Hossein Fariborzi

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division

Green Integrated Circuits and Systems Group


Education Profile

  • ​​​PhD., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2013
  • MSc, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2008
  • BSc, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2006​

Research Interests

​Professor Fariborzi's research interests include design, modeling and optimization of ultra-low power integrated circuits and systems (mixed-signal/digital), implemented with emerging switching technologies. In particular, he's interested in a fusion of the mainstream switching devices (CMOS) and a range of novel solutions, such as MEMS-based micro and nanorelays. He's also exploring the application of such devices and systems in the field of biomedical instrumentation and wireless, wearable healthcare.

Selected Publications

  • H. Fariborzi, F. Chen, R. Nathanael, R. Lee, T.-J.K. Liu, V. Stojanovic, "Relays Do Not Leak, CMOS Does," in IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), (Featured presentation and video demonstration), Austin, TX, June 2013.
  • H. Fariborzi F. Chen, I-R. Chen, R. Nathanael, R. Lee, T.-J.K. Liu, V. Stojanovic, "Scaled Micro-Electro-Mechanical Relay Circuits and Systems," IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference ISSCC (SRP poster and short presentation), San Francisco, 2013.
  • M. Spencer, F. Chen, H. Fariborzi, R. Nathanael, C.Wang, A. Gupta, H. Kam, V. Pott, J. Jeon, T.-J. K. Liu, D. Marković, E. Alon, and V. Stojanović, "Demonstration of Integrated Micro-Electro-Mechanical Relay Circuits for VLSI Applications," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 2011.
  • H. Fariborzi, M. Spencer, V. Karkare, J. Jeon, R. Nathanael, C. Wang, F. Chen, H. Kam, V. Pott, T.-j. K. Liu, E. Alon, V. Stojanović, and D. Marković, "Analysis and demonstration of MEM-relay power gating," Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), 2010 IEEE, San Jose, CA.
  • F. Chen, M. Spencer, R. Nathanael, H. Fariborzi, C.Wang, A. Gupta, H. Kam, V. Pott, J. Jeon, T.-J. K. Liu, D. Marković, V. Stojanović, and E. Alon, "Demonstration of Integrated Micro-Electro-Mechanical (MEM) Switch Circuits for VLSI Applications," International Solid State Circuits Conference ISSCC, San Francisco, 2010.
  • H. Fariborzi, M. Moghavvemi; "Energy Aware Multi-tree Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks" IET Journal of Communications, Vol. 3(5), 2009.