Dr. Valencia Joyner Koomson
Office: Tufts-Halligan Hall, Room 210
Tel: (617) 627-2291
Fax: (617) 627-3220
Dr. Valencia Joyner Koomson joined Tufts University in 2005 as an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She
completed the B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering and
computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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, she 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, and optoelectronic
system-on-chip modeling and integration for applications in optical
wireless communication and biomedical imaging. Dr. Valencia Joyner Koomson is a
former Marshall Scholar, Intel Foundation Scholar and National
Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She is a member of the
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, IEEE Photonics Society, and IEEE
Women in Engineering – Boston chapter Chair.
Chenguang Xi completed the M.S. degree
in December 2012 and is now a graduate student 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.