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Current Graduate Students:

Hao Wang (PhD, 2013~) Yin Li (PhD, 2014~)
Xubin Chen (PhD, 2016~)

Awards/Honors Received by Students:

  1. Kalyana Venkataraman (graduated 2012) received the 2013 Allen B. DuMont prize, established by the Allen B. DuMont Foundation at RPI and awarded to the graduate student who demonstrates high scholastic ability and makes substantial contributions to his/her field.

  2. Guiqiang Dong (graduated 2012) received the 2012 Allen B. DuMont prize, established by the Allen B. DuMont Foundation at RPI and awarded to the graduate student who demonstrates high scholastic ability and makes substantial contributions to his/her field.

  3. Qi Wu (graduated 2011) won the 2010 Arjun Saxena Topper Award. This award is given each year to the top doctoral level microelectronics student at RPI.

  4. Ningde Xie (graduated 2010) received the 2010 Allen B. DuMont prize, established by the Allen B. DuMont Foundation at RPI and awarded to the graduate student who demonstrates high scholastic ability and makes substantial contributions to his/her field.

  5. Ningde Xie won the 2009 Arjun Saxena Topper Award. This award is given each year to the top doctoral level microelectronics student at RPI.

  6. Fei Sun (graduated 2007) received the 2007 Allen B. DuMont prize, established by the Allen B. DuMont Foundation at RPI and awarded to the graduate student who demonstrates high scholastic ability and makes substantial contributions to his/her field.

  7. Fei Sun won the Low Power Design Contest Award at the 2005 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED).

  8. Hao Zhong (graduated 2006) won the 2004 Arjun Saxena Topper Award. This award is given each year to the top doctoral level microelectronics student at RPI.

Former Doctoral Students:

  1. Xuebin Zhang (Sept. 2012~May 2016) Thesis title: Domain-Specific Solid-State Data Storage Systems Design. First employment: DSSD/EMC, CA.

  2. Ning Zheng (Sept. 2012~Dec. 2015) Thesis title: Signal Processing System Design for Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording Disk Drives. First employment: A startup at Silicon Valley, CA.

  3. Kai Zhao (Sept. 2011~Dec. 2014) Thesis title: Circuits and Systems for Solid-State Data Storage Using Highly Scaled NAND Flash Memory. First employment: SanDisk, MA.

  4. Kalyana Venkataraman (Sept. 2009~Dec. 2012) Thesis title: Circuits and Systems for Shingled Magnetic Recording. First employment: Cavium, CA.

  5. Yangyang Pan (Sept. 2008~May 2012) Thesis title: System Architecture Design for High Performance Three-Dimensional Memory System and Solid State Drive Storage System. First employment: Fusion-IO, CA.

  6. Guiqiang Dong (Sept. 2008~May 2012) Thesis title: High performance NAND flash memory system design. First employment: A startup at Silicon Valley, CA.

  7. Yiran Li (Jan. 2009~May 2012) Thesis title: Memory-centric Low Power Digital System Design. First employment: Qualcomm, CA.

  8. Qi Wu (Sept. 2008~Dec. 2011) Thesis title: Design Techniques to Facilitate the Adoption of Emerging Memory Technologies in Computing Systems. First employment: A startup at Silicon Valley, CA.

  9. Ningde Xie (Sept. 2006~Feb. 2010) Thesis title: Integrated Circuit and System Design for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Read Channel. First employment: Intel, OR.

  10. Wei Xu (Sept. 2006~Dec. 2009) Thesis title: Circuit and System Design for Magnetoresistive Digital Memory and Cache. First employment: Marvell Semiconductor, CA.

  11. Shu Li (Jan. 2007~May 2009) Thesis title: VLSI circuit and architecture design of high-capacity digital memory system. First employment: Marvell Semiconductor, CA.

  12. Yang Liu (Sept. 2005~Nov. 2008) Thesis title: Low-Power Circuit and System Design in Nanoelectronics Regime. First employment: Juniper Networks, CA.

  13. Sizhong Chen (Sept. 2003~May 2007) Thesis title: Signal Detection Algorithm Design and VLSI Implementation for MIMO-OFDM Wireless Communication Systems. First employment: Qualcomm, CA.

  14. Fei Sun (Sept. 2003~May 2007) Thesis title: Trellis Detector/Decoder VLSI Architectures for Data Communication and Storage Systems. First employment: Marvell Semiconductor, CA.

  15. Hao Zhong (Jan. 2003~July 2006) Thesis title: VLSI Architectures of LDPC Based Signal Detection and Coding System for Magnetic Recording Channel. First employment: LSI Corporation, CA.

Former Visitors:

  1. Jiangpeng Li, Jan. 2013~March 2015, from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  2. Wenzhe Zhao, Jan. 2012~March 2013, from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.
  3. Bin Zhang, Aug. 2011~Oct. 2011, from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.
  4. Xueqiang Wang, Oct. 2010~Feb. 2011, from Tsinghua University, China.
  5. Liang Liu, Jan. 2010~April 2010, from FuDan University, China.
  6. Hongbin Sun, Oct. 2007~Oct. 2008, from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.

Former Master Students:

  1. Peter Sumberac (2011)
  2. Vaibhav Raj Govil (2009)
  3. Jibang Liu (2009)
  4. Rakesh Anigu (2008) first employment: Qualcomm, NC
  5. Rajat Dani (2007) first employment: Tensilica, CA
  6. Lu Feng (2007)
  7. Karthik Kuchimanchi (2006)
  8. Simranpreet Reen (2004) first employment: TI, TX
  9. Kunhyuk Kang (2003)
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