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

H. Chao, D. Ma, M. Koen, P. Prazak, "CMOS Low-Power Variable-Gain CMFB-Free Current Feedback Amplifier for Ultrasound Diagnostic Applications", IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), pp. 427-430, Hangzhou, China, Nov. 13-15, 2006. 2006 - Publication
N. S. Mohan, D. Ma, "Integrated Low-Ripple-Voltage Fast-Response Switched-Capacitor Power Converter with Interleaving Regulation Scheme", IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS), pp. 3129-3133, Greece, 2006. 2006 - Publication
N. S. Mohan, D. Ma, "Low-Ripple CMOS Switched-Capacitor Power Converter With Closed-Loop Interleaving Regulation", IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conferences (CICC), pp. 245-248, Sept. 2006. 2006 - Publication
H. Chao, D. Ma, "CMOS Variable-Gain Wide-Bandwidth CMFB-Free Differential Current Feedback Amplifier for Ultrasound Diagnostic Applications", IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS), pp. 649-653, Greece 2006. 2006 - Publication
D. Ma, V. Vazquas, "Adaptive Switching Power Converter with Dual-Loop Switched-Capacitor Controller and On-Chip Output Capacitor", 32nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), pp. 524-527, Montreux, Switzerland, Sept. 18-22, 2006. 2006 - Publication
D. Ma, Z. Zhang, "Thermal Compensation Method for CMOS Digital Integrated Circuits Using Temperature-Adaptive DC-DC Converter", IEEE Trans. on Circuits & Systems II: Express Briefs, Vol. 53, No. 11, pp. 1284-1288, Nov. 2006. 2006 - Publication
K. Sanborn, D. Ma, I. Vadim, "A Sub-1V Low-Noise Bandgap Voltage Reference", IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conferences (CICC), pp. 607-610, Sept. 2006. 2006 - Publication
Z. Hu and D. Ma, "A Pseudo-CCM Buck Converter with Freewheel Switching Control," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS), pp. 3083-3086, May 2005. 2005 - Publication
J. Wang, B. Srinivas, D. Ma, C. Chen, J. Li, "System-Level Power and Thermal Modeling and Analysis by Orthogonal Polynomial based Response Surface Approach", IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design(ICCAD), pp. 728-735, Nov. 2005. 2005 - Publication
D. Ma, J. Wang, N. S. Mohan, Z. Hu, "Design and Optimization on Dynamic Power System for Self-Powered Integrated Wireless Sensing Nodes," IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics (ISLPED), pp. 303-306, Aug. 2005. 2005 - 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