Dr. NAN QI
Professor, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Title: CMOS ICs and Silicon Photonics Co-design for High-Speed Optical Communications
Nan Qi received the M.S. and Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University in 2008 and 2013 respectively. From 2010 to 2013 he led the GNSS group building high-sensitivity RF receivers. From 2013 to 2015, he was with the department of EECS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, as a research scholar, working on high-speed CMOS driver for optical links. From 2015 to 2017, he was with Hewlett-Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA, as a post-doc researcher and senior circuit-design engineer on silicon-photonics and electronic-photonic integration. Since 2017, he has been with the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, as a full professor on the high-speed silicon EPIC for high-density optical interconnects. Dr. Qi is a member of IEEE SSCS, CAS and OSA society, and serves as a TPC member for IEEE ICTA.
Dr. Maliang Liu
Professor, the School of Microelectronics, Xidian University, Xi’an, China
Title: The CMOS 3D-TOF LiDAR based SPAD and Si-PM
MaLiang Liu received the B.S degree in electronic and information engineering and the M.S. degrees in radar signal processing and the Ph.D. degree in microelectronics from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, in 2008, 2011 and 2014. From 2017 to 2019, he was an associate professor with the school of microelectronics, Xidian University, Xi’an, China. Since January 2020, he is one of the Huashan Scholar Distinguished professors, Xidian University, Xi’an, China.
His research interests include ADC/DAC, single-chip mm/RF radar, and 3D-ToF sensor. He has presided more than 10 national projects, with a total funding of more than 20 million yuan. Professor Liu has published more than 40 papers in IEEE TCAS I / II, IEEE TMTT, IEEE Sensors J, IEEE TVLSI, IEEE TI & M, MEJ and other journals. He has authorized more than 10 national patents and applied for more than 30 national patents. The LiDAR and the BioRadar he designed won the gold and bronze medal of the China College Students' 'Internet Plus' Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition respectively. And he has instructed the graduate students to win two special prizes and one first prize in the CPIPC.
Dr. Yuan Gao
Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Title: Design of LED Driver ICs for High-Performance Miniaturized Lighting Systems
Dr. Yuan Gao received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2009 and 2012, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2017. From 2017 to 2019, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with HKUST. Since November 2019, he serves as an Assistant Professor at School of Microelectronics, Southern University of Science and Technology. His research interests include power and analog integrated circuit design, and he has published more than 20 international journals and conferences in this field, including IEEE JSSC, IEEE ISSCC and IEEE VLSIC. He also serves in the review boards of multiple international journals and conferences.
Dr. Yanlong Zhang
Assistant Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Yanlong Zhang received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Microelectronics, Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 2011 and 2018, respectively. From October 2015 to November 2017, he was a joint Ph.D. student with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the School of Microelectronics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. His research interests include analog, mixed-signal, and RF-integrated circuit design. Currently, he is working on the design of low-power and low-noise frequency synthesizers and clock generators. Dr. Zhang was a recipient of the Chinese National Scholarship in 2014 and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship in 2015.