Dr. Jia’s research interests lie at analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design, system-on-a-chip (SoC) design, wireless power/data transmission, and embedded hardware/firmware design for implantable microelectronic devices, neural interfacing/neuroprostheses, and assistive/rehabilitation technologies. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019. During her Ph.D. studies, she has built bi-directional neural interface devices for closed-loop neuromodulation, distributed mm-sized opto-electro stimulation implants, inductive power transmission systems for omnidirectional wireless power delivery, and smart data acquisition systems for enabling large wireless coverage and eliminating RF blind spots. She also worked on power management IC design during her M.S. in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.
Awards & Honors
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2018-2019
Best Live Demo Award at the 2015 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS)
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