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Brian Aull

Lecturer
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brian Aull

Brian Aull

Lecturer
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone 617-627-3217
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
photon-counting imaging, wavefront sensing, low-light passive imaging
Biography: 

Brian Aull is a staff scientist in the Advanced Imager Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, which develops solid state image sensors with specialized and advanced capabilities. He pursues research on photon counting image sensors based on the integration of silicon Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode arrays with all-digital CMOS readout circuits. Applications include lidar, wavefront sensing, and light-starved passive imaging.

Aull has authored or coauthored numerous paper and conference presentations on photon-sensitive imaging devices and on spatial light modulators and optical switches based on multiple quantum well structures. He is also an active and passionate educator, teaching courses on electronics and device physics at Tufts University and a number of internal technical education courses at the Laboratory.

Education: 
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1985
M.S., Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1979
B.S, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1977
Professional Experience: 
1985-present:

Technical Staff Member, Advanced Technology Division, MIT Lincoln Lab

2010-present:

Instructor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

1990-1991:

Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University

1981-1985:

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, MIT

1977-1979:

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, MIT

1979-1980:

Technical Staff, Electronics Research Center, Hewlett-Packard Labs

1975-1979:

Co-op Student/Staff Member, Naval Avionics Center