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Ben Calhoun

Dr. Benton Calhoun


Ben received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in computer science from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in 2000. He received the M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. In January 2006, he joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, where he is now a Professor. His research interests include body sensor node (BSN) design, low power digital circuit design, sub-threshold digital circuits, SRAM design for end-of-the-roadmap silicon, variation tolerant circuit design methodologies, and low energy electronics for medical applications.

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Shuo Li

Shuo Li


Shuo received his BE in Integrated Circuit Design and Integrated System from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2013 and MS in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics from Fudan University in 2016. He joined the RLP-VLSI group in July 2016 and is working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include endless-power-extraction energy harvester, artificial-intelligence power management, collecting-everything-you-want sensor interface, and truly-life-transforming IoT SoC. Email: sl6sf@virginia.edu

 
 

Daniel Truesdell

Daniel Truesdell


Daniel received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2016. He joined the RLP-VLSI group in August 2016 and is working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include energy-efficient mixed-signal circuit design, on-chip oscillators and sensors, energy-harvesting and performance-scalable systems, and low-power digital circuit techniques.

 
 

Jacob Breiholz

Jacob Breiholz


Jacob received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2015. He joined the RLP-VLSI group immediately after graduating in 2015 and is currently working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include ultra-low power digital integrated circuit design and self-powered System on Chip design for Internet of Things based applications.

 
 

Henry Bishop

Henry Bishop


Henry received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in the Fall of 2016. He joined the RLP-VLSI group after finishing his undergraduate degree. Henry is currently working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include modeling self-powered systems for the IoT, engineering next-gen wakeup radio (WuRx) technologies, and developing self-powered networks for the IoT.

 
 

Rishika Agarwala

Rishika Agarwala


Rishika received her BE in Electronics and Instrumentation from Medicaps Institute of Technology in 2014, and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Dallas in 2016. She continued to work as an RFIC Product Engineer for Qualcomm, San Diego before joining the RLP-VLSI group as a PhD student in June 2017.

 
 

Sumanth Kamineni

Sumanth Kamineni


Sumanth received his Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics from SV University and Masters in VLSI Design from VIT University, India in 2012 and 2015 respectively. He worked as Back-end Design-Automation Engineer in Microchip Technology, India for two years before joining the RLP-VLSI group in July 2017. Sumanth is currently working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering.

 
 

Aniana Dissanayake

Anjana Dissanayake


Anjana received his BS degree and MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He briefly worked as a researcher at KAIST before joining RLP-VLSI group as a PhD candidate in August 2017. His research interests include ultra-low power and ultra-wide band RFIC design.

 
 

Peng Wang

Peng Wang


Peng received her BE in Instrumentation and Optoelectronic Engineering from Beihang University in June 2017. She joined the RLP-VLSI group in August 2017. Peng is currently working towards her PhD in Electrical Engineering.

 
 

Shourya Gupta

Shourya Gupta


Shourya received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from GGSIP University, New Delhi in June 2017. He joined the RLP-VLSI group in July 2018. Shourya is currently working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering.

 
 

Chien-Hen Chen


Chien-Hen received his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering in National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2009 and received his master of science degree in Electronics Engineering in National Chiao Tung university, Taiwan in 2011. He also had worked in United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Hsinchu, Taiwan as a senior engineer for 4.5 years (2011-2016). He started pursuing his PhD and joining RLP-VLSI group since July 2018. His research interest in SRAM design.

 
 

Natalie Ownby


Natalie received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas State University in 2018. She joined the RLP-VLSI group in August 2019 and is working towards her PhD in Electrical Engineering.

 
 

Katy Flynn


Katy received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May 2019. She began pursuing her PhD and working with the RLP-VLSI group in August 2019

 
 

Xinjian Liu

Xinjian Liu


Xinjian received his BEng in Microelectronics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2019. He joined the RLP-VLSI group in July 2019 and is working towards his PhD in Electrical Engineering.