People

Aydin Babakhani

Aydin Babakhani

Professor

Dr. Babakhani is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCLA and the Director of UCLA Integrated Sensors Laboratory. Prior to joining UCLA, he was an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University and the Director of Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits Laboratory. He was a Louis Owen Junior Chair Assistant Professor (2016-2017) and Assistant Professor of ECE (2011-2016) at Rice University. He is a member of DARPA Microsystems Exploratory Council (MEC) and co-founder of Maxwell Biomedical Inc. and MicroSilicon Inc. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2003 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech in 2009 and a research scientist at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 2010.

Dr. Babakhani has been awarded multiple best paper awards, including the Best Paper Award at the IEEE SiRF conference in 2016, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE RWS Symposium in 2015, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE IMS Symposium in 2014, and the 2nd-place in the Best Paper Awards at the IEEE APS Symposium 2016 and IEEE IMS Symposium 2016. He was a plenary speaker in the International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference in 2018 and a plenary speaker in the International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz) in 2017. He has published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings as well as 30 issued or pending patents. His research is supported by NSF, NIH, DOE, DARPA, AFOSR, ONR, the W. M. Keck Foundation, SRC, and more than 10 companies. He won a Nokia Bell Labs Prize in 2018, a prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2015, an Innovation Award from Northrop Grumman in 2014, and a DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2012. He also received the Caltech Electrical Engineering Department’s Charles Wilts Best PhD Thesis Prize for his work titled “Near-Field Direct Antenna Modulation.” He was the recipient of the Microwave Graduate Fellowship in 2007, the Grand Prize in the Stanford-Berkeley-Caltech Innovators Challenge in 2006, the Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2005, as well as a Caltech Special Institute Fellowship and an Atwood Fellowship in 2003. He was also the Gold Medal winner at both the National Physics Competition in 1998 and the 30th International Physics Olympiad in Padova, Italy, in 1999.

 

Dr. Hongming Lyu

Dr. Hongming Lyu

Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar: Rice University
Postdoctoral Scholar: University of California San Diego
PhD: Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University
BS: Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Dr. Babak Jamali

Dr. Babak Jamali

Postdoctoral Scholar

PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Dr. Jaeeun Jang

Dr. Jaeeun Jang

Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
PhD: Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
MS: Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
BS: Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Iman Habibagahi

Iman Habibagahi

PhD Student

BS: Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Mahdi Forghani

Mahdi Forghani

PhD Student

MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Sam Razavian

Sam Razavian

PhD Student

MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA
BS: Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Mostafa Hosseini

Mostafa Hosseini

PhD Student

MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA
BS: Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Hanni Alhowri

Hanni Alhowri

PhD Student

MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Haven

Yash Mehta

Yash Mehta

PhD Student

MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA
BS: Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Sidharth Thomas

Sidharth Thomas

PhD Student

BS: Electronics and Communication Engineer, Indian Institute of Technology

Arkaprova Ray

Arkaprova Ray

PhD Student

MS: Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
BS: Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Hamed Rahmani

Hamed Rahmani

PhD Student

MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Heng Wei

Heng Wei

MS Student

BS: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sakthi Visalakshi Chidambaram

Sakthi Visalakshi Chidambaram

MS Student

BS: Anna University

Hidemasa Mitsui

Hidemasa Mitsui

MS Student

BS: University of Hawaii

Suparno Pal

Suparno Pal

MS Student

BS: Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Zeyu Wang

Zeyu Wang

MS Student

BS: Donghua University

Previous Faculty Visitors and Research Scholars:

Dr. Hua Xia: Chief Scientist at Oil/Gas Energy Company

Prof. Weidong Kuang: Associate Professor at UTPA

Alumni

Dr. Charles Chen

Dr. Charles Chen

PhD Student, Senior RF/mm-wave IC Design Engineer at Samsung Electronics

PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
MS: Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
BS: Electrical Engineering, University of Texas Austin

Dr. Xuebei Yang

Dr. Xuebei Yang

PhD Student, ‎Analog IC Design Engineer at Apple

PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University

Dr. Yuxiang Sun

Dr. Yuxiang Sun

PhD Student, Senior Analog and Mixed-signal Circuit Design Engineer at Marvell Semiconductor

PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University

Peiyu Chen

Peiyu Chen

PhD Student, Wireless Design Engineer at Apple Inc.

PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University

Himanshu Aggrawal

Himanshu Aggrawal

PhD Student, Display Analog Circuit Designer at Apple Inc.

PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Mohammad M. Assefzadeh

Mohammad M. Assefzadeh

PhD Student, Assistant Professor at UCF

Postdoctoral Scholar: Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA
PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Mrunmayee Wankhade

Mrunmayee Wankhade

Platform Architect at Intel Corporation

MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology

Sai Kumar Madem

Sai Kumar Madem

Electrical Engineer at Tesla

MS: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
BS: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Tulong Yang: MEE student, Design Engineer at Texas Instruments

Yaswanth Cherivirala: Master’s student, Graduate Student at University of Michigan

Michelle Jin: Undergraduate student, Hardware Engineer at Oracle

Luis Flores: Undergraduate student, Software Developer at General Motors

Fabio Usher: Undergraduate student, Graduate Student at Caltech

Xuyang Lu: Undergraduate student, Graduate Student at Princeton

Zehua Arthur Jin: Undergraduate student, Graduate Student at Rice

Eddie Reyes: Undergraduate student, Graduate Student at Rice