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

P. Ngo, D. Ma, "Integrated Switched-Capacitor Voltage Doubler with Clock Transition Periods Boosting and Transfer Blocking Techniques," the 25th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC), pp. 813-817, Palm Springs, CA, Feb. 2010. 2010 - Publication
R. Bondade, D. Ma, "Hardware-Software Co-Design of an Embedded Power Management Module with Adaptive On-Chip Power Processing Schemes", in the Proc. of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 617-620, Paris, France, May 2010. 2010 - Publication
H. Chen, B. Wei, D. Ma, "On-Chip Energy Management System with Carbon Nanotube Supercapacitors", ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 2010. 2010 - Publication
H. Chen, B. Wei, D. Ma, "Energy Storage and Management System with Carbon Nanotube Supercapacitor and Multi-Directional Power Delivery Capability for Autonomous Wireless Sensor Nodes," Special Issue on Power Electronics for Microgrids 2010, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 25, No. 12, pp. 2897-2909, Dec. 2010. 2010 - Publication
I. Chowdhury, D. Ma, P. Prazak and F. Highton, "Monolithic CMOS HD Radio: Architecture Design and Front-End Implementation", in the Proc. of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 489-492, Paris, France, May 2010. 2010 - Publication
L. Su, D. Ma, "A Monolithic Reconfigurable SC Power Converter with Adaptive Gain Control and On-Chip Capacitor Sizing", the 2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, pp. 2713-2717, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Sept. 2010. 2010 - Publication
R. Bondade, D. Ma, "Self-Reconfigurable Channel Data Buffering Scheme and Circuit Design for Adaptive Flow Control in Power-Efficient Network-on-Chips," IEEE Trans. on Circuits & Systems I: Regular Papers, Vol. 57, No. 11, pp. 2890-2903, Nov. 2010. 2010 - Publication
L. Su, D. Ma, A. P. Brokaw, "Design and Analysis of Monolithic Step-Down Switched-Capacitor Power Converter with Subthreshold DPWM Control for Self-Powered Wireless Sensors," IEEE Trans. on Circuits & Systems I: Regular Papers, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 280-290, Jan. 2010. 2010 - Publication
C. Zheng, D. Ma, "A 10-MHz 92.1%-Efficiency Green-Mode Automatic Reconfigurable Switching Converter with Adaptively Compensated Single-Bound Hysteresis Control," IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), pp. 204-205, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2010. 2010 - Publication
C. Zheng, D. Ma, "Design of Monolithic Low Drop-out Regulator for Wireless Powered Brain Cortical Implants Using a Line Ripple Rejection Technique," IEEE Trans. on Circuits & Systems II: Express Briefs, Vol. 57, No. 9, pp. 686-690, Sept. 2010. 2010 - 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