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2014 Noonan Award Winner

Jian Guo

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.