Şerban Mihalache

MSEE Student, BSEE, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology,
University “Politehnica” of Bucharest

Email: serban.mihalache@speed.pub.ro
Office: B030, Leu Campus – Blvd. Iuliu Maniu No. 1-3, Bucharest 061071, Romania
Tel: +4021 402 4688


Last update: April 2017


Research Interests

  • Audio Signal Analysis, Synthesis and Processing;
  • Spoken Language Technology (Automatic Speech/Speaker Recognition);
  • Speech-based Detection of Emotion and Psychological State;
  • Machine Learning;
  • Analog Circuit and System Design.

Degrees and Professional Experience

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering (BSEE), in Microelectronics (July 2015), University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • Baccalaureate Degree (June 2011), “Sfântul Sava” National College (Saint Sava National College), Bucharest, Romania.

Professional experience

  • Analog Design Engineer (October 2015 – present) at Microchip Technology Inc., Bucharest, Romania. Analog circuit and system design and simulation for High Voltage Power Management Integrated Circuits (DC-DC Buck Converters – Non-synchronous), within the Analog, Power and Interface Division (APID). Layout development and verification. Integrated circuit testing and validation.
  • Analog Design Intern (February 2013 – October 2015) at Microchip Technology Inc., Bucharest, Romania. Analog circuit and system design and simulation for Power Management Integrated Circuits (DC-DC Buck Converters – Non-synchronous), within the Analog, Power and Interface Division (APID). Layout development and verification. Integrated circuit testing and validation.

Academic Activity

Teaching

All my teaching activity takes place at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest.

Undergraduate curricula

  • Advanced Techniques in Digital Signal Processing, laboratory (2016 – present); supervisor: Prof. Dragoș Burileanu.
  • Digital Signal Processing, laboratory (2016 – present); supervisor: Prof. Dragoș Burileanu.
  • Analog Integrated Circuits, laboratory and tutorials (2016 – 2017); supervisor: Prof. Cosmin Popa.

Undergraduate student supervision

2016-2017

  • Andreea Maria Florea, “3D Scanner with Infrared Optical Sensing”, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania. Primary academic supervisor: Prof. Dragoș Burileanu.
  • Claudia Andreea Nedelcu, “Digital processing techniques for automatic music track separation”, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Romania. Primary academic supervisor: Prof. Dragoș Burileanu.

Scientific Activity

Prizes

2016

  • Third Prize, in the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest, Limassol, Cyprus, paper: “Current-mode Capacitance Multiplier with Reduced Parasitic Elements“, co-author: Florin-Silviu Dumitru.

2015

  • Best Student Paper Award, at the IEEE Romania 25th Anniversary Colloquium, paper: “Current-mode Capacitance Multiplier with Reduced Parasitic Elements“, co-author: Florin-Silviu Dumitru.
  • Best Student Paper Award, at the 38th International Semiconductor Conference (CAS), Sinaia, Romania, paper: “Automated Cooling Control System through Peltier Effect and High Efficiency Control using a DC-DC Buck Converter“, co-authors: Irina Flamaropol, Florin-Silviu Dumitru, Lidia Dobrescu, Dragos Dobrescu.
  • First Prize, in the “Tudor Tanasescu” National Electronics Competition, Bucharest, Romania, Analog Integrated Circuits section.

2014

  • First Prize, in the National stage of the Robochallenge National Robotics Competition, Bucharest, Romania, Academic section, project: COX (Line Follower Robot), team members: Florin-Silviu Dumitru, Ioana Antoche, Andrei Poenaru.

Affiliation to scientific community

  • Member of SpeeD Laboratory, 2015 – present;
  • Member of several Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Societies: Signal Processing Society (SPS), Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMCS), Circuits and Systems Society (CASS), Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), Electron Devices Society (EDS), YP (Young Professionals), Jan 2013 – present.

List of publications

Journal papers

2017

  • Serban Mihalache, Florin-Silviu Dumitru, Adriana Florescu, Sever Viorel Pasca, “Dithering Options for Integrated Relaxation Oscillators,” in Revue Roumaine des Sciences Techniques – Serie Electrotechnique et Energetique (RRST), Bucharest, Romania, 2017, Vol. 62, 1, pp. 61-67, ISSN 0035-4066 (IF: 0.524).

Conference papers

2016

  • Serban Mihalache, Florin-Silviu Dumitru, “Current-Mode Capacitance Multiplier with Reduced Parasitic Elements,” in the Proceedings of the 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Limassol, Cyprus, 2016, pp. 1-6, ISBN 978-1-5090-0058-6.

2015

  • Florin-Silviu Dumitru, Serban Mihalache, Gheorghe Brezeanu, “A CMOS Resistorless Bandgap Reference with Minimized Current Consumption,” in the Proceedings of the 38th International Semiconductor Conference (CAS), Sinaia, Romania, 2015, pp. 289-292, ISBN 978-1-4799-8862-4.
  • Serban Mihalache, Irina Flamaropol, Florin-Silviu Dumitru, Lidia Dobrescu, Dragos Dobrescu, “Automated Cooling Control System through Peltier Effect and High Efficiency Control using a DC-DC Buck Converter,” in the Proceedings of the 38th International Semiconductor Conference (CAS), Sinaia, Romania, 2015, pp. 281-284, ISBN 978-1-4799-8862-4.

MSEE thesis

Serban Mihalache, “Tunnel Diode Based Bi-tangent Oscillator”, MSEE Thesis, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, July 2017 (academic supervisors: Prof. Gheorghe Brezeanu, Marius Budăeș).

BSEE thesis

Serban Mihalache, “Current-mode Capacitance Multiplier with Reduced Parasitic Elements”, BSEE Thesis, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, July 2015 (academic supervisors: Prof. Gheorghe Brezeanu, Marius Budăeș).