Sayfe Kiaei

Professor, Motorola Chair Professor in analog and RF integrated circuits
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Research interests: Radio frequency and analog integrated circuits, integrated power management IC.
Kiaei has been with ASU since January 2001. He is a professor and Motorola Endowed professor and chair in analog and RF integrated circuits. He directs ASU’s Center on Global Energy Research and is also the director of NSF Connection One research center with a focus on integrated communication system. Kiaei was the associate dean of research at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering from 2009 to 2102. 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 and transceiver integrated circuits, GPS RF IC and digital subscriber lines (DSL) transceivers. Kiaei was an associate professor at Oregon State University from 1987 to 1993. He was the co-director of the industry-university center for the Design of Analog/Digital ICs (CDADIC). He has published over 100 journal and conference papers and holds several patents and his research interests are in wireless transceiver design, RF and Mixed-Signal IC’s in CMOS and SiGe. His research projects are funded by a large number of industrial sponsors including Motorola Inc., Intel, the National Science Foundation, Texas Instruments and SRC. Kiaei is an IEEE Fellow, and has been the chair and on the technical program committee of several IEEE 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
IEEE Fellow, IEEE Microwave Techniques and Society (MTT) Fellow, Carter Best Teacher Award, IEEE Darlington Award, Global Standards Award (ITU Standards), IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Best Paper Award, Motorola 10X Design Award, IEEE Fellow Selection Committee Chair, IEEE Fellow Committee Award

Selected publications:

Chang, D.; Kitchen, J.N.; Bakkaloglu, B.; Kiaei, S.; Ozev, S., “Design-Time Reliability for RF Circuits,” in IEEE transaction on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 2015.

Marti-Arbona, E.; Mandal, D.; Bakkaloglu, B.; Kiaei, S., “Low power integrated on-chip current to digital converter,” Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), March 2015.

Marti-Arbona, E.; Mandal, D.; Bakkaloglu, B.; Kiaei, S., “PV panel power optimization using MPPT,” in Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), March 2015

Doohwang Chang; Ozev, S.; Bakkaloglu, B.; Kiaei, S.; Afacan, E.; Dundar, G., “Reliability enhancement using in-field monitoring and recovery for RF circuits,” in VLSI Test Symposium (VTS), 2014.

Deng, Lingfei; Kundur, Vinay; Naga, Naveen Sai Jangala; Ozel, Muhlis Kenan; Yilmaz, Ender; Ozev, Sule; Bakkaloglu, Bertan; Kiaei, Sayfe; Pratap, Divya; Dar, Tehmoor, “Electrical calibration of spring-mass MEMS capacitive accelerometers,” in Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE),March 2013.

Min, S.; Copani, T.; Kiaei, S. & Bakkaloglu, B., “A 90-nm CMOS 5-GHz ring-oscillator PLL with delay-discriminator-based active phase-noise cancellation.” Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Journal of, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 1151-1160, 2013.

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

Lee, J.; Copani, T.; Mayhugh Jr., T.; Aravind, B.; Kiaei, S. and Bakkaloglu, B. “A 280 mW, 0.07% THD+N class-D audio amplifier using a frequency-domain quantizer,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 173-186, 2012.