Dr. Saiyu Ren is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. She teaches courses in microelectronics from digital circuit design to mixed signal and radio frequency circuit design, and assured trust hardware security. Dr. Ren’s research focuses on Radio Frequency (RF) mixed signal circuit design from individual high frequency low power source generators, digital direct synthesizer, high speed, high bandwidth, low power, high speed/resolution ADCs to system level GPS receivers. She has been the PI for over 15 chip fabrications which includes the entire design fabrication cycle ranging from Matlab Simulink, HDL, schematic design to custom layout, tape out and final printed circuit board design and chip test. She has been heavily involved in assured and trusted hardware security in digital microelectronics in recent years, which includes hardware security attack detection, anti-attack, IC counterfeiting detection and anti-counterfeiting.
Dr. Ren’s goal is to pass her knowledge and experience to the next generation -- her students. She dedicates herself as an educator and has supported 23 master students and 4 PhD students through graduation. She has 4 current PhD students. She is also actively involved with technical advising for undergraduate students. She has published over 60 journal and conference papers with her students and has been awarded over $2M in research funding.