Valencia Joyner Koomson and Sameer Sonkusale were recently
awarded support from the
National Science Foundation's
Instrument Development for Biological Research
(IDBR) program. The funded
is aimed at bringing together a highly interdisciplinary group of biologists,
physicists, engineers, industry experts, and government officials to discuss
best practices for the development and dissemination of instrumentation for
biological research. The event will be held May 1-2, 2014 in Rosslyn VA.
Joint paper, "Software Defined Visible Light Communication",
submitted by Ali Mirvakili and researcher students at BU will be presented at the 2014
Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and Software
Defined Radio (SDR-WInnComm 2014).
Ali Mirvakili's paper, "A Flicker-free CMOS LED Driver Control Circuit for Visible
Light Communication Enabling Concurrent Data Transmission and Dimming Control",
was accepted for publication in the Journal for Analog Integrated Circuits and
Prof. Koomson and faculty across the country received a grant from the National
Science Foundation to host the CRAW/ CDC Discipline Specific Workshop on
Diversity in Design Automation, to be held co-located and prior to the IEEE
Design Automation Conference (DAC).
The workshop aims to develop and nurture a community of women and minority
scholars (undergraduates, graduate students, and junior post-doctoral
researchers) in the area of Design Automation for Emerging Computing.
Enjin Fu presented his paper, "Traveling wave electrode design for ultra compact
carrier-injection HBT-based electroabsorption modulator in a 130nm BiCMOS
process" at the 2014 Photonics West Conference in San Francisco.
Joint paper submitted by research students (Enjin Fu, Hassan Oukacha) in Prof. Koomson/Prof.
Afsar's lab accepted for an oral presentation at the IEEE IMS conference in June
Ali Mirvakili's paper, "A Novel Passive Frequency Compensation for High
Gain-Bandwidth and High Slew-Rate Two-Stage OTA", was accepted for publication
in Electronics Letters.
Ninrat Datiri (MS '12) received the Intel Foundation/SRCEA Graduate Fellowship.
Prior to 2014
Valencia Joyner Koomson
Mohammed Afsar were awarded a
$470,000 grant from the
National Science Foundation
for a project entitled Millimeter-wave Micro and Nano-Ferrite Circulators
Integrated in CMOS aimed at the development of low cost, miniaturized devices
and circuits for use in high frequency radar and communications systems. The
effort rests on the integrating of these devices, based on novel nanoscale
hexaferrite materials, into traditional CMOS processing.
Chirag Sthalekar's paper, "A CMOS Sensor for Measurement of Cerebral Optical
Coefficients Using Non-invasive Frequency-Domain Near Infrared Spectroscopy",
was accepted for publication in the IEEE Sensors Journal:
Special Issue on Sensors and Sensing Systems for Neurophysiology.
Chirag Sthalekar presented his work at the 2013 IEEE ISSCC Student Research Preview session.
Congratulations to Dr. Ruida Yun! Ruida completed his PhD thesis defense in August 2011 and participated in
the May 2012 graduation ceremony.
Enjin Fu's paper was accepted at the upcoming IEEE
Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems in August 2012.
Ali Mirvakili will give an oral presentation at the 2012
IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting:
Optical Wireless Systems and Applications.
Ruida Yun's journal paper was accepted for publication in
the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I.
A paper presenting results from the EE249 final project was
accepted at the SPIE Photonics West Conference.
Ninrat Datiri will travel to San Francisco in January 2012 to give the
oral presentation on behalf of the entire class.
Ruida Yun's paper was accepted at the upcoming 2011 IEEE
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC) in Boston.
Congratulations to Ninrat Datiri on winning the Google
Prof. Joyner was awarded a NSF grant in collaboration with
Prof. Huang at RPI to develop a high-speed HBT-based electroabsorption modulator
Changing the Face of Engineering
Read this article about Prof. Joyner featured in the
Prof. Joyner receives the NSF CAREER Award
Prof. Joyner was recently named a recipient of a Faculty
Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the
National Science Foundation, given in recognition of a
young scientist's commitment to research and education.
She will use the five-year award to conduct research on
the development of multi-spectral, high-frequency
optical sensors for high resolution imaging of
Prof. Joyner receives the Catalyst Foundation Award
Prof. Valencia M. Joyner of Tufts University has been
awarded 2010 Supplemental Funding from the Catalyst
Foundation for the project Wireless Optical Sensors for
High Resolution Imaging of Biological Structures.
Ruida Yun Paper accepted for publication in the IEEE
Ruida Yun's paper entitled "A monolithically integrated
phase-sensitive optical sensor for frequency-domain NIR
spectroscopy" was accepted for publication in the IEEE
New research collaboration on Smart Lighting
The Lab recently joined the NSF-funded
Engineering Research Center at Boston University. The
Center seeks to create a leadership position in the
drive to the next revolution in lighting using
energy-efficient "solid-state" light-emitting diodes
(LED). The research project focuses on visible light
networks and the use of solid-state lamps for indoor
networking, ubiquitous computing, and sensor networks.
Read more >
Prof. Joyner awarded planning grant for I/UCRC on
Optical Wireless Applications
The National Science Foundation awarded a planning grant
to Prof. Joyner and
Prof. Mohsen Kavehrad at the
Pennsylvania State University and
Prof. Daniel Xu at the
University of California Riverside to initiate a
formal partnership with companies and national
laboratories that have an interest in optical wireless
applications, and to discuss fundamental issues and
topics for research. The workshop will be held on June 8
10, 2010 at the Pennsylvania State University.
Registration information and the workshop program >
Ruida Yun Poster presentation at MIT
Ruida Yun presents his research at the MIT Workshop on
Next-generation Medical Electronic Systems held at the
MIT Microsystems Technology Lab on Dec 3, 2009.
Ruida Yun Poster presentation at the Tufts Medical
Ruida Yun presents his research on CMOS optical sensors
for near-infrared spectroscopy at the Tufts Medical
Device Development: Bench to Market seminar on Nov. 10,
2009 at the Sackler Center for Medical Education.
Prof. Joyner receives Workshop grant
Prof. Joyner received an NSF grant to support a student
poster competition at the 21st Annual Workshop on
Interconnections within High-speed Digital Systems,
sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society. The workshop
will take place from May 3 -5, 2010 in Sante Fe, NM.
Juan Zeng Paper accepted for publication in IEEE TMTT
Juan Zeng is the co-author on the paper entitled
"Radio-optical dual-mode communication modules
integrated with planar antennas" which was accepted for
publication in the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory
and Techniques. The article will appear in the December
Erica Nwankwo Poster presentation at the Leadership
Alliance National Symposium
Summer research student Erica Nwankwo, a sophomore at
Morgan State University, presents her research on
low-noise biomedical sensors at the Leadership Alliance
National Symposium on July 24, 2009.
Juan Zeng receives Best Paper Award
Juan Zeng received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE
Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems in Cancun,
Mexico (Aug. 2009) for her paper entitled "A 5Gb/s
7-Channel Current-mode Imaging Receiver Front-end for
Free-Space Optical MIMO".
Juan Zeng Paper accepted for publication in IEEE
Transactions on Advanced Packaging
Juan Zeng is a co-author on the paper entitled
"Packaging of dual-mode wireless communication module
using RF/optoelectronic devices with shared functional
components" which was accepted for publication in the
IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging.
Juan Zeng's research presented at the 2009 International
See new research results from Juan Zeng's work on
"Studies on RF-Optical Dual Mode Wireless Communication
Modules" at the International Microwave Symposium 2009,
Boston. Stop by Session WE4C on Wed., June 10, 2009,
Yiling Zhang Paper accepted for publication in the
Journal of Communications
Yiling Zhang's paper entitled "A CMOS analog front-end
with self-biased automatic gain control and
desensitization to input capacitance for broadband
optical wireless communication".
Juan Zeng's Paper accepted for publication in
See J. Zheng's paper in Electronics Letters (Vol. 44,
issue 8, 9th April 2009).