The Wireless Integrated Systems and Extreme Circuits Group aims to develop tightly-coupled system solutions derived at the intersection of electronics with a specific focus on analog and radio frequency integrated circuits, security, digital signal processing, sensing and wireless communications for future energy-constrained applications. We develop unique application-driven system solutions that would not be possible through isolated investigation. Our approach highlights cross-layer optimization from circuits to protocols to drastically improve energy efficiency and obtain higher performance.

WISE-Circuits At a Glance

Welcome Timur and Arslan! Congrats Elizabeth and Dylan on the UROP awards!


Prof. Yazicigil's postdoctoral research work on ultra-fast bit-level frequency hopping for physical-layer security is featured on the front page of MIT News with additional press coverage on CNET, EurekAlert!, Engadget,, Hurriyet.

  • Spring 2020

  • Fall 2019

    • Our paper titled ” THzID: A 1.6mm2 Package-Less Cryptographic Identification Tag with Backscattering and Beam-Steering at 260GHz” has been accepted to the 2020 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Congratulations for the great teamwork with our collaborators at MIT and Analog Devices Incorporation.
    • Prof. Yazicigil will present a talk titled "Ingestible micro-bio-electronic-sensors for disease monitoring and diagnosis" at the Nature symposium in Madrid in February 2020.
    • Welcome Timur and Arslan.
    • Prof. Yazicigil's paper co-authored by Deepak Gopalan and Prof. Starobinski with the title of "Security Assessment of Wideband Spectrum Sensors" is accepted to 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySpan).
    • Prof. Yazicigil served as a panelist on NSF Workshop on security in RF/Analog Microelectronics and Electromagnetics in October 2019.
    • Elizabeth and Dylan received UROP awards. Congratulations!
  • Spring 2019

    • Mandy recently received the 2019 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium Ph.D. Student Sponsorship. Congratulations Mandy!
    • We are excited to welcome two new PhD students to the WISE-Circuit group. Timur Zirtiloglu and Arslan Riaz will be joining the lab in Fall 2019.
    • Dylan has been awarded a Joseph Healey Distinguished Fellowship for the summer of 2019. Congratulations Dylan!
    • Vaibhav and Dylan joined the WISE-Circuits group. Welcome Vaibhav and Dylan!
    • Prof. Yazicigil's IEEE Signal Processing Magazine article on taking compressive sensing to the hardware level is featured in the March 2019 issue.
    • Prof. Yazicigil gave an invited SystemX Seminar focusing on secure and spectrum-aware wireless communications at Stanford University.
    • Prof. Yazicigil served as the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2019 Student Research Preview (SRP) committee member and “Analog and Wireless Circuits” session co-chair.
    • Prof. Yazicigil served as a co-organizer of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2019 Women in Circuits workshop. The 2019 workshop theme is “How to Save Lives with Circuits”.
  • Fall 2018

    • Prof. Yazicigil is invited to discuss hardware security research directions and cybersecurity challenges at Cyber Week, Tel Aviv University in June 2019.
    • Elizabeth joined the WISE-Circuits group. Welcome Elizabeth!
    • Mandy joined the WISE-Circuits group as the first Ph.D. student. Welcome Mandy!
    • Prof. Yazicigil started as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Boston University.