Stephen O'Driscoll

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http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~odriscoll

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2009
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2005
  • B.E. in Electrical Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 2001

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2009-present
  • Analog IC Design Engineer, Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose, CA, 2001-2003
  • Microwave Design Engineer, Farran Technology, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ireland 1999, 2000

Affiliation

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Group

Research Interests

Analog, RF and mixed-signal integrated circuit design, wireless power transfer, medical electronics and bioelectronics, system-configured analog circuits and automated circuit design. Signal processing, electromagnetics, and system design for medical applications are also a strong focus. Research Activities

Professor O’Driscoll develops analog, RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits for medical and other energy-constrained applications. The key objectives are to reduce power and size and increase robustness and reliability by many orders of magnitude compared to traditional communications circuits. To this end his group combines analog IC expertise with understanding of the biological signals and systems of interest. This work delivers new ranges of external and implantable medical devices.

Professor O’Driscoll’s BioElectronics group also develops new methods and algorithms for wireless power transfer and location estimation for implantable devices and, most importantly, the circuit architectures and ICs to realize these schemes.

The BioElectronics group is also investigating bio-inspired design and optimization of analog circuits.

Selected Publications

  • S. O’Driscoll, A. S. Y. Poon, T. H. Meng, "A mm-Sized Implantable Power Receiver with Adaptive Link Compensation," Technical Digest of 2009 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), paper 17.5, San Francisco, February 2009.
  • S. O’Driscoll, T. H. Meng, "Adaptive Resolution ADC Array for Neural Implant", Proc. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, pp. 1053-1056, Minneapolis, August 2009.
  • A. S. Y. Poon, S. O'Driscoll, T. H. Meng, "Optimal Operating Frequency in Wireless Power Transmission for Implantable Devices," Proc. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, pp. 5673–5678, Lyon, France, August 2007.
  • S. O'Driscoll, T. H. Meng, K. V. Shenoy, and C. Kemere, "Neurons to Silicon: Implantable Prosthesis Processor," Technical Digest of 2006 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), pp. 552-553, San Francisco, February 2006.