Tod Dickson  Tod Dickson photo       

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Research Staff Member
T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IEEE Solid State Circuits Society


Timothy O. (Tod) Dickson received dual B.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering with highest honors from the University of Florida in 1999. He completed the M. Eng degree at the University of Florida in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto in 2006, both in electrical engineering.

His Ph.D. work was in the area of serial transceivers operating up to 80 Gb/s in SiGe BiCMOS technologies, focusing on the development of low-noise and low-power design methodologies. In September 2006, he joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y, where he is involved with the development of high-speed serial transceivers for electrical and optical communication links. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University where has taught graduate level courses in analog and mixed-signal electronics since 2007. His research interests include circuits, systems, and enabling technology for high-speed electrical and optical serial links.

Dr. Dickson has been a recipient or co-recipient of several best paper awards, including the Best Paper Award for the 2009 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 2009 ISSCC, the Best Regular Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), the Best Student Paper Award at the 2004 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, and the Best Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems. He currently on the wireline subcommittee of the IEEE CICC Technical Programming Committee.  In addition, he serves on the Analog-Mixed Signal Circuits Systems and Devices Technical Advisory Board of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, which he chaired in 2015-2016. He served as a member of the Technical Programming Committee of the IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium from 2007-2009, and was a guest editor of the October 2010 issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.