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    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).


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