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    KlaasKlaas Bult was born in The Netherlands. He 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 also was 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.
    Klaas Bult is an author of more than 50 international publications and holds more than 60 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, 16 years on the ESSCIRC Technical Program Committee and is also a member of the ESSCIRC/ESSDERC Steering Committee.

    Photo_Galton_IanIan Galton received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992, and is presently a Professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, San Diego where he teaches and conducts research in the field of mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems for communications. He was formerly with UC Irvine, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Acuson, and Mead Data Central. His published research involves the development of key communication system blocks such as data converters, frequency synthesizers, and clock recovery systems. In addition to his academic research, he regularly consults at several communications and semiconductor companies, and has served on a corporate Board of Directors and several Technical Advisory Boards.

    PHanumoluPavan K. Hanumolu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 2006. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include high-speed I/O interfaces, digital techniques to compensate for analog circuit imperfections, time-based signal processing, and power-management circuits.

    vadimVadim Ivanov, MSEE 1980, Ph.D. 1987, both in the USSR. He designed electronic systems and ASICs for naval navigation equipment from 1980 to 1991 in St.Petrsburg, Russia and mixed signal ASICs for sensors, GPS/GLONASS receivers and for motor control between 1991 and 1995. He joined Burr Brown (presently Texas Instruments, Tucson) in 1996 as a senior member of technical staff, where has been involved with the design of the operational, instrumentation, power amplifiers, references and switching and linear voltage regulators. Has 39 US patents, with more pending, on analog circuit techniques and authored 30 technical papers and three books: Power Integrated Amplifiers (Leningrad, Rumb, 1987), Analog system design using ASICs (Leningrad, Rumb, 1988), both in Russian, and Operational Amplifier Speed and Accuracy Improvement, Kluwer, 2004. His nanopower OpAmp was voted IC of year 2007 in EETimes and EDN polls.

    MurmannBoris Murmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford, CA. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. From 1994 to 1997, he was with Neutron Microlectronics, Germany, where he developed low-power and smart-power ASICs in automotive CMOS technology. Dr. Murmann’s research interests are in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with special emphasis on data converters and sensor interfaces. In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the VLSI Circuits Symposium in 2008 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 and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award in 2012. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, the Data Converter Subcommittee Chair of the IEEE Internationa l Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and as a program committee member of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He is an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

    David A. Johns, was born in Ottawa, Ontario and attended primary (Pleasant Park Public School and Vincent Massey Public School) and secondary (Hillcrest High School) in Ottawa. In 1976, he went to the University of Toronto and graduated from Engineering Science (Electrical Option) in 1980. From 1980 to 1981, he worked as an applications engineer in the area of DTMF receivers in the semiconductor division of Mitel Corp. in Ottawa. He then went back to the University of Toronto to complete his M.A.Sc. degree with Prof. Sedra and graduated in 1983. From 1983 to 1985 he was an analog IC designer at Pacific Microcircuits Ltd., Vancouver, Canada. In 1985, he returned to the University of Toronto to complete his Ph.D. degree with Prof. Sedra and Prof. Snelgrove and graduated in 1989. Dr. Johns was hired as a lecturer in the fall of 1988 before he completed his doctoral work and became an assistant professor on July 1, 1989. His doctoral work focused on analog and digital adaptive filters including the development of an orthonormal structure for analog filters. Since 1988, Prof. Johns has been with the University of Toronto where his is currently a full professor. He has ongoing research programs in the areas of analog integrated circuits, high-speed data communications, and signal processing resulting in more than 40 publications. He is a past associate editor for IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems, both Parts I and II and became an IEEE Fellow in 2000. He has been involved in numerous industrial short courses and spent a 1 year research leave with Brooktree Corp. in San Diego, CA in the area of high-speed digital communications. He has also consulted for a variety of companies including IBM, Lucent, Brooktree, and others. He is a co-founder (with K. Martin) of Snowbush Inc., which is a Toronto based company specializing in microchip design.

    shanthi_pavanShanthi Pavan is a professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Chennai, India. He obtained the BTech in EE from IIT-Madras and the  PhD in EE from Columbia University in New York. He is the recipient of many awards, including the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Outstanding Paper Award (2009) and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award from Government of India. He is the Deputy Editor in Chief of the IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems:Regular papers and serves on the Data Converter subcommittee of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

    MPelgromMarcel Pelgrom received his M.Sc and PhD from Twente University, Enschede The Netherlands. In 1979 he joined Philips Research Laboratories, where his research has covered topics as Charge Coupled Devices, MOS matching properties, analog-to-digital conversion, digital image correlation, and various analog building block techniques. He has headed several project teams and was a team leader for high-speed analog-to-digital conversion. From 1996 till 2003 he was a department head for mixed-signal electronics research.
    In 2003 he spent a sabbatical in Stanford University where he was appointed a consulting professor. From end 2006 till early 2013 he was a member of the technical staff of NXP Semiconductors. Next to various activities concerning industry-academic relations, he was involved as a research fellow in research on substrate noise, variability and advanced conversion techniques. Presently he is an independent consultant.
    Dr. Pelgrom has served twice as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, as associate editor for IEEE TCAS, and has written over 40 publications, two books, seven book chapters and holds 35 US patents. He is lecturing at Twente and Delft Universities.

    Behzad Razavi Behzad Razavi holds a PhD from Stanford and is Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA. He has published more than 150 papers and seven books and received numerous awards for his research, teaching, and authorship. He is a Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE and was recognized as one of the top 10 authors in the 50-year history of ISSCC. He received the ASEE PSW Outstanding Teaching Award awarded by the American Society for Engineering Education, the citation reads, “For his superlative teaching and his seminal textbooks.”

    Armin Tajalli Armin Tajalli received his B.S. from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and the Ph.D. from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. He has 20 years of industrial experience in the field of analog and mixed-signal design. He was a Senior Analog Architect with Kandou Bus, Lausanne, Switzerland (2010-2017). Since December 2017, he has joined as an Assistant Professor to the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.


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