Associate Professor

Contact InformationJames Barby

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33995
Location: EIT 4105

Biography Summary

James Barby is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

His research interests include mixed-mode and behavioural models of devices, complex analog or mixed-mode circuits, simulation of switched networks for communications and power electronics, analysis methods and models for digital, analog and mixed-signal VLSI systems, and optimal fit numerical approximations of transistor models.

In addition to his research work, Professor Barby has written journals for IEEE and annual conference papers for the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems.

Research Interests

  • Mixed-mode and behavioural models of devices
  • complex analog or mixed-mode circuits
  • Simulation of switched networks
  • analog and mixed-signal VLSI systems
  • Optimal fit numerical approximations of transistor
  • Circuits Design & VLSI

Education

  • 1986, Doctorate, PhD, University of Waterloo
  • 1981, Master's, MASc, University of Waterloo
  • 1979, Bachelor's, BTech, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute

Courses*

  • NE 455L - Nanotechnology Engineering Advanced Laboratory 2
    • Taught in 2014
  • NE 307 - Introduction to Nanosystems Design
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016
  • NE 454L - Nanotechnology Engineering Advanced Laboratory 1
    • Taught in 2014
  • NE 340L - Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology Laboratory
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • MTE 220 - Sensors and Instrumentation
    • Taught in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Barby, James, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Elizabeth Brauer, Co-Chair University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Proceedings: Eighth Annual IEEE International ASIC Conference and Exhibit, 1995
  • Barby, JA, Mixed-mode modeling for top-down circuit design and verification, Microelectronics journal, 23(3), 1992, 215 - 222
  • Vlach, Jiri and Barby, James A and Vannelli, Anthony and Talkhan, T and Shi, CJ, Group delay as an estimate of delay in logic, IEEE transactions on computer-aided design of integrated circuits and systems, 10(7), 1991, 949 - 953
  • Ruan, Genhong and Vlach, Jiri and Barby, James A and Opal, Ajoy, Analog functional simulator for multilevel systems, IEEE transactions on computer-aided design of integrated circuits and systems, 10(5), 1991, 565 - 576
  • Ruan, Genhong and Vlach, Jiri and Barby, James A, Logic simulation with current-limited switches, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 9(2), 1990, 133 - 141
  • GadelRab, SM and Barby, James A and Chamberlain, Savvas G, An architecture for integrated reliability simulators using analog hardware description languages, Circuits and Systems, 1995. ISCAS'95., 1995 IEEE International Symposium on, January 1995, 897 - 900
  • Barby, JA and Rehan, SE and Elmasry, MI, AHDL modelling to support top-down design of mixed-signal ASICs, ASIC Conference and Exhibit, 1994. Proceedings., Seventh Annual IEEE International, January 1994, 166 - 169
  • Barby, James A, Switched-current filter models for frequency analysis in the continuous-time domain, Circuits and Systems, 1993., ISCAS'93, 1993 IEEE International Symposium on, January 1993, 1427 - 1430
  • Barby, JA and Guindi, R, CircuitSim93: A circuit simulator benchmarking methodology case study, ASIC Conference and Exhibit, 1993. Proceedings., Sixth Annual IEEE International, January 1993, 531 - 535
  • Vlach, J and Bedrosian, D and Opal, A and Barby, JA, Simulators for switched analog networks, Circuits and Systems, 1992. ISCAS'92. Proceedings., 1992 IEEE International Symposium on, January 1992, 883 - 886
  • Menzel, SP and Barby, JA and Vlach, J, A multi-level simulation system for MOS VLSI networks, Circuits and Systems, 1989., IEEE International Symposium on, January 1989, 1145 - 1148
  • Majid, M and Barby, J and Vlach, J, Minimizing sensitivities by restrictions on the largest Q, Circuits and Systems, 1989., IEEE International Symposium on, January 1989, 2008 - 2011
  • Talkhan, I and Vlach, J and Barby, J and Vannelli, A, Group delay as an estimate of delay logic, Circuit Theory and Design, 1989., European Conference on, January 1989, 261 - 264
  • Ruan, G and Vlach, J and Barby, J, Fault modeling for MOS digital circuits using current limited switch, Circuits and Systems, 1988., IEEE International Symposium on, January 1988, 681 - 684
  • Gadelrab, Serag M and Barby, James A, Creative methods of leveraging VHDL-AMS-like analog-HDL environments. Case study: simulation of circuit reliability, Analog VHDL, , 84 manuscript pages