Dongsheng Brian Ma

Distinguished Chair in Microelectronics
Professor - Electrical Engineering
dxm101000@utdallas.edu
972-883-5558
ECN3922
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technolgy, Hong Kong - 2003
M.S. - Electronic Science
NanKai University, Tianjin, China - 1998
B.S.
- 1995

Research Areas

Biography
Prof. Dongsheng Brian Ma received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, in 2003. He received the B.S. degree with highest honors and the M.S. degree in electronic science from NanKai University, Tianjin, China, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Ma started his teaching career at Louisiana State University, then joined University of Arizona, where he lead an unique university-industry program and became the first assistant professor holding a chaired professor position. He was awarded the Universitys Outstanding Faculty Award in 2006, and was promoted as associate professor with early tenure in 2009. He joined University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in August 2010, where he is currently an associate professor in Electrical Engineering and an Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair in Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. He also serves in Executive Committee and as Thrust Leader in Energy Efficiency at Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE).

Publications

Y. Wang, D. Ma, "A 450-mV Single Fuel Cell Power Management Unit with Switch-Mode Quasi-V2 Hysteretic Control and Automatic Start-Up on Standard 0.35um CMOS", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, accepted for publication. forthcoming - Publication
D. Nguyen, D. Ma, J. Roveda, "Recent Design Development in Molecular Imaging for Breast Cancer Detection using Nanometer CMOS based Sensors", Journal of Oncology, accepted for publication. forthcoming - Publication
J. Sankman, D. Ma, A Digital Ultra-Low-Power CMOS Maximum Power Point Tracker for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting," 14th Annual TECHCON, Austin, TX, Sept. 2012, accepted for publication. 2012 - Publication
Y. Zhang, D. Ma, "Adaptive Pseudo-Continuous Conduction Mode Operation Schemes and Circuit Designs for Single-Inductor Multiple-Output Switching Converters", Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, pp. 419-432, Vol. 72, No. 2, Aug. 2012. 2012 - Publication
J. Sankman, D. Ma, A 30-mA CMOS Low Dropout Regulator for WiMAX Analog Front Ends with 50 dB PSRR at 10 MHz," 34th IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC), Scottsdale, AZ, Oct. 2012, accepted for publication. 2012 - Publication
Y. Zhang, H. Chen, D. Ma, A 198-ns/V VO-Hopping Reconfigurable RGB LED Driver with Automatic VO Detection and Quasi-Constant-Frequency Predictive Peak Current Control," IEEE VLSI Symposium on Circuits, pp. 184-185, Hawaii, USA, June 2012. 2012 - Publication
H. Chen, Y. Zhang, D. Ma, "A SIMO Parallel-String Driver IC for Dimmable LED Backlighting with Local Bus Voltage Optimization and Single Time-Shared Regulation Loop", IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, pp. 452-462, Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan. 2012. 2012 - Publication
Y. Zhang, D. Ma, "Input-Self-Biased Transient-Enhanced Maximum Voltage Tracker for Low-Voltage Energy Harvesting Applications", IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, pp. 2227-2230, Vol. 27, No. 5, May 2012. 2012 - Publication
Y. Wang, D. Ma, A FPGA-Based Imaging Processor for Ultrasound Applications," 14th Annual TECHCON, Austin, TX, Sept. 2012, accepted for publication. 2012 - Publication
D. Ma, R. Bondade, Reconfigurable Switched-Capacitor Power Converters, ISBN 978-1-4614-4186-1, Springer, New York, 2012. 2012 - Publication

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • 2009, Best Gradaute Thesis Award, College of Engineering, The University of Arizona, (as thesis advisor of Ms. Ling Su); 
  • 2009, ssss Nominated for University of Arizona Accolades Outstanding Faculty Award; 
  • 2009, 1st Place Winner in 52nd IEEE International Midwest Symp. on Circuits & Systems Student Paper Contest (as student advisor of Rajdeep Bondade); 
  • 2009-2014, United States National Science Foundation CAREER Award; 
  • 2006-2008, Analog Devices Endowed Professorship (2nd term after nationwide selection); 
  • 2007, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Designs (ICCAD) Best Paper Award Nominee; 
  • 2007, IEEE Senior Member; 
  • 2006, The University of Arizona AAFSAA) Outstanding Faculty Award of the Year; 
  • 2006, Best Graduate Thesis Award, College of Engineering, The University of Arizona, (as thesis advisor of Keith Sanborn); 
  • 2004-2006, Analog Devices Chair Professorship; 
  • 2004, Best Design Award, IEEE/ACM Asia & South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC); 
  • 2002, Schmidt Award of Excellence; 
  • 2002, Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft Fellowship; 
  • 2002, STMicroelectronics Ltd. Scholarship; 
  • 2001, Outstanding Student Paper Award, IEEE Student Paper Contest, Hong Kong; 
  • 1997, Guang Hua Foundation Scholarship (2nd prize); 
  • 1996, Hua Wei Scholarship (1st prize); 
  • 1995, Excellent Graduate Student of the year, NanKai University; 
  • 1992, Motorola Scholarship for academic excellence, (1st prize); 
  • 1993, Motorola Scholarship for academic excellence, (1st prize); 
  • 1994, Motorola Scholarship for academic excellence, (1st prize); 
  • 1991, NanKai University Excellent Freshman Fellowship, (for ranking 1st place in College of Engineering and College of Science); 
  • 1991, First runner-up in National College Entrance Exam in Shaanxi Province, China