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Researcher

Ricardo Martins

Academic position: Post. Doc.
Joining date: 01-09-2011
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

Ricardo Martins received the Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon (IST-UL), Portugal, in 2015. He is with Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2011 developing tools for electronic design automation, where he holds a postdoctoral research position. He is also an invited Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST-UL, where he was distinguished with two “IST Outstanding Teaching Awards”. He was the Publication Chair and Competition Chair of the Int. Conf. on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD) 2016, Publication Chair of the Int. Conf. on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME) 2016, Publication Chair of SMACD 2017 and Competition Chair of the New Generation of Circuits and Systems Conference 2017. In July 2019, he was the General Chair of the Int. Conf. on SMACD, held at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and technically sponsored by IEEE, IEEE CEDA and IEEE CAS.
He has authored or co-authored about 50 publications, including books, book chapters, international journals and conferences papers. His current research interests include: electronic design automation tools for analog, mixed-signal and radio-frequency integrated circuits, deep nanometer integration technologies, soft computing, machine learning and deep learning.


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 21-07-2015
  • Analog Integrated Circuits Design Automation
Supervision of theses
Co-Supervision of theses
  • A. Canelas, R. M. Martins, R. P. Póvoa, N. Lourenço, J.G. Guilherme, N. Horta, Enhancing an Automatic Analog IC Design Flow by using a Technology-Independent Module Generator, Chapter in, Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design, Mourad Fakhfakh, Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, Maria Helena Fino, IGI global, Medical Information Science Reference, 2014
  • R. P. Póvoa, N. Lourenço, A. Canelas, R. M. Martins, N. Horta, Synthesis of LC-Oscillators using Rival Multi-Objective/Multi-Constraint Optimization Kernels, Chapter in, Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design, Mourad Fakhfakh, Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, Maria Helena Fino, IGI global, Medical Information Science Reference, 2014
  • N. Lourenço, R. M. Martins, M.B. Barros, N. Horta, Analog Circuit Design based on Robust POFs using an Enhanced MOEA with SVM Models, Chapter in, Analog/RF and Mixed-Signal Circuit Systematic Design, Mourad Fakhfakh, Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, Rafael Castro-Lopez, Springer, Heidelberg, 2013

Currently running projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
AIDA-C AIDA-C: Analog IC Optimizer Thales Alenia Space 01-10-2013 01-11-2021
PROMISE PROgrammable MIxed Signal Electronics EU/H2020 01-01-2020 31-12-2022

Closed Projects2

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
DISRUPTIVE DISRUPTIVE - A Paradigm Shift in the Design of Analog and Mixed-Signal Nanoelectronic Circuits and Systems FCT 01-04-2013 01-12-2016
OPERA OPERA - Layout-Aware Analog IC Design Automation IT/LA 01-03-2014 01-02-2016
  • N. Lourenço, R. M. Martins, A. Canelas, R. P. Póvoa, N. Horta, Best Paper Award 2019 - Integration, the VLSI Journal, N. Lourenço, R. Martins, A. Canelas, R. Póvoa, and N. Horta, “AIDA: Layout-aware Analog Circuit-Level Sizing with In-Loop Layout Generation”, Integration, the VLSI Journal, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.vlsi.2016.04.009, 01-07-2019
  • D. Guerra, N. Lourenço, A. Canelas, R. P. Póvoa, N. Horta, R. M. Martins, Best Paper Award Runner-Up - International Conference on SMACD, Daniel Guerra, António Canelas, Ricardo Póvoa, Nuno Horta, Nuno Lourenço and Ricardo Martins "Artificial Neural Networks as an Alternative for Automatic Analog IC Placement", International Conference on SMACD 2019, Switzerland., 01-07-2019
  • F. Passos, R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, E. Roca, R. Castro-López, A. Canelas, R. P. Póvoa, N. Horta, F. V. Fernandez Fernandez, Best Paper Award, Best paper award in SMACD 2018, 01-07-2018
  • R. M. Martins, A. Canelas, N. Lourenço, N. Horta, Best Paper Award at International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), "On-the-fly exploration of placement templates for analog IC layout-aware sizing methodologies," , in International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), Lisboa, Portugal, June 2016., 01-06-2016
  • R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, A. Canelas, R. P. Póvoa, N. Horta, 1st Ranked on “Design Automation Competition” at International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), "AIDA: Robust Layout-Aware Synthesis of Analog ICs including Sizing and Layout Generation" at International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), Istanbul, Turkey., 01-09-2015
  • R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, N. Horta, Silver Leaf Best Paper Award at IEEE Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), “Analog IC Placement using Absolute Coordinates and a Hierarchical Combination of Pareto Optimal Fronts”, in IEEE Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME), Glasgow, Scotland, June 2015., 01-07-2015
  • R. P. Póvoa, R. Lourenço Lourenço, N. Lourenço, A. Canelas, R. M. Martins, N. Horta, Best Student Paper Award Runner-Up at IEEE International Symp. on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), LC-VCO Automatic Synthesis Using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Techniques, Melbourne, Australia., 01-06-2014
  • R. M. Martins, N. Lourenço, S. R. Rodrigues, J.G. Guilherme, N. Horta, Honourable Mention on “Design Automation Competition” at International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), “AIDA: Automated Analog IC Design Flow from Circuit Level to Layout”, in International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD), Seville, Spain, Sep. 2012., 01-09-2012
  • IEEE International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Technical Programme Chairman, 2020
  • IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems IEEE ICECS, Conference co-chair, 2019
  • IEEE International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Conference Chairman, 2019
  • New Generation of CAS NGCAS, Conference co-chair, 2017
  • International Conf. on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Conference co-chair, 2017
  • IEEE International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design - SMACD, Conference co-chair, 2016
  • IEEE PhD. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics - PRIME, Conference co-chair, 2016