Mingoo Seok

Electrical Engineering

Mingoo Seok designs, prototypes, and validates general-purpose and specialized computing and signal-processing systems.  He has created novel analog, digital circuits, and system architecture that improve performance, energy-efficiency, robustness, and area-efficiency and enable new features such as machine-learning. Through the research activities, he has successfully prototyped many VLSI chips.

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 2012–2018
  • Member of Technical Staff, Texas Instruments, Dallas TX
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2015
  • Design Contest Award, DAC and ISSCC, 2009
  • Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2008
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, 2005
  • Doyun Kim, Jonghwan Kim, Hyunju Ham, Mingoo Seok, “A 0.5V-VIN 1.44mA-Class Event-Driven Digital LDO with a Fully-Integrated 100pF Output Capacitor,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 2017
  • Zhewei Jiang, Chisung Bae, Joonseong Kang, Sang Joon kim, Mingoo Seok, “Microwatt End-to-End Digital Neural Signal Processing Systems for Motor Intention Decoding,” Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE), 2017
  • Ning Guo, Yipeng Huang, Tao Mai, Shavil Patil, Chi Cao, Mingoo Seok, Simha Sethumadhavan, Yannis Tsividis, “Low-Energy Hybrid Analog/Digital Approximate Computation in Continuous Time,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), 2016
  • Seongjong Kim, Joao Pedro Cerqueira, Mingoo Seok, “A 450mV Timing-Margin-Free Waveform Sorter based on Body Swapping Error Correction,” IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI), 2016
  • Seongjong Kim, Mingoo Seok, “Variation-Tolerant Near-threshold Microprocessor Design with Low-Overhead, Within-a-Cycle In-situ Error Detection and Correction Technique,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), 2015
  • Teng Yang, Doyun Kim, Peter R. Kinget, Mingoo Seok, “In-situ Techniques for In-field Sensing of NBTI Degradation in an SRAM Register File,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 2015
  • Teng Yang, Seongjong Kim, Peter R. Kinget, Mingoo Seok, “Ultra-compact and Voltage-Scalable Temperature Sensor Design for Dense Dynamic Thermal Management Techniques,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), 2015
  • Mingoo Seok, Gyouho Kim, David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, ”A Portable 2-Transistor Picowatt Temperature-Compensated Voltage Reference Operating at 0.5V,” IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), vol.47, no.10, pp.2534-2545, Oct. 2012
  • Mingoo Seok, Dongsuk Jeon, Chaitali Chakrabarti, David Blaauw, Dennis Sylvester, ”A 0.27V, 30MHz, 17.7nJ/transform 1024-pt Complex FFT Core with super-pipelining,” IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conferences (ISSCC), pp. 342-344, 2011
  • Mingoo Seok, Scott Hanson, Yu-Shiang Lin, Zhiyoong Foo, Daeyeon Kim, Yoonmyung Lee, Nurrachman Liu, Dennis Sylvester, David Blaauw, ”The Phoenix Processor: A 30pW Platform for Sensor Applications,” IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI), pp.188-189, 2008