Namgoong

Won Namgoong

RF/analog circuits, signal processing systems, communications

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Won Namgoong
Associate Dean & Professor
 

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address:
DR 113 (LI 081)
518-442-3140

 

Introduction

Dr. Namgoong joined the University of Albany as Professor and Associate Dean for Research in Fall 2018. Previously, he was with the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Southern California, and Atheros Communications in California. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Papers, the Journal of Signal Processing Systems, and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II – Express Briefs. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty CAREER Award. His research interests are in signal processing/communication systems and RF/analog circuits with particular focus on DSP-assisted analog/RF circuits and systems.

Education

BS Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, 1993
MS Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1995
PhD Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1999

Research Interests

My research is in analog/RF circuit design and signal processing systems. Specifically, I am interested in exploiting the digital signal processing capabilities of scaled process technologies to mitigate challenges in modern RF/analog circuits. I have led design efforts in both industry and academia in many wireless systems including UWB, MIMO WLAN, and GPS. Current research interests are on cognitive/software-defined radios, high-speed links, and sensor interface systems.

Publications

Recent Archival Journal Publications

E. Babakrpur, W. Namgoong, “Digital Cancellation of Harmonic and Intermodulation Distortion in Wideband SAW-less Receivers", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, in press

M. Torlak, W. Namgoong, “Sub-Nyquist Sampling Receiver for Overlay Cognitive Radio Users", IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, pp. 4160-4169, Aug. 2018

W. Namgoong, “A Modified Proportional-Integral Loop Filter to Suppress DCO Noise in Digital PLL", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, pp. 974-978, Aug. 2018

E. Babakrpur, W. Namgoong, “Matching for Concurrent Harmonic Sensing in an M-Phase Mixer-First Receiver", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, pp. 1017-1021, Sept. 2017

E. Babakrpur, W. Namgoong, “A Dual-Path 4-Phase Nonuniform Wideband Receiver With Digital MMSE Harmonic Rejection Equalizer", IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, pp. 386-395, Feb. 2017

W. Namgoong, “An All-Digital Approach to Supply Noise Cancellation in Digital Phase-Locked Loop", IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, pp. 1025-1035, March 2016

M. Ahmadi, W. Namgoong, “Comparator Power Reduction in Low-Frequency SAR ADC Using Optimized Vote Allocation", IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, vol. 23, pp. 2384-2394, Nov. 2015

M. Ahmadi, W. Namgoong, “Comparator Power Minimization Analysis for SAR ADC Using Multiple Comparators", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 62, pp. 2369-2379, Oct. 2015

W. Namgoong, “Adaptive and Robust Digital Harmonic-Reject Mixer With Optimized Local Oscillator Spacing", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 62, pp. 580-589, Feb. 2015