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Halligan Hall
Room 208
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617-627-2291
Fax: 617-627-3220

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Valencia Joyner Koomson
Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Cambridge
M.Eng., MIT

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award 2011
  • Marshall Scholarship (1999-2001)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2001-2004)
  • St. John's College Benefactors' Scholarship for Research, University of Cambridge (1999-2003)
  • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society (1998-present)


  • ResearchID | Scopus | Google Scholar
  • Design of silicon-based mixed-mode VLSI systems (analog, digital, RF, optical)
  • Analog signal processing
  • Optoelectronic system-on-chip modeling and integration for applications in optical wireless communication and biomedical imaging

Classes Taught

  • Devices and Circuits for Optical Communications
  • Introduction to VLSI Design
  • Introduction to Analog Electronics
  • Electronics I

Selected Publications

  • Boryssenko, A. O., Liao, J., Zeng, J., Deng, S., Joyner, V. M., & Huang, Z. R. (2010). Radio-optical dual-mode communication modules integrated with planar antennas. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 58(2), 403-410.
  • Joyner, V. M., & Zeng, J. (2011). A CMOS imaging diversity receiver for gigabit free-space optical MIMO. Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 66(3), 371-379.
  • Liao, J., Mirvakili, A., Boryssenko, A. O., Joyner, V. M., & Huang, Z. R. (2011). Packaging of PIN photodiode on patch antenna for a dual-mode indoor RF/FSO receiver. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 1(3), 335-343.
  • Liao, J., Zeng, J., Deng, S., Boryssenko, A. O., Joyner, V. M., & Huang, Z. R. (2010). Packaging of dual-mode wireless communication module using RF/Optoelectronic devices with shared functional components. IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, 33(2), 323-332.
  • Yun, R., & Joyner, V. M. (2010). A monolithically integrated phase-sensitive optical sensor for frequency-domain NIR spectroscopy. IEEE Sensors Journal, 10(7), 1234-1242.