Chris Winstead

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Associate Professor


Chris  Winstead

Contact Information

Office Location: EL 304C
Phone: 435-797-2871
Email: chris.winstead@usu.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download

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

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Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

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Publications | Other

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Teaching

ECE 3700 - Digital System Design, Spring 2020
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2020
ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2019
ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2019
ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2019
ECE 3700, 5930 - Digital System Design, Spring 2019
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2019
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2019
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2019
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2019
ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2018
ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2018
ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2018
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2018
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2018
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2018
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I, Spring 2018
ECE 3700, 5930 - Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Spring 2018
ECE 2700 - Digital Circuits, Fall 2017
ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II, Fall 2017
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

Rejoy Roy Mathews, Electrical & Computer Engineering, October 2017
Ujjwal Pratik, Electrical & Computer Engineering, July 2018 - August 2019
Rakin Muhammad Shadab, Electrical & Computer Engineering, November 2017 - August 2019
Tasnuva Tarannum Tithi, Electrical & Computer Engineering, October 2013 - March 2019
Soudeh Dadras, Electrical & Computer Engineering, November 2016 - February 2019
Yi Luo, Electrical & Computer Engineering, August 2009 - May 2017
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