Ross M. Walker, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering, University of Utah


Research Summary

Sensor systems, mixed signal integrated circuit design, electronic circuits and systems, applied signal processing and machine learning, biomedical engineering, experimental physics and chemistry. Research Group Website:

Research Statement

My research revolves around sensor systems, including topics such as front-end sensor interfacing, signal conditioning electronics, sensor design, feature extraction, data readout and processing.  I work on emerging technologies including neural recording and stimulation, brain machine interfacing, biosensing for threat detection and diagnostics, and image/video/sound/localization processing.  These applications are fundamentally interesting to me and also provide vehicles to develop ideas for next-generation sensor system design.  A core theme of my work is holistic, system-aware design fueled by a disciplined approach to traditional subjects such as mixed signal electronics and software engineering.  I connect these domains to sensor systems through an understanding of sensor and device physics, materials science, and signal processing.

Research Keywords

  • Sensor Systems, Interest Level: 5
  • Neural Interfaces, Interest Level: 5
  • Brain Machine Interfaces, Interest Level: 5
  • Mixed Signal Electronics, Interest Level: 5
  • Integrated Circuits, Interest Level: 5
  • Signal Conditioning, Interest Level: 5
  • Analog Design, Interest Level: 4
  • Neural Engineering, Interest Level: 4
  • Embedded Systems, Interest Level: 3
  • Signal Processing, Interest Level: 3
  • Biomedical Engineering, Interest Level: 3
  • Biosensors, Interest Level: 3