Alumni

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Joao Pedro Cerqueira received the B.S. degree with honors in Electronic Engineering from The University of Brasilia, Brazil, 2014. He then joined the VLSI Design Lab at Columbia University for his graduate study. He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in 2019. His interests include low power VLSI circuits and system design. Joao is a 2017 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QinF) recipient. He joined Apple (Silicon Engineering) after the graduation.

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Doyun Kim received B.S. degree in electrical engineering from POSTECH(Pohang University of Science and Technology), South Korea, in 2013, He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Columbia University, New York, in 2019. His research interests include on-chip integrated digital LDO circuits, event-driven asynchrnous control system, and emerging low-power VLSI circuits and systems design. He joined Facebook after the graduation for its chip design and research division.

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Jiangyi Li received B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in June, 2012 and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University in Feb, 2014. He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2018, with the thesis titled Very-Large-Scale-Integration Circuit Techniques in Internet-of-Things Applications. His research interest is integrated power regulation for microwatt loads, security circuits, and various low power VLSI design. He joined Apple (Silicon Engineering) after the graduation.

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Minhao Yang obtained Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2015. His research interests include event-driven visual and auditory sensors, and spike encoding and processing. He was an SNF Early Postdoc Mobility fellow and worked as a postdoc fellow with Prof. Mingoo Seok on event-driven audio processors for two years from Jan 2016 to Dec 2017. He is currently a scientist in the integrated circuits laboratory led by Prof. Enz Christian at EPFL, and collaborating with the VLSI Design Lab at Columbia University on low-power intelligent device design.

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Teng Yang received the B.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), in 2010. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University, in 2012. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Columbia University. His research interests include on chip temperature sensor design and variation tolerant circuits design. Co-advised with Prof. Peter Kinget. He joined Intel.

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Josh Seongjong Kim received B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea, in 2010, and M.S. degree from University of Michigan in 2012. He received Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Columbia University, New York, in 2016, with the thesis titled Variation-Tolerant and Voltage-Scalable Integrated Circuits Design. His research interests include low-power and variation tolerant VLSI circuit and system design. He was a student fellow of the Catalyst Foundation. He joined Intel Circuit Research Lab after graduation.

Past visitors

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Hyuk-Jae Lee received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University in 1987 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 1996. He is currently the professor in Electrical Engineering of Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. He has been working on the areas of computer architecture and parallel processing. He was a visiting scholar in the VLSI Lab at Columbia University from Sep. 2018 to Jan. 2019, and continues collaborating on emerging high-performance computing architecture for vision applications
(e) hjlee at capp.snu.ac.kr

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Peiye Liu received the B.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), in 2015. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Beijing Key Laboratory of Intelligent Telecommunication Software and Multimedia at BUPT. He was a visiting student in the VLSI Design Lab at Columbia University Sep. 2017 to Sep. 2019. His research interests include computer vision and efficient machine learning algorithm.

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Weiwei Shan received the B.S. degree in microelectronics from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in Jan. 2009. She did join research in University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA during 2007-2008. She joined Southeast University in 2009 and now is an associate professor. She was a visiting associate research scientist in Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University. Her research mainly focuses on energy efficient SoC design, variation resilient adaptive circuits, and hardware security. She has published over 40 technical papers in conferences and journals and granted over 25 invention patents.

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Tianchan Guan received the B.S. degree in Information Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), in 2012. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics at Fudan University. She was a visiting student to the VLSI Design Lab at Columbia University from Sep. 2015 to May 2018. Her research interests include low power and high energy efficiency biomedical VLSI circuits and system design. She joined Alibaba after the graduation.

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Wei Jin received the B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Microelectronics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He received Ph.D. degree in Micro/nano-electronics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2017. He was a visiting student to the VLSI Design Lab at Columbia University from Sep. 2014 for about 18 months. His research interests include low power and ultra-low power VLSI circuits and system design. He joined Huawei after graduation.

Past M.S. & B.S. students

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Yuchan Hsueh received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 2018. He received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in 2020. His research interests include analog and mixed-signal circuits design.
(e) yh3042 at columbia dot edu

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Xuyang Liu received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Jilin University, China in 2018. He received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He has a background on both analog and digital circuit and has a passionate for solving problems in circuit design.
(e) xl2783 at columbia dot edu

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2019 BS: Jay Mok
2018 MS: David Di Zuo, Ajay Kumar Sridhar, Yucan Liu, Varun Ahalawat, Gautham Harinarayan
2018 BS: Jay Mok
2017 MS: Sheng Zhang, Shijian Chi, Chuanjun Shan
2017 BS: Saarthak Sarup
2016 MS: Sung Justin Kim, Yuxiang Chen, Song Wang
2015 MS: Yini Zhou (Broadcom), Utkarsh Gupta
2014 MS: Zhenyu Zhu (Calvium), Beinuo Zhang (Oracle), Jiachen Li (Oracle), Cong Zhu (Oracle), Zhewei Jiang (Columbia)
2014 BS: Andreas Hofmann (Innsbruck)
2013 MS: Hongsen Yu (Marvell), Zhe Cao (Marvell), Jiangyi Li (Columbia), Zhenyu Zhu (Cavium)
2012 MS: Jian Liu (Qualcomm), Masayuki Pak (Sony), Changzhuo Chen (History), Hongtao Li, Kevin Kuo (Qualcomm), Junyan Guo (SanDisk)
2012 BS: Christopher Hong (Cooper Union, Bloomberg), Kyungmin Lee (Cooper Union, Cornell)