Integrated Circuits and Systems from RF to Terahertz

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Friday, October 5, Giedt Hall 1003, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Speaker: Q. Jane Gu
University of California, Davis

Host: Professor Bevan Baas

Abstract:

Integrated circuits and systems, through electronic gadgets such as computer, cellular phone, wireless LAN, gaming consoles, have significantly impacted peoples. lives and shaped our behaviors. Today, many more applications emerge, such as biomedical devices, will further change our lifestyle from different aspects. Not only the existing technologies are being deployed deeply into our society, new technologies, like THz, are also being explored to hopefully expand the capability in a large spectrum, which call for more advanced research. For example, in this Big Data age, annual growth rate for data transmission is about 60%. To satisfy the ever-increasing high data rate requirements and provide portability, low power and small device size, is interesting and very challenging at the same time. Emerging applications, such as bio/medical diagnosis, remote sensing, not only have their own specific requirements in the circuit implementation, but also mandate low power, small form factor to allow wide deployment. One of the key research areas to address these problems is integrated circuits and systems, especially in mainstream silicon technologies. This talk will cover the research activities in Prof. Gu.s lab in the integrated circuit and system area from RF to terahertz frequencies, which includes key components, integrated circuits, and system design.

Biography:

Gu

Q. Jane Gu, received the B.S. and M.S. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1997 and 2000, the M.S. from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 2002, and the Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles in 2007 all in electrical engineering. She received UCLA fellowship in 2003 and Dissertation Year Fellowship in 2007. After graduation, she worked in the industry till March 2009, as a senior design engineer in Wionics Realtek research group and a staff design engineer in AMCC on CMOS mm-wave and optic I/O circuits. After this brief industry experience, she was a postdoctoral researcher in UCLA. From August 2010 to August 2012, she was an assistant professor at University of Florida. Since August 2012, has joined University of California, Davis as an assistant professor. Her research interest spans high efficiency, low power interconnect, RF/mm-wave/THz integrated circuits and SoC design techniques, as well as integrated THz systems for communication, radar and imaging. She has authored and co-authored over 40 papers in referred journals and international conferences. She is a co-author of the best paper awards at 2010 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) and 2011 IEEE Radio-Freqeuncy Integration Technology (RFIT) conference.