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Sayfe Kiaei

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography: 

Sayfe Kiaei is a professor in the School of Electrical, Energy and Computer Engineering, the director of the Connection One Center (National Science Foundation (NSF) I/UCRC Center), and Motorola Chair in Analog and RF Integrated Circuits. From 1993 to 2001, he was a senior member of technical staff with the Wireless Technology Center and Broadband Operations at Motorola. Prior to that, Kiaei was a professor at Oregon State University (1987-1993), where he taught courses and performed research in RF, Analog, VLSI and Communication Systems. 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 more than 200 journal and conference papers and holds several patents. His research interests are in RF, Analog and Digital IC, Transceiver design and sensors.

Education: 

Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Washington State University 1987

Research Interests: 

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. Dr. Kiaei is an IEEE Fellow and a member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Solid State Circuits Society, and IEEE Communication Society. Dr. 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.

Research Activity: 
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Consulting: 

For the past 30 years, he has been involved in research and consulting in the areas of Electronics, Integrated Circuits, computing, processors, communications, and related areas. He has worked in industry and academia on electronics and integrated circuits in many applications including wireless communication, bio-electronics, Bluetooth, DSL, the global positioning system (GPS), processor, digital signal processors, and related areas. His academic and research interests are in wireless system, RF,  and analog/digital Mixed-Signal integrated circuits. His research projects are funded by a large number of industrial sponsors and federal funding agencies.  

CONSULTANT

  • Intel Inc. Chandler, AZ, 2002-2006: Development of 3G-4G Wireless transceiver.
  • Sony Inc., San Diego, CA and Tokyo, Japan, 2002-2004: Review and development of various telecom cellular system architecture including 3G system architecture, and GPS system.
  • Motorola Inc. 2002-2005: Supporting development of BT, WiFi,  E911, GPS integrated circuits and systems for the cellular and mobile handsets.
  • Hewlett Packard, Corvallis, OR – 1990-1993: Various project on development of custom analog and digital IC’s for printer and inkjet system. Some of this work was under consultation, and some under various research grants with Oregon State University. 
  • Tektronix Inc, Beaverton, OR  - 1988-1990: Design and Implementation of Data acquisition system for Spectrum analyzer, development of custom DSP algorithm for the Tektronix spectrum analyzer including system architecture, simulation, analysis, and design of oversampled data acquisition system.
  • Boeing Commercial Aircraft,  BCAC, Renton, WA - 1985-1987: Development of Airplane Controller Model, Simulation and Implementation of Flight control, Model reduction, and system control.  

EXPERT WITNESS (Patent, IP)  

https://hitechexpertwitness.com/

 

Patent litigation, patent validity, IPR, expert reports, deposition, testimony, and trade secrets in the following areas (Complete list of cases available):

  • Analog and Digital IC, Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits, Power Management, Power Management IC
  • Wireless communication, 3G, 4G, OFDM, WiFi, 802.11, Bluetooth, and related areas
  • Communication networks, Signal Processing, Communication system, DSL, xDSL, VDSL, DOCIS MODEM, and related areas.
  • Hearing AID, Bio-Electronics, Heart monitoring system, Bi-sensors
  • Standards including AMPS, GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, LTE, 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, BT, WiFi (802.11), DOCIS, and related ITU/ETRI/3G.PPP standards.
  • Satellite communications, Satellite Transceiver, ECHO and Multi-path cancelation circuits
  • Wireline Communications, MODEM, Digital Subscriber Line, ADSL, VDSL, MODEM
  • Wireless LAN, Wi-Fi, 802.11, Bluetooth. ZIGBEE
  • GPS system, GPS receiver
  • MEMS, Bulk Acoustic Wave Filters, SAW, MEMS resonators, MEMS accelerometer Signal Processing, Communication Systems.
Board: 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • IEEE Fellow, 2002-Present
  • IEEE Fellow Committee Chair, CAS, 2008-2010
  • IEEE Fellow Committee member, 2007-2010.
  • IEEE Senior Member, 1993-Present, IEEE Member 1987-1992.
  • IEEE Faculty Advisor, Oregon State University, 1987-1990

 

IEEE Editorials

  • IEEE Microwave Magazine, Guest Editor,
  • IEEE System Journal, Associate Editor, 2010-2011.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, Jan 2001-2008.
  • IEEE Comm.  Magazine, guest Editor, Feature Issues on “Circuits for Wireless and Wireline Communications,” April 1999.
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques , Guest editor, Special Issue on: "Radio Frequency IC Design,” Dec. 1998.
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II , guest editor, Special Issue on: “Low-Power Wireless Communication Systems,” June 1997.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, 1993-1996.
  • Editor and Reviewer for IEEE ASIC/SOC Conference,
  • Editor and Reviewer for IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Journal
  • Editor and Reviewer for International Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
  • Founding member of IEEE RF Integrated Circuits Synposium
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Communications, Tutorial & Surveys Magazine, 2006-2009.  

 

Conference Organizations

  • RFIC Executive Committee members, 2000-2017
  • RFIC Steering Committee Member, RFIC symposium, 1996-2017.
  • RFIC Founding member, 1995-96.
  • Technical Program Chair, IEEE International Sym. on Circuits and Systems, Phoenix, AZ, 2002.
  • ISSCC Admin Council, Conferences Committee 2000-2005.
  • General Chair, Radio Frequency IC (RFIC) Symposium, Seattle, WA, 2002.
  • Technical Program Chair, RFIC Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, 2001.
  • Finance Chair, RFIC symposium, Boston, MA, 2000.
  • Publicity Chair, RFIC symposium, Los Angeles, CA, 1999.
  • Transactions Chair, RFIC symposium, Baltimore, MD, 1998.
  • General Chair, Int. Sym. on Low-Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), Monterey, CA, 97.
  • Executive Committee Member, Int. Symp. On Low-Power Electronics and Design, 96-2000.
  • Technical Program Committee Member of the following conferences:
  • International Conference on Circuits and Systems: 1996, 2000, 2001, 2004-2008
  • RFIC Symposium, 1996-2018
  • Application Specific Array Processing (ASAP): 2000-2002
  • Technical Program Chair, Int. Sym. on Low-Power Electronics and Design, Monterey, CA, 96.
  • Arizona Telecom Comm (ATIC)
  • GLS VLSI 1998, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1998
  • VLSI Design 98, Chennai, India, Jan. 1998.
  • ICECS, Lisbon, Portugal, 98.
  • Application Specific Array Processing, 1995-97, 2000
  • Vehicular Technology Conference, 1995-97.
  • Inter. Conf. on Intelligent Information Systems, D.C., 1994-95.
  • IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications & Computers, Victoria, BC, Canada, 1991.

 

Invited talks, Panelist, Session Chairs, Workshop Speaker

  • Conference chair, Technical Program committee chair and TPC member, tutorials, workshops, session chair, etc.  in RFIC, ISSCC, ISCAS,VLSI, ICASSP, Low-Power Symposium, ICC, Application Specific IC’s, IMS, MTT, etc.   

 

Industry Positions: 

INDUSTRIAL POSITIONS

 

1993-2002: Motorola Inc., Senior Member of Technical Staff, Personal Communication Sector, Austin, Texas - Worked projects related to wireless communications, two way radios, wireless networks, ADSL and MODEM, RF, and related areas.  

  • Motorola Cellular Division, Wireless Technology Center (WITC), 1997-2002.   Responsible for development of integrated circuits and systems for wireless handset. Lead number of projects including cellular (2G, 3G, 4G), wireless connectivity (Bluetooth and WIFI transceiver), GPS and location Receiver, wireless networks, 2-way radios and related areas. Worked on the development of various subcomponents including system design, link budget, RF front-end, filtering, analog front-end, power management, and baseband circuits and systems.
  • Motorola SPS, Broadband Products Operations, 1993-1997, Worked on the development of XDSL (ADSL, VDSL, G.lite) systems including OFDM, modulation, synchronization, equalization and the  development of a single chip ADSL transceiver (CopperGoldTm). The transceiver contained Analog Front End (A/D, D/A, Hybrid), DMT, modulation/demodulation, FFT, IFFT, echo canceler, time domain equalizer, front-end constellation mapping, Trellis code modulation, Viterbi decoder) and an on-chip DSP core.
  • Standards, Represented Motorola in various standards including 2G-4G, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, 802.11, and DSL standards including T1E1, International Telecommunication Unit (ITU), T1E1, ETSI, 3GPPP, Universal ADSL Working Group (UAWG), Bluetooth working group, G.Lite working group, etc.
  • Land Mobile Products Sector, Responsible for Wireless digital two-way radios, hot spot wireless network, next generation of digital two-way radios, "Talk about Radios", Japanese cellular systems (PHS).
  • University relations, Responsible for the development of collaborative research programs with several universities. Responsible for funding research in the areas of Wireless Transceiver IC Design, RF, and mixed-signal and baseband system architecture.    

1985-87: Member of Research Staff, Boeing Co.,  Bellevue, Wa,  Flight Systems Research and Technology Center, summer.   Design Engineer, Hardware and CAD tool development for system control.