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Vishal Saxena Associate Professor


Vishal Saxena received a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2002, and the master's and doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Boise State University, in 2007 and 2010 respectively. From 2010 to Spring 2016, he was with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boise State University as an assistant and then tenured associate professor. He joined the ECE department at the University of Idaho in fall 2016 as the new Micron Endowed Professor in Microelectronics. His research interests include analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design for post-Moore’s scaling era, and harnessing light to transform IC design. These include high-speed hybrid electronic-photonic ICs for next-generation data centers and Cloud infrastructure, integrated RF and mmWave photonic circuits, ultra-low-power neuromorphic deep learning ICs using nano-scale memory devices. Saxena is a member of IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Phi. He is a recipient of 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, and 2016 Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator (YIP) award. He was selected for the 2016 Idaho’s accomplished under 40 recognition, and his work has been mentioned in the MIT Technology Review. He has served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II: Express Briefs. He is currently serving on the steering committee of the IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, and served in the Boise section of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society chapter as its inaugural chair.

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