2014 Noonan Award Winner
Jian Guo received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical
Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in
2006. On September 2006, he joined the research group of Prof.
Sameer Sonkusale, namely the Nanoscale Integrated Sensors and
Circuits Laboratory or Nanolab, in the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at Tufts University, Medford, MA, where he
received the Master of Science degree and the Doctorate degree in
2009 and 2011 respectively, all in electrical engineering. Jian's
doctoral dissertation was in the area of analog and mixed-signal IC
design with special focus on CMOS image sensors for scientific
imaging applications. He is the author of six journal publications
and five conference papers and has been awarded one patent.
In his five years of graduate studies at Tufts, Jian worked on
several interdisciplinary projects over and above his work that went
into his doctoral thesis. He made exceptional contributions to the
development of high performance CMOS image sensors, designed and
implemented an electronic nose for vapor sensing, and also
contributed on a DARPA project in the unconventional area of
chemical communications based on infofuses.
In 2008, Jian was a Summer Intern at GE Sensing and Inspections
Inc., North Billerica, MA, where he worked on embedded system design
for ultrasonic flow meters. In 2010, he joined the over-sampling
data converter group at Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, as a co-op
student. At TI, he worked on the characterization of a low power
multi-channel analog front-end chip for EEG applications. From
September 2011 to September 2013, Jian was with OmniVision
Technologies at Santa Clara, CA, where he was a Senior Analog
Designer working on low-power and high dynamic range mixed-signal
readout circuits design for CMOS image sensors. Jian joined Apple
Inc. in September 2013 at Cupertino, CA, as a Sensing Systems
Engineer. At Apple, Jian is currently investigating new sensing
technologies to improve user experiences.