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Subhanshu Gupta received the B.E. degree from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, India, in 2002, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of electrical engineering and computer science with Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. He has held industrial positions at Maxlinear (Irvine, CA) where he worked on wideband transceivers for SATCOM and infrastructure applications.

Subhanshu is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2019, the Department of Defense DURIP award in 2020, and the Cisco Faculty Research Award in 2017. He and his group has also been nominated and awarded multiple student awards including Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2008, the IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award (third place in 2011 and nominee in 2020), and the IEEE Applied Superconductivity Conference (nominee in 2020). Subhanshu serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I for the term 2020-23 and TPC member for IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) from FY2022. His research interests include large-scale phased arrays and wideband transceivers, low-power time-domain circuits and systems, and statistical hardware optimization for next-generation wireless communications, internet-of-things, and quantum applications.

Email: subhanshu.gupta@wsu.edu, 
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PhD Students

Qiuyan Xu received the B.E. degree in electronic science and technology from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China in 2017 and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University, Pullman WA in 2019. She continues working towards Ph.D. degree in WSU. Research interests include time-domain circuits, high-speed mixed-signal designs, and applications in wireless communication systems.
Term: Fall 2017-Present
Email: qiuyan.xu@wsu.edu; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/qiuyan-xu/
Shrestha Bansal received his M. Tech. degree from IIIT Delhi, India in 2017. He was with the automotive products group at STMicroelectronics in India from 2016 to 2018 where he worked on low-power analog-assisted digital LDO circuit design and validation of analog IPs for automotive products. He joined Washington State University in Fall 2018 and is working towards his PhD degree. He has been a recipient of Dean’s Merit award in 2016, INAE international travel fellowship in 2017, IEEE iNIS best student paper award in 2017, IEEE SSCS STGA award in 2020, Johnson Electrical Engineering Fellowship in 2020 and the IEEE RFIC’21 NSF Student Conference Registration Award in 2021. His research interests include machine learning based optimization of high-speed circuits and systems, neuromorphic computing and cryo-CMOS circuit design.

Term: Fall 2018-Present

Email: shrestha.bansal@wsu.edu; LinkedIn
Daniel Mazidi received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Azad Science and Research University in Iran in 2011 and he went on to earn his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University, CA in 2016. After completion of his M.S., he worked for Alphacore from 2017 to 2020. While there he worked as a lead design engineer on various projects involving high speed ADCs and readout IC design as well as lab testing. He joined the SoC Lab at Washington State University in the Fall of 2021 and is working towards his Ph.D. His areas of interests include Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuits, High-Speed ADC, Low Power ADC, Phase-Detector CDR, and Analog Amplifiers.

Term: Fall 2021-Present

Email: ehsan.mazidi@wsu.edu; LinkedIn
Sreeni Poolakkal received the B. Tech from University of Calicut, India and M. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He did his Master's thesis on low power and low phase noise Oscillators. Subsequently, he joined Tata Steel automation, India. He joined System-on-Chip Lab in Fall 2021 and working towards his PhD degree. His research interests include highly linear and wide band phased arrays.

Term: Fall 2021-Present

Email: sreeni.poolakkal@wsu.edu; LinkedIn
Halady Arpit Rao received his B.E degree from Mumbai University in 2014 and M.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in 2016. From 2017 to 2021 he was with Intel Corporation in Oregon where he worked on developing temperature sensing circuits, wireline receiver front-ends and process monitoring circuits. He joined Washington State University (Pullman, WA) in Fall 2021 and is working towards the PhD degree. His current research involves exploring high-speed wireline links. His interests include high-speed wireline and wireless transceiver design, low power mixed-signal design, device physics and silicon photonics.

Term: Fall 2021-Present

Email: haladyarpit.rao@wsu.edu;
Hesam Abbasi received his BS in electrical engineering from Shahed University of Tehran, Iran, and MSc in Analog Integrated Circuit Design from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran. His research interests are in low noise and highly linear phased-array wideband transceivers.

Term: Fall 2021-Present

Email: hesam.abbasi@wsu.edu LinkedIn

PhD Students (Co-Advised)

Soumen Mohapatra (co-advised with Prof. Deuk Heo) received his B. Tech degree from National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India in 2015. He was working in CMOS Image sensor group of ON Semiconductor for 2 years and in PMIC team of Samsung R&D, India for 2 years.  He joined Washington State University (Pullman, WA) in Fall 2019 and is working towards his PhD degree. His research interests include Frequency synthesizers, Switched Inductor Capacitor Voltage Regulator, Mixed Signal Circuit Design.


Term: Fall 2019-present

Email: “Soumen Mohapatra” <soumen.mohapatra@wsu.edu>; LinkedIn

MS Thesis

Adam Slater .

Term: Spring'22-present
Email: adam.slater@wsu.edu
Alexander Glenn received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering at Washington State University in Spring of 2021. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science Thesis degree at WSU. He interned with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Summers of '20 and '21 participating in high-energy-density physics research and radiography image analysis. Awards: Claude and Patricia Munsell Endowed Scholarship Fund, Pettit Leadership Scholarship.

Term: Fall'21-present
Email: alexander.glenn@wsu.edu


Visitors / Interns to SoC Lab

Jay Kamat is a senior year undergraduate student majoring in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani, India. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's thesis on Switched Capacitor RF Power Amplifiers under the guidance of Prof. Gupta. His research interests include RFIC design and it's applications in Space Systems Engineering.

Term: Spring 2021 to Fall 2021

Undergraduate Researchers


PhD Alum

Dr. Chung-Ching Lin received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in Fall 2022. He has earlier done his M.S. in communication engineering from Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, in 2014 and B.S. in electrical engineering from Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan in 2012. His current research includes multi-antenna transceiver, frequency synthesizer and high speed I/O circuit design. In summer 2021, he was an engineering intern with Qualcomm Technologies, San Diego, CA, where he worked on high speed SerDes IP development for C2C communications. In summer 2022, he interned at Analog Devices, Beaverton, OR on true-time-delay arrays. He is the recipient of IEEE CICC educational grants award in 2020, IEEE CAS travel award in 2019, Southern Methodist University graduate student travel grant in 2018 and Yu-Ziang academic scholarship from Yuan Ze University in 2013. He was also the IEEE RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award Nominee, Top 12 Finalist in 2020.

Term: Fall 2018-Fall 2022

Dissertation:
First Job: DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR TIME-BASED SIGNAL PROCESSORS IN NEXT-GENERATION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TRANSCEIVERS
Email: chung-ching.lin@wsu.edu; LinkedIn
Dr. Erfan Ghaderi (Fall'16-Spr'20)
Dissertation: ANALOG/MIXED-SIGNAL SPATIAL SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR WIDEBAND MULTI-ANTENNA RECEIVERS
First Job: Intel, OR
Contact: erfan.ghaderi@wsu.edu
Dr. Huan Hu (Fall'15-Sum'21)
Dissertation: Future of wireless sensor system-on-chips: voltage-based vs time-based sensing techniques
First Job: TBD
Contact: huan.hu@wsu.edu


MS Thesis Alum

Leonardo B. Carreira received his B.S degree in electrical engineering from the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil in July of 2019. He was a visiting intern at the SOC Lab during his exchange program from Fall 2015-Summer 2016 and from Spring 2019 - Summer 2019. He is now pursuing his Master's of Science degree at WSU and currently investigating hardware security techniques using random number generators for IoT Systems. He interned with Qualcomm in Summer'21.

Term: Fall'16-Sum'19 (UG Researcher)
Term: Fall'19-present (M.S. Thesis)
Email: "Leonardo Carreira" <leonardo.carreira@wsu.edu>
Yuling Liu (Fall'19-Fall'21)
Dissertation:
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF AN ULTRA-LOW POWER LOW-NOISE DTMOS BASED INSTRUMENTATION AMPLIFIER APPLIED TO THE PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL ACQUISITION SYSTEM
First Job: WingComm, Shanghai
Contact: yuling.liu@wsu.edu
Chase Puglisi (Fall'18-Summer'20)
Dissertation: CHARGE AND TIME-DOMAIN DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR TRUE-TIME-DELAY BASED SPATIAL SIGNAL PROCESSORS
First Job: Texas Instruments, AZ
Contact: chase.puglisi@wsu.edu
Siva Kumar Govindan (Fall'16-Fall'18)
Dissertation: LOW-JITTER LOW-VOLTAGE RELAXATION OSCILLATOR DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR XTAL-FREE RADIOS
First Job: Invensense, San Jose Current job: Qualcomm, AZ
Arya Rahimi (Spring'15-Spring'18)
Dissertation
: Design of a Low-Power Information-Aware Sampling Architecture using Learning-based Feedback Techniques
First Job: Philips Healthcare, Bothell, WA
Peter Osheroff (Spring'15-Fall'15) (co-advised with Prof. George La Rue)
Dissertation: DESIGN OF A VOLTAGE-TO-TIME CONVERTER AND TIME-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER
First Job: Intel, OR

Undergraduate Alum

Undergraduate Researchers

 

Past Students:

  1. Kaylee Travino (REU student, summer’20) (with Prof. Larry Holder)
  2. Tyler Dickey (Spring’20-Fall’20)
  3. Paige Danielson, (Fall’18-Summer’19)
    – MS / PhD: University of Colorado Boulder
  4. Collin Kummer (NSF-REU, Senior Design Spring’19-Fall’19)
  5. Joseph Summers (NSF-REU, Senior Design, Spring’19-Fall’19)
  6. Ji-Hyun Bok (NSF-REU, Summer’19)
  7. Biniyam Obsu (NSF-REU, Senior Design Fall’16-Spr’17)
  8. Prateek Gaur (Senior Design Fall’16-Spr’17)
  9. Robert Wood (Senior Design Fall’16-Spr’17)
  10. Miles Drew Everest (Senior Design Fall’16-Spr’17)
  11. Chase Puglisi (Senior Design Fall’16-Spr’17)
  12. Jon Clements (Senior Design Fall’15-Spr’16)
  13. Luke Liu Darrow (Senior Design Fall’15-Spr’16)
  14. Mackenzie Marie Meade (Senior Design Fall’15-Spr’16)
  15. Huong Thi Dieu Doan (Senior Design Fall’15-Spr’16)
  16. David Brent Hoekman (Senior Design Fall’15-Spr’16)