“Sensor interfacing in the edge: small, sound, smart! ” by Prof. Gerald Gielen

The continuous progress of CMOS semiconductor technology fuels the technological revolution towards a smart world that immersivly impacts our daily life, work and play. The Internet of Things, personalized healthcare monitoring, autonomous driving, industry 4.0, etc. are but a few examples. Sensors and sensor interfaces with intelligence in the edge play a key role in all applications where the physical and the cyber worlds meet. This presentation will focus on core challenges in the design of future electronic circuits for such applications, where cost, power and reliability are major issues besides raw performance. The key to achieve solutions with small area (cost) and low power is to design the analog functions in a highly digital manner. Also ways to build intelligence in the edge will be discussed. This will be illustrated with some practical design examples.

Georges G.E. Gielen received the MSc and PhD degrees in EE from the KU Leuven, Belgium, in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He currently is Full Professor in the MICAS research division at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) at KU Leuven. From August 2013 till July 2017 he was also appointed at KU Leuven as Vice‐Rector for the Group of Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and he was also responsible for academic Human Resource Management.

He was visiting professor in UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Since 2020 he is Chair of the Department of EE.

His research interests are in the design of analog and mixed‐signal integrated circuits, and especially in analog and mixed‐signal CAD tools and design automation.

He is a frequently invited speaker/lecturer & coordinator/partner of several (industrial) research projects in this area, including several European projects. He has (co‐)authored 10 books and more than 600 papers in edited books, international journals and conference proceedings. He is a 1997 Laureate of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts in the discipline of Engineering. He is Fellow of the IEEE since 2002, and received the IEEE CAS Mac Van Valkenburg award in 2015 and the IEEE CAS Charles Desoer award in 2020. He is an elected member of the Academia Europaea.

Please sign up and join us on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11:00 (Israel Standard Time).

A link to the Zoom session will be provided after registration.

Important: The participation is free of charge, but registration is required


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