Professor Ping Gui Named 2015 SMU Ford Research Fellow

Ping Gui Ford Research Fellow
Dr. Ping Gui
Ping Gui, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, was among four distinguished SMU professors named 2015 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting in May, 2015.

Established in 2002 through a $1 million gift, the fellowships help SMU retain and reward outstanding scholars. Ford Fellowships are awarded to SMU faculty based on a faculty member’s scholarly contributions and future research plans. Candidates are nominated annually by department chairs, faculty, and the faculty senate.

“The Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship is the highest honor bestowed upon scholars at SMU,” said Lyle Dean Marc P. Christensen. “It recognizes strong programs in important areas of study. We are very pleased to have Professor Gui recognized for her achievements and take her place among our most highly regarded faculty.”

Professor Gui joined the Lyle School of Engineering in 2004. In addition to her position in the Department of Electrical Engineering, she is a member of the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security. Her research interests include analog, mixed-signal, and RF/millimeter-wave integrated circuit design for a variety of applications, including high-speed wireless and wireline communications, medical devices, automotive radio detection and ranging (RADAR), circuits and systems for harsh environments, and hardware security.

Professor Gui has published 81 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles and since 2007 has served as the technical chair of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Solid-State Circuits Society, Dallas Chapter. A senior member of IEEE, she also serves on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium. Her professional honors include the CERN Scientific Associate Award and an IEEE Dallas Section Outstanding Service Award.

“Professor Gui has a special ability to identify and focus on the most challenging problems in circuit design,” said Electrical Engineering Chair Dinesh Rajan. “Her work is likely to have tremendous impact on numerous fields including telecommunications, biomedical devices, and vehicular technology. She is an outstanding role model for students and a great asset to the Electrical Engineering Department.”

Dr. Gui received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi’an, China, and her Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Delaware.