Maysam Ghovanloo was born in January 1973, in Tehran, Iran. He received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in 1994. His undergraduate research was focused on developing an 8kW microprocessor-controlled power supply for Nd-YAG Lasers. As an undergrad intern at the Etrat institute of technology, he worked on PC-Interfacing for industrial automotive robotic applications. He received his M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Amirkabir Institute of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. His master's thesis was on development of a multi-site physiologic recording system for investigation of the neural assemblies. From 1994 to 1998 he worked part-time at the Industrial Development for Electronic Application Inc., where he participated in the design and development of a modular patient care monitoring system. In December 1998 he founded Sabz Negar Rayaneh Co. Ltd., where he manufactured physiology and pharmacology research laboratory instruments such as precision bio-amplifiers and isolated stimulators.
Ulkuhan Guler received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication
Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1999.
She received the M.E degree in 2003, in Electronics Engineering from the Tokyo
University, Tokyo, Japan, and the Ph.D. degree in Bogazici University,
Istanbul, Turkey, in 2014. She joined the National Research Institute of
Electronics & Cryptology, TUBITAK, Turkey, in 2006. Until 2015 summer,
she was with the Semiconductor Technologies Research (YITAL) group in TUBITAK
as a senior design engineer. She is currently working as a visiting post-doc
research fellow in GT-Bionics Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology. She studied
on security and cryptology, specifically oscillator-based True Random Number
Generators (TRNG) during her PhD. In TUBITAK, she worked on analog and RF
parts, such as security sensors, power management
blocks, analog-front end circuits, oscillators, TRNGs in Smartcard and RFID
projects. Her current research interests are analog and mixed signal IC
design, wireless power and data transmission in RFID and IMD. She served as a
reviewer of Integration, The VLSI Journal, International Journal of
Electronics and Communications, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Sciences, and Journal of Cryptographic Engineering.
Yuhua Cheng was born in Zhejiang, China, in 1983.
He received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering,
and the Ph.D. degree in circuits and systems from Zhejiang University,
Zhejiang, China, in 2005 and 2011, respectively.
Since 2011, he has been working at the RF Circuits and Systems Education Ministry Key Laboratory,
at Hangzhou Dianzi University.
He is currently an associate professor at Hangzhou Dianzi University.
His current research interests include wireless power transfer for implantable medical
device and consumer electronics, and analog integrated circuits design.
Since Sep., 2015, he has been an visiting scholar at GT-Bionics Lab,
at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Byunghun was born in Korea in 1982. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Korea University, Korea, in 2008 and MS degrees in electrical engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Technology), Daejeon, Korea, in 2010. Since 2010 he has been working on wireless power transfer systems at KAIST as a design engineer. He joined the school of ECE at Georgia Tech and the GT-Bionics Lab in fall 2011. Now he is pursuing his PhD degree at Georgia Tech. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal IC design and wireless power transfer systems for biomedical applications.
Jaemyung received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 2011. He came to Georgia Tech in Aug, 2011 and is now pursuing his MS degree in ECE. His academic interests include analog/mixed-signal IC design and system design for biomedical applications.
Temi Olubanjo was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She obtained her B.Sc in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in Electronics and Circuit Design from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2010. In 2011, she worked as an Instrumentation Engineer for The Dow Chemical Company in Houston, TX before beginning her graduate degree. She started her PhD program in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in January 2012. Her research interest is in System Design for Biomedical Applications including assistive technologies and wireless wearable devices. Her current research focus is on digital signal processing for a Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitoring System.
M. Wasequr Rashid (S’10) received the B.Sc degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, India, and the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in the area of analog circuits and systems.
He has work experience at Telekom Malaysia International Bangladesh (TMIB) Limited. His current research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuit, continuous-time filters and low noise amplifiers (LNAs).
Sahadat received the BS degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degrees from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2009, the MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Memphis, Memphis, USA, in 2014. He joined International Islamic University Chittagong, Dhaka, Bangladesh as a lecturer in 2009. In 2011, he joined Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh as a lecturer. Since June 2014, he has been a Graduate Research Assistant in GT-Bionics Lab at Georgia Tech. His main areas of research interest are Embedded System Design for Biomedical Engineering Application such as Tongue Drive System, Real Time Ambulatory EEG, EKG Monitoring System, Biomedical Signal Processing and Biometrics.
James Zhang received the B.S. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2014.
His undergraduate research was focused on developing a prototype for MEMS microphone array for hearing aids application.
During the summer of 2013, he was with Silicon Labs working on firmware testing and development for radio chip.
During the summer of 2014, he worked in Georgia Tech Computer Aid Design Lab. His work at GTCAD included the Architecture-aware Power Distribution Network Design for Wide-I/O 3D DRAM.
In 2014, he joined GT-Bionics Lab in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. His current research interests include embedded system design and analog IC design.
Nordine was born in Paris, France in 1987.
In 2011, he received MS (Diplome d'Ingenieur) in Electronics and Signal Processing from the Polytechnic Institute of Engineering in Electrics, Electronics, Computer Science, Hydraulics and Telecom (E.N.S.E.E.I.H.T, Toulouse, France).
His specialization was in Analog IC Design.
After a final-year internship at Thales Alenia Space working as an analog designer for the Pleiades satellite constellation, he joined Georgia Tech to pursue a MS in ECE and as a research assistant in the field of LED design and fabrication.
In 2012, published his thesis on the efficiency droop of green LEDs grown by MOCVD.
Following graduation, he joined AirWatch (Atlanta, GA) as a Product Manager in the R&D team and focused on mobile device management.
In Fall 2014, Nordine started his PhD degree in ECE at GT-Bionics Lab. His main interests are embedded systems and assistive robotics.
Yaoyao received her B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Microelectronics
and Solid-State Electronicshina from University of Electronic
Science and Technology of China, Sichuan, China, in 2011 and 2014.
She joined GT-Bionics Lab in fall 2014 to pursue her PhD degree at
Georgia Tech. Her research interests include analog/mixed-signal
integrated circuit design for biomedical applications.
Pyungwoo received the B.S. degree in ECE from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 2010,
and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and information systems from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2012.
From February 2012 to May 2014, he worked as an analog IC designer at Samsung Electronics, Yongin, Korea,
designing wireless power receiver IC for mobile devices.
During summer 2014, he joined the MELab in Seoul National University hospital developing wirelessly powered deep brain stimulator.
He is now pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Georgia Tech and working on developing wirelessly-powered implantable biomedical system at the GT-Bionics.
His research interests include analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit design, wireless power/data transfer, energy harvesting,
and biomedical/implantable system design.
Gwangrok was born in Busan, Korea, in 1984.
He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
He was with DMC R&D center at Samsung Electronics,
where he was involved in development of Integrated Circuits for portable ultrasound system.
He joined GT-Bionics lab in fall 2014 and currently working toward Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering
at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Zhongtao Yang was born in China in 1992.
He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.
Previously, he worked as an undergraduate tutor in Academic Success department at Georgia Tech,
where he tutored Electrical Engineering classes including Digital Signal Processing, Electronic Circuit Analysis.
He also joined GTRI Robotics Team in Spring 2013, working on automatic map generation via Kinect camera with a TurtleBot.
In Spring 2014, he joined GT-Bionics Lab at Georgia Institute of Tech, where he is working on the WEAMS project and Lickometer project.
His research focuses are signal processing and embedded system.
In Summer 2015, he is one of the three winners of President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) in ECE department.
After graduation in Summer 2015, he will start his graduate study in Fall 2015 at Georgia Tech with Electrical Engineering major.
His main study and research interests are Digital Signal Processing, Machine Learning, and embedded system.
Xiangyu Mao was born in the Southern East of China.
He received B.S. degree of the Electrical and Computing Engineering major
at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta at year 2015.
Previously, he worked as an undergraduate teaching assistance in ECE3043 lab
for analog circuit design. Besides, from September 2014 to April 2015,
he got an internship in Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Company, Tokyo in
Japan, for the CMOS RFIC design. Currently, he continues his M.S. degree at
Georgia Institute of Technology, and joined the GT-Bionics lab in Fall 2015.
The main research area is related to the analog CMOS circuit design with
the Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers system.
Edgar Felipe Garay was born in Cabimas, Venezuela, in 1982.
He received the B.S. degree in physics, in 2009,
and the B.S. degree in electrical engineering, in 2010,
from Florida International University, Miami, FL,
and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL, in 2013.
He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering
at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Before starting the Ph.D. degree at Georgia Tech,
he worked for the US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD,
where he worked developing power amplifiers and wireless transfer
His research interest includes the fabrication of
microelectromechanical systems, integrated circuit design,
and their biomedical applications.
Mr. Garay was awarded the Latin American Fellowship award,
the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Award of Excellence,
the South East Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (SEAGEP) research award,
and the Georgia Institute of Technology Presidential Fellowship.
Dhyey was born in Mumbai, India in 1988.
He completed his B.E. degree with a Minor in Entrepreneurship from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on an SIA-NOL scholarship in 2010.
He later joined Micron Semiconductors, Singapore as a Quality and Reliability Engineer and worked on Infant Cycling Failures in NAND Flash memories for three and a half years.
He joined GeorgiaTech in Fall 2014 to pursue his Masters in ECE. His interests lie in circuit design and biomedical engineering and is working on enhancing the Tongue Tracking System.
Nischal Prasad was born in Bangalore in 1991.
He received Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore in 2013.
He was associated with Robert Bosch from 2013-2014 where he worked on embedded systems,
drivers and was involved in testing software on embedded hardware.
He joined Georgia Tech as a Masters student in Fall 2014.
His interests include digital, Analog/Mixed signal IC design.
He is currently working on the multimode Tongue Drive Systems.
Fanpeng Kong was born in Suihua, China, in 1992.
He received the B.S. degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 2014.
He graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey as a master in 2015.
His master research was focused on analog IC design and wireless power transfer technique.
During the summer of 2015, he worked with Teledyne Lecory to design analog IC chip for high speed oscilloscope.
In Fall 2015, he joined GT-Bionics Lab in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech as a Ph.D student.
His current research interests include system design for intraoral tongue drive system and analog/mixed-signal design for biomedical applications.
Saman Sargolzaei, Post-doc, 2015
Saman Sargolzaei was born in Zahedan, Iran, in 1984.
He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Babol Noushiravani University of Technology, Babol, Iran,
in 2006, and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran,
in 2009. He also received a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami, Miami, USA, in 2012 and his Ph.D.
in electrical engineering from the Florida International University, Miami, USA, in 2015 recognized as FIU World’s Ahead Graduate by
FIU president. Saman’s research on brain comprehensive map of neural connections and particularly his doctoral dissertation entitled
“Intracranial volume estimation and graph theoretical analysis of brain connectivity networks” combines the knowledge of neuroscience,
mathematics and statistics, and carries significant practical implications in better understanding the pathways of neurological
disorders, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. He is a member of IEEE young professionals, IEEE communications society,
IEEE power and energy society and IEEE engineering in medicine and biology society. He serves as a reviewer for ISI journal of
Computers in Biology and Medicine, reviewer of World Multi-conference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics and McNair
Research conference. His current research focus is biocompatibility analysis of assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Visiting Assistant Professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology
Sarah Ostadabbas, Post-doc, 2015
Sarah Ostadabbas received her B.Sc. in both Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2005 and
an M.Sc. degree in Control Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2007. In Dec 2013, she finished her Ph.D.
in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A major application of her research at UTD was prevention of pressure
ulcer formation and amputation through predictive modeling and scheduling therapeutic care. She is a postdoc research fellow at
GT-Bionics Lab, at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focus are machine learning and signal/image processing with an emphasis
on medical/biological applications and modeling. Currently she is pursuing a faculty position at Northeastern University.
Assistant Professor at Northeastern University
Sukumar received his B.S. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Pune, India in May 2013. He joined Georgia Tech in Aug 2013 and he is currently pursuing MS in the School of ECE. He joined GT-Bionics lab in summer 2014 and started working on a robust receiver for wireless neural recording applications. His research interests include analog/mixed-signal and RF IC design.
Daniel Burnham, MS, 2015
Daniel Burnham received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech.
His research focus is on the practical application of the TDS technology and embedded system design.
Currently, he is a Research and Development Engineer at St. Jude Medical.
Electrical R&D Engineer at St. Jude Medical
Mehdi Kiani, Post-Doc, 2014
Mehdi was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1983.
He received his B.S. degree at Shiraz University in 2005 and his M.S. degree at Sharif University of Technology in 2008.
During his M.S. studies, he designed oscillators and frequency synthesizers for RF applications.
He joined GT-Bionics lab in Spring 2009 as a Ph.D. student and finished his Ph.D. in Dec. 2013.
He continued as a postdoctroal Research Fellow at GT-Bionics lab.
His research interest was system integration and Analog/RF integrated circuit design for biomedical application.
Currently he is pursuing a faculty position in Penn State.
Assistant Professor at Penn State
Seung-Bae Lee, PhD, 2014
Seung-Bae received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 2007.
He came to Georgia Tech in Aug. 2007 and joined GT-Bionics Lab in May 2008.
He worked towards his PhD degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His research was on an ultra low-power RF receiver for biomedical and wearable applications as well as a wireless neural recording system.
He recieved his phD from Georgia Tech in 2014 and is currently working for Texas Instruments.
Analog Design Engineer at Texas Instruments
Hyung-Min Lee, PhD, 2014
Hyung-Min received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Korea University,
and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2006 and 2008, respectively.
At KAIST, he worked on the analog circuit design of the display driver IC for AMLCD/AMOLED applications.
He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and the GT-Bionics Lab in fall 2009.
His research interests include analog/mix-signal integrated circuit design for biomedical applications.
He worked on ASIC design for highly efficient inductive power links, switched-capacitor based micro-stimulation, and wireless neural interfacing.
He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at MIT
Post-doc at MIT
Dukju Ahn received the B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea,
and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea,
all in electrical engineering.
His research interests includes wireless power transmission and analog/RF integrated circuit and system design.
He was a post-doctoral fellow at GT-Bionics Lab in 2013 working on advanced wireless power transmission links and
Currently he is a post-doctoral fellow at UC San Diego.
Uei-Ming Jow, PhD, 2013
Uei-Ming received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Tatung University, Taiwan,
and the M.S. degree in electronic engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, in 1999 and 2001, respectively.
From 2001 to 2006, he joined Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at Hsinchu, Taiwan,
and worked in Electronics Research & Service Organization as a RF engineer.
He was involved in analysis and design of electromagnetic compatibility for high speed digital circuit
as well as embedded RF circuits packaging technology.
His main research interests are neural and bionic implants, integrated analog circuit design, and wireless implantable biomedical systems.
He is now a Hardware Engineer at Google [x].
Hardware Engineer at Google [x]
Aydin Farajidavar, Post-doc, 2011-2012
Aydin was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1981. He received the B.Sc. and M.S. degree in biomedical engineering in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in bioengineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2011, where he received the Alfred and Janet Potvin Outstanding Bioengineering Student Award. His Ph.D. research focused on developing wireless wearable systems for acquiring and processing neurological signals with the central aim of controlling nociception in a closed-loop feedback system. As a post-doc, Aydin helped GT-Bionics Lab develop two new systems called the Tongue Tracking System (TTS) and WEAMS. Dr. Farajidavar is now an assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology.
Assistant Professor at New York Institute of Technology
Xueliang Huo, PhD, 2011
Xueliang Huo was born in in 1981.
He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering (instrument science and technology)
from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2002 and 2005, respectively.
He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2011.
His Ph.D. research was on developing wearable and wireless assistive technologies as well as human computer interfaces for people with severe disabilities.
Dr. Huo is currently a Hardware Engineer at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.
Hardware Engineer at Microsoft
Benoit Gosselin, Post-doc, 2010
Benoit obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2009.
His thesis topic involves the design and the implementation of integrated neural interfaces and low-noise/low-power neural signal processing circuits.
He was nominated for the best Ph.D. thesis award 2008-2009.
During his graduate studies, he also worked on the design and test of a neuroelectronic sensor with Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (Québec, QC, Canada).
After the Ph.D., he held a mixed-signal layout design position at PMC Sierra Inc., Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2009.
He was a Postdoctoral research fellow at GT Bionics Lab, at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His research interests cover low-noise/low-power sensor interfacing circuits, neural recording, VLSI circuits, analog and mixed-signal circuit design,
low-power biotelemetry and biomedical circuits and systems in general.
He is now an Assistant Professor at Laval University in Canada.
Assistant Professor at Laval University
Jose Vidal, MS, Summer 2010
Jose received his BS in computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in May 2008 and has continued there in pursuit of an MS in electrical engineering.
His research interests include analog integrated circuit design for biomedical applications - including power management and energy harvesting.
He is now an IC Design Engineer at Texas Instruments.
IC Design Engineer at Texas Instruments
Ming Yin, PhD, Summer 2009
Ming was born in China in 1978.
He received the BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2001 and 2004, respectively.
He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University in Summer 2009.
His research interests include low noise, low power analog/digital/mixed circuit design for wireless/biomedical/RF applications,
system integration, and interface design for operating micro, nano, and bio systems.
He is currently pursuing a faculty position at Brow University
Assistant Professor at Brown University
Gaurav Bawa, MS, Summer 2008
Gaurav was born in Punjab, India in 1981.
He received his BS in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India in 2003.
He received the MS degree in electrical engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
In the summer of 2002, he was an intern in the Microelectronics Group at University of Udine, Italy,
in fall 2003, at National Instruments, India, in the Motion Control Group.
From 2003-2006, he worked as a Design Engineer at ST Microelectronics, India.
During this period he was involved in the design and validation of Flash Memory test vehicles in sub-micron NVM technology,
for which he received corporate recognition,
and subsequently in the design of Analog-to-Digital Converters for the product division.
He is currently a Lead Analog Design Engineer at Intersil Corporation.
Lead Analog Design Engineer at Intersil Corporation
Jia Wang, MS, Summer 2008
Jia was born in 1984 in China.
She received the BS degree in automation and control theory from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2006.
She received her MS degree from the department of ECE at North Carolina State University.
Her research involved brain-computer interfacing, assistive technologies, and magnetic sensor signal processing algorithms.
She is now the Sr Business Analyst at Ventyx.
Sr Business Analyst at Ventyx
Suresh Atluri, MS, Summer 2006
Suresh was born in India in 1983. He received the BS degree in ECE from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India in 2004.
He has been working towards his MS degree in electrical engineering at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh since Fall 2004.
He specialized in analog, digital, and microwave circuit design.
He is now a senior engineer with Integrated Device Technologies Inc., Atlanta, GA.
Senior Design Engineer at IDT