Dustin received his B.Sc and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 2004 and 2006 respectively and his Ph.D. degree in high-speed wireline electronics from the University of Toronto in 2012. Since that time he has worked as a project lead at Kapik Integration (2012-2016), an analog/system team lead at Huawei Canada (2016-2021), and presently works as a senior manager at Alphawave IP.
Dustin‘s research focuses on solving the problem of how to get massive amounts of data from one chip to another. The incredible advance in integrated circuit technology over the past few decades has allowed the transistor count and computational power of a single integrated circuit to explode exponentially. But all of that computation power is useless if the results of the computation can’t make their way from the computing chip to the execution chip (memory, GPU, network switch, etc). Over the past 2 decades, Toronto has become an extremely important hub for cutting edge research in the circuits needed to keep up with this demand. Dustin has been fortunate to be a part of this exciting development in Toronto, and has enjoyed his role in collaborating with university research groups to help further increase the Canadian knowledge and expertise in this field.
Outside of industry, Dustin has also served as a course instructor at the University of Toronto (2015, 2019), a digest editor for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (2013-Present), chair of the IEEE Toronto Solid-State Circuits Society (2007-2020), secretary of the IEEE Toronto Section (2020-2021), and is presently the vice-chair of the IEEE Toronto Section.