Dr. Awais Mehmood Kamboh
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: 051-90852119
Email: awais.kamboh at seecs.edu.pk
Web: http://amkamboh.seecs.nust.edu.pk/

Specialization:
ASIC Design & Digital Signal Processing

Education:
PhD – ASIC Design & Digital Signal Processing – Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, United States (2010)

Dr. Awais is the director of NeuroInformatics Project at SEECS

Dr. Awais is the director of Analog and Mixed Signal Research Group at SEECS.

For details please view my webpage amkamboh.seecs.nust.edu.pk

 

Awais M. Kamboh received his BSE degree in Electrical Engineering from College of E&ME, NUST in 2003, his MSE degree in Electrical Engineering Systems from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 2005 and his Ph.D. in 2010 from Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA. His research interests include Biomedical Signal Processing, VLSI and low-power ASIC Design. In addition to taking on various research and teaching assignments, he has worked as ASIC Design Engineer at Evigia Systems, Ann Arbor, USA. Dr. Awais is an HEC approved PhD supervisor, and a member of the IEEE and the PEC. His research articles have been published in several international journals and conferences. He received the best paper award in IEEE BioCaS 2010. His research on high-density neural data recorders was also featured in IEEE Spectrum blog.

 

Research Interest

Dr. Awais is the director of NeuroInformatics Project at SEECS

Dr. Awais is the director of Analog and Mixed Signal Research Group at SEECS

  • VLSI, ASIC and SoC Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Biomedical / Neural Signal Processing
  • Neuroprosthetics

Current Research Projects

Funded & Exploratory Projects

  • NeuroInformatics Research
  • Digitally Assisted Analog Circuits
  • Cypress-SEECS Programmable System on Chip Research
  • IC Design for Neural Recording Analog Front End
  • Implantable VLSI systems for Compression and Communication in Wireless Hi-Density BioSensor Recording Arrays (IEEE Spectrum writes a blog about this research “ Escaping the Data Deluge from Brain-Machine Interfaces” here)
  • ASIC Design for On-Chip Feature Extraction for neural spike sorting
  • Design of Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Meter
  • Secure Processors - Hardware security

Research Experience

Research Assistant, Michigan State University
September 2008 – August 2010 (1 year 11 months )

Journal Papers

Maryam Saeed, Amir Ali Khan, and Awais Mehmood Kamboh, "Comparison of Classifier Architectures for Online Neural Spike Sorting", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 334-344, Apr, 2017.

Y. Yang, C. Boling, A. M. Kamboh, and A. Mason, "Adaptive Threshold Neural Spike Detector Using Stationary Wavelet Transform in CMOS", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 946-955, Nov, 2015.

K. Babar, R. Hafiz, K. Khurshid, A. M. Kamboh, A. Hassan, F. Riaz, B. Jeon, "A scalable architecture for geometric correction of multi-projector display systems", Displays, Vol. 40, pp. 104-112, Jul, 2015.

Sami ur Rehman, Awais M. Kamboh, "A CMOS Micro-power and Area Efficient Neural Recording and Stimulation Front-End for Biomedical Applications", Springer Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1725-1746, Jun, 2015.

Yuning Yang, Awais M. Kamboh, Andrew J. Mason, "A configurable realtime DWT-based neural data compression and communication VLSI system for wireless implants", Elsevier Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Vol. 227, pp. 140-150, Feb, 2014.

S. Rehman, A. M. Kamboh, "A Power and Area Efficient 8-Channel Neural Signal Front End for Biomedical Applications", International Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 26-30, Mar, 2013.

Awais M. Kamboh, Andrew J. Mason, "Computationally Efficient Neural Feature Extraction for Spike Sorting in Implantable High-Density Recording Systems", IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 1-9, Jan, 2013.

A. M. Kamboh, A. Mason, and K. G. Oweiss, "Analysis of Lifting and B-Spline DWT Implementations for Implantable Neuroprosthetics", Springer Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology , Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 249, Sep, 2008.

K. G. Oweiss, A. Mason, Y. Suhail, A. M. Kamboh, and K. E. Thomson, "A Scalable Wavelet Transform VLSI Architecture for Real-Time Signal Processing in High-Density Intra-Cortical Implants", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Vol. 54, No. 6, pp. 1266, Jun, 2007.

A. M. Kamboh, M. Raetz, K. G. Oweiss, and A. Mason, "Area-Power Efficient VLSI Implementation of Multichannel DWT for Data Compression in Implantable Neuroprosthetics", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 128, Jun, 2007.

Conference Papers

Saadullah Amin, and Awais M. Kamboh, "A robust Approach towards epileptic Seizure Detection", Proceedings of the IEEE Intl Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal processing , pp. 1-6, Sep, 2016, Salerno Italy.

Muhammad Hassan Malik, Maryam Saeed, Awais M. Kamboh, "Automatic Threshold Optimization in NEO Based Spike Detection", Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering and Medicine in Biology, pp. 774-777, Aug, 2016, Orlando United States.

Masab Ahmad, Awais M. Kamboh, Rehan Hafiz, "Power & Throughput optimized Lifting Architecture for Wavelet Packet Transform", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 2205-2208, Jun, 2014, Melbourne Australia.

M. Saeed, A. M. Kamboh, "Hardware Architecture for On-Chip Unsupervised Online Neural Spike Sorting", Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, pp. 1319-1322, Nov, 2013, San Diego United States.

J.-F. Bukhari, M. Rahman, S. I. Malik, A. Salman, A. M. Kamboh, "American Sign Language Translation Using Sensory Glove – Sign Speak", Proceedings of the 5th World Engineering Congress, Sep, 2013, Islamabad Pakistan.

M. Tayyab, S. S. Afridi, A. M. Kamboh, N. D. Gohar, "Design of Delta Sigma Analog to Digital Converter for high fidelity MEMS microphone", Proceedings of the 5th World Engineering Congress, Sep, 2013, Islamabad Pakistan.

M. Tayyab, A. M. Kamboh, N. D. Gohar, "Digital Calibration of Delta Sigma Modulator using Variable Step Size LMS based Adaptive Line Enhancer", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control and Communication, pp. , Sep, 2013, Karachi Pakistan.

Sami ur Rehman, A. M. Kamboh, "A New Architecture for Neural Signal Amplification in Implantable Brain Machine Interfaces", Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering in Biology and Medicine, pp. 2744-2747, Jul, 2013, Osaka Japan.

S. S. Afridi,A. M. Kamboh, N. D. Gohar, "Compensation of loop delay in a continuous-time Delta Sigma modulator through HRZ DAC feedback", Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Technologies, pp. , 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

A. M. Kamboh, "Channel characterization for implant to body surface communication", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 913-916, May, 2011, Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

A. M. Kamboh, and A. J. Mason, "On Chip Feature Extraction for Spike Sorting in High Density Implantable Neural Recording Systems", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, pp. 13-16, Nov, 2010, Paphos Cyprus.

Y. Yang, A. M. Kamboh, and A. J. Mason, "Adaptive Threshold Spike Detection Using Stationary Wavelet Transform for Neural Recording Implants", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, pp. 9-12, Nov, 2010, Paphos Cyprus.

A. M. Kamboh, Y. Yang, K. G. Oweiss and A. J. Mason, "Design of a Configurable Neural Data Compression System for Intra-Cortical Implants", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 3473-3476, Jun, 2010, Paris France.

A. M. Kamboh, K. G. Oweiss and A. J. Mason, "Resource Constrained VLSI Architecture for Implantable Neural Data Compression Systems", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 1481-1484, May, 2009, Taipei Taiwan.

F. T. Abu-Nimeh, A. Kamboh, M. Aghagolzadeh, U.-M. Jow, A. Mason, M. Ghovanloo, K. Oweiss, "A Highly Modular, Wireless, Implantable Interface to the Cortex", Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, pp. 375-378, Apr, 2009, Antalya Turkey.

M. A. Shetliffe, A. M. Kamboh, A. Mason, and K. G. Oweiss, "Impact of Lossy Compression on Neural Response Characteristics Extracted From High-Density Intra-Cortical Implant Data", Proceedings of the IEEE/ EMBS International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 5358-5361, Aug, 2007, Lyon France.

A. M. Kamboh, A. Mason, and K. Oweiss, "A High-Yield Area-Power Efficient DWT Hardware for Implantable Neural Interface Applications", Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, pp. 212-216, May, 2007, Kohala Coast United States.

A. M. Kamboh, M. Raetz, A. Mason, and K. Oweiss, "Area Power Efficient Lifting based DWT Hardware for High-Yield Area-Power Efficient DWT Hardware for Implantable Neuroprosthetics", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 2371-2374, May, 2007, New Orleans United States.

A. M. Kamboh, A. Mason, "Comparison of Lifting and B-spline DWT Implementations for Implantable Neuroprosthetics", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Sensors , pp. 811-814, Oct, 2006, Daejeon South Korea.

A. M. Kamboh, G. Rafiq, H. A. Fakhar, S. R. Kazmi, "Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitioning System", Proceedings of the International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, pp. 100-103, Jun, 2004, Bhurban Pakistan.

Patents

Adaptive Capacitance Based Loop Filter for Phase Locked Loop, Muhammad Waseem Arshad, Awais Mehmood Kamboh, National University of Sciences and Technology, Patent 90/2014, issued Feb 14, 2014

Teaching Assistant , Michigan State University
August 2010 – December 2010 (4 months )

Grader , University of Michigan
September 2005 – December 2005 (3 months )

Laboratory Demonstrator , Army Public College of Management and Sciences
October 2003 – March 2004 (5 months )

Assistant Professor , National University of Sciences and Technology
January 2011 – Present (6 years 4 months )

ASIC Engineer, Evigia Systems Inc.
June 2007 – September 2008 (1 year 3 months )

Internee Engineer, Carrier Telephone Industries
May 2002 – July 2002 (2 months )