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Fábio Passos

Academic position: Post. Doc.
Joining date: 01-05-2019
Roles in IT: Researcher
Scientific Area: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Integrated Circuits - Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72


Bio

Fábio Passos received the Ph.D. degree from Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain, in 2018, while conducting his work at Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla (IMSE-CNM), Seville, Spain. He has performed research stays is several academic institutions such as IMEC (2016), Instituto de Telecomunicações (2017) and University of Barcelona (2017). In 2018 he was an intern at Analog Devices (as part of a technology transfer collaboration between IMSE and ADI) developing automated design methodologies for mm-Wave systems (77GHz transceiver) in an industrial and challenging environment. He is now a post-doctoral researcher in Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Passos has authored or co-authored over 30 publications, including books, book chapters, international journals and conferences papers. Dr. Passos was the SMACD 2016 EDA Competition Winner and received the Best Paper Award in SMACD 2018. He was the Competition Chair of SMACD 2019. His current research interests include the design and modeling of RF passive devices using analytical and machine learning techniques and automated design methodologies for RF and mm-Wave circuits.


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla, CNM-CSIC and Universidad de Sevilla, 13-04-2018
  • F. Passos, E. Roca, M. Fino, Modeling of integrated inductors for RF circuit design, Lambert Academic Publishing, New York, 2014,
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  • F. Passos, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, On the usage of machine learning techniques for the accurate modeling of integrated inductors for RF applications, Chapter in, Modeling Methodologies in Analogue Integrated Circuit Design, IET, -, 2020
  • P. Pereira, F. Passos, M. Fino, Optimization-Based Design of RF-VCOs with Tapered Inductors, Chapter in, Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design, M. Fakhfakh, E. Tlelo-Cuautle, & M. Fino, IGI Global, -, 2015
  • F. Passos, E. Roca, J. Sieiro, R. Fiorelli, R. Castro-López, J. M. Lopez-Villegas, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, A Multilevel Bottom-up Optimization Methodology for the Automated Synthesis of RF Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Vol. -, No. -, pp. 1 - 1, January, 2019,
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  • F. Passos, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, A Comparison of Automated RF Circuit Design Methodologies: Online Versus Offline Passive Component Design, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, Vol. 26, No. 11, pp. 2386 - 2394, November, 2018,
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  • F. Passos, R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, E. Roca, R. P. Póvoa, A. Canelas, R. C.-L. Castro-López, N. Horta, F. V. F, Fernández, Enhanced systematic design of a voltage controlled oscillator using a two-step optimization methodology, Integration, the VLSI Journal, Vol. 63, No. n/a, pp. 351 - 361, September, 2018,
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  • R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, F. Passos, R. P. Póvoa, A. Canelas, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, J. S. Sieiro, F. Fernández, N. Horta, Two-Step RF IC Block Synthesis with Pre-Optimized Inductors and Full Layout Generation In-the-loop, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Vol. Early Access, No. Early Access, pp. Early Access - Early Access, May, 2018,
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  • F. Passos, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, A two-step surrogate modeling strategy for single-objective and multi-objective optimization of radiofrequency circuits, Soft Computing, Vol. 23, No. 13, pp. 4911 - 4925, March, 2018,
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  • F. Passos, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, Radio-frequency inductor synthesis using evolutionary computation and Gaussian-process surrogate modeling, Applied Soft Computing Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 495 - 507, November, 2017,
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  • F. Passos, Y. Ye, D. Spina, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, T. Dhaene Dhaene, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, Parametric macromodeling of integrated inductors for RF circuit design, Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters, Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 1207 - 1212, March, 2017,
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  • F. Passos, E. Roca, M. Fino, Fully analytical characterization of the series inductance of tapered integrated inductors, International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 65 - 69, March, 2014,
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  • N. Lourenço, E. Afacan, R. M. Martins, F. Passos, A. Canelas, R. P. Póvoa, N. Horta, G. Dundar, Using Polynomial Regression and Artificial Neural Networks for Reusable Analog IC Sizing, International Conf. on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Lausanne, Switzerland, Vol., pp. -, July, 2019,
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  • F. Passos, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, N. Horta, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, Synthesis of mm-Wave circuits using-EM-simulated passive structure libraries, IEEE International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Lausanne, Switzerland, Vol., pp. -, July, 2019,
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  • P. Saraza-Canflanca, F. Passos, P. Martin-Lloret, R. Castro-López, E. Roca, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, Generation of Lifetime-Aware Pareto-Optimal Fronts Using a Stochastic Reliability Simulator, Design, Automation, and Test in Europe - DATE, Florence, Italy, Vol., pp. -, March, 2019 | BibTex
  • F. Passos, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, F. Fernández, R. P. Póvoa, R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, A. Canelas, N. Horta, Handling the Effects of Variability and Layout Parasitics in the Automatic Synthesis of LNAs, International Conf. on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Prague, Czech Republic, Vol., pp. -, July, 2018 | BibTex
  • P. Saraza-Canflanca, D. Malagon, F. Passos, A. Toro-Frias, J. Nuñez, J. Diaz-Fortuny, R. Castro-López, E. Roca, J. Martin-Martinez, R. Rodriguez, M. Nafria, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, Design Considerations of an SRAM Array for the Statistical Validation of Time-Dependent Variability Models, IEEE International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Prague, Czech Republic, Vol., pp. -, July, 2018,
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  • R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, R. P. Póvoa, A. Canelas, N. Horta, F. Passos, R. Castro-López, E. Roca, F. Fernández, Layout-Aware Challenges and a Solution for the Automatic Synthesis of Radio-Frequency IC Blocks, International Conf. on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Taormina, Italy, Vol., pp. -, June, 2017,
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  • N. Lourenço, R. M. Martins, R. P. Póvoa, A. Canelas, N. Horta, F. Passos, R. Castro-López, E. Roca, F. Fernández, New Mapping Strategies for Pre-Optimized Inductor Sets in Bottom-Up RF IC Sizing Optimization, International Conf. on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Taormina, Italy, Vol., pp. -, June, 2017,
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  • F. Passos, R. C.-L. Castro-López, E. Roca, F. V. F, Fernández, R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, R. P. Póvoa, A. Canelas, N. Horta, Systematic Design of a Voltage Controlled Oscillator using a Layout-Aware Approach, International Conf. on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Taormina, Italy, Vol., pp. -, June, 2017,
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  • F. Passos, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, An algorithm for a class of real-life multi-objective optimization problems with a sweeping objective, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation - CEC, San Sebastian, Spain, Vol., pp. -, June, 2017,
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  • F. Passos, E. Roca, J. S. Sieiro, R. Castro-López, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, J. M. Lopez-Villegas, A strategy to efficiently include electromagnetic simulations in optimization-based RF circuit design methodologies, IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization for RF, Microwave, and Terahertz Applications NEMO, Seville, Spain, Vol., pp. -, May, 2017,
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  • F. Passos, R. Gonzalez-Echevarria, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, Accurate synthesis of integrated RF passive components using surrogate models, Design, Automation, and Test in Europe - DATE, Dresden, Germany, Vol., pp. -, March, 2016 | BibTex
  • F. Passos, M. Kotti, R. Gonzalez-Echevarria, M. Fino, M. Fakhfakh, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, Physical vs. surrogate models of passive RF devices, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems ISCAS, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, May, 2015,
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Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
PROMISE PROgrammable MIxed Signal Electronics EU/H2020 01-01-2020 31-12-2022
  • IEEE International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Scientific Committee, 2019
  • IEEE International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Sessions Chairman, 2019
  • IEEE International Symp. on Circuits and Systems - ISCAS, Organizing Committee, 2015