Principle Investigator

Prof. Dr. Rabia Tugce Yazicigil

Dr. Rabia Tugce Yazicigil is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boston University since August 2018. She is leading the Wireless Integrated Systems and Extreme Circuits (WISE-Circuits) Laboratory.

Rabia was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the EECS Department of MIT working with Professor Anantha P. Chandrakasan from March 2016 to August 2018.


Rabia received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NYC, in 2016 under Professor Peter R. Kinget and co-advised by Professor John Wright. She was a member of the Analog & RFIC Design Research Group housed in the Columbia Integrated Systems Laboratory.

She received her M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, in 2011. Her Master thesis was advised by Professor Christian Enz on Platform Circuit Technology Underlying Heterogeneous Nano and Tera Systems program.

She obtained her B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul, in 2009. For her undergraduate thesis, she worked with Professor Yasar Gurbuz, Sabanci University and Professor Yusuf Leblebici, EPFL.

  • Director of WISE Circuits Group [2018-Present]
  • Assistant Professor, Boston University Electrical and Computer Engineering [2018-Present]
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Boston University Center for Information & Systems Engineering [2020-Present]
  • Core Faculty Member, Boston University Biological Design Center [2022-Present]
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Boston University Biomedical Engineering [2023-Present]
  • Faculty Member, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MCBB) Program [2023-Present]
  • Network Faculty, Sabanci University EE [2020-Present]
  • Visiting scholar, MIT EECS [2019-2023]

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Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Diversity Statement

Team Members

Ph.D. Students
Research Interest: Analog and Mixed-Signal electronics, Analog-to-Digital converters and Readout circuits, RFIC T/R modules, architectural and physical layer communication circuits design.
Research Interest: Development of energy-efficient and secure wireless communication systems in collaboration with MIT and Northeastern University.
Research Interest: RFIC, analog/digital IC, and FPGA designs.
Research Interest: RFIC and Analog IC design.
Research Interest: Developing fully integrated circuits for all-in-one data decoders to enable energy-efficient and secure wireless communications
Research Interest: Developing bioelectronic interfaces that interacts with bio-sensors.

Ph.D. Alumni
Current Position: Philips Research NA, Ultrasound ASIC Engineer.

Ph.D. Dissertation:Low-Power CMOS Electronics Coupled with Synthetic Biology and Microfluidics for Hybrid Bioelectronic Systems

Research Interest: Fully-integrated hardware solutions specifically for extreme low-power and scalable biomedical applications.

Master’s Students
Research Interest: Analog VLSI design, RF system design, and mixed-signal processing.
Research Interest: Digital Circuit Design and Hardware implementation of Experimental Algorithms.
Research Interest: Noah is a Master’s student at Boston University in the ECE department. He earned his BS in Neuroscience from the University of Vermont. Since 2018 he has been working in a Neuroscience lab analyzing intracranial EEG and MRI data as well as developing software for both research and clinical purposes.

Undergraduate Students
Yash is a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student (class of 2025) minoring in electrical engineering. His interests include interdisciplinary research in the field of biosensors & biomedical instrumentation.
Ananya is a Junior at BU studying Biomedical Engineering. Her interests include hardware design for biomedical applications and developing biosensors.
Houjie Xiong is a junior undergraduate Electrical Engineering student. He is currently working in the programming team for the CSBS.



Postdoctoral Researchers

Name Current Position
Furkan Ercan Intel, Research Scientist/Engineer


MS Researchers

Name Graduation Year First Position After Graduation
Saraja Kadambari 2022 Apple, SoC Physical Design Engineer
Kevin Vogt-Lowell 2022 MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Artificial Intelligence Engineer
Vaibhav Bansal 2020 AMD, Silicon Design Engineer



Undergraduate Researchers

Name Graduation Year First Position After Graduation
Yumin Wei 2023 Texas Instruments, Field Application Engineer
Eric Cho 2023 Analog Devices (ADI), Associate Product Engineer
Yidi Wu 2023 Georgia Tech, M.S. Student
Sunwoo Park 2023 Analog Devices (ADI), Associate Product Applications Engineer
Peter Crary 2023 University of Michigan, Ph.D. Student
Seifallah Ibrahim 2023 imec, Design Engineer for superconducting Electronics Research
Giacomo Coraluppi 2023 Innovatech Associates, Engineer
Jonathan Ngo 2022 Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Engineer
Elizabeth Diamond 2022 Trend Micro, FPGA Verification Engineer
Christianna Roggeveen 2022 Emory University School of Medicine, Research Specialist
Zachary Capone 2022 Wolf Creek Federal Services, Electrical Engineer
Daniel Kao 2022 TRUMPF Hüttinger, Application Engineer
Dylan Nash 2020 Anokiwave, Staff RFIC Layout Design Engineer