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Azita Emami

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Azita Emami received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1999 and 2004 respectively. She received her B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1997, with honors. At Stanford she was offered the Solid-State Lab's merit-based research assistantship, and was a member of VLSI Research Group, where she worked on variety of projects in the areas of integrated circuits and system design. The focus of her research was high-speed and low-power interconnects, clocking and synchronization techniques. During her PhD she also had close collaboration with Stanford Photonics Lab. She designed and implemented low-power transceivers for optical interconnects, with novel techniques for clock and data recovery. As part of this collaboration she worked on optical clock injection using short-pulse lasers.

Professor Emami joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 2004 as a research staff member in the Communication Technologies Department. Her research projects at IBM include DFE receivers for electrical links, clock and data recovery techniques, and novel digital solutions for circuits in highly-scaled CMOS technologies. From Fall 2006 to Summer 2007, she was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in the city of New York.

In 2007, she joined Caltech, where she is now a Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Her current research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems, high-speed on-chip and chip-chip electrical and optical interconnects, system and circuit design solutions for highly-scaled CMOS technologies, clock generation and distribution, synchronization techniques, and optoelectronics.


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