Prof. Fa Foster Dai




       Fa Foster Dai (M’92–SM’00-F'09) received B.S. and M.S. degrees from University of Electronic Science and Technology of

       China in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Auburn

       University, AL, USA in 1997 and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

       in 1998.


       From 1997 to 2000, he was with Hughes Network Systems of Hughes Electronics, Germantown, Maryland, where he was a
       Member of Technical Staff in very large scale integration (VLSI), designing analog and digital ICs for wireless and satellite
       communications.


       From 2000 to 2001, he was with YAFO Networks, Hanover, Maryland, where he was a Technical Manager and a Principal
       Engineer in VLSI designs, leading high-speed SiGe IC designs for fiber communications.


       From 2001 to 2002, he was with Cognio Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, designing radio frequency (RF) ICs for integrated
       multi-band wireless transceivers. From 2002 to 2004, he was an RFIC consultant for Cognio Inc.


       In August 2002, he joined Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, USA, where he is currently a Professor in electrical and
       computer engineering. His research interests include VLSI circuits for analog and mixed-signal applications, RFIC designs for
       wireless and broadband networks, ultra-high frequency synthesis and mixed signal built-in self-test (BIST). He co-authored
       the book Integrated Circuit Design for High-Speed Frequency Synthesis (Artech House Publishers, Feb, 2006).


       Dr. Dai serves as Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Solid State Circuits in 2012 and 2013, and for IEEE Transactions on

      Industrial Electronics in 2001, 2009 and 2010.  He served on the technical program committee of the IEEE Symposium on

      VLSI Circuits from 2005 to 2008. He was the co-chair of the wireless workshop on Multi-Standard Wireless Transceiver

      RFIC Designs at 2007 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits. He currently serves on the executive committee as well as the

      technical program committee (TPC) of the IEEE Bipolar / BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM) and is the TPC

      chaird of 2016 BCTM. He serves on the organizational as well as the technical program committees of the IEEE Custom  

      Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). He holds 6 U.S. patents and received the Senior Faculty Research Award for

      Excellence from the College of Engineering of Auburn University in 2009. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 2009 “for

      contributions to high-speed frequency synthesis and radio frequency integrated circuits”.