Chan Carusone, Tony




Contact Information
Phone: (416) 946-8170
Office: BA 5134


Professor Chan Carusone teaches and researches integrated circuits and systems. He graduated from U of T’s Engineering Science program, receiving the Governor General’s Silver Medal in 1997. He obtained his PhD in the The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in 2002 and joined the faculty immediately thereafter. He co-authored the classic textbooks Analog Integrated Circuit Design and Microelectronic Circuits, the latter of which is the best-selling engineering textbook of all time.

Chan Carusone and his graduate students have received nine best-paper awards at leading IEEE conferences in the areas of chip-to-chip communication, optical transceivers, analog-to-digital conversion and high-speed clocking. He has served on the editorial boards and technical program committees of practically all the world’s leading journals and conferences on integrated circuit design. His research group is currently designing nanoscale planar and FinFET CMOS integrated circuits to tackle problems in high-speed digital communication, imaging and machine learning.


  • IEEE Fellow “for contributions to integrated circuits for digital communication”
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2015–2017)
  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters (2021–present) and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (2009)
  • Editorial Board, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (2010–2017)
  • Program Committees: International Solid-Sate Circuits Conference (2016–2021, 2011–2013); VLSI Circuits Symposium (2010–2014); Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, (2006–2009)
  • Best Paper Award: DesignCon (2021)
  • Best Invited Paper: Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (2010)
  • Best Student Paper Awards: European Solid-State Circuits Conference (2014), Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (2022, 2011, 2008 and 2007), and Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Symposium (2005)
  • Canada Research Chair in Integrated Systems, 2002–2007