My name is J Jacob Wikner and I am currently working as a Senior Lecturer (“associate Professor” or “universitetslektor”) in the Integrated Circuits and Systems group at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University. (Once upon a time I needed the extra “J” in front of Jacob, since at Ericsson – where I once worked – there were other Jacob Wikner’s).

This blog is mainly created to spread information to students attending courses at the University, to students doing their final-year project at the department, and Ph.D. students at the department, and alumni. But it is also a good place to put general thoughts and comments to the masses regarding my research, etc.

My public calendar is available here but does not disclose all bookings in case you need to knock on my door.

A micro-CV

I was born in 1973 and is grown up with (but not fed up with!) 8-bit music. See for example tragedy! and then:

  • M.Sc. at Linköping University, 1991-1996 in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Auslandstudium, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Deutschland, 1994-1995
  • Ph.D. student at Linköping University 1996-2001 in Electronics Systems
  • Research Engineer, Ericsson Components/Ericsson Microelectronics 1999-2002
  • Senior Design Engineer, Infineon Technologies 2002-2005
  • Senior Analog Design Engineer, Sicon Semiconductor 2005-2009
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Linköping University, 2009-2011
  • Associate Professor, Linköping University, 2011-2016
  • Reader, Associate Professor, Linköping University, 2014-present
  • Professor, Biträdande Professor, Linköping University, 2016-present

photoA mini-CV

Dr. J Jacob Wikner is a Reader (“Docent”) in electronics systems at Linköping University (LiU). He received his M.Sc. in computer science and engineering from LiU, Sweden, in 1996. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 on the topic ”Studies on CMOS Digital-to-Analog Converters” from the electronics systems group, at the department of electrical engineering (ISY) at LiU. During 2001, he spent some part-time, post-doctoral time at the Imperial College, London, UK.
Between 1999 and 2002 Wikner worked as a research engineer at the microelectronics research center (MERC) at Ericsson Microelectronics. Between 2003 and 2005 he was with Infineon Technologies (who acquired Ericsson Microelectronics in 2003) as a senior analog design engineer. In 2005 Wikner joined Sicon Semiconductor in Linköping as a senior design engineer and chip architect. His field of work has spanned over image sensors, transceivers for WLAN, DSL, DECT, WCDMA, and high speed video digitizers for the consumer market. He is now also with Prismatic Sensor AB.

Since August 2009, Wikner is again the integrated circuits and systems group (ICS) at ISY, LiU; now as an associate professor (“Universitetslektor”). His research interests are biologically inspired architectures (BIAs), high-speed A/D and D/A converters, and general analog and mixed-signal design topics.

He has supervised five Ph.D. students, 100 master student’s projects, and is responsible for and lecturer in several courses in mixed-signal integrated circuit design as well as basic electronic and electrical circuits courses.

The research topics now range from low-voltage and low-power analog interfaces to soil-moisture measurements in South Africa through in-vivo blood-flow measurements and body-coupled communication (BCC) techniques.

Wikner holds seven patents, has published some 60 journal and conference papers, and co-authored the book CMOS Data Converters for Telecommunication. He is a co-founder of one research-based company, CogniCatus AB, and a design-services company, AnaCatum Design AB (now acquired by Fingerprint Cards AB), both in Linköping.

A longer CV

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