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Travis N. Blalock

Visiting Associate Professor

Contact
Rice Hall 302
351 McCormick Road
PO Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904-1000

Phone: (434) 924-1331
FAX: (434) 924-8818
Email: tblalock@virginia.edu


Summary
Travis Blalock's primary research interests include CMOS digital and analog signal processor design, low-power analog/digital converter design, integrated optoelectronic sensors and signal processing, and low-power architectures for medical ultrasound imaging. Other interests include built-in self test for analog integrated circuits, low-voltage feedback amplifiers, reference circuits, analog neural networks, multi-level digital logic, infinite persistence analog sample-and-hold circuits, high efficiency on-chip voltage converters, and mixed-signal CAD techniques.

Background
Dr. Blalock joined the faculty in 1998. He has published numerous articles and holds or has pending 18 patents in the area of mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuit design. He previously worked as a Principal Project Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. At Hewlett-Packard he was the lead designer on several mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuits, including an analog discrete-time delay line for magnetic recording channels, an image detector with an on-chip parallel cross-correlation processor for position encoding, and an analog silicon backplane for a high-resolution microdisplay. He is a member of the IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Tau Beta Pi. He earned the B.S.EE with High Honors in 1985 and the M.S.EE in 1988 from the University of Tennessee, respectively, and the Ph.D. in 1991 from Auburn University.