Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: IEEE Communications Society | IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) | IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society | IEEE Solid State Circuits Society
Alberto Valdes-Garcia is currently a Principal Research Staff Member and Manager of the RF Circuits and Systems Group at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center.
In his current role, he leads a multi-disciplinary team that investigates and develops technologies that bridge the gap between antennas and AI, enabling new millimeter-wave systems and applications for imaging and communications.
Dr. Valdes-Garcia received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Valdes-Garcia served in the IEEE 802.15.3c 60GHz standardization committee. Since 2009 he serves as Technical Advisory Board member with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), where he was Chair of the Integrated Circuits and Systems Sciences Coordinating Committee in 2011 and 2012. In spring 2013 he was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University. He holds 70+ issued US patents with 30+ pending. His scholarly work (100+ authored or co-authored publications) has already received more than 10,000+ independent citations. He is a co-Editor of the book 60GHz technology for Gbps WLAN and WPAN: From Theory to Practice (Wiley, 20011).
Dr. Valdes-Garcia is the winner of the 2005 Best Doctoral Thesis Award presented by the IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC), the recipient of the 2007 National Youth Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements, presented by the President of Mexico, a co-recipient of the 2010 George Smith Award presented by the IEEE Electron Devices Society, a co-recipient of the 2017 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper, presented by the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, and a co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award. In 2013, he was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for its Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and in 2015 for its German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
He currently serves in the Inaugural Editorial Board of the IEEE Journal of Microwaves and is the Chair of the IEEE MTT-S Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits Committe.
Within IBM, he is a co-recipient of an IBM Corporate Outstanding Innovation Award for the demonstration of wireless high definition video links with 60GHz SiGe radios (2008), and the 2009 Pat Goldberg Memorial Award to the best paper in computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics published by IBM Research for the work Operation of Graphene Transistors at GHz Frequencies (Nano Letters, 2009).
Dr. Valdes-Garcia is a Senior Member of IEEE, was inducted into the IBM Academy of Technology in 2015, and was recognized as an IBM Master Inventor in 2016 and 2019.