



Patent:[P1] G. Cowan, D. Friedman, M. Meghelli, “Architecture for maintaining constant voltage controlled oscillator gain,” 7741919. Issued June 22nd, 2010.Journal Papers:[J7] S. Moazzeni, M. Sawan, and G. Cowan, “Optimizing the PowerSensitivity Tradeoff in TRF Receivers,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing (Springer) special issue from 2012 NEWCAS (Solicited following the conference. Accepted) [J6] S. Esmaeili, A. AlKhalili, and G. Cowan, “LowSwing Differential Conditional Capturing FlipFlop for LC Resonant Clock Distribution Networks,” IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems, vol. 20, no. 8, Aug. 2012, pp. 15471551. [J5] Y. Shen, B. Hraimel, X. Zhang, G. Cowan, K. Wu, and T. Liu, “A Novel Analog Broadband RF Predistortion Circuit to Linearize Electroabsorption Modulator in Multiband OFDM UltraWideband Radio over Fiber System,” IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 58, no. 11, part 2, Nov. 2010, pp. 33273335. [J4] S. Esmaeili, G. Cowan, and A. AlKhalili, “DualEdge Triggered Sense Amplifier FlipFlop for Resonant Clock Distribution Networks” IET Computers and Digital Techniques, vol. 4, no. 6, Nov. 2010, pp. 499514. [J3] S. Esmaeili*, A. Farhangi^, A. AlKhalili, and G. Cowan, “Skew compensation in energy recovery clock distribution networks,” IET Computers and Digital Techniques, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 5672, Jan 2010. [J2] A. Moradi*, R. Raut, and G. Cowan, “Temperature compensation in gmC filters using resistive bridge,” IET Electronics Letters, vol. 45, no. 18, pp. 921923, Aug 27^{th}, 2009. [J1] G. Cowan, R. Melville, and Y. Tsividis, “A VLSI analog computer / digital computer accelerator,” Journal of SolidState Circuits, vol. 41, no. 1, pp 4253, Jan. 2006. Conference Presentations:[C27] A. Rabbani Abolfazli, Y. R. Shayan, G. E. R. Cowan, “750Mb/s 17pJ/b 90nm CMOS (120, 75) TSLDPC MinSum based analog decoder,” IEEE Asian SolidState Circuits Conference (Accepted).[C26] M. Behbahani and G. Cowan, “PhaseNoise Tuneable Ring VoltageControlled Oscillator in 90 nm CMOS,” IEEE MidWest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Columbus, OH, Aug. 2013. [C25] C. Williams, O. LiboironLadouceur, and G. Cowan, “Power and Noise Configurable PhaseLocked Loop Using MultiOscillator Feedback Alignment,” IEEE MidWest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Columbus, OH, Aug. 2013. [C24] P. Dash, O. LiboironLadouceur, and G. Cowan, “A Variable Bandwidth, Power Scalable Optical Receiver FrontEnd in 65nm,” IEEE MidWest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Columbus, OH, Aug. 2013. [C23] P. Dash, O. LiboironLadouceur, and G. Cowan, “Inductorless, PowerProportional, Optical Receiver FrontEnd in TSMC 90 nm,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China, May 2013, pp. 11271130. [C22] G. Cowan, C. Williams, “PhaseLocked Loop Architecture for Enhanced VoltageControlled Oscillator PhaseNoise Suppression,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China, May 2013, pp. 24762479. [C21] S. Moazzeni, G. Cowan, and M. Sawan, “A MismatchRobust PeriodBased VCO Frequency Comparison Technique for ULP Receivers,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China, May 2013, pp. 17651768. [C20] G. Cowan, M. Meghelli, D. Friedman, “A Linearized VoltageControlled Oscillator for DualPath PhaseLocked Loops,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Beijing, China, May 2013, pp. 26782681. [C19] S. Esmaeili, R. Islam, A. AlKhalili, and G. Cowan, “Dualedge triggered sense amplifier flipflop utilizing an improved scheme to reduce area, power, and complexity,” 19th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Dec. 2012, pp. 292295. [C18] S. Moazzeni, G. Cowan, M. Sawan, “A comprehensive study on the powersensitivity tradeoff in TRF receivers,” IEEE NEWCAS, Montreal, Canada, June 2012, pp. 401404. [C17] A. Rabbani Abolfazli, Y. R. Shayan, G. E. R. Cowan, “TSLDPC Analog Decoding Based on the MinSum Algorithm,” 26th Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC), Kingston, Canada, May 2012, pp. 162167. [C16] S. Esmaeili, A. Farhangi, A. AlKhalili, and G. Cowan “Clock Tree Structure With Reduced Wire Length Using the MatchedDelay Skew Compensation Technique,” Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montreal, Canada, May 2012. [C15] S. Moazzeni, G. Cowan, M. Sawan, “A 28μW SubSampling Based WakeUp Receiver with 70dBm Sensitivity for 915MHz ISM Band Applications,” International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Soeul, Korea, May 2012, pp. 27972800. [C14] M. Naik, S. Magierowski, G. Cowan, and T. Zourntos, “MixedMode IC Design of a Cyberphysical PathPlanner for Miniature Robots,” 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering (CiSE 2011), Wuhan, China, Dec. 2011. [C13] O. Ghasemi, R. Raut, G. Cowan, “Complex Conjugate Pole Analysis for Bandwidth Extension of Transimpedance Amplifiers,” IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Seoul, Korea, Aug. 2011. [C12] M. JavanmardiNasab and G. Cowan, “Oscillatorbased calibration architecture to reduce the impact of process variation on CML,” 2nd European Workshop on CMOS Variability, VARI 2011, Grenoble, France, May 2011. [C11] S. Esmaeili, A. AlKhalili, and G. Cowan, “Estimating the Required Driver Strength in the Resonant Clock Generator,” IEEE APCCAS, Malaysia, Dec. 2010, pp. 927930. [C10] S. Esmaeili*, A. AlKhalili, and G. Cowan, “DualEdged Triggered Pulsed Energy Recovery FlipFlops,” IEEE NEWCAS 2010, Montreal, Canada, June 2010. [C9] S. Esmaeili*, A. AlKhalili, and G. Cowan, “DualEdge Triggered Energy Recovery DCCER FlipFlop for Low Energy Applications,” 19th European Conference on Circuit Theory & Design, Turkey, Aug. 2009, pp 5760. [C8] A. Aryanpour* and G. Cowan, “A Circuit Design and Fabrication Approach to Address Global Process Variation”, IEEE MidWest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Mexico, Aug. 2009, pp. 455458. [C7] S. Moazzeni* and G. Cowan, “Application of Active Current Mirrors to Improve the Speed of Analog Decoder Circuits,” IEEE MidWest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Mexico, Aug. 2009, pp. 9497. [C6] O. Ghasemi*, R. Raut, and G. Cowan, “A Low Power Transimpedance Amplifier Using Inductive Feedback approach in 90nm CMOS,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Taiwan, May 2009, pp. 19371940. [Flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society] [C5] S. Esmaeili*, A. AlKhalili, and G. Cowan, “A Study on the Effects of Temperature and Loading on the Power Consumption in Energy Recovery Resonant Clocking”, Information Science and Technology, Kuwait, Mar. 2009, pp. 365368. [C4] S. Esmaeili*, G. Cowan, and A. AlKhalili, “A Novel Approach for Skew Compensation in Energy Recovery Clock Distribution Networks,” The 20^{th} International Conference on Microelectronics, Sharjah, UAE, Dec. 2008, pp. 365368. [C3] S. Esmaeili*, G. Cowan, and A. AlKhalili, “Power Reduction in Energy Recovery and SquareWave Clock Distribution Networks Operating at Half Frequency with DualEdge Triggered FlipFlops,” IEEE NEWCASTAISA 2008, June 2008, pp. 125 – 128. [C2] Y. Tsividis, G. Cowan, Y. W. Li, and K. Shepard, “ContinuousTime DSPs, Analog/Digital Computers and Other MixedDomain Circuits,” Proceedings of the 31st European SolidState Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), 2005, pp 113116. [C1] G. Cowan, R. Melville, and Y. Tsividis, “A VLSI analog computer/coprocessor for a digital computer,” Proceedings of the International SolidState Circuits Conference (ISSCC), February 2005, pp 8283, 586. [W3] M. Behbahani and G. Cowan, “Variability Mitigation Strategies in CML circuits: Design of a NoiseConfigurable Voltage Controlled Oscillator,” CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop, Whistler, Canada, May 2010. [W2] G. Cowan, Y. Tsividis, “Analog and Digital ContinuousTime Computation and Signal Processing,” CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop, Banff, Canada, Feb 18th20th, 2009. [W1] G. Cowan and Y. Tsividis, “Analog and Digital ContinuousTime Computation and Signal Processing,” Analog Decoding Workshop, Montreal, Canada, May 2007, pp. 12. Doctoral dissertation: 



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