Rincón-Mora Named NAI Fellow

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Gabriel A. Rincon-Mora

Gabriel Alfonso Rincón-Mora, a professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He is part of the Class of 2017 NAI Fellows, consisting of 155 renowned academic inventors who will be inducted during the Seventh Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors. The conference will take place on April 4-6, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

A member of the ECE faculty since 2001, Rincón-Mora is being recognized for his work in energy-harvesting and power-conditioning microchips. He was a design consultant at Texas Instruments from 2001-2003 and director of the Georgia Tech Analog Consortium from 2001-2004. Prior to his tenure on the ECE faculty, Rincón-Mora was adjunct professor at Georgia Tech from 1999-2001, senior design engineer and design team leader at Texas Instruments from 1997-2001, and circuit designer at the same company while he was a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech from 1994-1996. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at Georgia Tech in 1994 and 1996.

Rincón-Mora currently leads the Georgia Tech Analog, Power, and Energy ICs Lab. He holds 25 U.S. patents and 17 foreign patents – all assigned/licensed. They have been incorporated into portable consumer products like cellular phones, laptops, and tablets since 1994. He has published nine books, four book chapters, and over 170 articles; designed over 26 commercial chips; and delivered over 125 international talks.

Rincón-Mora is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He was recently named Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) for 2018-19, the second time that he has received this honor. He will speak on the topics of energizing and powering microsystems and energy-harvesting power supplies. He also serves as technical program committee co-chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), to be held May 26-29, 2019 in Sapporo, Japan.

Rincón-Mora is the recipient of the National Hispanic in Technology Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Charles E. Perry Visionary Award from Florida International University, a Commendation Certificate from the Lieutenant Governor of California, the IEEE Service Award from IEEE CASS, the Orgullo Hispano and the Hispanic Heritage awards from Robins Air Force Base, a Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE CASS, and two Thank a Teacher Certificates from Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has also inducted him into its Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni and Hispanic Business magazine named him one of "The 100 Most Influential Hispanics."

Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. To learn more about the 2017 class of NAI Fellows, visit the NAI website.

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Raychowdhury Wins IEEE/ACM Innovator Under 40 Award

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Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Arijit Raychowdhury received the 2018 IEEE/ACM "Innovator Under 40 Award" at the Design Automation Conference, held June 24-28 in San Francisco, California. He is the ON Semiconductor Junior Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

The award is intended for specific contributions such as commercial products, software or hardware systems, or specific algorithms or tools incorporated into other systems widely used by industry and academia. The impact is measured by commercialization and wide adoption of the nominee’s contributions.

Raychowdhury won the award for his contributions to "integrated DSL modems, always-on and intelligent sensor hardware and model development for non-linear control in voltage regulators.”

Prior to attending graduate school, Raychowdhury first worked as an analog researcher at Texas Instruments (TI) for two years, where he designed the world's first adaptive mixed-signal echo-canceller for the receive-channel in ADSL modems. It used a hardware based optimizer for impedance matching and resulted in 1.5X range improvement. Raychowdhury holds two key patents in this area, and the design eventually was adopted by three generations of TI modems and was awarded the EDN design of the year award.

After receiving his Ph.D., Raychowdhury joined Intel Labs as a research scientist where he led the design of "always-on" smart microphones, which led to a design win with BMW and led to the adoption of the technology in automotive infotainment systems. This was the industry's first hardware design that incorporated an ultra-low power microphone-sensor front-end with a fully-programmable keyword-spotting hardware.

Since joining Georgia Tech in 2013, Raychowdhury has been exploring various aspects of power-efficient design. Most notably, his students and he contributed to the development of switched-mode and non-linear control in high-bandwidth all-digital, linear regulators that have gained wide traction with the semiconductor companies. The design principles have been adopted in internal test-chips and system prototypes at Qualcomm and Intel.

Raychowdhury was nominated for this IEEE/ACM award by researchers and engineers from Qualcomm, TI, TSMC, and Intel with support from Georgia Tech and the University of California, Berkeley.

Rincón-Mora Named IEEE-CASS Distinguished Lecturer

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Gabriel A. Rincon-Mora

Gabriel Alfonso Rincón-Mora has been named a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) for 2018-2019. He will deliver lectures on the topics of energizing and powering microsystems and energy-harvesting power supplies.

A member of the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty since 2001, Rincón-Mora was recently named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. This is the second time that he has been named an IEEE-CASS Distinguished Lecturer.

Rincón-Mora was a circuit designer and design team leader at Texas Instruments from 1994-2003, an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech from 1999-2001, director of the Georgia Tech Analog Consortium from 2001-2004, and has been a professor at Georgia Tech since 2001 and a visiting professor at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan since 2011. His scholarly products include 9 books, 4 book chapters, 42 patents, over 170 articles, over 26 commercial power-chip designs, and over 130 international speaking engagements.

Rincón-Mora was inducted into Georgia Tech's Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni and named one of "The 100 Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic Business magazine. He received the National Hispanic in Technology Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Charles E. Perry Visionary Award from Florida International University, Commendation Certificate from the Lieutenant Governor of California, and Orgullo Hispano and Hispanic Heritage awards from Robins Air Force Base.

Rincón-Mora has also received a Service Award and a Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE CASS. He has served as Distinguished Lecturer, General Chair and Co-Chair, Technical Program Chair and Co-Chair, Associate Editor, Guest Editor and Co-Editor, Chapter Chair and Vice-Chair, International Liaison, Steering Committee Member, and Advisory Panel Member on multiple occasions for many IEEE and other international conferences and workshops.

The mission of the CASS Distinguished Lecturer Program is to serve the needs of the members of the CAS Society and to enhance their professional knowledge and vitality by keeping them informed of the latest research results and their practical applications.

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Atlanta, GA

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jackie.nemeth@ece.gatech.edu

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Jackie Nemeth

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

404-894-2906

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