EECS Seminar (ZOOM): Integrated Circuits and Systems Revolutionizing 21st Century

ZOOM (details below)
Payam Heydari, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
UC Irvine

Abstract: This talk first looks at the integrated circuit design from a historical perspective. It then uncovers a number of exciting and essential applications where integrated circuit and system design plays a key role. Finally, the speaker puts on his graduate-advisor hat and goes over circuits and devices specialization in this department that help educate and train students for these forthcoming applications.

Bio: Payam Heydari is currently the University Chancellor’s Professor at UC Irvine. 

Heydari’s research covers the design of terahertz/millimeter-wave/radio-frequency and analog integrated circuits. He is the (co-)author of two books, three book chapters, and more than 170 journal and conference papers. He has given keynote speeches to several IEEE conferences, and gave tutorials to the International Solid-State Circuits Conference. He has served as Distinguished Lecturer of both the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2014-2016) and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (2019-2022).

Heydari is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Innovative Education Award and Best Invited Paper Award at the 2021 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. He was selected as the inaugural Faculty Innovation Fellow by UCI Beall Applied Innovation. He was the recipient of the 2016-2017 UCI School of Engineering Mid-Career Excellence in Research, the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from the Orange County Engineering Council, the 2009 Business Plan Competition First Place Prize Award and Best Concept Paper Award both from Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, the 2010 Faculty of the Year Award from UC Irvine’s Engineering Student Council, the 2009 School of Engineering Best Faculty Research Award, the 2007 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award, the 2005 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Award, the 2005 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2005 Henry Samueli School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, and the Best Paper Award at the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design. His research on novel low-power multi-purpose multi-antenna RF front-ends received the Low-Power Design Contest Award at the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Low-Power Electronics and Design. 

Heydari is an associate editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Open Journal of the Solid-State Circuits Society and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters. He is a member of the Technical Program Committee of IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference and the International Microwave Symposium. Heydari was a member of AdCom for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, and a member of International Technical Program Committee of the ISSCC (2014-2019). He was the guest editor of IEEE JSSC and associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems – I, and served on the technical program committees of the Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium, International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, IEEE Design and Test in Europe and International Symposium on Physical Design. He is the director of the Nanoscale Communication IC Labs.

He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to silicon-based millimeter-wave integrated circuits and systems.

For ZOOM link, please contact seminar host, Hamidreza Aghasi at

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