In 2000, Mr. Burg received the “Willi Studer Award” and the ETH Medal for his diploma and his diploma thesis, respectively. Mr. Burg was also awarded an ETH Medal for his Ph.D. dissertation in 2006. In 2008, he received a 4-years grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) for an SNF Assistant Professorship. In his professional career, Mr. Burg was involved in the development of more than 25 ASICs. He is a member of the IEEE and of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).

Research interests and expertise

* Circuits and systems for telecommunications (wireless and wired)
* Prototyping and silicon implementation of new communication technologies
* Development of communication algorithms and optimization for hardware implementation
* Low-power VLSI signal processing for communications and other applications
* Digital integrated circuits
* Circuits for image and video processing