ABOUT ME


I received my B.S. degree in Physics from the Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, 2010. From 2012 to 2015, I was a research assistant at the Adaptive Integrated Microsystems Laboratory (AIMLab) with department of electrical and computer engineering, Michigan State University. Starting July 2015, I moved to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington Univeristy in St. Louis with AIMLab, and continue working as a research assistant. Now I am a sixth year PhD student at WUSTL.


RESEARCH INTERESTS


  • RF, mixed-signal and analog circuits
  • Energy harvesting and low-power sensory systems
  • Hardware security
  • Neural algorithms and hardware implementation

EDUCATION


Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), St. Louis, MOJuly 2015 - present

     PhD Candidate, Computer Science and Engineering

Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MIAug. 2012 - June 2015

     PhD student, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Tsinghua University (THU), Beijing, ChinaAug. 2006 - June 2010

     B.S., Physics Science


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), St. Louis, MOJuly 2015 - present

  - Self-powered PFG sensors, time-stamped sensors, hardware security.

Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MIAug. 2012 - June 2015

  - Passive calibration and compensation circuits, low-power sensors


HONORS & REWARDS


  • Honorary Mention for Best Paper Award, IEEE ISCAS 2015
  • Best Paper Award in Sensory Systems, IEEE ISCAS 2013
  • Zeng Xianzi Scholarship 2007 ~ 2010
  • Social Work Scholarship 2009
  • Yan Yancun Scholarship 2008

PUBLICATIONS


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Journal papers

  • Liang Zhou, Kenji Aono, and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "A CMOS Timer-Injector Integrated Circuit for Self-powered Sensing of Time-of-Occurrence." To appear in JSSC,2018. (PDF)
  • M.H. Afifi, Liang Zhou, Shantanu Chakrabartty and Jian Ren, "Dynamic Authentication Protocal Using Self-powered Timers for Passive Internet of Things." IEEE IoT Journal,2018. (PDF)
  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Self-powered Time-keeping and Synchronization using Fowler-Nordheim Tunneling based Floating-gate Integrators." IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices ,2017. (PDF)
  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Linearization of CMOS Hot-electron Injectors for Self-powered Monitoring of Biomechanical Strain Variations." in IEEE Trans. of Biomedical Circuits and Systems , 2017. (PDF)
  • Liang Zhou, Adam C. Abraham, Simon Y. Tang and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "A 5 nW Quasi-linear CMOS Hot-electron Injector for Self-powered Monitoring of Biomechanical Strain Variations." IEEE Trans. of Biomedical Circuits and Systems , 2016. (PDF)
  • Conference papers

  • M.H. Afifi, Liang Zhou, Shantanu Chakrabartty and Jian Ren, "HPMAP: A Hash-Based Privacy-Preserving Mutual Authentication Protocol for Passive IoT Devices Using Self-Powered Timers." Accepted to IEEE ICC, 2018.

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Design of Self-powered Timer Ensembles for Dynamic Authentication of Passive Devices." SRC TECHCON, 2017. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Self-powered Continuouos Time-Temperature Monitoring for Cold-Chain Management." Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), IEEE International Midwest Symposium on. IEEE, 2017. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Secure Dynamic Authentication of Passive Assets and Passive IoTs using Self-powered Timers." Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE International Symposium on. IEEE, 2017. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Modeling of CMOS Zero-power Timers for Dynamic Authentication of Passive Assets." SRC TECHCON , 2016. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou, Adam C. Abraham, Simon Y. Tang and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Approaching the Limits of Piezoelectricity Driven Hot-electron Injection for Self-powered in vivo Monitoring of Micro-strain Variations." Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE International Symposium on. IEEE, 2016. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Self-powered Sensing and Time-stamping of Rare Events using CMOS Fowler-Nordheim Tunneling timers." Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE International Symposium on. IEEE, 2016. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Design of Temperature-compensated Low-Gm Transconductors Using Varactor-coupled Floating-gate Transistors." Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS), IEEE International Symposium on. IEEE, 2015. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "A continuous-time varactor-based temperature compensation circuit for floating-gate multipliers and inner-product circuits." Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE International Symposium on. IEEE, 2015. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "A 7-transistor-per-cell, high-density analog storage array with 500µV update accuracy and greater than 60dB linearity." Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE International Symposium on. IEEE, 2014. (PDF)

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Scavenging thermal-noise energy for implementing long-term self-powered CMOS timers." Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), IEEE International Symposium on. IEEE, 2013. (PDF)

  • Patents

  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Self-powered Sensors for Long-term Monitoring," Washington University in St. Louis, Disclosure Reference Number, PCT/US2017/019967, 2017(pending).
  • Liang Zhou and Shantanu Chakrabartty, "Method and Apparatus for Robust Long-term Self-powered Timekeeping," Washington University in St. Louis, Disclosure Reference Number, 016713, 2017(pending).