU), Daejeon, as an Assistant Professor. He has been with the School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, since 2009, where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design with an emphasis on data converters and sensors. He has in excess of 100 research publications (journal and conference) and more than 30 patents (international and domestic).

Dr. Ryu is a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (ASSCC), Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), and European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He has served on the TPC of the IEEE International Solid- State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and as a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS (JSSC), twice. He has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS LETTERS (SSCL) since 2018. He is also serving as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society for the period of 2021-2022.

Shanthi Pavan received the B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1995 and the M.S. and D.Sc. degrees from Columbia University, New York in 1997 and 1999 respectively.

From 1997 to 2000, he was with Texas Instruments in Warren, New Jersey, where he worked on high-speed analog filters and data converters. From 2000 to June 2002, he worked on microwave ICs for data communication at Bigbear Networks in Sunnyvale, California. Since July 2002, he has been with the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, where he is now a Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of high-speed analog circuit design and signal processing.

Dr. Pavan is the recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Engineering Sciences (2012), IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Best Paper Award (2009), the Swarnajayanthi Fellowship (2010, from the Government of India), the Young Faculty Recognition Award from IIT Madras (2009, for excellence in teaching), the Technomentor Award from the India Semiconductor Association (2010) and the Young Engineer Award from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (2006). He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems: Part I – Regular Papers (2014-2015), and earlier served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II – Express Briefs (2006-2007). He has served as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society, and on the technical program committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He is a co-author of “Understanding Delta-Sigma Data Converters”, (2nd Edition), which won the Wiley-IEEE Press Professional Book Award in 2020. He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Thomas Byunghak Cho is currently an Invited Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in S. Korea. He received his B.S. degree from UCLA, USA in 1989, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley, USA in 1991 and 1995, respectively.

In 1996, he started his professional career at Level One Communications in San Francisco, USA. He was one of the lead IC designers in developing CMOS RF transceiver products, which were among the earliest in the industry at that time. In 2000, he co-founded Wireless Interface Technologies in Dublin, USA, with a focus on developing CMOS RF transceiver products for WLAN and Bluetooth applications.

From 2004 to 2011, he worked at Marvell Semiconductor in Santa Clara, USA, concentrating on CMOS RF/analog IC product development for a wide range of wireless and wireline connectivity applications. In 2012, he joined Samsung Electronics in Hwaseong-si, South Korea, where he held executive positions and led multiple engineering teams. His responsibilities included the development of cellular/connectivity RF transceivers, analog/mixed-signal IPs, and multimedia IPs. Additionally, he was responsible for managing digital physical implementation and design verification activities.

Since 2022, he has been serving as an Invited Professor at KAIST while also providing technical advisory services to IC design companies. His technical interests include RF/analog/mixed-signal circuit designs for wireless and wireline communication systems, low-power digital circuit techniques for processors, and analog-to-digital interface circuit designs for sensor applications.

He is a co-recipient of the Jack-Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper at ISSCC 1998 and, in 2021, his RFIC team at Samsung received the President’s Award at the 22nd Broadcasting Technology Awards by the Ministry of Science and ICT in S. Korea. He has authored or co-authored over 40 journal articles and conference papers and holds more than 40 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow.

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