Professor C.J. Richard Shi

Director, Silicon Systems Research Lab
Office : 210 EE/CSE Building
Phone : 206-221-5291
Fax: 206-543-3842

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Research Staff

Dr. Chixiao Chen

Chixiao received his B.S and Ph.D degrees in Microelectronic Department from Fudan University, PR China in 2010 and 2015 respectively. He was an exchange student in University of California, Davis during 2008 to 2009. In 2015, he joined Calterah Inc., Shanghai as a founding member on analog/mixed signal integrated circuit design. He received Outstanding Ph.D Research Funding Program in Fudan Univeristy and IEEE Solid State STGA award in ISSCC 2014.

PHD students

Chong Li

Chong’s research interest lies in simulation and verification of complex mixed-signal circuits. His current research focus is on developing novel automatic test pattern generation framework that addresses verification challenges in modern mixed-signal design. Chong is a recipient of the Intel Foundation/Semiconductor Research Corporation Education Alliance (SRCEA) Graduate Fellowship. Before joining UW, Chong received his master's degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor's degree from Purdue University.

Aili Wang

Aili's research interest lies in the RF/MM-wave design and Wire-line Transceiver design. Her current research focuses on the Multilevel Transmitter design targeting on the high speed and low power. Aili received her master degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, China at May, 2013. She joined Silicon System Research Lab in September, 2013.

Shuowei Li

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Shuowei is a second year Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering in the Silicon Systems Research Laboratory at University of Washington, advised by professor C. J. Richard Shi. Her research focuses on (1)verification of complex mixed-signal circuits, (2)merging of digital virtual world and human body’s perception and action, especially for health monitoring.

Ailing Piao

Ailing’s research interest lies in the analog and mixed-signal design, especially the low power SAR ADCs. She received her bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in July 2015. In September 2015, she started pursuing her PhD degree at the University of Washington, advised by Professor C. J. Richard Shi, and joined the Silicon Systems Research Laboratory.


John J. Sealy

John received his BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009, and his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2013. In 2014, he began pursuing is MS degree at the University of Washington, and joined the Silicon Systems Research laboratory in Winter 2014. His research interests are in power electronics and renewable energy.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Meiling Wu

Meiling is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering with concentrations in Embedded System and Controls. She joined UW Silicon System Lab in January 2015, and worked on simulation of the SAR ADC in the 14nm FinFET process. Currently, she is working on the FPGA design for neuron network connectivity.