Dr. Tian Xia received the B.S. degree in Electronics and Information Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He worked in IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in summers of 2002 and 2003. He joined the University of Vermont as an assistant professor in 2003 and is currently an associate professor with the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. His researches are funded by various funding agencies, including NSF, NASA, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), U.S.DoT (Department of Transportation), ONR (Office of Naval Research), ARL (Army Research Laboratory), AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory), VTrans (Vermont Transportation Agency), IBM, SPAKR-VT, UVM Clean Energy Fund, etc. He received three times IBM Faculty Award between 2005 and 2008, the Best Paper Award in IEEE System on Chip Confernece (SoCC) 2012 and IEEE North Atlantic Test Workshop (NATW) 2005. The students graduated from Dr. Xia's group are well placed at IBM, Global Foundries, Qualcomm, National Instrument, Intel, NXP, Mentor Graphics, Galen Healthcare Solutions, etc. Specifically, Dr. Xia is interested in the following research topics:
Mixed Signal VLSI Circuit Design and Test
Microwave and Radio Frequency Sensing Circuit and System
We recently received several new grants to support our researches on: 1) Cognitive ground penetrating radar for smart city underground utilities survey and mapping; 2). Ka-band software defined radio for formation flying small satellite communication and ranging. There are openings for students to explore cognitive radar circuit design, radar signal processing, and Ka-band RF circuit design and test. Should you have interests with appropriate technical background/skills, please send me your resume for review.