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Biographical Sketch

  • Brian Floyd received the B.S. with highest honors, M. Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 1996, 1998, and 2001, respectively.
  • From June 2001 to June 2007, he was a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York.  His work at IBM included the development and demonstration of some of the world’s first silicon-based millimeter-wave receivers, transmitters, and frequency synthesizers for applications at 60 GHz and above.  He also worked on the development of 3G WCDMA receivers in SiGe BiCMOS and CMOS technologies.
  • From June 2007 to Dec. 2009, he was the manager of the Wireless Circuits and Systems group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.  During this time, he co-led the development of 60 GHz phased-array transceiver, antenna, and package solutions and was the technical team lead of the IBM and MediaTek joint development program.
  • In January 2010, Dr. Floyd joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he currently works as the Alton and Mildred Lancaster Professor. He directs the iNtegrated Circuits and Systems lab at NC State (iNcs2). His research interests include RF and millimeter-wave integrated radios, radars, and imagers.
  • Dr. Floyd has authored/co-authored over 125 technical papers with 32 issued patents.
  • IEEE Conference Service: He serves on the executive committee for the IEEE RFIC Symposium. Previously, he served in many other roles for the IEEE RFIC Symposium, including the 2021 General Chair, the 2020 Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair, and the 2019 TPC Co-Chair. He was chair of the mmWave subcommittee and a long-time TPC member. He has also served on the TPC for the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and the IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting (BCTM).
  • IEEE Society Service: He currently serves on the Administrative Committee (AdCom) for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) and an ad-hoc committee for the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTTS) on strategic directions of the International Microwave Symposia. He previously served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC).
  • SRC Service: He has served as the security and safety thrust leader for the SRC TX Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) and represented IBM as a technical advisory board member to the circuits and systems area for the SRC.
  • University Recognition: He was awarded the Alton and Mildred Lancaster Professorship in ECE in 2022. He was selected as the NC State Innovator of the Year in 2023 and an NC State University Faculty Scholar in 2020. He received the 2016 NC State University Outstanding Teacher Award and is a member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers. He was also a recipient of the 2015 William F. Lane Oustanding Teaching Award for ECE and the 2015 NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Award.
  • International Recognition: He was awarded the 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award. He was a two-time recipient of the Lewis Winner Award for the best paper at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in 2004 and 2006 and a two-time recipient of the Pat Goldberg Memorial Awards for the best paper in computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics within IBM Research in 2006 and 2011. He received an IBM Faculty Award in 2015 and was a first runner-up of the 2000 SRC Copper Design Challenge.
  • He is married and has four children.