Dr. Taiyun Chi joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University as an Assistant Professor in January 2019. Taiyun Chi received the B.S. degree (with highest honor) from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017. In 2018, He was with Speedlink Technology Inc., a silicon-valley start-up, working on broadband millimeter-wave transceiver front-end for 5G communication.
Dr. Chi is a recipient of the Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (Georgia Tech Chapter) in 2018, the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) Best Paper Award in 2017, the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2017, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship for Medical Applications in 2016, the Analog Devices Inc. Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2015, and the USTC Guo Moruo Presidential Scholarship in 2012. He was also a co-recipient of the IEEE SENSORS Best Live Demo Award (2nd place) in 2016, and the IEEE RFIC Best Student Paper Awards (2nd place) in 2016 and 2018.