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Alyssa Apsel Elected to Board of Governors of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Professor Alyssa Apsel has been elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Her election indicates the strong recognition of her research accomplishments and contributions to the tech­­nical society by the members of the organization.  

Each year, five members of the CAS Society are elected by the membership-at-large to serve three-year terms on the Board of Governors. This Board represents the members of the Society and approves the Society’s annual budget and amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, elects Society Officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds. 

“It is an exciting time to be an electrical engineer,” says Apsel in her position statement. “The world of technology is changing rapidly as new paradigms in ubiquitous electronics, bio-convergence, cloud computing, human-machine interfaces, and big data emerge. The changing nature of devices and the potential end of Moore's law offer particularly relevant challenges for Circuits and Systems Society, and we should be poised to offer solutions to an international industry and research community.…I believe that it is of primary importance that the Circuits and Systems Society be prepared to not only adapt to these changes, but also to take advantage of the position that our unique multidisciplinary nature allows us at this time.”

The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society is the leading organization that promotes the advancement of the theory, analysis, design, tools, and implementation of circuits and systems. The field spans their theoretical foundations, applications, and architectures, as well as circuits and systems implementation of algorithms for signal and information processing. Their mission is to foster CASS members across disciplines to address humanity’s grand challenges by conceiving and pioneering solutions to fundamental and applied problems in circuits and systems.

Alyssa Apsel received the B.S. from Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, in 1995 and the Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 2002. She joined Cornell University in 2002, where she is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The focus of her research is on power-aware mixed signal circuits and solving the problems that arise in highly scaled CMOS and modern electronic systems. She has authored or coauthored over 90 refereed publications in related fields of RF mixed signal circuit design, interconnect design and planning, photonic integration with VLSI, and circuit design techniques in the presence of variation resulting in eight patents and several pending patent applications. She received a best paper award at ASYNC 2006, had a MICRO "Top Picks" paper in 2006, received a college teaching award in 2007, received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2004, and was selected by Technology Review Magazine as one of the Top 100 Young Innovators in 2004. She has also served as an Associate Editor of various journals including IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and II and is the chair of the Analog and Signal Processing Technical committee of ISCAS 2011.

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