Zhixin Alice Ye
King Research Group @ Habitat for Humanity
I am a Ph.D Student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at UC Berkeley. My research interests are in making low-power electronics. Specifically, I am working on designing and testing energy efficient micro-electro-mechanical (MEM) switches as part of the Energy Efficient Electronics (E3S) NSF Center. I am advised by Prof. Tsu-Jae King Liu, and I also collaborate with Prof. Vladimir Stojanovic. My research is supported in part by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
I was the co-president of Women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, a student organization focused on the support of graduate women in EECS. I also was the Student Committee Chair for the EECS Faculty Search Committee.
I graduated in 2015 from the University of Toronto, where I studied Engineering Science. During my undergrad studies, I worked with Prof. Sorin Voinigescu to investigate the design of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs). I also worked with Prof. Jason Zhang at the University of Ottawa on a method to purify water using a special light-activated coating.
Email: alice dot ye at berkeley dot edu
Office: 373 Cory Hall, Berkeley, CA
My research focuses broadly on improving computer performance from a transistor-level perspective. For the Internet-of-Things, micro-electro-mechanical (MEM) relays are a promising option due to their zero OFF-state leakage current.
Our research in MEM relays has been featured in IEEE Spectrum and Nature Electronics, amongst others.
To be updated soon!
I like traveling and also drawing/painting/ceramics! Here are some travel pictures and some of my creations.