Carnegie Mellon University

Rick Carley

Rick Carley

ST Microelectronics Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, DSSC

Address Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

 

L. Richard Carley joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 1984 and has been a major contributor to the research and educational missions of that department. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Carley received his S.B. (1976), S.M. (1978) and Ph.D. (1984) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a key member of the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC), where he served as associate director for electronic subsystems. He has also been a long standing contributor in the area of analog circuit design most recently participating in the Center for Circuits and Systems Solutions (C2S2).

An internationally known researcher, Carley works in the fields of CAD for analog circuit synthesis, high speed analog signal processing circuits, the design of RF front-end circuits, low power and low voltage digital logic, and the design of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). Carley is the co-author of two textbooks and the author or co-author of more than 200 book chapters and papers in professional journals and conferences. He has received several awards, including a Best Paper Award at the Design Automation Conference. In addition, he is an inventor or co-inventor on 23 patents. A dedicated educator, Carley has graduated over 40 M.S. students and over 30 Ph.D. students who are now pursuing careers in academia and industry.

For his contributions in research and teaching, Carley was elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1997. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing and served as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) from 1993-1996. In 1997, Carley co-founded Neolinear, a Pittsburgh-based high-tech company specializing in analog CAD synthesis tools which was acquired by Cadence in 2004.

Education

Ph.D., 1984 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S., 1978 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., 1976 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research

Research interests include:

  1. The design of analog circuits and systems for mixed-signal ICs and System-On-a-Chip (SOC) ICs - especially data converters, signal conditioning circuits, and communications / RF circuits.
  2. Development of CAD Tools to support the analog IC design flow.
  3. Design of integrated microelectromechanical systems and control/sensing electronics - for both inertial sensing and for IC-based mass data storage devices.

Keywords

  • CAD and design of analog signal processing circuits and MEMS systems
  • Analog circuit design
  • RF circuit design
  • Sensors
  • Networks
  • Network Analysis