People

Hossein Hashemi

Hossein Hashemi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

In 2003, he joined the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, where he is currently a Professor, Ming Hsieh Faculty Fellow, and Co-Director of the Ming Hsieh Institute. His research interests include electronic and photonic integrated circuits and systems.

He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits (2013-2019), a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2013-14), member of the Technical Program Committees for the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) (2011-2015), IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium (2011-2019), and the IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium (CSICS) (2012-2014), a Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits (October 2013 & December 2013), and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I: Regular Papers (2006-2007) and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II: Express Briefs (2004-2005). He was the recipient of the 2008 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award (2008). He was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar for the Outstanding Achievement in Advancement of Engineering by the Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage (2011). He was a corecipient of the 2004 IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits Best Paper Award and the 2007 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper.

Dr. Hashemi was the cofounder and chief technology officer of Abtum Inc., a USC start-up company focusing on commercializing radio frequency frontend components. Abtum Inc. was acquired in December 2018.


Current PhD Students

Masashi Yamagata

  • B.S., EE, University of Southern California, USA
  • M.S., EE, University of Southern California, USA
  • Ph.D. Student, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Pingyue Song

  • B.S., Physics, Zhejiang University, China
  • M.S., ECE, University of Rochester, USA
  • Ph.D. Student, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Aria Samiei

  • B.S., EE, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • M.S., EE, University of Southern California, USA
  • Ph.D. Student, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Samer Idres

  • B.Sc., ECE, Ain Shams University, Egypt
  • M.Sc., ECE, Ain Shams University, Egypt
  • Ph.D. Student, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vinay Chenna

  • B.Tech., EE, IIT Madras, India
  • Ph.D. Student, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Current Postdoctoral Scholars, Research Associates, and Visiting Scholars

SungWon Chung

  • Ph.D., EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Visiting Scholar, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California

Current MS Students

Yongwei Ni

Current BS Students

Matthew Liberson

  • Sophomore, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Richard Huang

  • Sophomore, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Will Volpe

  • Freshman, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Abel Aguilar

  • Junior, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Frida Hill

  • Freshman, Ming Hsieh Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Leon Durrenberger

  • Sophomore, Dept. of Computer Science
Xiaoli Tang

Former PhD Students

Harish Krishnaswamy (Jan. 2009)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Architectures and integrated circuits for RF and mm-wave multiple-antenna systems on silicon [pdf]
  • Current Status: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
Ta-Shun Chu (Sep. 2010)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Silicon-based broadband short-range radar architectures and implementations [pdf]
  • Current Status: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Ankush Goel (Sep. 2010)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Integrated multi-band and wideband reconfigurable wireless receivers [pdf]
  • Current Status: Senior Member of Technical Staff, nusemi Inc., San Jose, CA
Firooz Aflatouni (Sep. 2011)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Electronically assisted relative and absolute phase control of semiconductor lasers [pdf]
  • Current Status: Associate Professor, Electrical & Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Zahra Safarian (Feb. 2014)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Energy aware integrated circuits for communication and biomedical applications [pdf]
  • Current Status: Senior Design Engineer, Movandi Corp., Newport Beach, CA
Jonathan Roderick (Sep. 2014)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Silicon-based wideband & mm-wave power amplifier architectures and implementations [pdf]
  • Current Status: High-Frequency RF Design Engineer, Teledyne Scientific Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
Run Chen (Oct. 2015)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Integrated reconfigurable wireless receivers supporting carrier aggregation [pdf]
  • Current Status: Faculty, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Kunal Datta (Oct. 2016)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: High power, highly efficient, millimeter-wave, switching power amplifiers for watt-level high-speed silicon transmitters [pdf]
  • Current Status: Staff Electrical Engineer, Skyworks Solutions Inc., San Jose, CA
Alireza Imani (Oct. 2016)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Wideband low phase-noise RF and mm-wave frequency generation [pdf]
  • Current Status: Principal Analog Design Engineer, Inphi Corporation, Irvine, CA
Hooman Abediasl (Jan. 2017)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Integrated large-scale monolithic electro-optical systems in standard SOI CMOS process [pdf]
  • Current Status: Director of Sensing Technologies, Rockley Photonics, Pasadena, CA
Sushil Subramanian (May 2017)

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Mixed-signal integrated circuits for interference tolerance in wireless receivers and fast frequency hopping [pdf]
  • Current Status: Research Scientist, Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR

Former Postdoctoral Scholars, Research Associates, and Visiting Scholars

  • Mahmood Bagheri (12/08–04/09)
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • SangHyun Chang (01/09–07/11)
    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
  • Behnam Analui (09/09–05/14)
    Abtum Inc.
  • Hongrui Wang (02/12–09/13)
    Broadcom Corporation
  • Ankush Goel (05/12–02/15)
    Nusemi Inc.
  • Marcelo Segura (10/12–12/14)
    National University of San Juan
  • Makoto Nakai (03/17 – 02/20)
    Engineer, Toyota Central R&D Labs, Japan
  • Keisuke Kondo (10/18 – 03/20)
    Assistant Professor, Utsunomiya University Japan

Former MS and MEng Students

  • Kenneth Newton (MS, 03/04–05/05)
  • Sunghwan Kim (MS, 05/04–05/05)
  • Bizhan Delgoshaei (MS, 05/05–08/05)
  • Sang Lee (MS, 05/05–03/06)
  • Omeed Momeni (MS, 06/05–12/06)
  • Darshan Kadia (MS, 06/07–12/07)
  • Timothy Mercer (MS, 08/08–05/10)
  • Chenliang Du (MEng, 05/10–09/14)
  • Shirin Vakilian (MS, 01/11–01/13)
  • Haotian Duan (MS, 01/14–06/14)
  • Balkrushna Kankotiya (MS, 08/16–12/16)
  • Kaustubh Chaudhari (MS, 01/16–12/16)

Former BS Students

  • Kaushik Sengupta (06/05–08/05)
  • Cindy Goh (05/05–10/05)
  • Arka Majumdar (06/06–08/06)
  • Timothy Mercer (05/07–07/08)
  • Katherine Elis (09/08–09/09)
  • Eric Kawalsky (09/08–12/08)
  • Kunal Datta (06/09–08/09)
  • Noam Weinberger (06/11–08/11)
  • Soyoung Kang (01/11–04/11)
  • Rittik Shah (01/11–08/11)
  • Siddhartha Sarkar (06/13–08/13)
  • Sudipta Biswas (06/14–08/14)
  • Alex Allsup (09/16–12/16)
  • Saransh Sharma (06/16–08/16)
  • Richelle Smith (01/17–05/17)
  • Ilija Hristovski (06/17–08/17)
  • Abhishek Agarwal (05/18–07/18)
  • Vinay Chenna (05/18–07/18)
  • Vishal Choudhari (05/19–07/19)