Prof. Patrick Mercier

Patrick P. Mercier received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2006, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively.

He is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he is also the co-Director of the Center for Wearable Sensors. His research interests include the design of energy-efficient microsystems, focusing on the design of RF circuits, power converters, and sensor interfaces for miniaturized systems and biomedical applications.

Prof. Mercier received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Julie Payette fellowship in 2006, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships in 2007 and 2009, an Intel Ph.D. Fellowship in 2009, the 2009 ISSCC Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper at ISSCC 2010, a Graduate Teaching Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSD in 2013, the Hellman Fellowship Award in 2014, the Beckman Young Investigator Award in 2015, and the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2015. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (TBioCAS) and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (TVLSI).

 

Mailing address:

Prof. Patrick Mercier
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0407
EBU 1 #4807
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

Office phone:

+1 (858) 534-6026

Email address:

pmercier@ucsd.edu

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