Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley
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Curriculum Vitae
CV (last updated: February 2019)

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My research explores power electronics simultaneously from a circuits and systems perspective. My work draws from an array of interdisciplinary domains—including decentralized optimization, networked control systems, and statistical signal processing—to develop power electronics circuits and network architectures with unparalleled performance, efficiency, resiliency, and power density. I work on applications for renewable energy, electrified transportation, miniaturized and on-chip power, wireless power transfer, and energy infrastructure and distribution.

I am currently a sixth-year doctoral student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley, where I am member of the Power Electronics Group. My advisor is Seth Sanders. I have previously held R&D positions at Dialog Semiconductor, NREL, MIT, ABB Corporate Research, and NUS. I am graduating in May 2019, and I am currently applying for tenure-track positions as an assistant professor.

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: February 2019