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Seminar by Prof. Dennis Sylvester (Univ. Michigan) and Dr. Edith Beigné (CEA LETI) - April 4, 2018

posted Mar 19, 2018, 3:55 AM by Green IC group ‎(‎
Prof. Dennis Sylvester (Univ. Michigan) and Dr. Edith Beigné will be the protagonists of the seminar session on "The future of pervasive sensing and computing - A vision from technology leaders". The session will take place on April 4, 2018 at 12-2PM in EA-06-05.
All interested researchers, students and designers from industry are more than welcome to join, here at ECE - NUS.
The details on the logistics and the talks are provided in the following.

TOPIC: Circuits and Systems for Ultra-Low Power mm-Scale Microsystems
SPEAKER: Prof Dennis Sylvester - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
DATE: 4 April 2018, Wednesday
TIME: 12pm to 1pm
VENUE: EA-06-05, Engineering Block EA, Faculty of Engineering, NUS       
ABSTRACT: This talk will describe recent progress at the University of Michigan in circuit building blocks for complete wireless sensing systems on the millimeter-scale. It will also highlight a few example systems, particularly focusing on applications in the audio space. Major circuit blocks that will be described include power management, low-power embedded non-volatile memories, hardware security primitives, and sensors and relevant interface circuits.
BIOGRAPHY: Dennis Sylvester is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and now is the Director of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory (MICL), a group of ten faculty and 70+ graduate students. He has held research staff positions in the Advanced Technology Group of Synopsys, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, and visiting professorships at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. He has published over 475 articles in his areas of interest, which include the design of millimeter-scale computing systems and energy efficient near-threshold computing.  He holds 40 US patents and serves as a consultant and technical advisory board member for electronic design automation and semiconductor firms in these areas.  He co-founded Ambiq Micro, a fabless semiconductor company developing ultra-low power mixed-signal solutions for compact wireless devices. He is an IEEE Fellow.

TOPIC: The future of low power circuits and embedded intelligence: emerging devices and new design paradigms
SPEAKER: Edith Beigné - Research Director of Integrated Circuits and System Division at CEA LETI
DATE: 4 April 2018, Wednesday
TIME: 1pm to 2pm
VENUE: EA-06-05, Engineering Block EA, Faculty of Engineering, NUS

ABSTRACT: Circuit and design division at CEA LETI is focusing on innovative architectures and circuits dedicated to digital, imagers, wireless, sensors, power management and embedded software. After a brief overview of adaptive circuits for low power multi-processors and IoT architectures, the talk will detail new technologies opportunities for more flexibility. Digital and mixed-signal architectures using 3D technologies will be presented in the scope of multi-processors activity as well as imagers and neuro-inspired circuits. Also, the integration of non-volatile memories will be shown in the perspective of new architectures for computing. Finally, embedding learning will be addressed to solve power challenges at the edge and in end-devices: some new design approaches will be discussed.
BIOGRAPHY: Edith Beigné joined CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France, in 1998. She is the Research Director of Integrated Circuits and System Division at CEA LETI. Since 2009, she has been a senior scientist in the digital and mixed-signal design lab where she researches low power and adaptive circuit techniques, exploiting asynchronous design and advanced technology nodes like FDSOI 28nm and 14nm for many different applications from high performance MPSoC to ultra-low power IoT applications. Her main research interests today are low power digital circuits, neuro-inspired architectures and 3D integration. She is part of ISSCC TPC since 2014 and part of VLSI’ symposium since 2015. Distinguished Lecturer for the SSCS in 2016/2017, Women-in-Circuits Committee chair and JSSC Associate Editor since 2018.