Assistant Professor Azita Emami-Neyestanak's research interests covers a wide range of topics in integrated circuits and systems. In particular, developing new analog, digital and system-level solutions for building complex systems in highly-scaled technologies. At Columbia she will continue her research in the area of mixed-signal design for chip-chip and intra-chip data transmission, as well as optical communication systems. She is also expanding her research to non-traditional integration techniques, which eventually allow 3D structures. She received her PhD and MS degrees from Stanford University in 2004 and 1999, respectively. Prior to joining Columbia she was with IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab since 2004.
Assistant Professor Ioannis (John) Kymissis received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2003; his thesis was on vacuum microelectronics for field emission displays. He joined us in 2006 after a stint as a post-doc at MIT working on organic and nanostructured semiconductors and consulting for a startup working on quantum-dot based light emitters. He is currently working on large-area compatible thin film electronic and photonic technologies using organic semiconductors and amorphous metal oxides. His group is especially interested in the development of new devices and systems for sensing and actuation distributed over large areas. John's arrival has also spawned debate among the faculty over whether he or Professor Tsividis is using the correct spelling of their first names.