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Georgia Electronic Design Center
Technology Square Research Building (TSRB)
85 Fifth Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Area Hotels

Georgia Tech Hotel (attached to Global Learning Center)
800 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308
404.838.2100 - Reservations
404.347.9440 - Hotel Main

Marriott Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel - 678.412.2400
866 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Regency Suites Midtown Atlanta - 404.876.5003
975 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309



A parking deck, attached to the Georiga Tech Hotel and Conference Center, offers easy and convenient parking. It's accessible from Spring Street and hourly rates are from $1.50 (for less than an hour) to $15 for the day. The parking garage address is 770 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031. Limited metered street parking is also available.


Maria Matheson
Georgia Electronic Design Center
Georgia Tech and the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology


Welcome to the GEDC
Spring Review 2018

Welcome to the Georgia Electronic Design Center 2018 Spring Industry Review.

The mission of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) is to enable our faculty and our industry partners to be technology leaders and to transfer our scientific and engineering advances to industry and commercialization.

The GEDC is a center within the Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), an Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Georgia Tech.  The GEDC is one of the largest centers on campus with more than 150 faculty, graduate students and research professionals.

The GEDC supports industry partnerships ranging from educational memberships that support the general efforts of our faculty, to embedded design centers that share space and research goals with our faculty here in the Technology Square Research Building.  Industry membership in GEDC provides our industry partners numerous benefits including the ability to work with our faculty and students on problems directly relevant to industry needs.  The GEDC also provides additional resources allowing us to create and maintain state of the art laboratories and test facilities including the entire Keysight Technologies suite of design tools for mixed signal design, electronic device and system characterization tools from DC to millimeter-wave, and a Terabit optical networking test bed that allows testing of photonic and electronic systems and software within a variety of realistic fiber optic network environments.

We hope that the 2018 Review will allow you to see new possibilities for collaborating with GEDC faculty and inspire confidence in the commitment we all have to our industry partners.

Best Regards,

Dr. Stephen E. Ralph
Director, Georgia Electronic Design Center
Director, Georgia Tech Terabit Optical Networking Consortium
Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keynote Speaker:

 Dr. Jay Lewis, Deputy Director,  
 Microsytems Technology Office,
 Defense Advanced Research Projects



Dr. Jay Lewis is the Deputy Director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). In this role, Dr. Lewis helps set the strategic vision for the office, recruits program managers (PMs) who are leaders in their respective fields, and provides the oversight and guidance required to empower the PMs to drive the creation of breakthrough technology for national security.

Dr. Lewis joined DARPA in November 2014 as a program manager in MTO. He currently manages the Wafer-Scale Infrared Detectors (WIRED) program, which seeks to exploit disorder in materials to overcome the limitations of perfectly crystalline materials for infrared sensing; the Limits of Thermal Sensors (LOTS) program, which seeks to explore the fundamental limits of detection radiation using heat; the Reconfigurable Imaging (ReImagine) program, which uses advanced CMOS technology to create real-time configurable readout circuits for multi-function imaging; and the Pixel Network for Dynamic Visualization (PIXNET) program, which is developing compact, affordable multi-band image sensors that provide real-time fused imagery to the warfighter.

Dr. Lewis is serving DARPA while on leave from RTI International, where was the Director of Emerging Electronics Technologies. In that role, he investigated novel materials and devices for a range of applications. These included novel device architectures based on colloidal quantum dots for detectors, imaging, and photovoltaics; flexible organic and inorganic electronics including high performance CMOS technology; organic light-emitting diodes with improved interfaces and electrodes; and thermoelectric materials for ultra-high, heat flux applications.

Dr. Lewis is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society and is an IEEE Senior Member. He has published over 50 articles in technical journals and conference proceedings and holds seven U.S. patents.

Dr. Lewis received a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida for research on electroluminescent and photoluminescent materials and thin films for displays.