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Pamela Abshire

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland


​Pamela Abshire is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2001, and is an expert in low power mixed-signal integrated circuits (IC), adaptive ICs and IC sensors, and CMOS biosensors. Her research focuses on better understanding and exploiting the tradeoffs between performance and resources in natural and engineered systems, including hybrid devices incorporating CMOS, MEMS, optoelectronics, microfluidics, and biological components. She has developed sensors and signal processing circuitry for a variety of applications, including cell-based sensing, high performance imaging, miniature robotics, adaptive data conversion, and closed loop control of MEMS and microfluidic systems. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award (2003), the Corcoran Award for Electrical and Computer Engineering education (2004), the Robert E. Kent Teaching Award (2011), the Jimmy H. C. Lin Award for Entrepreneurship (2011), and was named the outstanding faculty member of the Institute for Systems Research (2006).   She served on the Emerging Technologies and Research Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2008-2018 and on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society from 2013-2018.  She was General Co-Chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems 2017.

All sessions by Pamela Abshire

  • MondayFebruary 25
10:45 AM

Lab on CMOS Biosensors for Minimally Invasive Health Monitoring