Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley
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Curriculum Vitae
CV (last updated: September 2018)

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I am a sixth-year doctoral student in the Power Electronics Group in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. My advisor is Seth Sanders. I am graduating in May 2019. I received the M.S. degree from UC Berkeley in 2015 and the B.S. degree from Olin College of Engineering in 2012, all in electrical engineering. I have previously held R&D positions at Dialog Semiconductor, NREL, MIT, ABB Corporate Research, and NUS.

Research Interests

My research explores new and high impact power electronics circuits and systems. I work on applications for renewable energy, electrified transportation, miniaturized and on-chip power, wireless power transfer, and energy infrastructure and distribution. My research draws from an array of interdisciplinary domains, including decentralized optimization, networked control systems, and statistical signal processing.

Selected Publications

[1] J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, S. V. Dhople, S. R. Sanders, "Minimum Distortion Point Tracking: Optimal phase shifting for input- or output-parallel connected dc-dc converters," 2018 IEEE 19th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Padova, Italy, 2018.
[2] J. Poon, P. Jain; I. Konstantakopoulos, C. Spanos, S. K. Panda, S. R. Sanders, "Model-based fault detection and identification for switching power converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1419-1430, Feb. 2017.
[3] M. Sinha, J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, M. Rodriguez, S. V. Dhople, "Decentralized interleaving of parallel-connected buck converters," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, In Press.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (2016)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2013-2016)
  • UC Berkeley EECS Chair's Excellence Award (2013)

last updated: August 2018