Carnegie Mellon University

Vanessa Chen

Vanessa Chen

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • HH 2123
Address 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Vanessa is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013. Before joining Carnegie Mellon University, she was an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. Prior to that, she was with Qualcomm working on low-power data-acquisition systems for mobile devices. From 2010 to 2013, at Carnegie Mellon, she focused her research on self-healing systems and high-speed ADC designs, and held a research internship position at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, in 2012. Her work has appeared in top academic conferences and has been featured as highlights in the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2019, the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2013 and the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship in 2012. In 2005, she joined Realtek Semiconductor working on analog front-end circuits of xDSL chipsets. Her research interests focuses on energy-efficient analog-digital interface designs for ubiquitous sensing and communication systems.

Education

Ph.D., 2013
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

M.S., 2005
Electrical Engineering
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

B.S., 2003
Electrical Engineering
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Research

Ubiquitous sensing systems, brain-machine interfaces, hardware security for IoT devices, analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits, efficient signal acquisition algorithms.