Sayfe Kiaei

Director of Connection One NSF Center
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GWC 302D
sayfe at asu dot edu

Research expertise
Sayfe Kiaei has been with ASU since January 2001, and is a Professor and the Director of the Connection One Center (NSF I/UCRC Center), and Motorola Chair in Analog and RF Integrated Circuits. From 2008-2012, he was the Associate Dean of Research at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He From 1993 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of Technical Staff with the Wireless Technology Center and Broadband Operations at Motorola where he was responsible for the development of RF & Transceiver Integrated Circuits, GPS RF IC, and Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) transceivers.  Prior to that,  Kiaei was a  Professor at Oregon State University from 1987-1993 where he taught courses and performed research in RF, Analog, VLSI, and Communication Systems.  Dr. Kiaei has established two Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers: Center for the Design of Analog/Digital ICs (CDADIC) where he was a co-director from 1987-1993, and the Connection One Center  at Arizona State University.  He has published over 200 journal and conference papers and holds several patents. His research interests are in  RF, Analog and Digital IC, Transceiver design, and sensors. His research projects are funded by DARPA, NSF, DOE, ARL, AFRL, and a large number of industrial sponsors. Kiaei is an IEEE Fellow and a member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Solid State Circuits Society, and IEEE Communication Society. Kiaei was the founding member and chair RFIC symposium,  and has been a Chair / Technical Program Chair, and Technical program committee  of many conferences, including: RFIC, MTT, ISCAS, and other international conferences.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical and computer engineering, Washington State University, 1987
M.S., electrical and computer engineering, Washington State University, 1984
B.S., computer and electrical engineering, Washington State University- Northeastern, 1982

Recognition and awards
Carter Best Teacher Award
IEEE Darlington Best Paper Award
Motorola 10X Design Award

Professional associations
IEEE Fellow

Selected Publications
Seungkee Min; Copali, T.; Kiaei, S.; Bakkaloglu, B., “A 90nm CMOS 5GHz ring oscillator PLL with delay-discriminator based active phase noise cancellation,” Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), 2012 IEEE, pp. 173-176, 2012

Marti-Arbona, Edgar; Bakkaloglu, Bertan; Kiaei, Sayfe, “Ultra-Low Power Current-to-Digital Sensor for Switching DC-DC Converters,” – 2012 8th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), 2012.

Naqvi, S.R.; Deligoz, I.; Kiaei, S.; Bakkaloglu, B., “Dynamic calibration of feedback DAC non-linearity for a 4th order CT sigma delta for digital hearing aids,” – 2011 IEEE International SOC Conference (SOCC), 2011

“A MEMS-Based Power-Scalable Hearing Aid Analog Front End,”, IEEE Transactions on  Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol.5, no.3, pp.201-213, June 2011

“A CMOS Low-Power Transceiver With Reconfigurable Antenna Interface for Medical Implant Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol.59, no.5, pp.1369-1378, May 2011

“A 700 uA 405-MHz All-Digital Fractional- N Frequency-Locked Loop for ISM Band Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol.59, no.5, pp.1319-1326, May 2011

“A 2mW CMOS MICS-band BFSK transceiver with reconfigurable antenna interface,” Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), 2010 IEEE , vol., no., pp.289-292, 23-25 May2010

“Performance Bound on Ergodic Capacity of MIMO Beam-Forming in Indoor Multi-Path Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol.58, no.11, pp.3254-3264, November 2010