Hirad Samavati received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1994 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1996 and 2001 respectively.
During the summer of 1996, he was with Maxim Integrated Products, where he designed building blocks for a low-power infrared transceiver IC. His current research interests include RF circuits and analog and mixed-signal VLSI, particularly integrated trans ceivers for wireless communications. As part of his research, he built and tested a CMOS front-end for a 5GHz wireless-LAN receiver.
Mr. Samavati received a departmental fellowship from Stanford University in 1995 and a fellowship from IBM Corp. in 1998. He is the winner of the ISSCC Jack Kilby Outstanding Student Paper award for the paper “Fractal Capacitors” in 1998.