Kenneth O

Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair
Professor - Electrical Engineering
kxo091000@utdallas.edu
972-883-5555
ECN3302

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - EECS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1989
B.S. - EECS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1984
M.S. - EECS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1984

Publications

K. K. O, Affordable Terahertz Electronics, IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 113-116, May 2009. 2009 - Publication
C.-Y. Cha, H.-B. Lee, and K. K. O, A TV-Band Harmonic Rejection Mixer Adoptin gm Linearization Technique, IEEE Microwave Components Letters, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 563-565, September 2009. 2009 - Publication
C. Mao*, S. Sankaran*, E.-Y. Seok*, K. K. O, Millimeter Wave Varistor Mode Schottky Diode FrequencyDoubler in CMOS, IEEE Microwave Components Letters, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 173-175, March 2009. 2009 - Publication
C. Mao*, S. Nallani*, S. Sankaran*, E.-Y. Seok*, K. K. O, "65/130 GHz diode frequency doubler in 0.13-¼m CMO," IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 1531-1538, May 2009. 2009 - Publication
N. Zhang*, H. Xu*, H.-T. Wu*, K. K. O, W-band Active Down-Conversion Mixer in Bulk CMOS, IEEE Microwave Components Letters, vol.19, no. 2, pp. 98-100, February 2009. 2009 - Publication

Appointments

TI Distinguished Chair in Analog Circuits and Systems, Director of Texas Analog Center of Excellence - University of Texas at Dallas [2009–Present]
Chief Technology Officer - Global Communication Devices Inc. [2002–2003]
Visiting Professor - Massachusetts Institute of Technology [2001–2002]
Professor - University of Florida [2001–2009]
Associate Professor - University of Florida [1998–2001]
Assistant Professor - University of Florida [1994–1998]
Sr. DSP Process Dev. Engineer - Analog Devices Inc. [1989–1994]
Research Assistant - Massachusetts Institute of Technology [1985–1989]
Senior Process Engineer - Harris Corporation [1984–1985]
Co-op Student - International Business Machines Corp. [1983–1984]

Projects

Toward CMOS Terahertz Systems,
2009–2009 E.-Y. Seok, D. Shim*, C. Mao*, S. Sankaran, C. Cao, R. Han*, and K. K. O, Toward CMOS Terahertz Systems, (Invited) 2009 International Workshop on Terahertz Technology, December 2009, Osaka, Japan.
Progress Toward a Single Chip Radio in CMOS
2008–2008 K. K. O, (Invited) Progress Toward a Single Chip Radio in CMOS, 2008 IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Workshop, Oct. 2008, Dallas, TX.
Antennas in Silicon Integrated Circuits.
2006–2006 K. K. O, K. Kim*, B. Floyd*, J. Mehta*, H. Yoon*, C.-M. Hung*, D. Bravo*, T. Dickson*, X. Guo*, R. Li*, N. Trichy*, J. Caserta*, W. Bomstad*, J. Branch*, D.-J. Yang*, J. Bohorquez*, J. Chen*, E.-Y. Seok*, L. Gao*, A. Sugavanam*, J.-J. Lin*, S. Yu*, C. Cao*, M.-H. Hwang*, Y.-P. Ding*, S.-H. Hwang*, H. Wu*, N. Zhang*, and J. E. Brewer*, (Invited) Antennas in Silicon Integrated Circuits. 2006 Workshop on Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging and Systems, Shanghai, China, Dec. 2006.
Millimeter-Waves to Terahertz in CMOS,
2008–2008 K K O, S. Sankaran, C. Cao, E.-Y. Seok, D. Shim, C. Mao and R. Han, (Invited) Millimeter-Waves to Terahertz in CMOS, 2008 Pre-Competitive Communication Circuit Research Symposium, Nov. 2008, Dallas TX..
Millimeter-wave Signal Generation in CMOS,
2009–2009 N. Zhang*, C. Mao*, D. Shim*, E. Seok, C. Cao, Y. Ding, and K. K. O, Millimeter-wave Signal Generation in CMOS, (Invited) 2009 RFIC Workshop, June 2009.

Additional Information

Professional Activities
  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, Adcom member, 2009-2011.
  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Liaison to IEEE RFIC Symposium/ a member of Steering Committee for IEEE RFIC Symposium, 2003-Present.
  • A member of Technical Advisory Board for Global Communication Devices Inc., 2001-2003.
  • A member of International Advisory Committee for J. of Semiconductor Technology and Science, 2001-present.Y
  • General Chairman, IEEE Bipolar Circuits and Technology Meeting, 2001.
  • Technical Program Committee Member, International Electron Device Meeting, 2000.
  • Publication Chairman, International Electron Device Meeting, 1999.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, Jan 1999 - Present.
  • Chairman, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Bipolar Circuits and Technology Meeting, 2000.
  • Vice Chairman, Technical Program Committee, IEEE Bipolar Circuits and Technology Meeting, 1999.
  • Publication Chairman, IEEE Bipolar Circuits and Technology Meeting, 1998.
  • Guest Editor for a special issue on 1996 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting in IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.
  • Short Course Chairman, Bipolar Circuits and Technology Meeting, 1994-1996.
  • Member, Bipolar Circuits and Technology Meeting Technical Program Committee, 1992-1994.
Awards/Honors
  • 2004-2006 UF Research Foundation Professorship
  • 2003-2004 UF Ph.D. Advisor/Mentor Award
  • 2003, The best student paper award, IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference.
  • 1999 Copper Design Challenge, Phase-1 Cash Prize
  • 1999 Copper Design Challenge, Phase-2 Runner Up
  • 1996 NSF Early Career Development Award
  • 1995, 1997, 2000 IBM Faculty Partnership Award
  • 1985, Materials Processing Center Fellowship at M.I.T.
  • A member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi.

News Articles

Expert on Analog Electronics to Join UT Dallas
A leading authority in the field of analog electronics has been named director of the Texas Analog Center of Excellence, or TxACE, at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he plans “to help shape the landscape for research in analog electronics,” which he calls “a fundamental technology that touches virtually everyone’s daily life.” Kenneth O will join the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science next fall as a professor of electrical engineering and holder of the Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair. UT Dallas is committed to expanding its research and education in analog technology, and Dr. O’s leadership will be key to that, said UT Dallas President Dr. David E. Daniel.
Engineering Professor Receives Research Honor for Lifetime of Work
Dr. Kenneth O, professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has received a 2014 University Research Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) in recognition of lifetime contributions to U.S. semiconductor design research.

Dr. O, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair, has been working in the field of analog electronics for almost 30 years and is the director of the Texas Analog Center of Excellence(TxACE), the largest University-based analog center in the world. SIA is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of the country’s top export industries.
Researchers Win Nearly $1 Million in Defense Grants for Equipment
Two grants totaling nearly $1 million won by researchers in the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) will lower the hurdle for research and development in high frequency integrated circuit design.

Each year researchers throughout the country compete in the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) for funds for instrumentation needed to carry out high-quality, cutting-edge research of interest to U.S. defense.
Last year, Dr. Kenneth O, professor of electrical engineeringand director of TxACE, and Dr. Rashaunda Henderson, assistant professor of electrical engineering and a TxACE member, successfully competed against more than 500 researchers to receive funding. The measurement systems are expected to be available for use this fall.