ROBERT BOGDAN STASZEWSKI, PhD, University College Dublin



Full Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering



Dr. Staszewski received the B.Sc. (summa cum laude), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA, in 1991, 1992 and 2002, respectively.



From 1991 to 1995, Professor Staszewski was with Alcatel Network Systems, Richardson, where he was involved in SONET cross-connect systems for fiber optics communications.  In 1995 he joined Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dallas, TX, USA, where he was elected as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (limited to 2% of technical staff).  From 1995 to 1999 he was involved in advanced CMOS read channel development for hard disk drives.  In 1999 he co-started the Digital RF Processor (DRP) group within Texas Instruments with a mission to invent new digitally intensive approaches to traditional RF functions for integrated radios in deeply scaled CMOS technology.  From 2007 to 2009 he was a CTO of the DRP group.  In 2009 he joined the Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, where he currently holds a guest appointment of Full Professor.  Since 2014 he has been a Full Professor with the University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland.  He has authored or co-authored four books, five book chapters, 210 journal and conference publications, and holds 160 issued US patents.  His current research interests include nanoscale CMOS architectures and circuits for frequency synthesizers, transmitters, and receivers.

Professor Staszewski has been a TPC member of ISSCC, RFIC, ESSCIRC, ISCAS, and RFIT.  He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the digital RF communication systems and a recipient of the prestigious 2012 IEEE Circuits and Systems Industrial Pioneer Award.

Professor Staszewski brings into this project:

1.     19 years of industrial experience of building robust IC chips for various mixed-signal applications.

2.     Expertize in putting together large and complex electronics systems needed for this multi-discipline project.

3.     Expertize in ultra-low power IC design needed for any electronic interfacing with the brain.

4.     Signal processing expertize needed for the new algorithms.

5.     Initial work on quantum computer devices and single-electron structures.  Useful to understand the brain, which is likely to be a room-temperature quantum computer.