Welcome to the Energy-Efficient Circuits and Systems (EECS) Lab! Vanessa Chen is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research is focused on low-power cognitive interfaces for world-to-information computing. Her work spans the design of high-performance data converters, bio-inspired computing, ubiquitous sensory interfaces, as well as hardware-based cybersecurity. She is actively looking for highly-motivated talents to join the lab (details).

Vanessa Chen
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Hamerschlag Hall 2123 | 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: vanessachen at cmu.edu | Phone: (412)268-4044


News (Archive)

  • 2020/9: Prof. Chen will be serving as a TPC member at IEEE Syposium on VLSI Circuits 2021. Please consider submitting your best paper! (Conference link)
  • 2020/9: Prof. Chen will be serving as a guest editor for ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems. The speical issue is focused on Secure Radio-frequency (RF)-Analog Electronics and Electromagnetics. (Call for Papers link)
  • 2020/8: Prof. Chen will be chairing sessions for Neuromorphic Circuits and Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things at the IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) 2020 on August 9-12. Please join us online for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society North American flagship conference. (Conference link)
  • 2020/7: Prof. Chen together with Prof. Jimmy Zhu has been selected to receive an award from the NSF Secure Analog-RF Electronics and Electromagnetics (SARE) program for “Real-Time Learning and Countering of Side-Channel Emissions to Enable Secure RF and Analog Microelectronics”. (Award page)
  • 2020/5: Prof. Chen was invited to be a mentor for the SSCS/EDS joint YP mentoring events at IEEE Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits 2020. VLSI 2020 will be held virtually on June 14-19. Please join us online in June to celebrate the 40th edition of VLSI Symp. (Conference link)
  • 2020/1: Prof. Chen will be chairing the Oversampled Data Converters Session at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) 2020 on March 22-25 at Boston, MA. Please join us for the world's premier conference devoted to IC development. (Conference link)
  • 2019/12: Ryan has been selected to receive the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award for excellence in IC design. The award will be presented at the 2020 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Congrats Ryan!
  • 2019/11: Prof. Chen was invited as a panelist to discuss the future of analog/mixed-mode circuits for artificial intelligence in IEEE A-SSCC 2019. (Conference link)
  • 2019/10: Prof. Chen co-orgazined an NSF workshop on Security in RF/Analog Microelectronics and Electromagnetics. In the workshop she moderated a panel to discuss the enabling security primitives and features in RF/analog domain through the exploration of useful device properties. (Workshop link)
  • 2019/9: Prof. Chen has been selected to receive a 3-year award of $655,043 from the NSF SpecEES program for “Trusted Frequency-Agile Transceiver Architectures for Secure and Energy-Efficient Communication”. (ECE news link) (Award page)
  • 2019/8: The Energy-Efficient Circuits and Systems (EECS) Lab moved to Carnegie Mellon University. (ECE news link)
  • 2018/12: Prof. Chen has been selected to receive the NSF CAREER Award for “Bio-Inspired Sensory Interfaces Incorporating Embedded Classification and Encryption”. The 5-year $500,000 CAREER Award is one of the most prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation for early-career faculty in science and engineering. (CMU CoE news link) (OSU ECE news link) (OSU onCampus Today link) (OSU CoE news link) (Award page)

Last update: 9/10/2020