Wentai Liu, Ph.D.

Titles

Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering

Member, California NanoSystems Institute


Awards and Honors:

NASA NASA Group Achievement Award

National Chiao-Tung University Outstanding Alumni Award

Alcoa Foundation Alcoa Foundation's Distinguished Engineering Research Award

IEEE IEEE Outstanding Paper Awards

Popular Mechanics Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award

R&D Magazine RD-100 Award

Contact Information

Email
wentai@ucla.edu
Phone
Office Phone Number: 310-825-9128
Address

Office Address:

Office
5121D Engineering V
BOX 951600
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Publications

M. Chae, Z. Yang, W. Liu   A 128-Channel 6mW Wireless Neural Recording IC with On-the-fly Spike Sorting and UWB transmitter, IEEE Trans. on Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation Engineering, ; 14(9): 2009.
Xu, X. Wu, K. Islam, X. Huang, M. Je, W. Liu, and Z. Yang   A New System Architecture for Future Long-Term High-Density Neural Recording, IEEE Trans. On Biomedical Engineering, 2012; .
W. Liu, et al.   An experimental platform for retinal prosthesis – system perspective and performance evaluation, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 2012; .
G. Wang, P. Wang, Y. Tang, and W. Liu   Analysis of dual band power and data telemetry for biomedical implants, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 2012; .
Z. Yang, M. Keshtkaran, Y. Zhou, J. Xu, V. Pikov, C. Guan, and W. Liu   Threshold Estimation for In-Vivo Neural Spike Detection, Journal of Neural Engineering, 2012; .
Z. Yang, E. Keefer, Q. Zhao, L. Hoang, and W. Liu   1/f Neural Noise Reduction and Spike Feature Extraction using a Subset of Informative Samples, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2011; 39(4): 1264-1277.
K. Huang, Y. Zhou, X. Wu, W. Liu, and Zhi Yang   Design and Optimization of Inductive Power Link for Biomedical Applications, Intech, 2011; .
K. Chen, Z. Yang, L. Hoang, J. Weiland, M. Humayun and W. Liu   An Integrated 256-channel Epiretinal Prosthesis, IEEE J. of Solid State Circuits, 2010; 45(9): .
Z. Yang, Q. Zhao, E. Keefer and W. Liu   Noise Characterization, Modeling, and Reduction for In Vivo Neural Recording, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems , 2010; 2160-2168.
E. Basham, Z. Yang, and W. Liu   Circuit and Coil Design for In Vitro Magnetic Neural Stimulation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBCAS), 2009; 3: 321-331.
Z. Yang, Q. Zhao and W. Liu   Improving Spike Separation Using Waveform Derivative, Journal of Neural Engineering, 2009; 6(4): .
A. Rosen, W. Liu, and M. Tohgi   MTT Special Issue on RF and Microwave Techniques for Wireless Implants and Biomedical Applications: Guest Editorial, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 2009; 57(9): .
Z. Yang, Q. Zhao and W. Liu   Neural Signal Classification Using a Simplified Feature Set with Energy Based Non-parametric Clustering, Neurocomputing, 2009; 73: 412-422.
Z. Yang, Q. Zhao and W. Liu   Spike Feature Extraction Using Informative Samples, Spotlight presentation, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS21), 2009; 1865-1872.
M. Zhou and W. Liu   A Non-Coherent DPSK Data Receiver with Interference Cancellation for Dual-Band Transcutaneous Telemetries, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 2008; .
M. Chae, and W. Liu,   Design Optimization for Integrated Neural Recording Systems, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 2008; .
W. Liu, M. Humayun, and M. Liker   Implantable Biomimetic Microelectronics Systems, IEEE Proceedings, 2008; 96(7): 1073-1075.
W. Liu, M. Humayun, and M. Liker   Special Issue on Implantable Biomimetic Microelectronics Systems: Guest Editorial, Proceeding of IEEE, 2008; 96(7): .
K. Cockerham, W. Liu, L. Crow, M. Sivaprakasam, A. Olmos, M. Oehleberg, O. Pantchenko and S. Aro,   The Application of Nano-Technology and Engineering in Medicine: A New Paradigm for Facial Muscle Reanimation, Expert Review of Medical Devices, 2008; .
K. Cockerham, W. Liu, L. Crow, M. Sivaprakasam, A. Olmos, M. Oehleberg, O. Pantchenko and S. Aro,   The Application of Nano-Technology and Engineering in Medicine: A New Paradigm for Facial Muscle Reanimation, Expert Review of Medical Devices, 2008; .
M. R. Yuce and W. Liu   Design and performance of a wideband sub-sampling front-ends for multi-standard software radios, International Journal of Electronics and Communications Elsevier, 2007; .
Z.Yang, W. Liu and E. Basham   Optimization of Coils for Biomedical Applications,”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2007; 43: 3851-3860.
M. R. Yuce, W. Liu, J. Damiano, B. Bharat, P. D. Franzon and N. S. Dogan   SOI CMOS implementation of a multirate PSK receiver for space communications, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, 2007; .
R. Bashirullah, W. Liu, and R. Cavin   A 16Gb/s Adaptive Bandwidth Bus Based on Hybrid Current/Voltage Mode Signaling Repeaters, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 2006; 41: 461-473.
W. Liu and M. Sivaprakasam   IC Technology Challenges for Implantable Devices, Future Fab International, 2006; 20: 17-19.
M. Sivaprakasam, W. Liu, M. S. Humayun, and J. D. Weiland   A Variable Range Bi-Phasic Current Stimulus Driver Circuitry for an Implantable Retinal Prosthetic Device, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuit, 2005; 40: 763 – 771.
M. Yuce, W. Liu   A low power multirate DPSK receiver for space applications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2005; 54(2074-2084): .
G. A. Kendir, W. Liu, G. Wang, M. Sivaprakasam, R. Bashirullah, M. S. Humayun, and J. D. Weiland   An Optimal Design Methodology for Inductive Power Link with Class-E Amplifier, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I, 2005; 52: 857 – 866.
M. Sivaprakasam, W. Liu, G. Wang, J. D. Weiland, and M. S. Humayun   Architecture Tradeoffs in High Density Microstimulators for Retinal Prosthesis, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I, Special Issue on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 2005; 52: 2629-2641.
M. Sivaprakasam, W. Liu, G. Wang, J. D. Weiland, and M. S. Humayun   Architecture Tradeoffs in High Density Microstimulators for Retinal Prosthesis, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I, Special Issue on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 2005; 52: 2629-2641.
G. Wang, W. Liu, M. Sivaprakasam, and G. A. Kendir   Design and Analysis of an Adaptive Transcutaneous Power Telemetry for Biomedical Implants, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I, 2005; 52: 857-866.
W. Liu, M. Sivaprakasam, G. Wang, M. Zhou, J. Granacki, J. LaCoss, J. Wills   Microelectronics Design for Implantable Wireless Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 2005; 24: 66 – 74.
J. D. Weiland, W. Liu and M. Humayun   Retinal Prosthesis, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 2005; 7: .
R. Bashirullah, W. Liu, R. Cavin, and D. Edwards   “A Hybrid Current/Voltage Mode On-Chip Signaling Scheme With Adaptive Bandwidth Capability, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 2004; 12: 876-880.
S. DeMarco, W. Liu, P. R. Singh, G. Lazzi, M. Humayun, J. Weiland   An Arbitrary Waveform Stimulus Circuit for Visual Prostheses using a Low Area Multibias DAC, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, 2003; .
S. C. Demarco, G. Lazzi, W. Liu, J. D. Weiland, and M. S. Humayun   Computed SAR and Thermal Elevation in a 0.25-mm 2-D Model of the Human Eye and Head in Response to an Implanted Retinal Stimulator – Part I: Models and Methods, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2003; 51: 2274-2285.
S. C. Demarco, G. Lazzi, W. Liu, J. D. Weiland, and M. S. Humayun,   Computed SAR and Thermal Elevation in a 0.25-mm 2-D Model of the Human Eye and Head in Response to an Implanted Retinal Stimulator – Part II: Models and Methods, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2003; 51: 2286-2295.
R. Bashirullah, W. Liu, and R. Cavin III   Current-Mode Signaling in Deep Submicron Global Interconnects, IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, 2003; 11: 406-417.
W. Liu, M. Sivaprakasam, P. R. Singh, R. Bashirullah, and G. Wang   Electronic Visual Prostheses, Artificial Organs, 2003; 27: 986-995.
R. Bashirullah, W. Liu   Raised Cosine Approximation Signaling for Reduced Noise Cross-talk, IEEE Electronic Letters, 2002; 38(21): 1256-1258.
E. Margalit, M. Maia, J. Weiland, R. Greenberg, G. Fujii , G. Torres, D. Piyathaisere, T. O'Hearn, W. Liu, G. Lazzi, G. Dagnelie, D. Scribner, E. de Juan Jr, M. Humayun   Retinal Prosthesis for the Blind, Survey of Opthalmology, 2002; 47(4): 335-356.