Principal Investigator


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Kaushik Sengupta
Associate Professor,
Direct of Graduate Studies, Electrical Engineering,
Princeton University.

B.Tech and M.Tech (Dual degree) in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg.,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2007.
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 2008.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Caltech, 2012.
(Caltech High-speed Circuits Group, Prof. Ali Hajimiri)



Prof.Sengupta received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in electronics and electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, both in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In February 2013, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. During his undergraduate studies, in the summers of 2005 and 2006, he performed research at the University of Southern California and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was involved with nonlinear integrated systems for high-purity signal generation and low-power RF identification (RFID) tags, respectively. His research interests are in the areas of high-frequency integrated circuits (ICs), electromagnetics, optics for various applications in sensing, imaging, and high-speed communication.

Dr. Sengupta received the Bell Labs Prize (2017), Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Office of Naval Research in 2017, the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2018) E. Lawrence Keys, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Junior Faculty Award and the Charles Wilts Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in Electrical Engineering at Caltech. He was six times selected to the Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, and received the `Excellence in Teaching Award' from the School of Engineering at Princeton University in 2018 nominated by the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Council. He was a recipient the Caltech Institute Fellowship, the Prime Minister Gold Medal Award of IIT Kharagpur in 2007, the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship from 2011 to 2012, the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award in 2012, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Graduate Fellowship in 2012, the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2011, the Most Innovative Student Project Award of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007, and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Undergraduate Fellowship in 2006. He serves on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE ESSCIRC, IEEE CICC and PIERS and is the Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, special issue of European Solid-State Circuits Conference in 2018. He serves as the workshop chair in IEEE IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2021, is a co-chair of the Emerging Technologies Sub-committee in IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits conference (CICC), serves on the technical program committees in IEEE International Microwave Symposium, and previously served in similar roles in IEEE European Solid-state Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC) and Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIERS). He was one of the co-recipients of the inaugural IIT Kharagpur Young Alumni Achievement Award and was co-recipient of the 2012 RFIC Best Student Paper Award and the 2015 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize. He is a member of the MTT-4 Committee on Terahertz technology, a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society from 2019-2020, and Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques from 2021-2023.

Visiting Faculty


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Yiming Yu
Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2017.


Yiming Yu received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the major of electronic engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 2012 and 2017, respectively. Since 2018, he has been a lecturer with UESTC. He joined Prof. Sengupta's lab as a visiting fellow in January 2020. His research interests include modeling of on-chip devices, antenna array, silicon based mm-Wave integrated circuits, and on-chip phased-array transceiver front end.




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Mohamed Serry
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2007.


Mohamed Serry received his BSc in mechanical engineering from Ain Shams University in 1999, MSc from University of Alberta in 2003, and PhD from University of Toronto in 2007. In 2008, he received a fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Microengineering, Kyoto University, Japan. In 2009, Serry joined the Microfabrication Group at YJSTRC as part of the collaborative research project with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He is intersted in bio-Mems and applications in organs on chip and analytical microsystems. He is spending his sabbatical in IMRL in 2019..




Current Post-doctoral Scholars


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Suresh Venkatesh
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah, USA, 2017.


Suresh received his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Utah in 2017 under the guidance of Prof. David Schurig. He received his M.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2010. His PhD dissertation received the ECE Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2016. He was also a Research Project Assistant at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore during 2007-08, where he worked on 10.4 m millimeter-wave radio telescope. His research interests are in electromagnetics, metamaterials, antenna design, and transformation optics design.




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Jesus Maldonado
Ph.D., Biotechnology from Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain, 2017.


Jesus received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2017 under supervision of Prof. Laura Lechuga. He received his M.Sc. in Micro and Nanosystems in Research Center on Micro and Nanotechnology from Veracruz University. In 2018, Jesus joined Microtechnology and Embedded Systems Laboratory at Computing Research Center from IPN as research scientist. His current research interests include Lab-on-a-chip biosensing, Nano-Biotechnology, Bio-Mems, and bioanalytical applications.




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Xinyu Zhou
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2018.


Xinyu received his Ph.D. degree in the department of electrical engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 2018. During his doctoral studies, he was the recipient of the first-place award of international microwave symposium (IMS) high-efficiency power amplifier student design competition in 2017 and the recipient of the second-place award in the same student design competition in 2018. In the year 2018-20, He joined the department of electrical engineering, City University of Hong Kong as a postdoctoral fellow to focus on the base station power amplifier design (including the sub-6GHz and mm-wave band) based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology. He has authored and coauthored over 30 refereed publications, 1 U.S. patent, and 7 pending U.S. patents. His current research interests include high-efficiency and high-linearity Doherty power amplifiers, waveform engineering, mm-wave PA architectures, and microwave circuits.




Current Ph.D. Students




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Chengjie Zhu
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2017.


Chengjie graduated from Georgia Tech Electrical Engineering department and joined prof. Kaushik Sengputa's research group in Spring 2017. He was awarded twice with PURA undergraduate research award and had a few publications during his undergraduate years, including TBIOCAS, VLSI Tech Cir. Symp. and BMES. His current research focuses on Bio-optical sensing platform based on CMOS process. In particular, he is interested in developing miniaturized and wireless bio-assay platforms for in-vitro and in-vivo applications.






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Hooman Saeeidi
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2017.


Hooman Received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2017 and he joined Prof. Sengupta's Lab in February 2018. His research interests include electromagnetics, mm-wave, THz circuits, signal processing, and integrated circuits for high data rate communication systems.






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Hao Tang
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2016


Hao Tang joined the IMRL Lab in 2018. He is interested in developing new architectures for point-of--care diagnostics and chip-scale platforms for cellular assays. In particular, he has been interested in high throughput, pneumatic-free, cytometry with high specificity and sensitivity.






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Zheng Liu
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Peking University, 2013.


Zheng Liu received his B.S. degree from Peking University in 2013, during which he received Peking University Academic Excellence Reward and various scholarships. After earning a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2015, he joined industry and had 3 years working experience in the US as a handset power amplifier design engineer. He is interested in investigating high frequency dynamics of device, integrated electronic and photonics circuits and systems and will further explore related topics at Princeton University.






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Emir Ali Karahan
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Bilkent, Turkey, 2019.


Emir is interested in new forms of design techniques for electromagnetic structures and their RF interfaces, and RF systems in general once we remove the limitations of traditional intuition-based optimization approaches and probing fundamental limits of their performances.




Visitng Ph.D. Student


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Bingjun Tang
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University.


Bingjun Tang received his M.S. degree in Integrated Circuit from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2014. He is currently working toward the Ph.D degree in electrical engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University. He joined Prof. Sengupta's lab in October 2018 as a visiting student. His research area is mainly about CMOS active circulator, self-interference cancellation for full-duplex, PLL, VCO and THz oscillator.
Papers: Nature Electronics (submitted), IEEE ISSC (2020), IEEE JSSC under preparation, IEEE APS/URSI (2020), IEEE IWMTS (2020), IEEE ICC (2020).






Lab Alumni


Post-doctoral Scholar


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Tushar Sharma
Post-doc in IMRL Lab between 2018-2019.
Senior RF R&D Design Engineer, NXP Arizona.


Tushar graduated with his doctorate from iRadio Lab, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada in 2018 under supervision of Prof. Fadhel Ghannouchi. Tushar led several works on InP-based mm-Wave power amplifiers and load-modulated balanced mmWave CMOS PAs during his time at IMRL.
Papers: Three papers in IEEE IMS (2020), IEEE T-MTT (under revision), Two IEEE T-MTT papers under preparation.




Ph.D. Students


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Xue Wu
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2012.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton, 2019.
Qualcomm, San Diego, 2018-present.


Xue Wu received his BS degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2012. During his undergraduate studies, he received the National Scholarship of China in 2009, "Friend of Tsinghua" Scholarship in 2010 and Academic Scholarship of Tsinghua University in 2011. He is a graduate student at Princeton University and joined Prof. Sengupta's Lab in February 2013. His research interests lie in exploring techniques for realizing innovative silicon-based integrated systems in the mmWave and THz frequency range.

Awards: Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (2017), IEEE Solid-state Circuits Pre-doctoral Achievement Award, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Graduate Fellowship, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Graduate Fellowships, Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Award of Excellence, Analog Devices Oustanding Designer Awards, Best student paper finalist (IMS 2015), Best student paper finalist (IMS 2018).
Papers: Nature Electronics (2018), Nature Comm. (2019), Two papers in IEEE JSSC (2020), Optics Exprss (2018), IEEE JSSC (2017), (Invited ISSCC issue) IEEE JSSC (2016), (Invited) ACM NanoCom (2020), IEEE CICC (2019), Two papers in IEEE IMS (2018), SPIE (2018), CLEO (2017), IEEE ISSCC (2016), IEEE CICC (2015), IEEE IMS (2015)
Patents: US Patent filed on reconfigurable transceiver and antenna interfaces.




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Lingyu Hong
B.S. in Physics, Peking University, China, 2012.
Apple, Cupertino, 2018-present.


Lingyu Hong received his BS degree in Physics from Peking University in 2012, during which he researched in Nanophotonics and Plamsonics and received Peking University Academic Excellence Reward and various scholarships. He joined Prof. Sengupta's Lab in May 2013. He is interested in the study, research, and implementation of interdisciplinary knowledge in Photonics, Electronics and others for lab-on-chip systems, specifically for biomedical applications.

Awards: Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (2015), Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Finalist (2017), IEEE Solid-state Circuits Pre-doctoral Achievement Award, Analog Devices Oustanding Designer Award
Papers: ACS Photonics (Editor's Choice) (2018), Biomedical Optics Express (2018), IEEE JSSC (2018), IEEE JSSC (2017), IEEE IMS (2019), Two papers in IEEE ISSCC (2017), CLEO (2017), (Invited) IEEE MWSCAS (2017), IEEE VLSI (2015).
Patents: US Patent granted on nanophotonic structures in CMOS.




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Chandrakanth Reddy Chapiddi
B.Tech. in Electronics and Electrincal Communication, IIT Kharagpur, India, 2013.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton, 2019.
AnokiWave, San Diego, 2019-present.


Chandra Kanth received his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in July,2013. He joined the Prof. Sengupta's lab in February 2014. In his Ph.D., Chandrakanth presented a mathametical approach towards mm-Wave power amplifiers in silicon proposing a generalized multi-port approach to enable simultaneously bradband, back-off efficienct and VSWR-tolerant mm-Wave front-ends.

Awards: Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (2017), IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Graduate Fellowship, IEEE Solid-state Circuits Pre-doctoral Achievement Award, Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Award of Excellence, Analog Devices Oustanding Designer Award, Best student paper (2nd prize) IMS (2020), Best student paper finalist IEEE CICC (2015).
Papers: Two papers in IEEE JSSC (2020), IEEE T-MTT(2020), IEEE JSSC (2018), IEEE JSSC (2017), IEEE TCAS-I (2017), Three papers in IEEE IMS (2020), IEEE ISSCC (2020), IEEE VLSI (2019), IEEE RFIC (2017), IEEE IMS (2017), IEEE ISSCC (2016), IEEE CICC (2015)
Patents: US Patent filed on load-modulated balanced mm-Wave PA and reconfigurable transceiver and antenna interfaces.




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Xuyang Lu
Xuyang Lu B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, 2014.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton, 2020.


Xuyang Lu received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 2014, during which he was invited to join the Phi-Beta-Kappa National Society and IEEE Eta-Kappa-Nu Honor Society. He joined Prof. Sengupta's lab in February 2015. In his Ph.D., Xuyang worked on a gamut of interesting problems ranging from physically secure wireless links to reconfigurable mm-Wave front-ends and antennas, to THz metasurfaces, and THz systems

Awards: IEEE Solid-state Circuits Pre-doctoral Achievement Award, Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Award of Excellence, Analog Devices Oustanding Designer Award.
Papers: Nature Electronics (2020), Nature Electronics (submitted), Light: Science and Applications (submitted), Two papers in IEEE JSSC (2020), IEEE JSSC (2018), ACM Nanocom (2020), IEEE APS/URSI (2020), IEEE IWMTS (2020), (Invited) OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress (2020), (Invited) IEEE ICC (2020), IEEE ISSCC (2020), Two papers in IEEE CICC (2019), (Invited) IEEE MWSCAS (2017), IEEE ISSCC (2017)
Patents: US Patent filed on reconfigurable transceiver and antenna interfaces.


Undergraduate Students


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Clare Cook
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2019.


Clare Cook graduated with a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton in June 2020. She completed her junior independent work with Professor Sengupta and fellow undergraduate Dan Sturm on mm-wave computational based imaging, and her senior thesis on fluorescent microscopy for in-vivo imaging of cervical cancer cells.  
Awards: Jaskowski Award , Optical Engineering Prize .



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Dan Sturm
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2019.


Dan graduated from Princeton in 2019 and worked with the IMRL to develop a mmWave MIMO imaging system with non-planar antenna configurations. He is currently working at Apple and plans to do a PhD in electrical engineering in the near future. 
Awards: Sigma Xi Award for Senior Thesis Research (2019)
Papers: Light: Science and Applications (submitted).



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Anna Broome
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2019.


Anna Broome will graduate with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton in June 2018. Her research interests include design and analysis of high frequency circuits and systems for high-impact applications. She is completing her senior thesis under the supervision of Professor Sengupta, designing the antenna and front-end detector of a silicon-based terahertz imaging system.
Awards: IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Undergraduate Fellowship, Princeton School of Engineering Best Senior Thesis Award, Bradley Dickinson Award for System Design.
Papers: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (2019), IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Paper (2019).



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Daniel Stanley
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2019.


Daniel Stanley is planning to graduate Princeton with a BSE degree in electrical engineering in 2018. He is working with Professor Sengupta, as well as fellow undergrads Anna Broome and TJ Smith, THz camera for his senior thesis project. He plans to continue pursuing his research interests, which range from integrated circuits to robotics, in graduate school next year.
Awards: Princeton School of Engineering Best Senior Thesis Award, Bradley Dickinson Award for System Design.
Papers: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (2019), IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Paper (2019).



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T.J. Smith
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2019.


TJ Smith will graduate from Princeton with a BSE in Electrical Engineering in 2018. He is currently working with Anna Broome and Daniel Stanley on the design and layout of a silicon-based THz camera. His research interests include analog and digital circuits, computer architecture, and systems programming.
Awards: Princeton School of Engineering Best Senior Thesis Award, Bradley Dickinson Award for System Design.
Papers: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (2019), IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Paper (2019).



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Rita Fang
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2017.


Rita Fang graduated in 2017 from E.E. at Princeton University and worked with Prof. Sengupta on powering in-vio biosensors exploiting gastric juice as the electrolyte.


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Weimen Li
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2017.


Weimen Li graduated in 2017 with B.S.E. in E.E. from Princeton University. He was co-advised by Prof. Sengupta (primary adviser: Alex Nectow, Princeton Nueroscience Institute) on RFID-Based Feed Tracking System and Embedded Infrared Camera System for Tracking Mice to investigate population neural dynamics


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Victor Ying
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2016.


Victor Ying will graduate with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton in June 2016. His research interests range from device physics and circuits to formal modeling and verification of computer systems. His activities on campus include providing peer academic advising for underclassmen and being a TA for ELE 206: Contemporary Logic Design.




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Liam Kelly
B.S.E. in EE, Princeton University, 2016.


Liam Kelly is a senior BSE candidate in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he is a member of Tau Beta Pi. His expected graduation date is May 2016. He joined Prof. Sengupta's lab in September 2015 where he is doing a senior thesis on wireless power transfer over long distances. His research interests include embedded system design and analysis with a focus on communications between various devices.




Summer Visiting Students


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Huaixi Lu
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Peking University, China.


Huaixi Lu is an undergraduate student at Peking University who will receive a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2018. His research interests lie in analog circuit design. He worked under Prof. Sengupta's guidance over the summer of 2017 through ISIP program and received the Chen Shouren Scholarship, the best scholarship for summer research in Peking University. He was involved in chip testing and his main work included designing a PCB for imager chip and several codes for measurement program. Huaixi intends to attend graduate school and pursue a Ph.D in circuit design.


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Thomas Look
M.S. Physics, California State University, Northridge.


Thomas Look is an M.S. Physics student at California State University, Northridge where he has received the Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Research Promise in Science and Mathematics and the Association of Retired Faculty Memorial Thesis/Project Award. His interests are in quantum computation, strongly correlated electrons, quantum thermalization, many-body localization, and topological phases of matter. He worked for Professor Sengupta over the summer of 2017 through the PRISM/PCCM REU Program and built a framework for simulating MIMO antenna arrays with tunable anisotropic radiation patterns in an indoor multipath environment. He plans to pursue a Ph.D in Physics after obtaining his master's degree.


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Swathi Chandrika
Senior student, South Brunswick High School .


Swathi Chandrika is attending South Brunswick High School and will graduate in 2017. In the summer of 2016, she worked under Professor Sengupta through the MIRTHE REU program. During that time, she worked on creating a GUI in MATLAB to analyze data from a biosensor. Swathi is a captain of her school's Science Olympiad team and is on its Varsity tennis team. In college, she plans to pursue her interests in both applied physics and engineering.



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Matthew Cavallaro
B.S.E. in EE, Cooper Union.


Matthew Cavallaro is an undergraduate student at The Cooper Union who will receive a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2018. His fields of interest include circuit design, semiconductors, energy and sustainability. He worked for Professor Sengupta over the summer of 2016 through MIRTHE REU program. His project involved designing a compact PCB and interface for an integrated CMOS biosensor. Some of his hobbies include hiking, exercise, playing the guitar or piano, skatboarding, tennis, and soccer. Matthew intends to attend graduate school and pursue a Ph.D in his field of interest.




Integrated Micro-systems Reseach Lab
Office: B 216, Equad Princeton University.
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Kaushik Sengupta: (609) 258-5250, Fax: (609) 258-3745,
Email: kaushiks at princeton dot edu
Labs: B 217/219.


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