People

These are the enthusiastic and outstanding people who are part of our group.
For people interested in joining our group, visit the page listing the open positions.



Visiting Professors, Fellows and Scientists

 
Orazio AIELLO (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow)

Orazio Aiello received the B.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering and the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in microelectronic engineering from the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2013.
From 2008 to 2009, he was with the EMC Competence Center, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Turin. In 2012, he joined Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, as a Visiting Ph.D. Student. In 2013, he was part of a joint project with FIAT-Chrysler Automobiles. In 2014, he joined NXP Semiconductors as a Mixed Signal IC Designer and an EMC expert. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Visiting Fellow with the University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, and University of New South Wales, Sydney. Since 2015, he has been with the Green IC Group, National University of Singapore, Singapore, where he is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual and Global Fellow (MSCA-IF-GF). He is currently leading the ULPIoT Project, funded by the European Commission (website: https://sites.google.com/view/ulpiot/home ).
His main research interests include the design for reliability of system basis chip front ends in harsh environments, energy-efficient circuit design, and mostly digital sensor interfaces.

Postdocs
  
Viveka KONANDUR

Viveka received the B.E degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India in 2005. He completed his M.Tech. and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2007 and 2016 respectively. 
He worked with Analog Device between 2007 to 2010, developing Blackfin DSPs. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore.
His research interests include custom digital circuit design for ultra low power circuits and accurate on-chip delay generation and measurement for mitigating variability in deep sub-micron technologies. His current research involves design of energy efficient on-chip communication links.

Saurabh Jain

Saurabh JAIN

Saurabh Jain did his bachelors and masters (a dual degree program) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur with specialization in VLSI field in the year 2013. He completed his PhD from National University of Singapore in November 2018. His doctoral thesis was on energy efficient reconfigurable microarchitecture development for processors memory and DSP accelerators. He is currently a Research Fellow at NUS in ECE department and his research field involves SRAM design and development of In-memory solution for CNN based image recognition.

 Indranil Hatai

Indranil HATAI

Indranil Hatai received his B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Burdwan and the M.S. (by research) and the Ph.D degree in Microelectronics and VLSI design from the department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Prior to join to NUS as a research fellow, he served as an assistant professor in the school of VLSI Technology, IIEST, Shibpur, Howrah. He has received 5 best paper awards and 2 national awards (Cadence Design Contest and Supreme Best Engineering student award). His research interest includes reconfigurable architecture of digital filters, FPGA based system design, software defined radio and VLSI based signal processing system design. He has served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems and IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design for Integrated Circuits. He is currently working on architectures for Low Power Display Stream Compression.

 Ramesh Vaddi
Ramesh VADDI
Dr. Ramesh Vaddi did his BTech in ECE from MVGR College of Engg, Vizianagaram, JNTU Hyderabad, and M.Tech from MANIT, Bhopal, and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Pennsylvania State University, USA during 2013 and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore during the period 2011 – 2012. His research interests include Device/Circuit/Architectural techniques for Energy Efficient Computing and IoT platforms, Energy Efficient logic, memory design and In-memory Computing architectures with emerging devices such as STTRAM, RRAM, etc. During his Teaching career, he has encouraged students to participate in several National level Design contests/competitions and have been in Finalists and Semi-finalist teams such as Texas Instruments-DST call for Entrepreneurship, IICDC-
2017, Cadence National Design contest, VLSI Design Conference Design contest, etc. He has research publications in Journals such as IEEE JETCAS, TED, EDL, IET Devices, Circuits, Systems, Elsevier Microelectronics, and International Conferences such as IRPS, ISLPED, ISCAS, ISVLSI, VLSID, ISOCC, DATE, etc. Dr. Vaddi is a Senior Member of IEEE and Member of Electron Devices, CAS and Solid State Circuits societies.



PhD students
 Jinq Horng TEO 

Jinq Horng TEO

Jinq Horng received his B.Eng. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 2013. He joined Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd as Product Engineer, working on DRAM and SSDs. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree, also from the National University of Singapore. His research interests include physical classificators with scalable energy-accuracy and on-chip self-learning.
 Sachin TANEJA
Sachin Taneja received his B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharati vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering (New Delhi) India in the year 2013. He worked at Synopsys India Private Limited for two and half years in the Embedded memories group, where he designed, characterized and optimized the SRAM and read only memory full-custom circuits and architecture for nanometer SoC designs. He is currently working as Research Engineer with the Green IC group at NUS. His research focus includes Low power digital circuit design, energy and area efficient ASIC design to enable ultra-light weight hardware security primitives for IoT systems.
 
Qiang FANG
FANG QIANG received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering & Automation from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and Master’ Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering department from National University of Singapore. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in the Green IC Group at NUS. His research interest includes machine learning techniques for secure intra-chip communication and counteraction of Power Analysis attacks.


Udari Charitha De Alwis
 

Udari  DE ALWIS

Udari De Alwis received her Bachelor’s degree in Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering from University of Moratuwa , Sri Lanka in the year 2014. After graduation she served in the position of research engineer in SYNERGEN Technology Labs, a USA based startup from 2014 -2018. There her research work was basically in the area of IoT enabled wearables for physiological parameter analysis. Currently she is working as a Research Engineer in Green IC group and her research focus is on optimizing deep learning algorithms for on-chip and edge machine intelligence.


Research Engineers
 Longyang Lin

Longyang LIN

Longyang Lin received his dual Bachelor's Degrees from Shenzhen University and Umeå University in 2011 and Master's Degree from Lund University in 2013. In 2018, he received his PhD from National University of Singapore. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National University of Singapore. His research interests include ultra-low power VLSI circuits, self-powered wireless nodes, widely energy-scalable VLSI circuits and computation-in-memory for machine intelligence.

 Ayushparth Sharma

Ayushparth SHARMA

Ayushparth Sharma received bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur in the year 2016. He worked as an intern at IIT Kharagpur in 2014 on 'Synthesis of Low Power High-Performance CMOS Circuits', sponsored by Govt. of India. He also worked at IIT Guwahati in 2016 on devising Multi-objective optimization algorithms for circuit optimization. He is currently working as a Research Engineer with the Green IC group at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on Low-power digital circuit and architecture design, energy-efficient design to enable reconfigurable architectures for IoT systems.


 Prachi Agarwal

Prachi AGARWAL

Prachi Agarwal received the Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur in year 2017. Previously, she worked as an intern at SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering, China in 2016 on 'Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle’. Currently she is working as a Research Engineer with the Green IC group at the National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on Large-Area Skin-Conformable Natural Interfaces in Self-Aligning Polymer Platform.



Masters students
 Hanamant Mangasuli

Hanamant MANGASULI

Hanamant Mangasuli received the B.E degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, India in 2014. He is currently pursuing M.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore.  He previously worked at Cadence Design Systems India as Design Engineer for one and half years starting from March 2015. He joined the Eximius Design startup as a Senior Design Engineer.

His research interests are in high-speed serializer and de-serializer circuits for inter-chip data communications, and power management integrated circuit design for energy harvesting applications.


Kalana Laksith De Silva
 

Kalana Laksith DE SILVA

Kalana De Silva received his B.Sc Eng (Hons) in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2014. After graduating in 2014, he went on to join as a founding employee of Paraqum Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a Sri Lankan startup company specializing in electronic product development and design services, where he worked for 4.5 years. He worked as a Hardware Architect and later on as the Manager of Product Engineering at Paraqum Technologies, where he led the product engineering team and oversaw the successful release of several Networking products targeted towards the Sri Lankan enterprise and service provider market. He also served as a visiting lecturer at the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa from 2017 to 2018. He is currently pursuing his M.Sc in Electrical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His areas of interest include Digital IC design, hardware architectures for reconfigurable computing and multiprocessor architectures.


Visiting professors and scientists in past years
- Prof. Jan Rabaey (Jan-July 2018)
- Prof. Kaushik Roy (summer 2016, 2017)
- Mario CASU, Politecnico di Torino (2017)
- Prof. Bevan BAAS, University of California Davis (2016)
- Andrea CALIMERA, Politecnico di Torino (2016)

Alumni and past members (PhD, Research Engineers, MSc)
- Enrico Macrelli (RF, 2017)
Prakhar SHARMA (RE, 2017) - currently with NUS
Deepa SINDHE SIVAJI (RE, 2017) - currently with Broadcom
Allan SHUAI (RE, 2016) - currently with Mediatek
Aishwarya RAMESH (MSc, 2016)Shubham RAI (RE, 2016)
Cheng Fei PHUNG (MSc, 2016)
Preetham KUMAR SELVAKUMAR (MSc, 2016) - currently with Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Niranjani RAJAGOPAL (RE, 2015)
- Gopalakrishnan PONNUSAMY (MSc 2014, RE 2015) - currently with Rockwell Automation
- Harish DURAIRAJ (MSc 2014) - currently with Global Foundries
- Maryana HERMAWAN (MSc 2013) - currently with Mediatek
- Santanu SARKAR (RF) 
- Anastacia ALVAREZ (PhD in NUS)
Kien TRINH QUANG 
(PhD in NUS)
Isha GARG (RE)
Priyankar TALUKDAR (RE)
Snehlata GUTGUTIA (MSc in NUS)
- Nishant GUPTA (MSc in NUS)
Amulya PANDEY (MSc in NUS)
Soumya Shatakshi PANDA (RE,2018)
Ayushi AGARWAL (RE,2018)
Gopalakrishnan SADAGOPAN (RE, 2016-2018)