About

Assistant professor – California State University at Long Beach

Dr. Ava Hedayatipour joined the CSULB Department of Electrical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. Dr. Ava received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology in 2012, and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University in Iran in 2015.

Dr. Hedayatipour’s current research interests include analog integrated circuit designs, bio-implantable and biomedical devices, low- power and low-noise designs, microelectronics, mixed-signal VLSI designs, and hardware security. During graduate studies, she developed the first integrated secure multimodal sensor that uses low power blocks to implement impedance and temperature sensor, with security fabricated with a Lorenz chaotic circuit. Her impedance sensor has been used to detect thoracic impedance (to detect heart failure) and hand gestures (to translate sign language). Her recent work in designing a printable electrode enables individuals to do electrochemical experiments in remote locations.

Dr. Hedayatipour is also the recipient of a University of Tennessee Fellowship Award in 2019 and Outstanding Teaching Assistant award in 2018.

Research Interests

  • Analog and mixed signal circuit design
  • Full cycle silicon design, implementation, layout, and fabrication
  • Biotechnology and bio-sensor design particularly for lab-on-chip applications
  • Low power, low noise designs
  • Microfabrication and development of bio-implantable devices
  • Hardware security

Professional Experiences

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH | Assistant professor | Aug. 2020 – present

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE | RESEARCH ASSISTANT | Aug. 2016 – 2020 | Knoxville, TN
Designing and fabricating various analog and mixed-signal circuits in different layout technologies (0.5μm, 180nm, 130nm, 65nm), and different companies (Global Foundries, TSMC).| Designing a cell characterization sensor including temperature, PH and impedance sensor leading to 2 conference presentations and 2 publications. | Designing a cell characterization sensor including temperature, PH and impedance sensor leading to 2 conference presentations and 2 publications. | Leading a team if 4 in developing a flexible paper electrode system for a sensor measuring glucose presented in a conference.| Leading a team of 3 in the design of a Parkinson constant monitoring system using STmicrocontrollers. |Implementing low power analog security for sensors leading to get funding from NSF, 2 hardware demo and a journal publication(Funded research project on Chaotic analog security, Nov. 2018 -Now ). |Designing a linear positioning sensory system for use on hydraulic cylinders which was implemented by laser and image sensors (Funded joint project with BAILEY INTERNATIONAL, Jan. 2017-Jan. 2018).

SYNAPTICS, INC | ANALOG DESIGN INTERN |Jul. 2019 – Sept. 2019 | Austin, TX
Designing a voltage reference block using a two-stage amplifier in 65nm TSMC. | Devise an IBIS model generator for a GPIO using Phyton and Ocean scripts.

DIDARC | DIGITAL CIRCUIT DESIGNER | Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016 | Tehran, Iran
Designing and repairing alarm systems, control panels, keypads, home automation, access control, and motion detectors.

SAMANEHFARDA | ANALOG AND DIGITAL CIRCUIT DESIGNER | Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2015 | Tehran, Iran
Reverse engineering navigation boards of an aviation system, designing a digital accelerometer measurement board.

Teaching Experiences

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH | Assistant professor | Aug. 2020 – present

IEEEXTREME TENNESSEE SECTION LEAD| VOLUNTEER WORK Jun. 2019 – Oct. 2019 | Knoxville, TN
• Lead, support and mentor a team of IEEE Students in a global coding challenge

LECTURER| SUBSTITUTE LECTURER. Nov. 2019 – Dec. 2019| Knoxville, TN
• Electronic devices course substitute lecturer.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE YOUNG SCHOLAR PROGRAM| VOLUNTEER WORK Summer 2017, 2018, 2019| Knoxville, TN
• Lead and mentor teams of high school students to do electrical engineering projects.

INOVATIVE TEACHING WORKSHOP| SCHOLAR Fall 2017| Knoxville, TN
• Certified as an associate level scholar in innovative teaching workshop.

KHANE ELM | VOLUNTEER TEACHER Dec. 2011-June 2012 | Tehran, Iran
• Teaching at “Khane Elm” as a part of Students Against Poverty project (sosapoverty.org).

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