Professor Behzad Razavi

Behzad Razavi received the BSEE degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1985 and the MSEE and PhDEE degrees from Stanford University in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He was with AT&T Bell Laboratories and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories until 1996. Since 1996, he has been Associate Professor and subsequently Professor of electrical engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. His current research includes wireless transceivers, frequency synthesizers, phase-locking and clock recovery for high-speed data communications, and data converters.


Professor Razavi was an Adjunct Professor at Princeton University from 1992 to 1994, and at Stanford University in 1995. He served on the Technical Program Committees of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 1993 to 2002 and VLSI Circuits Symposium from 1998 to 2002. He has also served as Guest Editor and Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and International Journal of High Speed Electronics.


Professor Razavi received the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 1994 ISSCC, the best paper award at the 1994 European Solid-State Circuits Conference, the best panel award at the 1995 and 1997 ISSCC, the TRW Innovative Teaching Award in 1997, the best paper award at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference in 1998, and the McGraw-Hill First Edition of the Year Award in 2001. He was the co-recipient of both the Jack Kilby Outstanding Student Paper Award and the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence at the 2001 ISSCC. He received the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006, the UCLA Faculty Senate Teaching Award in 2007, and the CICC Best Invited Paper Award in 2009 and in 2012. He was the co-recipient of the 2012 and the 2015 VLSI Circuits Symposium Best Student Paper Awards and the 2013 CICC Best Paper Award. He was also recognized as one of the top 10 authors in the 50-year history of ISSCC. He received the 2012 Donald Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits. He was also the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education PSW Teaching Award in 2014.


Professor Razavi has served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and is a Fellow of IEEE. He is the author of Principles of Data Conversion System Design (IEEE Press, 1995), RF Microelectronics (Prentice Hall, 1998, 2012) (translated to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), Design of Analog CMOS Integrated Circuits (McGraw-Hill, 2001, 2016) (translated to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), Design of Integrated Circuits for Optical Communications (McGraw-Hill, 2003, Wiley, 2012), and Fundamentals of Microelectronics (Wiley, 2006) (translated to Korean and Portuguese), and the editor of Monolithic Phase-Locked Loops and Clock Recovery Circuits (IEEE Press, 1996), and Phase-Locking in High-Performance Systems (IEEE Press, 2003).