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Valencia Koomson

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advanced Integrated Circuits and Systems Laboratory

Valencia Koomson

Valencia Koomson

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advanced Integrated Circuits and Systems Laboratory

Phone 617-627-2291
Halligan Hall, Room 210
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Valencia Koomson is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. Prior to joining Tufts, she held an appointment as a VLSI research engineer at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI), where she performed research on the design of radiation-hardened analog/mixed signal VLSI systems in CMOS for military and space applications. Koomson is a former Marshall Scholar, Intel Foundation Scholar, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Education: 
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2003
M.Eng., Computer Science, MIT, 1999
B.S., Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1998
Research Interests: 

Valencia Koomson's research interests include the design of silicon-based mixed-mode VLSI systems (analog, digital, RF, optical), analog signal processing, and optoelectronic system-on-chip modeling and integration for applications in optical wireless communication and biomedical imaging.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2011: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
1999-2001: Marshall Scholarship
2001-2004: Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation
1999-2003: St. John's College Benefactors' Scholarship for Research, University of Cambridge
1998: Inducted, Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
EE-103: Introduction to VLSI Design
EE-094-BE: Bioelectronics
ES-003: Electronics I

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