PhD Students Receive SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Awards

February 05, 2021

SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award

The prestigious SSCS Predoctoral Achievement Award is made to a small number of promising graduate students on the basis of academic record and promise, quality of publications, and a graduate study program well matched to the charter of SSCS.


Mohammad Khorshidian is currently a PhD student in the electrical engineering department at Columbia University in the city of New York. He has completed his Master of Science at Columbia University in 2018 and his Bachelor of Science at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, in 2016, both in electrical engineering. His research interests span integrated circuits and systems for various applications in radio- frequency (RF) and millimeter-Wave (mm-Wave) regimes including high-power high- efficiency power amplifiers and non-reciprocal devices such as circulators and isolators using novel linear time-variant circuit techniques. He has received the best paper award (2nd place) at IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2020. He is a recipient of the Master of Excellence award from Columbia University electrical engineering department in 2019 and the IEEE ISSCC Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2020.


Ali Binaie Received the B.S. degree (Hons.) from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, in 2012, and the M.Sc. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with Columbia University. Before joining Columbia University, he was a researcher in the AIC lab at the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy working on high-speed electro-optical transceivers. He held an internship position with Texas Instruments in 2020. He was a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award (Second Place) at the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), Jean Bennett memorial student grant award at the OSA Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science (FiO+LS) conference and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2020.