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Research Interests

  • Semiconductor devices and ICs
  • Analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuits
  • Ultra-low power spiking neural network using emerging RRAMs for neurons and synapses
  • GaN power devices and reliability analysis
  • Deep Learning for 3DICs
  • Using artificial Intelligence for new drug discovery
  • Using generative adversarial examples for cyber defense

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Industry/University Cooperative Research Center: Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST), NSF, Principal Investigator
  • Industry support (Intersil and BRIDG) for MIST projects
  • REU Supplement, NSF, Principal Investigator
  • Automated and Evolving Defense against Adversarial Examples using Generative Adversarial Networks, Cyber Florida, Principal Investigator

Professional Activities

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, 2002-present
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Devices Society, 2006- present
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Electron Device Letters, Microelectronics Reliability

Honors & Awards

  • UCF Pegasus Professor Award, 2016
  • TIP Award, University of Central Florida, 2015, 2010, 2004, 1996
  • RIA Award, University of Central Florida, 2018 and 2004
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Devices Society, 2006- present
  • Outstanding Engineering Award, IEEE Orlando Section, 2002
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 2002
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, Florida Council of IEEE, 1993