Dr. Valencia Joyner Koomson
Office: Tufts-Halligan Hall, Room 210
Tel: (617) 627-2291
Fax: (617) 627-3220
Dr. Valencia Joyner Koomson is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts
University. She completed the B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical
engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT) in 1998 and 1999, respectively. She received the
Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of
Cambridge, UK in 2003.
Prior to joining Tufts, Dr. Koomson held an appointment as a VLSI
Research Engineer at the University of Southern California's
Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI), where she performed
research on the design of radiation-hardened analog/mixed signal
VLSI systems in CMOS for military and space applications. Her
research interests are in the design of silicon-based mixed-mode
VLSI systems (analog, digital, RF, optical), analog signal
processing circuits, and optoelectronic system-on-chip modeling and
integration for applications in optical
wireless communication and biomedical imaging.
Dr. Koomson is a former Marshall Scholar, Intel Foundation Scholar,
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and 2010
recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)
Award. She is a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society,
Solid-State Circuits Society, Photonics Society, Women in
Engineering, and serves on several
technical program committees.
Dr. Koomson's Google Scholar profile >
Yun Miao, PhD Candidate
Barbara Gyasi, MS Candidate
Joel Dungan, Soft Material Robotics IGERT Fellow, MS/PhD Candidate
Tinghao Liang, MS Candidate
Enjin Fu completed the Ph.D. degree in May 2015 and is now
working at Qorvo in Billerica, MA. Thesis Title: "Silicon Integrated
Optical Transmitter Module Design Based on a Novel HBT
Carrier-injection Optical Electroabsorption Modulator."
Ali Mirvakili completed the Ph.D. degree in May 2015 and is now
working at Sensata Technologies in Attleboro, MA. Thesis Title:
"Development of LED Driver Circuit Architectures for Future
Generation Visible Smart Lighting Networks, Combining High-speed
Data Communication and Illumination Control."
Chirag Sthalekar completed the Ph.D. degree in May 2015 and is now
working at Qualcomm in Acton, MA. Thesis Title: "Silicon Integrated
Circuits and Systems for Frequency-domain Near Infrared
Hassan Oukacha completed the M.S. degree in August 2014 and is now
working at Freescale Semiconductor in Austin, TX.
Chenguang Xi completed the M.S. degree in December 2012. He is
currently a doctoral candidate in Signal Processing and Robotic
Networks (SPARTN) lab at Tufts University.
Ninrat Datiri completed the M.S. degree
in December 2012. He is currently a graduate student at Georgia Institute of
Dr. Ruida Yun completed the Ph.D. degree in August 2011 and is now
working at Analog Devices in Wilmington, MA. Thesis Title: "Integrated
Optical Sensing Architectures for Frequency-domain Near Infrared Spectroscopy."
Scott Pruessing completed the M.S. Degree in May 2010 and is now working at
BBN Technologies. Thesis Title: "Power Aware Integrated Control Systems for
Soft-bodied Robots in Dynamic Environments."
Juan Zeng completed the M.S. degree in August 2009 and is now a graduate
student at Purdue University. Thesis title: "Design of High Performance
RF/FSO Dual-Mode Transceivers for Broadband Wireless Communication."
Yiling Zhang completed the M.S. degree in August 2008 and is now working at
EMC in Framingham, MA. Thesis title: "Design of CMOS Front-end Receivers
for Optical Wireless Communication."
Scott Harris completed his M.S. degree in December 2006 and is now working
at Raytheon Corporation.