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Dr. Valencia Joyner Koomson
Principal Investigator
Office: Tufts-Halligan Hall, Room 210
Tel: (617) 627-2291
Fax: (617) 627-3220
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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.

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Graduate Students

Yun Miao, PhD Candidate
Barbara Gyasi, MS Candidate
Joel Dungan, Soft Material Robotics IGERT Fellow, MS/PhD Candidate
Tinghao Liang, MS Candidate


Alumni

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 Spectroscopy."

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 Technology.

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.

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Tufts Advanced
Technology Lab

200 Boston Ave.
Suite 2600
Medford, MA
02155


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Electrical & Computer Engineering, Tufts University
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