Department Seminar by Prof. Alper Demir

Phase Models and Phase Computations for Oscillators

Prof. Alper Demir, Koç University

Date:
Friday, December 5, 2014
Time: 11:40
Place: EA 409

Oscillators have been a research focus in many disciplines, including engineering and biology. The time keeping capability of oscillators is best described by the scalar quantity called phase. Phase computations and equations describing phase dynamics have been useful in understanding oscillator behavior and designing oscillators least affected by disturbances such as noise. In this talk, we present a unified review of phase models and computations for oscillators based on work that has been done in engineering and biology in the last seven decades.

Short bio:

Alper Demir received the BS degree from Bilkent University in 1991 and the MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1994 and 1997. Dr. Demir previously spent time at Motorola, Cadence Design Systems, Bell Laboratories Research, MIT, and UC Berkeley. He has been with Koç University since 2002. He has received several best paper awards: 2002 Best of ICCAD Award, 2003 IEEE/ACM William J. McCalla ICCAD Best Paper Award, 2004 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award. He was selected to receive Distinguished Young Scientist Awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (2003) and TÜBİTAK (2007). He is currently serving as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits & Systems. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2012 for his contributions to stochastic modelling and analysis of phase noise.

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