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Yaoyao Jia Receives Intel Rising Star Award

Yaoyao jia

Prof. Yaoyao Jia of Texas ECE has been named a recipient of the 2023 Intel Rising Star Faculty Award. Each year, the Intel® Rising Star Faculty Award (RSA) program selects early-career academic researchers who are leading the advancements in technology research that demonstrate the potential to disrupt the industry. The 15 award winners chosen for 2023 are being recognized for their novel works in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and chemical engineering.

Professor Jia's research endeavors have resulted in many low-power, high-performance analog/mixed signal integrated circuit designs, particularly sensing frontends, data converters, and power converters. These innovative designs not only exhibit exceptional power efficiency, operating at levels in the nanowatt and microwatt ranges, but also push the boundaries of tradeoffs among power, noise, resolution, and other crucial factors. With their innovative features, these circuits hold great potential to find widespread applications in smart homes, autonomous vehicles, healthcare wearables, and other IoT devices. Beyond integrated circuit design, Professor Jia's research extends to the system level, leading to the development of powerful research devices that can overcome the limitations of current tools, paving the way for discoveries in neuroscience. These devices carry immense transformational potential for clinical applications spanning from closed-loop brain-machine interfaces to the treatment of neurological diseases and conditions such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Yaoyao Jia is an assistant professor and Fellow of Silicon Laboratories Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering in the Chandra Family Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Jia was an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University from August 2019 to August 2021. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2019.

Her research primarily focuses on analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits, power-management integrated circuits, system integration, energy harvesting, implantable and wearable biomedical devices, and neural interface devices.

Dr. Jia serves as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS). She also serves on the Technical Program Committee of IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) and IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC).