Hi, there! My name is Frank Yaul and I'm currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where I also received the S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in 2011.
Currently, I'm a member of the Energy-Efficient Circuits & Systems Group under Professor Anantha Chandrakasan. My research is in integrated circuit design, and I am generally interested in all types of circuits. Briefly, I like power electronics for its use of analog feedback control loops, analog and digital signal processing for its ability to recover information hidden by noise and interferers, and radio-frequency (RF) circuit design for its elegant use of resonance.
At the moment, my research is low-power amplifiers and analog to digital converters (ADCs) for wireless sensor nodes (WSNs) using data-dependent techniques such as compressed sensing. We're aiming in the direction of smart dust for environmental or structural monitoring. I've also done a bit of work in MEMS pressure sensing and vibration energy harvesting with Professor Jeffrey Lang during my time as an undergraduate, and for my Master's thesis. The research page contains additional details, as well as a list of publications.
See something you're interested in? Have any questions? Let me know. Let's talk about it.
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