Gerald Sobelman

Professor

Research Area: Computer Engineering, VLSI, and Circuits

4-157 Keller Hall
612-625-8041
sobelman@umn.edu
http://mountains.ece.umn.edu/~sobelman/

Area of Expertise:

Digital VLSI circuits and systems

Education:

Ph.D., Physics, 1979, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
M.S., Physics, 1976, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
B.S., Physics, 1974, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Honors/Awards:

Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
Chair of the Technical Committee on Circuits and Systems for Communications of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
Charles E. Bowers Faculty Teaching Award, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Synopsis:

My research activities are primarily in the area of digital VLSI design, with applications in communications and signal processing. I am interested in digital baseband architectures and FPGA implementations for a wide range of wireless systems, including OFDM, MIMO, UWB, Cognitive Radio and Software Defined Radio.  I am also working on design techniques for high-speed and low-power wired communications platforms, including Network-On-Chip architectures and multilevel signaling techniques.

Publications:

J. Chen, Z. Zhang, S. He, J. Hu and G. E. Sobelman, “Sparse Code Multiple Access Decoding Based on a Monte Carlo Markov Chain Method,” in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 639-643, May 2016.

Q. Yang, X. Zhou, G. E. Sobelman and X. Li, “Network-on-Chip for Turbo Decoders,” in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 338-342, Jan. 2016.

S. C. Pei, B. Y. Guo, W. Y. Lu, G. E. Sobelman and Y. D. Huang, “Improved design of digital 1-D and 2-D notch filters using general feedback structure,” 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Montreal, QC, 2016, pp. 2182-2185.

J. Chen, J. Hu and G. E. Sobelman, “Stochastic Iterative MIMO Detection System: Algorithm and Hardware Design,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 1205-1214, April 2015.

Jienan Chen, Jianhao Hu, Shuyang Lee and Gerald E. Sobelman, “Hardware Efficient Mixed Radix-25/16/9 FFT for LTE Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 221-229, 2015.

Yu Zeng, Xiaofang Zhou, Linshan Zhang, Nianrong Zhou and Gerald E. Sobelman, “A Database-Driven Ant Colony Algorithm for PLC Networking,” IEICE Electronics Express, Vol. 11, No. 22, pp. 1-11, 2014.

Ebrahim Saberinia, Kai-Chuan Chang, Gerald E. Sobelman and Ahmed H. Tewfik, “Implementation of a Multi-band Pulsed-OFDM Transceiver”, The Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image and Video Technology, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 73-88, April, 2006.

Wen-Chih Kan and Gerald E. Sobelman, “MIMO Transceiver Design Based on a Modified Geometric Mean Decomposition”, Proceedings, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 677-680, 2007.

Fakhrul Z. Rokhani, Wen-Chih Kan, John Kieffer and Gerald E. Sobelman, “Optimality of Bus-Invert Coding”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Vol. 55, No. 11, November, 2008.

Daewook Kim, Manho Kim and Gerald E. Sobelman, “CDMA-Based Network-on-Chip Architecture”, Proceedings, IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, pp. 137-140, 2004.