Poras Balsara

Professor - Engineering & Computer Science
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
Penn State University - 1989
M.S. - Computer Science & Engineering
Penn State University - 1985
B.E. (Distinction) - Electrical Engineering
The University of Bombay - 1983
L.E.E. (Distinction) - Electronics & Electrical Engineering
The Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute - 1980

Research Areas

Research Interests
Investigating wide variety of problems in VLSI design, techniques for the design of energy efficient systems, circuits and systems for DSP and communications, digitally intensive/assisted RF, analog, and mixed-signal circuits, efficient control in power electronics, Nano-electromechanical (NEM) relays based digital and mixed-signal circuits, computer arithmetic, reconfigurable circuits, and application-specific architectures
Teaching Interests
Courses related to digital circuits, VLSI Design, introduction to power electronics

Publications

I. Syllaios and P. T. Balsara: “Linear Time-Variant Modeling and Analysis of All-Digital Phase-Locked Loops,” accepted for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I accepted - Publication
A. Awasthi, N. Al-Dhahir, Oren Eliezer, and P.T. Balsara: Alien Crosstalk Mitigation in Vectored DSL Systems for Backhaul Applications accepted for the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, Canada, June 10-15, 2012 2012 - Publication
S. K. Manohar, V. K. Somasundar, R. Venkatasubramanian and P.T. Balsara: “Bidirectional Single-Supply Level Shifter with Wide Voltage Range for Efficient Power Management” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSI ‘12), Hyderabad, India, January 8-11, 2012, pp. 125-130. Best Paper Award Nominee 2012 - Publication
R. Venkatasubramanian, S. K. Manohar and P. T. Balsara: “Nano-electromechanical Relays in Integrated Power Management" An Energy Efficient Alternative,” 2012 US-Korea Joint Symposium of Nanotechnology, Grapevine, Texas, May 1-4, 2012. 2012 - Publication
S. Modi and P.T. Balsara: Reduced Bandwidth Class H Supply Modulation for Wideband RF Power Amplifiers accepted for the Proceedings of the 13th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON2012), Cocoa Beach, FL, April 16-17, 2012 2012 - Publication
S. K. Manohar, R. Venkatasubramanian and P.T. Balsara: “Hybrid NEMS-CMOS DC-DC Converter for Improved Area and Power Efficiency” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSI ‘12), Hyderabad, India, January 8-11, 2012, pp. 221-226. Best Paper Award Nominee 2012 - Publication
R. Venkatasubramanian, S. K. Manohar, V. Paduvalli, and P. T. Balsara: “NEM Relay Based Memory Architectures for Low Power Design,” Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2012), August 20-23, 2012. 2012 - Publication
R. Venkatasubramanian, S. K. Manohar and P. T. Balsara: Improving Performance of NEM Relay Logic Circuits using Integrated Charge-Boosting Flip-Flop, Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures (NANOARCH), 2011. 2011 - Publication
J. Mehta, R. B. Staszewski, G. Feygin, O. Eliezer, M. Frechette, and P.T. Balsara: “Mismatch Considerations in an RF-DAC Design for a Digital Polar EDGE Transmitter,” Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Radio-Frequency Integration Technology (RFIT2011), Beijing, China. Nov. 30 -- Dec. 2, 2011, pp. 169-172. 2011 - Publication
I. Bashir, R. B. Staszewski, O. Eliezer, B. Banerjee and P. T. Balsara: “A Novel Approach for Mitigation of RF Oscillator Pulling in a Polar Transmitter,” IEEE Journal on Solid-State Circuits, vol. 46, no. 2, February 2011, pp. 403-415 2011 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Dept. Head
University of Texas at Dallas [2012–Present]
Visiting Researcher
Texas Instruments [2003–2003]
Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2000–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1995–2000]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1989–1995]

Additional Information

HONORS & AWARDS:
  1. Best Paper Award Nominee at the 25th IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSI ‘12), Hyderabad, India, January 8-11, 2012
  2. Best Teacher Award, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, April 2006.
  3. 2nd Best Entry Awardat the Chip Design Contest, 19th IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (VLSI ‘06), Hyderabad, India, January 3-7, 2006
  4. Best Paper Award, 5th International Workshop on System-on-Chip (IWSOC), Banf, Canada, July 20-24, 2005.
  5. Best Paper Award,IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, October 2004.
  6. The UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Award for Exemplary Contributions to Ph.D. Education and Research, April 2005.
  7. The UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Outstanding Service Award, August 2003.
  8. National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, 1990
  9. Gold Medal, Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, Bombay, India, 1980
Patents
  1. L. R. Hunt, P. T. Balsara & D. Bhatia: “System, Apparatus and Methods for Controlling Multiple Output Converters,” Patent Filed, November 22, 2011

  2. S. Kundapur & P. T. Balsara: “High Performance Bidirectional Single-Supply Level Shifter,” Provisional Patent filed, August 2010.

  3. K. Kiasaleh & P. T. Balsara: “System, Method and Apparatus for Providing Communications that Conform to a Cellular Communication Standard and a Non-Cellular Communication Standard,” United States Patent Number 8,260,279, September 4, 2012

  4. P. T. Balsara & K. Koshy: "Design of Basic Digital Logic Gates using Resonant Tunneling Diodes (RTDs) and Standard MOSFETs" and "Design of a Binary Full Adder Circuit using Resonant Tunneling Diodes (RTDs) and Standard MOSFETs," United States Patent Number 6,130,559, October 10, 2000.
Graduate Research

News Articles

Jonsson School Adds Experts in Energy, Computer Engineering
The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science has added nine new tenured and tenure-track faculty members this year, expanding its roster of researchers and teachers. With the new hires, the school continues its recent trend of expansion and growth. Since 2008, the school has doubled in size with the creation of four new departments and nine new degree programs.


The new faculty members work in a variety of areas, collectively creating a diverse range of expertise. Their research interests cover renewable energy, software engineering, and dynamic systems and control. Some of the new professors come to UT Dallas from postdoctoral research positions, while others held research positions at places such as Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Associate Dean Named Fellow of Largest Engineering Association
Dr. Poras T. Balsara, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for contributions to the design of all-digital frequency synthesizers.
IEEE
is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology, with 400,000 members in 160 countries. The rank of fellow is conferred by the IEEE board of directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any IEEE field, and is the highest grade of membership. Balsara is among the less than 0.1 percent of the membership selected this year to receive the honor.
Bioengineering, Computer Science Experts Join the Jonsson School
The fast growth and strong reputation of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science continues to attract faculty members eager to build on current competencies.

The addition of two new tenured or tenure-track faculty members this year brings the number of tenured-track faculty members to 155, a 65 percent increase from a decade ago. The Jonsson School now has a total of 250 faculty members who educate close to 8,000 students.