Dongsheng Brian Ma

Distinguished Chair in Microelectronics
Professor - Electrical Engineering
 
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

C. Zhang, D. Ma, "Integrated Adaptive DC/DC Conversion with Adaptive Pulse-Train Technique for Low-Ripple Fast-Response Regulation", IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics (ISLPED), pp. 257-262, Aug. 2004. 2004 - Publication
H. Lam, W-H Ki, C-Y Tsui and D. Ma, "Integrated 0.9V Charge-Control Switching Converter with Self-Biased Current Sensor," IEEE Intl. Midwest Symp. on Ckts & Syst, July 2004. 2004 - Publication
D. Ma, V. Tam, W-H Ki and H. Lam, "A CAD Simulator Based on Loop Gain Measurement for Switching Converters," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems, pp. 940-943, Canada, May 2004. 2004 - Publication
A. Oksasoglu, D. Ma, Q. Wang, "Rank One Chaos in Switch-Controlled Murali-Lakshmanan-Chua Circuit", International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol. 16, No. 11, pp. 3207-3224, Nov. 2006. D. Ma, W-H Ki, C-Y Tsui, "An Integrated One-Cycle Control Buck Converter with Adaptive Output and Dual-Loop Output Error Correction", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 140-149, Jan. 2004. 2004 - Publication
H. Y. H. Lam, W-H Ki and D. Ma, "Loop Gain Analysis and Development of High-Speed High-Accuracy Current Sensors for Switching Converters," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems, pp. 828-831, May 2004. 2004 - Publication
D. Ma, W-H Ki, C-Y Tsui, "Fast Adaptive DC-DC Conversion Using Dual-Loop One-Cycle Control in Standard Digital CMOS Process," (Best Design Award) IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference- Asia & South Pacific, pp. 539-540, Jan. 2004. 2004 - Publication
D. Ma, W-H Ki, C-Y Tsui, "An Integrated One-Cycle Control Buck Converter with Adaptive Output and Dual-Loop Output Error Correction", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 140-149, Jan. 2004. 2004 - Publication
D. Ma, W-H Ki, C-Y Tsui, "A Pseudo-CCM/DCM SIMO Switching Converter with Freewheel Switching", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 1007-1014, June 2003. 2003 - Publication
D. Ma, W-H Ki, C-Y Tsui and P. K. T. Mok, "Single-Inductor Dual-Output CMOS Switching Converters in Discontinuous-Conduction Mode with Time-Multiplexing Control", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 89-100, Jan. 2003. 2003 - Publication
D. Ma, W-H Ki, C-Y Tsui, "A Fast-Response Adaptive-Output Switching Converter with On-Chip Dual-Loop One-Cycle Control", IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conf. (ESSCIRC), pp. 379-382, Italy, Sept. 2002. 2002 - 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