Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA, USA
Ian Galton is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) specializing in the invention, analysis, and integrated circuit implementation of critical communication system blocks. He and his UCSD research group have developed many enabling techniques that enhance the performance of mixed-signal and radio frequency integrated circuits for communications systems. Several of these inventions have been deployed in commercial products including in most of the mobile telephone handsets currently on the market. Dr. Galton has been the recipient and co-recipient of several awards such as the Brown University Engineering Alumni Medal, two UCSD departmental best teacher awards, and multiple best paper awards. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and has served the IEEE in numerous capacities such as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing, member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Administrative Committee, member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Board of Governors, member of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Technical Program Committee, and member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer Program. In addition to his academic research, teaching, and service, Professor Galton regularly consults at several semiconductor companies and regularly teaches professional education short courses on the design of mixed-signal integrated circuits. He has also served on a corporate Board of Directors and several corporate Technical Advisory Boards.