ECE Department Seminar, Dr. Nima Maghari, “Analog Mixed Signal Circuits: From Neurons to Networks”


1:00 pm-2:00 pm
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Larsen Hall Room 310


“Analog Mixed Signal Circuits: From Neurons to Networks”
In an era where the word “Digital” has become synonymous with better quality products such as TVs, cameras and high fidelity audio systems and has turned “Analog” into seemingly nothing less than a nostalgia, it is worthwhile to take a step back and look at many of these so called “Digital” systems and innovations and appreciate the “analog heart” inside. In this talk, we will look at various circuits and systems, spanning from past to possible future applications and discuss why analog mixed-signal circuits continues to grow at a rapid pace and remains a critical building block in many of these systems. Some of the challenges imposed by the CMOS scaling on Analog and Mixed-Signal circuits will be introduced and finally, my take on several emerging solutions will be presented.

Bio- Nima Maghari received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 2010.
He is currently an assistant professor at the school of electrical and computer engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville. From 2004 to 2006, he was with IC-LAB, University of Tehran, where he was involved with audio delta-sigma converters and low-voltage bandgap references. In 2008 he was recipient of CICC-AMD outstanding student paper award. He has served as an Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I and the technical program committee of IEEE CICC. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Solid-State Circuit Letters. He has published more than 50 conference and journals papers in IEEE and IEE.
His research interests include high performance analog-to-digital converters, delta-sigma modulators, phased-locked loops, synthesizable analog circuits, time-assisted data conversion techniques, low-power low-voltage regulators, and analog security and counterfeit detection.