Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Awais Bin Altaf

Assistant Professor

Department Of Elect. Engineering

Dr. Muhammad Awais Bin Altaf has joined us as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Department of Electrical Engineering - (SBASSE).

Dr. Altaf obtained his PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering and MSc in Microsystems Engineering from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi in 2016 and 2012, respectively. He developed an energy efficient machine-learning based feature extraction and classification processor for epileptic seizure detection sensor with transcranial stimulation. His research is focused on low power bio-medical sensors and processors with special focus on mixed signal circuits. He was an Exchange PhD student during fall 2015 in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Dr. Altaf completed his BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology in 2008. From November 2012 to June 2013, he was a Digital Design Engineer Intern at Design Solutions, Global Foundries in Dresden, Germany where he was working on the implementation of digital test chips of 20 and 14nm technology. Dr. Altaf is a recipient of IEEE SSCS pre-doctoral achievement award (2016). Prior to joining LUMS, he was associated with Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi as Research Assistant.

His research interests include:

·       Next Generation of Biomedical Electronic Devices

·       Low Energy Design SoC

·       Energy Efficient Digital/Analog Circuits

    • Conference Papers
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2016). A 1.1mW Hybrid OFDM Ground Effect-Resilient Body Coupled Communication Transceiver for Head and Body Area Network . IEEE Asian Solid State Circuit Conference (ASSCC) , IEEE
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2016). Design of energy-efficient on-chip EEG classification and recording processors for wearable environments . IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2016 , IEEE , pp. 1126-1129
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2015). A 2.45u W patient-specific non-invasive transcranial electrical stimulator with an adaptive skin-electrode impedance monitor . IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), 2015 , IEEE , pp. 270-273
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2015). A 16-channel, 1-second latency patient-specific seizure onset and termination detection processor with dual detector architecture and digital hysteresis . IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) , IEEE , pp. 309-402
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2015). A 16-ch patient-specific seizure onset and termination detection SoC with machine-learning and voltage-mode transcranial stimulation . IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference-(ISSCC) , IEEE , pp. 394-395
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2013). A 1.52 uJ/classification patient-specific seizure classification processor using Linear SVM . IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) , IEEE , pp. 849-852
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2013). A 1.83µJ/classification nonlinear support-vector-machine-based patient-specific seizure classification SoC . IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) , IEEE , pp. 100-101
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2012). An 8-channel scalable EEG acquisition SoC with fully integrated patient-specific seizure classification and recording processor . IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) , IEEE , pp. 292-294
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2009). A new approach to the implementation of VoIP for SOHO network . IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE'09) , IEEE , pp. 1-6
    • Journal Articles
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2016). Design and Implementation of an On-Chip Patient-Specific Closed-Loop Seizure Onset and Termination Detec-tion System . IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI) , IEEE , pp. 996-1007
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2016). A 1.83µJ/Classification, 8-Channel Patient-Specific Epileptic Seizure Classification SoC using Non-Linear Sup-port Vector Machine . IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS), vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 49-60, Feb. 2016. , IEEE , pp. 49-60
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2015). A 16-Channel Patient-Specific Seizure Onset and Termination Detection SoC With Impedance-Adaptive Transcranial Electrical Stimulator . IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC) , IEEE , pp. 2728-2740
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2013). An 8-channel scalable EEG acquisition SoC with patient-specific seizure classification and recording processor . IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC) , IEEE , pp. 214-228
    • Patent
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2014). Machine-based patient-specific seizure classification system . US Patent , US Patent
      • Altaf, M. A. B. .(2013). Multi-Channel Scalable EEG Acquisition System on a Chip with Integrated Patient-Specific Seizure Classi-fication and Recording Processor . US Patent , US Patent
      • Altaf, M. A. B. Systems and Methods for detecting. diagnosing, and/or treatment of disorders and conditions . US Patent , US Patent
TitleSemesterCode
Digital System DesignFall Semester 2016-171601
Digital System Design LabFall Semester 2016-171601
VLSI DesignSpring Semester 2016-171602
Feedback Control Systems LabSpring Semester 2016-171602
Feedback Control SystemsSpring Semester 2016-171602