Ross M. Walker, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering


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