UNIST Student Honored for the 2017 ISSCC SRP Award

A student, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 ISSCC SRP Award.

A UNIST graduate student, Heein Yoon in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been honored for her outstanding poster presentation at the annual IEEE International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC), which took place from February 11 to 15, 2018.

Ms. Yoon has been selected as a winner for the 2018 IEEE ISSCC “Student Research Preview (SRP) Award” for her recently submitted paper, entitled “A 310-fs RMS Jitter Injection-Locked Multi-Frequency Generator Using a Time-Interleaved Multi-DCO Calibrator”.

Known as the “Olympic in the field of semiconductor circuit designs”, the International Solide-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) is the foremost global forum for presentation of advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. Every year, ISSCC brings together an incredible range of talented researchers in academia and industry from all over the world to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the most state-of-the-art areas of solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. This year marked the 65th anniversary of ISSCC and had a theme “Silicon Engineering a Social World”.

The ISSCC Student Research Preview (SRP) is an evening student session, which gives Masters and PhD candidates the opportunity to showcase their work and interact with others in the ISSCC community. The session is organized as short presentations of work-in-progress in conjunction with a poster presentation and optional demo. This year’s Student Research Preview at ISSCC 2018 took place on February 11 and was presented in three theme sections: Comunications and Power, Deep Learning and Biomedical Circuits, Memory, Sensors, and Mixed-Signal Circuits. Prizes are awarded for the outstanding poster presentations and are recognized at next year’s conference.

Heein Yoon is currently pursuing the Combined M.S./Ph.D. program under supervision of Professor Jaehyouk Choi in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNIST. Professor Choi’s current teaching and research interests are integrated circuit designs and systems with an aim to develop an ideal semiconductor circuit designs that can improve the performance of electronic devices.

“I am very honored and grateful to have been selected for this award,” says Heein Yoon. “This has been such a great experience for me to have an opportunity to present my work to the researchers from some of the world’s leading organizations, such as IBM, Intel, and Samsung Electronics.”