Nasim Nikkhoo

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There is widespread demand for a low-cost, rapid, selective and sensitive method for detecting bacteria in medical diagnosis, and food-safety inspection. Traditional methods, such as polymerase chain reaction and cell culture techniques take several hours to days to give accurate results, and require bulky, expensive equipment. Recently, a technology called(More)
The timely and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases is one of the greatest challenges currently facing modern medicine. The development of innovative techniques for the rapid and accurate identification of bacterial pathogens in point-of-care facilities using low-cost, portable instruments is essential. We have developed a novel all-electronic(More)
An integrated CMOS chip is implemented in 0.13μm technology that detects the efficacy of pore-forming antibiotics on bacterial samples in 10 minutes. The chip has been tested using two strains of E. coli and polymyxin B as the model antibiotic. An array of potassium-sensitive ISFETs and their readout circuits are integrated on the CMOS chip and a(More)
A novel integrated system for the detection of live bacteria in less than 10 minutes is presented. It utilizes the specificity of bacteriophages as biological detection elements with the sensitivity of integrated ion-selective field-effect transistors (ISFETs) implemented in conventional 0.18 μm CMOS with additional post-processes PVC-based(More)
Lattice-Reduction has become a popular way of improving the performance of MIMO detectors. However, developing an efficient high-throughput VLSI implementation of LR has been a major challenge in the literature. This thesis proposes a hardware-optimized version of the popular LLL algorithm that reduces its complexity by 70% and achieves a fixed runtime(More)
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