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Chris Winstead

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: EL 304C
DialPhone: 435-797-2871
SendEmail: chris.winstead@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Alberta, 2005
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Utah, 2000

Research Interests

Core Areas: Error correction algorithms, architectures and circuit applications. Probabilistic logic, soft computing and noise-enhanced algorithms. Neuromorphic and Bayesian circuits and systems. Reliability and energy efficiency in signal processing systems. Specialized Interests: Micro-power implementation for communication signal processing. Stochastic and "bit-flipping" algorithms for error correction and signal processing. Probabilistic design for embedded error control in digital circuits. Analog Bayesian circuits for signal-processing in low-power wireless systems. Anomaly detection and attack inference for hardware security. Applications: Implementation of LDPC and Turbo decoders. Bio-implantable and transcutaneous wireless transceivers. Fault-tolerant logic and memories post-CMOS electronics. Circuit-based modeling and synthesis of synthetic biological systems.

Awards

Fulbright Research Scholar, 2014

NSF Career Award, 2010

Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor, 2010

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Publications - Abstracts

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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Publications - Fact Sheets

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    Publications - Curriculum

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      Publications - Journal Articles

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

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                Scheduled Teaching

                ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2017

                ECE 2700 - Digital Circuits, Fall 2016

                ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2016

                ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2016

                ECE 2700 - Digital Circuits, Fall 2015

                ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2015

                ECE 5440 - Analog VLSI I, Spring 2015

                ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2015

                ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2014

                ECE 5440 - Analog VLSI I, Spring 2013

                ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2013

                ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2012

                ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2012

                ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2011

                ECE 7440 - Mixed-Signal VLSI Systems, Fall 2011

                ECE 5440 - ANALOG VLSI I, Spring 2011

                ECE 5530 - DIGITAL SYS DESIGN, Spring 2011

                ECE 5530 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                ECE 5530 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                ECE 5530 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2010

                ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2010

                ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Soudeh Dadras, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2016
                Tasnuva Tarannum Tithi, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2011
                Yi Luo, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2009
                Gopalakrishnan Sundararajan, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2010 - February 2016
                Eduardo Andres Monzon Garcia, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2010 - December 2013
                David Francisco Toribio Carvajal, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2010 - August 2013
                Megan Ruth Emmons, Electrical & Computer Engineering, January 2011 - July 2013
                Spencer Scott Jackson, Electrical & Computer Engineering, January 2010 - May 2013
                Abiezer Tejada, Electrical & Computer Engineering, January 2011 - February 2013
                Luke B. Peacock, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2010 - May 2012
                Peter Louiz Beshay, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2011 - December 2011