IEEE EPS and CNSD Webinar: Applied Energy Harvesting/Power Management Techniques for Small-scale Autonomous Vehicles


WebEx login details will be sent to registered attendees on October 25, 2020. 

Brief description: The core research philosophy in my research is that energy and power are deemed as "hard currency" in the context of electronic systems. Therefore every joule and watt must be budgeted carefully to maximize the return over energy & power invested, particularly in mobile application, where battery charge is limited.This webinar will discuss the power management techniques of a small-scale, unmanned autonomous vehicle for environmental sustainability research, codenamed Lotus. This machine is designed by my students at SDSU and has integrated commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) sensors, CMOS integrated circuits, energy harvesters from different energy domains, and ferroelectric capacitors. Conventional power management techniques such as adaptive power delivery, spread spectrum power control, dynamic voltage frequency scaling, power gating and new design techniques based on ferroelectric capacitors that were adopted on Lotus will be discussed in this webinar.

Ying Khai Teh was born in Ipoh, and raised in Kampung Boyan, Taiping, in the state of Perak, Malaysia. He completed his engineering bachelor and master degrees, majoring in Electronics from MMU, Malaysia under the Telekom Malaysia Scholarship, and Canadian Commonwealth GSEP Scholarship, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. From 2010 to 2016, he was at the HKUST, Hong Kong, where he obtained his PhD degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship and conducted one year of post-doctoral research.  He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University as an assistant professor in 2016. His research interests are microelectronics, with emphasis on analog, mixed signal, power management integrated circuits and semiconductor hardware security, using hardware-software co-design of CMOS technologies, energy harvesters and multiferroic material. He is an IEEE member, and received the Excellent Student Paper award at the 2009 IEEE ASICON, Changsha, China, the Best Student Paper award at the 2014 IEEE MWSCAS, College Station, Texas, co-recipient of the Best Presenter Award at the 2019 IEEE CCWC, Las Vegas, Nevada, and the 2020 Office of Naval Research SFRP Fellowship at the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific, San Diego, California, respectively.

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  • Starts 24 August 2020 07:58 PM
  • Ends 25 October 2020 07:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Ying Khai Teh