Prof. Dongsheng Brian Ma

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Prof. Dongsheng Brian Ma received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, in 2003. He received the B.S. and the M.S. degree in electronic science from NanKai University, Tianjin, China, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. In 2003, Prof. Ma joined Louisiana State University as an assistant professor. Later, he joined University of Arizona and was promoted to associate professor with early tenure in 2009. He currently is Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair and an associate professor at University of Texas at Dallas.

Prof. Ma is the founding director of Integrated System Design Laboratory since 2004. By combining power electronics and integrated circuits, and with a good understanding of both the underlying process technology and the higher levels of system architectures, controls and operations, his research program is committed to providing innovative solutions to high-performance power management and energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems. Prof. Mas current scholarly products include 1 book, 3 book chapters, 5 patents, over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and over 90 international speaking engagements. Prof. Ma received U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2009. He is the recipient or co-recipient of the Best Design Award in IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference Asia & South Pacific in 2004, the Best Student Paper Award in 52th IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits & Systems in 2009, the Best Poster Paper Award in 7th International Workshop on Electronics in Frontiers in 2011, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Student Best Paper Award (as co-author and advisor) in 2012, Outstanding Presentation Award in IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition in 2013, Best in Session Awards in SRC Annual TECHCON Conference in both 2012 and 2013, and was a finalist for the Best Paper Award of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design in 2007. For his excellence in research, teaching and service, Prof. Ma was awarded Analog Devices Chair Professorship (2004-2008)(University of Arizona), TxACE Chair Professorship (2010-2012)(University of Texas at Dallas), and Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair Professorship (2012-2015) (University of Texas at Dallas). Prof. Ma was also the winner of University of Arizona AAFSAA Outstanding Faculty Award in 2006, and was a finalist for University of Arizona Accolades Outstanding Faculty Award in 2009.

Prof. Ma currently serves on IEEE Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee and IEEE Power System and Circuit Committee in IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He also served on IEEE Computer-Aided Circuit Network Design Technical Committee (2005-2009) and Technical Committee of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS). He was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems, Part I: Regular Papers. He has been an Executive Committee Member and Thrust Leader in Energy Efficiency at Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) since 2010.

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Brian Ma

Associate Professor
Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair
800 W Campbell Rd, EC37
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
United States
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