Geoﬀrey J. Coram
31 Ridge Road 804 Woburn St. MS-422
Reading, MA 01867 Wilmington, MA 01887
(781) 942-1694 (781) 937-1924
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX (781) 937-1014
Goal: A position in CAD tools development, particularly for analog simulation.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, June 2000.
Scored in top 20% on the Preliminary Written Exam (Ph.D. qualiﬁer), 4.6/5.0 GPA.
Thesis title: Thermodynamically Valid Noise Models for Nonlinear Devices.
Courses taken: Stochastic processes and probability, Lebesgue theory, information theory, device physics,
nonlinear circuit theory, dynamic programming, numerical methods and optimization.
University of W¨urzburg, W¨urzburg, Germany
Fulbright scholar in Solid-State Physics for academic year 1993-94.
Courses taken: General relativity, quantum mechanics, density functional theory, solid-state electronics.
Rice University, Houston, TX
Master of Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.) in Systems and Control, May 1993, 3.78/4.0 GPA.
B.A. in Physics and Mathematics cum laude, May 1993 (completed in December, 1992), 3.67/4.0 GPA.
Courses taken: Digital circuits, control systems, communications, nonlinear dynamics, quantum mechanics,
computer-aided design, partial diﬀerential equations, complex analysis, and applied probability.
Senior Research: Thin Film Studies with Fullerenes.
Analog Devices, Inc., Wilmington, MA August 2000-present
Staﬀ CAD Engineer: Developed internal CAD tools. Improved internal analog circuit simulator: conver-
gence, speed, new functionality. Managed implementation of standard compact models and proprietary
enhancements. Provided technical guidance for Verilog-A implementation.
Compact Model Council March 2004-present
Contributor: Advised CMC member companies and model developers on Verilog-A modeling issues. Provided
signiﬁcant input and reported bugs in standard models, including BSIM3/4, PSP, Mextram 504, HICUM,
R3 CMC, and Mosvar.
Accellera, Inc., Napa, CA Spring 2003-Fall 2004
Verilog-AMS subcommittee chairmain for compact modeling extensions: Drove addition of analog and mixed-
signal extensions to Verilog, focussed on needs of compact model authors and users, culminating in the release
of Language Reference Manual version 2.2.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Fall 1994-Spring 2000
Research Assistant: Investigated thermodynamic implications of noise models for nonlinear devices. Also
served as system administrator for Solaris, Linux, and DEC Alpha workstations.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA Summer 1998
Research Assistant: Measured 1/f noise in CCD imaging device. Developed new readout technique.
Analog Devices, Inc., Wilmington, MA Summer 1996
CAD Engineer II (Summer Co-op): Investigated noise simulation algorithms and commercial CAD simula-
tors for analysis of nonlinear radio-frequency (RF) circuits.
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Awards and Activities
IEEE: Special Achievement Award, 2004 Behavioral Modeling and Simulation Conference
MIT: Intel Foundation Fellowship
Hugh Hampton Young Award
Karl Taylor Compton Prize
Graduate Student Council President
Faculty Policy Committee
Committee on Foreign Scholarships
Committee on Student Aﬀairs
IEEE Student Member
Sigma Xi (The Scientiﬁc Research Society)
Rice: Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society)
Texas Section of American Physical Society Award for Outstanding Paper, Spring, 1992
President’s Honor Roll
William Marsh Rice Scholar
Society of Physics Students President
Programming: Verilog-A, C, C++, Matlab, Maple
CAD and Simulation: Spice3f5, SpectreRF, HSpice, ADS, ADICE
Word processing: MS Word, LATEX, FrameMaker, Emacs, HTML
C.C. McAndrew, Z. Huszka, G. Coram, “Verilog-A modeling of BJT NQS excess phase,” Proc. 2008 IEEE
Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting, Monterey, CA, Oct. 13-15, 2008, pp. 73-76.
G.J. Coram, “How to (and How NOT to) Write a Compact Model in Verilog-A,” Proc. 2004 International
Behavioral Modeling and Simulation Conference (BMAS 2004), San Jose, CA, Oct. 21-22, 2004, pp. 97-
G.J. Coram, “Heat transfer predictions of the Poisson noise model for nonlinear devices,” Proc. 2002 IEEE
International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2002), Phoenix, AZ, May 2002, vol. 2,
G.J. Coram, “A simple 2-D oscillator to determine the correct decomposition of perturbations into amplitude
and phase noise,” IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems – I, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 896-898, 2001.
G.J. Coram, B.D.O. Anderson, and J.L. Wyatt, “Limits to the ﬂuctuation-dissipation theorem for nonlinear
circuits,” IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems – I, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 1323-1329, 2000.
G.J. Coram and J.L. Wyatt, “Poisson and Gaussian Models for Noisy Devices,” Proc. 2000 IEEE Inter-
national Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2000), Geneva, Switzerland, May 28-31, 2000,
vol. 1, pp. 136-139.
G.J. Coram and J.L. Wyatt, “Poisson Models for Noisy Nonlinear Devices,” Proc. 1999 IEEE International
Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’99), Orlando, FL, May 30 - June 2, 1999, vol. V, pp. 318-
J.L. Wyatt and G.J. Coram, “Nonlinear Device Noise Models: Satisfying the Thermodynamic Require-
ments,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 184-193, 1999.
J.L. Wyatt and G.J. Coram, “Thermodynamic Validity of Noise Models for Nonlinear Resistive Devices,”
Proc. 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’97), Hong Kong, June
9-12, 1997, pp. 889-892.