School of Engineering

Graduates the engineering leaders of tomorrow...

Dani Tannir

Research interests

Selected publications

Refereed Journals Articles:

  1. F. Burcea, D. Tannir and H. E. Graeb (2020), “Fast SPICE-Compatible Simulation of Low-Power On-Chip PWM DC–DC Converters With Improved Ripple Accuracy,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 8173-8185, Aug. 2020.
  2. M. Kassis, D. Tannir, R. Toukhtarian and R. Khazaka (2019). “Moments-Based Parametric Sensitivity Analysis of X-Parameters,” IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 9, issue 12, Dec 2019, pp. 2451-2464.
  3. R. Toukhtarian, M. Kassis, D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2018). “Computation of X-parameters using Multipoint Moment Expansion,” IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 8, issue 1, Jan 2018, pp. 13-20.
  4. Y. Wang, D. Gao, D. Tannir, N. Dong, P. Fang, W. Dong and P. Li (2017), “Multi-Harmonic Small-Signal Modeling of Low Power PWM DC-DC Converters,” ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, vol. 22, issue 4, article 68, June 2017.
  5. D. Tannir, Y. Wang and P. Li (2016), “Accurate Modeling of Nonideal Low Power PWM DC-DC Converters Operating in CCM and DCM using Enhanced Circuit Averaging Techniques,” ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, vol. 21 issue 4, May 2016.
  6. D. Tannir (2015), “Direct Sensitivity Analysis of Nonlinear Distortion in RF Circuits using Multi-Dimensional Moments,” IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol 34, issue 3, March 2015, pp. 321-331.
  7. D. Tannir (2015), “Computation of Intermodulation Distortion in RF MEMS Variable Capacitor Circuits using Moments,” International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, vol. 8, issue 2, February 2016, pp. 193-204. First published online January 2015.
  8. D. Tannir (2014), “Computation of the 1dB Compression Point using Moments Analysis,” International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, vol 25, issue 1, January 2015, pp. 10-20.
  9. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2011). “Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis of Nonlinear Distortion in Radio Frequency Circuits,” IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 30, issue 6, June 2011, pp. 934 – 939.
  10. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2010). “Computation of Intermodulation Distortion in RF Circuits using Single-Tone Moments Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, vol. 29, issue 7, Jul. 2010, pp. 1121 – 1125.
  11. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2007). “Moments Based Computation of Intermodulation Distortion of RF Circuits,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 55, issue 10, Oct. 2007 pp. 2135 – 2146.

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  1. F. Ghizzawi, D. Tannir (2020). “Circuit-Averaged Modeling of Non-Ideal Low-Power DC-AC Inverters,” In Proceedings Texas Power and Energy Conference, 6-7 February 2020.
  2. M. Kassis, D. Tannir, R. Toukhtarian and R. Khazaka (2019). “Moments Based Sensitivity Analysis of X-parameters with respect to Linear and Nonlinear Circuit Components,” In Proceedings Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems Conference, October 2019.
  3. K. Sindhu, M. Kassis, R. Toukhtarian, D. Tannir, and R. Khazaka (2018). “Computation of a subset of X-Parameters using the Adjoint Technique,” In Proceedings Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems Conference, October 2018.
  4. M. Kassis, R. Toukhtarian, D. Tannir, and R. Khazaka (2018). “Sensitivity Analysis of X-Parameters using the Harmonic Balance Derivative First Moment,” In Proceedings International Microwave Symposium, June 2018.
  5. M. Kassis, D. Tannir, R. Toukhtarian, and R. Khazaka (2017). “Computation of the X-Parameters of Multi-Tone Circuits using Multipoint Moment Expansion,” In Proceedings Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems Conference, 14-18 October 2017.
  6. R. Toukhtarian, D. Tannir, F. Nabki and R. Khazaka (2016). “Simulation Based Generation of X-Parameters using the Harmonic Balance First Moment,” In Proceedings Electrical Design of Advanced Packaging and Systems Symposium, 14-16 December 2016.
  7. Y. Wang, D. Gao, D. Tannir and P. Li (2016). “Multi-Harmonic Nonlinear Modelling of Low-Power PWM DC-DC Converters Operating in CCM and DCM,” In Proceedings Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference, 14-18 March 2016.
  8. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2010). “Single-Tone Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis of Nonlinear Distortion in RF Circuits,” In Proceedings International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications, 2-5 Sept 2010, pp. 370-373. Best Student Paper Award.
  9. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2010). “Efficient Sensitivity Analysis of Nonlinear Distortion in RF Amplifier Circuits,” In Proceedings North East Workshop on Circuits and Systems, 22-25 June 2010, pp. 37-40.
  10. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2009). “Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis of Nonlinear Distortion in RF Circuits,” In Proceedings Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, 13-16 Sept. 2009, pp. 95-98.
  11. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2009). “Single-tone Distortion Analysis of RF Amplifier Circuits,” In Proceedings Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference, 20-24 April 2009, pp. 718-723.
  12. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2007). “Moments Based Computation of Intermodulation Distortion of Mixer Circuits,” In Proceedings International Microwave Symposium, 3-8 June 2007, pp. 95-98. Student Paper Competition Finalist, 4th place finish.
  13. D. Tannir and R. Khazaka (2007). “Efficient Nonlinear Distortion Analysis of RF Circuits,” In Proceedings Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference, 16-20 April 2007, pp.1-6.

Academic degrees

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Canada, 2010
M.Eng, Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Canada, 2006
B.Eng, Electrical Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2004

Awards and Distinctions

Professional Memberships


Copyright 1997–2020 Lebanese American University, Lebanon.
Contact LAU | Feedback