Dongsheng Brian Ma

Distinguished Chair in Microelectronics
Professor - Electrical Engineering
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
- 1995

Research Areas

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).


D. Ma, C. Zheng, M. Koen, H. Chao, "Low-Power Variable-Gain CMFB-Free Current Feedback Amplifier for Ultrasound Medical Imaging," Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, No. 3, pp. 171-179, March 2009. 2009 - Publication
Y. K. Wang, C. Zheng, D. Ma, "Integrated Variable-Output Switching Converter with Dual-Loop Delta-Sigma Modulation for Adaptive Wireless Powering in Implantable Devices," 35th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), pp. 583-588, Porto, Portugal, Nov. 2009. 2009 - Publication
I. Chowdhury, D. Ma, "Design of Reconfigurable and Robust Integrated SC Power Converter for Self-Powered Energy-Efficient Devices," IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, (invited paper), Vol. 56, No. 10, pp. 4018-4028, Oct. 2009. 2009 - Publication
R. Bondade, D. Ma, "A DLL-Regulated SIMO Power Converter for DVS-Enabled Power-Aware VLSI Systems", IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), pp. 961-964, Cancun, Mexico, Aug. 2009. 2009 - Publication
F. Luo, D. Ma, "An Adaptive Single Inductor Multiple Output Buck-Boost Converter with Digital Adaptive Power Allocation Control for Dynamic Voltage Scaling Application", TECHCON 2009, Austin, TX, Sept. 2009, accepted for presentation. 2009 - Publication
M. Song, I. Chowdhury, D. Ma and A. P. Brokaw, "Adaptive step-down switched-capacitor power converter with z-domain observation-based line-load regulation," IEEE VLSI Symp. on Circuits, pp. 134-135, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA June 2008. 2008 - Publication
D. Ma, F. Luo, "Robust Multiple-Phase Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Power Converter with Digital Interleaving Regulation", (invited) IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, Special Section on Low-Power Electronics and Design, pp. 611-619, Vol. 16, No. 6, June 2008. 2008 - Publication
L. Su, D. Ma, "Design and Optimization of Integrated Low-Voltage Low-Power Monolithic CMOS Charge Pumps," 19th IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motions (SPEEDAM), pp. 43-48, Ichita, Italy, June 2008. 2008 - Publication
A Mitev, M. Marefat, D. Ma, J. Wang, "Parameter Reduction for Variability Analysis by Slice Inverse Regression (SIR) Method," (invited), IEE Proceedings for Circuit, Devices and Systems, pp. 16-22, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Feb. 2008. 2008 - Publication
D. Nguyen, H. Cormican, A. Baysal, J. Wang, D. Ma, "A Mammography Imaging Hybrid Pixel Sensor Test Chip with Low Noise CMOS Readout IC on Fully Depleted SOI - Design Tradeoff Study," 9th International Conference on Applications for Nuclear Techniques, Crete, Greece, June 2008, accepted for publication. 2008 - 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