IEEE CASS Seasonal School

CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS for IoT

Instituto de Informática, Main Auditorium

UFRGS - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul


Porto Alegre, Brazil

August 05 to 09, 2019

ORGANIZATION

General Chair
Ricardo Reis, UFRGS, Brazil
Program Chairs:
Magdy Bayoumi, Univ. Louisiana, USA
Jorge Fernandes, INESC-ID (Instituto Superior Técnico), Portugal
Local Organizing Committee:
Carolina Metzler, UFRGS
Paulo Butzen, UFRGS
Juliano Zanelli, UFRGS
Ricardo Reis, UFRGS
CASS Liaison:
Jose Azambuja, UFRGS, Brazil
CEDA Liaison:
José Guntzel, UFSC, Brazil
Web Chair:
Gabriel Ribeiro, IFSUL, Brazil

About

The First IEEE Seasonal School on Circuits and Systems for IoT aims to offer a set of talks on key topics related to circuits and Systems for IoT in modern and upcoming technologies. This seasonal school is an initiative of the IEEE CASS SiG on IoT. The SiG on IoT decided to start a series of seasonal schools on IoT, each year in a different location around the world. It was also decided to do a first edition in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The seasonal school should represent current and future challenges that are faced by industry and academia for the implementation of ever more complex circuits and systems for IoT. It is wanted to promote discussion on hot topics and cover fundamental circuits and systems, so that the attendance can leverage their comprehension and capabilities, while also motivating students, researchers and professional to find solutions for the IoT world. The courses will be given by prominent international researchers with extensive expertise in their fields, including also some talks from industry. This edition is sponsored/supported by IEEE CASS, IEEE CEDA and ACM SIGDA and is organised by UFRGS.

PROGRAM

August 5
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  • Palestrante: Jorge Fernandes (INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico)
  • Resumo: After the telecommunications boom (connecting people) and the internet boom (connecting computers), IoT challenges to connect all “things”. IoT revolution is based on the availability of a massive amount of information coming from the data sensed and transmitted by a huge amount of Intelligent connected objects. One of the IoT drives is to connect objects with low-cost fully autonomous circuits, focused on extremely low-power to be battery-less. This talk addresses power harvesting (PH) circuits, clock circuits and communication circuits that follow these trends and that can be used efficiently in low-duty-cycle operation modes. The techniques will accent mostly on RF PH, inductor-less oscillators, and IR-UWB transceivers.
  • Bio: Jorge Fernandes (S’97-M’00-SM’10) was born in Lisbon in 1966. He received the Degree in electrical engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, in 1989, and the M.Sc., Ph.D., and Habilitation degrees from the same university in 1993, 2000, and 2010, respectively. He joined the teaching staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering at IST, in 1990, and has been with the Analog and Mixed-Mode Circuits Group, INESC-ID Lisboa, since 1989. He was a Visiting Scholar with the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2000 and 2018, and Columbia University, New York, USA, in 2008. His current research interests include analog, mixed signal and RF circuits, with an emphasis on autonomous sensor circuits and low-power RF frontends. Dr. Fernandes has been a member of the Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society since 2006 and CASS representative on IEEE Technical Committee on RFID since 2015. He was the General Co-chair of the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) in 2015.
  • Palestrante: Taimur Rabuske (INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico)
  • Resumo: Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are omnipresent in modern chips, ranging from simple ASICs to complex Systems-on-Chip (SoCs), as they bridge the gap between the "real", analog world and the digital domain. One of the driving forces towards the IoT era is to "measure everything" and this panorama creates the demand for ADCs with more stringent specifications in terms of power consumption, resolution, frequency and overall cost. This talk addresses recent findings in ADC design that seek to meet the increasingly stringent specifications given by the IoT industry. The topics covered include innovative ADC architectures, analog and digital calibration of ADCs, EDA tools to tackle the increasing design complexity and design techniques for ADC circuit blocks.
  • Bio: Taimur Rabuske received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil, in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree (with distinction and honor) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2016. In 2009, he was an Intern with Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea, and from 2010 to 2016 he was a Research Assistant with Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigação e Desenvolvimento, Lisbon, Portugal, where he is now a Senior Researcher and a member of the Scientific Council. He is a coauthor of the book “Charge-Sharing SAR ADCs for Low-Voltage Low-Power Applications” (Springer-Verlag, 2016). His current research interests include design, design methodologies, and EDA for RF, analog, and mixed-signal circuits. Dr. Rabuske is currently a Member of the Analog and Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

August 6
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  • Palestrante: Victor Grimblatt (Synopsys, Chile)
  • Resumo: World population went from 1.65 billion in 1900 to 7.4 billion today. According to all estimations, we will be around 11.2 billion by the end of this century. This augmentation of the population has produced an important decrease of the arable land (from 0.5 Ha per person in 1960 to 0.2 Ha per person in 2020). According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), current agricultural production should be increased by 70% by 2050 to cover world population needs. Global warming is not only affecting the production of food, especially in tropical regions, It also affects the availability of water for irrigation.Traditional agriculture is not enough to handle the restrictions presented above. New ways of grow crops need to be implemented, especially in countries that are agricultural products exporters, such as Latin American countries, where agriculture represents 15% of their exportation.Crop production not only depends on water as we can imagine, several physical parameters and processes influence the growth of a crop and the production of the soil, such as soil humidity, soil temperature, soil pH, soil salinity, soil nutrients, etc. Internet of things (IoT) is considered the technology that could handle crop growth parameters and ca help farmers to improve the yield of the soil.This talk presents the necessary conditions to plant’s growth and how IoT can he4lp to improve the productivity of the soil.
  • Bio: Victor Grimblatt has an engineering diploma in microelectronics from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG – France) and an electronic engineering diploma from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile). He is doing his PhD on IoT for Smart Agriculture at IMS lab, University of Bordeaux. He is currently R&D Group Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile, leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He opened the Synopsys Chile R&D Center in 2006. He has expertise and knowledge in business and technology and understands very well the trends of the electronic industry; therefore he is often consulted for new technological business development. He has published several papers in IoT, EDA and embedded systems development, and since 2007 he has been invited to several Latin American Conferences (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) to talk about Circuit Design, EDA, IoT, and Embedded Systems. Since 2012 he is chair of the IEEE Chilean chapter of the CASS. He is also the President of the Chilean Electronic and Electrical Industry Association (AIE).
  • Palestrante: Alfredo Arnaud Maceira (Universidad Católica del Uruguay and BQN Uruguay)
  • Resumo:
  • Bio: Alfredo Arnaud Maceira received his PhD, and MSc in microelectronics from UdelaR, Uruguay, in 2000 and 2004 respectively, and has participated since 1997 in several research and development projects in the field of microelectronics and electronics for the industry, and in the University. Since 2004 he joined Electrical Engineering Department at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, where he started uDIE research group (http://die.ucu.edu.uy/microdie). Dr.Arnaud holds two patents and as an academic he published more than 90 papers in international journals and scientific meetings. He is the co-founder of two technology companies: BQN in 2004 (http://www.bqn.com.uy) dedicated to electronics & SW for RFID devices & traceability within de agribusiness industry among others, and Chipmate in 2009 (http://www.chipmateic.com) aimed at the design of application specific integrated circuits for medical devices and others. For the industry, Dr. Arnaud participated in design and consultancy in the field of electronics for companies in Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, and India including the development of embedded electronics like portable POS equipment, FDA approved medical devices, and a portable RFID reader according to ISO11784/11785 standard, among others (the later product named Baqueano-Pro®, was awarded with Synopsys LA electronic product prize 2016 He is an IEEE Senior Member, a researcher of Uruguay National Research Council.
  • Palestrante: Matias Miguez (Universidad Católica del Uruguay)
  • Resumo: New technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) communication protocols and hardware embodiments or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), are rapidly changing production systems within the agribusiness from cattle, pigs, poultry industries, to intensive agriculture, timber industry or fish farms and fisheries. The main technologies and a survey of the state of the art will be presented first. Then, recent industrial developments will be presented from inside, like an ISO11784/85 compliant portable RFID reader connected to a cloud-based cattle information system, an RTU to process acoustic signals for illegal logging detection, a micro-power LoRa based oestrus detection platform for dairy farms, or the intelligent application of phytosanitaries in fruit trees. Starting with these examples, the main emerging technologies for the IoT in suburban areas are discussed (LoRa, Sigfox, RPMA, NB-IoT among others) that will allow to address the opportunity and the need for long-range micro-power connected devices, in large quantity but low bandwidth, for the agribusiness. Agribusiness is an enormous market that yet lacks massive technology adoption; at the present there is a need and an opportunity to extend and update the use of RFID and IoT. We are in a hinge moment where a few of the emerging technologies will be adopted and some others are under development, thus at the end of the presentation we venture to make some predictions about the future of IoT in farms and other rural production units, as well as to present some trends like the adoption of UHF for animal ID, or IoT-based, geo-localization, virtual fences, and remote sensing.
  • Bio: Matias Miguez received his PhD in microelectronics from UNS, Argentina, in 2016, his MSc and Electrical Eng. degrees from UCU, Uruguay, in 2008 and 2005 respectively and his graduate degree in physics form UdelaR, Uruguay in 2007. He has participated since 2004 in several research and development projects in the field of microelectronics and electronics for the industry, and in the University. Since 2005 he joined Electrical Engineering Department at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, working in the uDIE research group (http://die.ucu.edu.uy/). Dr. Miguez has published more than 40 papers in international journals and scientific meetings. He is the co-founder of two technology companies: Chipmate in 2009 (http://www.chipmateic.com) aimed at the design of application specific integrated circuits for medical devices and others, and ABM (http://www.abmsolutions.com.uy) in 2018 for electronic and hardware design. For the industry, Dr. Arnaud participated in design and consultancy in the field of electronics for companies in Uruguay, Brazil, and India including the development of embedded electronics medical devices. He is an IEEE Member, and a researcher of Uruguay National Research Council.
  • Palestrante: Willyan Hasenkamp. (HTMicron, Brazil)
  • Resumo: Internet of Things (IoT) is being considered as the next technological wave, following up the PCs and Mobile phone, however with an incredible diversity. The challenge of heterogeneous integration and time-to-market requires solutions at several different levels of integration and offers a special opportunity to the IC packaging industry. We believe System in Package (SiP) is critical to address such challenge and will play an increasingly important role for the IoT growth.
  • Bio: Willyan holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from PUCRS and a Master in Materials Science from UFRGS. He also holds a Dual degree Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (EMMNano) from Chalmers, Sweden and KULeuven, Belgium. During his master's worked at IMEC research center, Belgium. He also holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengineering from EPFL, Switzerland. Afterwards, he joined as a Professor at Unisinos and worked to establish the research center itt Chip - Technological Institute of Semiconductors. Currently is the Chief Advanced Technology at HT Micron.
  • Palestrante: Eric Fabris (CEITEC, Brazil)
  • Resumo: Brief explanation about the Brazilian IoT Plan structure.
  • Bio: Eric Fabris has a degree in electrical engineering (1988), a MSc. in electronic Instrumentation (1994) and PhD in Computer Science – Microelectronics (2005), both from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He is Associate Professor on leave at Engineering School at UFRGS since 1991. He has his main interest and technical focus in the design of Analog integrated circuits, mixed signals of low-power and communication systems architecture. Was technical coordinator of the Training Centers of the CI Program Brazil (2007-2016). He is a former President of the Brazilian Society of Microelectronics-SBMicro (Sep/2012 until Aug/2016). He was CEO of CEITEC Civil Association (April/2011 until December 2012). He currently is the CTO – Superintendent of products, research and development on CEITEC S.A. and also a Director of ABISEMI – Associação Brasileira de Semicondutores.

August 7
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  • Palestrante: Vijaykrishnan Narayanan (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Resumo: Have you been stuck for hours stuck in rush hour traffic? Are you spending more time commuting than at home or work? Current day computer chips spend lot of time and energy in data movement rather than just computing. Having a distinct memory and compute element results in significant shuttling of data. Compute-in-Memory (CiM) techniques focus on reducing data movement by integrating compute elements within or near the memory primitives. While there have been decades of research on various aspects of such logic and memory integration, the confluence of new technology changes and emerging workloads makes us revisit this design space. This talk focuses on new functionality embedded with SRAMs using emerging monolithic 3D integration. Properties of the new technology transform the costs of embedding such new functionality compared to prior efforts. This work also explores how compute functionality can be embedded into cross-point style non-volatile memory systems. The talk will provide insights into the benefits provided by the proposed technique and evaluate the energy efficiency of the proposed designs.
  • Bio: Vijaykrishnan Narayanan is Robert Noll Chair of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM. He leads a NSF Expeditions-in-Computing Center on "Visual Cortex on Silicon" and is a thrust leader for the JUMP Center for Brain-inspired Computing Enabling Autonomous Intelligence. He is an investigator in the NSF ERC ASSIST, NSF/SRC EXCEL Center. Vijay is supported for his in-memory research by the JUMP Center for Research on Intelligent Storage and Processing-in-memory.
  • Palestrante: Vijaykrishnan Narayanan (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Resumo: As the computing power of end-point devices grows, there has been interest in developing distributed deep neural networks specifically for hierarchical inference deployments on multi-sensor systems. However, as the existing approaches rely on latent parameters trained by machine learning, it is difficult to preemptively select front-end deep features across sensors, or understand individual feature’s relative importance for systematic global inference. In this talk, I will introduce a multi-view convolutional neural networks exploiting likelihood estimation that can decrease an endpoint’s communication and energy costs by a factor of 3×, while achieving high accuracy comparable to the original aggregation approaches. I will also show case approaches that dynamically and statically adapt the inference engine for power-efficient edge operations. These solutions will span from device innovations to new algorithm design.
  • Bio: Vijaykrishnan Narayanan is Robert Noll Chair of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM. He leads a NSF Expeditions-in-Computing Center on "Visual Cortex on Silicon" and is a thrust leader for the JUMP Center for Brain-inspired Computing Enabling Autonomous Intelligence. He is an investigator in the NSF ERC ASSIST, NSF/SRC EXCEL Center. Vijay is supported for his in-memory research by the JUMP Center for Research on Intelligent Storage and Processing-in-memory.
  • Palestrante: Ricardo Reis (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Resumo: In the IoT world, power consumption is a major issue, as well robustness, in several applications. Power consumption must be done in all levels of abstractions, even at physical design level. In physical design, there is major request to reduce the number of transistors, willing to reduce power consumption, mainly the static one, as well to increase reliability by decreasing the number of vias and connections. Most chips are using nowadays more transistors than needed. It will be presented an approach to optimize the number of transistors, connections and vias.
  • Bio: Ricardo Reis received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1978, and a Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG), France, in 1983. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Montpellier in 2016. He is a full professor at the Informatics Institute of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. His main research includes physical design automation, design methodologies, fault tolerant systems and microelectronics education. He has more than 600 publications including books, journals and conference proceedings. He was vice-president of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and he was also president of the Brazilian Computer Society (two terms) and vice-president of the Brazilian Microelectronics Society. He is an active member of CASS and he received the 2015 IEEE CASS Meritorious Service Award. He was vice-president of CASS for two terms (2008/2011), representing R9. He is the founder of the Rio Grande do Sul CAS Chapter, which got the World CASS Chapter of The Year Award 2011, 2012, and 2018, and R9 Chapter of The Year 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He is a founder of several conferences like SBCCI and LASCAS, the CASS Flagship Conference in Region 9. He was the General or Program Chair of several conferences like IEEE ISVLSI, SBCCI, IFIP VLSI-SoC, ICECS, PATMOS. Ricardo was the Chair of the IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC Steering Committee, vice-chair of the IFIP WG10.5 and he is Chair of IFIP TC10. He also started with the EMicro, an annually microelectronics school in South Brazil. In 2002 he received the Researcher of the Year Award in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He is a founding member of the SBC (Brazilian Computer Society) and also founding member of SBMicro (Brazilian Microelectronics Society).
  • Palestrante: Luiz Francisco Gerbase (Ayga, Brazil)
  • Resumo: The LPWAN technologies are booming in Brazil with network operators, devices and chip suppliers starting to explore a variety of applications. Some of this markets are covered in the presentation. The cost of device networks are essential to deploy economically viable systems and solutions.The architecture of devices is analyzed. The presentation explores this subjects among other of the IoT market in Brazil.
  • Bio: Luiz Francisco Gerbase is an electronic engineer with large experience in industrial automation and microelectronics applications. He is a co-founder of Altus S.A, HT Micron and AYGA, where he is currently CEO. He has participated in several boards of directors and professional associations, including R&D Brazil, of which he is a founder. In 2018 he was awarded the title of Engineer of the Year by the RGS Engineering Society.

August 8
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  • Palestrante: Sergio Saponara (University of Pisa (UniPI), Italy)
  • Resumo: The lecture will address new trends in circuits and systems for Internet of Things (IoT) for automotive industry, with particular reference to autonomous and connected vehicles. Reference will be made also to societal and economical challenges. 5 min Since new car generation can be seen as a platform for pervasive use of electronics, the lecture will start showing circuit and system solutions for vehicle perception sensors such as Radar, Lidar and Cameras discussing advantages and disadvantages of each technology. 30 min Sensors and circuits for navigation issues will be also explored analyzing limit of current accelerometer/gyro technology and presenting a solution based on the fusion of GPS RTK with IMU. New opportunities and challenges coming from V2X (vehicle to everything) connectivity will be also reviewed. Specific focus will be done to address the cybersecurity challenge that arises due to the increase attack surface of V2x systems. To this aim, circuits for cybersecure HW accelerators will be discussed.
  • Bio: Sergio Saponara, sergio.saponara@unipi.it. got MSc and PhD degrees, cum laude, in Electronic Engineering at University of Pisa (UniPI), Italy where is a Full Professor, teaching courses of automotive electronics, wireless electronic systems, electronic system for robotics. He is member of the PhD program committee in ICT Engineering at UniPI, where he is also VP of the BSc and MSs programs in Electronic Engineering. He is also chief technical officer and co-founder of IngeniArs srl and director of the I-CAS lab and of the Industrial IoT CrossLab. He coauthored more than 300 scientific publications and 18 patents, receiving about 3000 citations (Hindex 25 in Scopus/Wos). He was a Marie Curie research fellow at IMEC (Belgium). He is an IEEE IMS Distinguished Lecturer and cofounder of the Internet of Things (IoT) special interest groups of the IEEE Circuits and Systems and of the IEEE Signal Processing Societies. He is the director of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for IoT of UniPI, which in 2017 and 2018 was supported by the CAS society seasonal school program. He is the Associate Editor of many IEEE, IET, Springer Nature, and MDPI journals. He has contributed to the organizing committees of roughly 150 IEEE and SPIE conferences, being general chair of the Springer workshop in Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society. He has leading role in many national and international research projects, among them the MIT-UNIPI seed fund program, while in the H2020 European Processor Initiative he is UniPI leader, steering committee member, and scientific leader for the automotive stream.
  • Palestrante: Sergio Saponara (University of Pisa (UniPI), Italy)
  • Resumo: The second part of the lecture will be devoted to the embedded HPC (High Performance Computing) needs of vehicles with ADAS/AD (Advanced driving assistance systems/autonomous driving) capability and the relevant circuit solutions. Reference will be done to the solutions proposed in the H2020 European Processor Initiative project. Both MPSoC general purpose circuits and accelerator-based circuits will be discussed. Following the trend towards energy-efficient computation of AI, the lecture will present new trends in computing arithmetic and relevant circuits for ML (Machine Learning) and DNN (Deep Neural Network). Particular focus will be to the new Posits numerical representation and its comparison vs. fixed/float or other solutions investigated in literature like Bfloat and Flexpoint.
  • Bio: Sergio Saponara, sergio.saponara@unipi.it. got MSc and PhD degrees, cum laude, in Electronic Engineering at University of Pisa (UniPI), Italy where is a Full Professor, teaching courses of automotive electronics, wireless electronic systems, electronic system for robotics. He is member of the PhD program committee in ICT Engineering at UniPI, where he is also VP of the BSc and MSs programs in Electronic Engineering. He is also chief technical officer and co-founder of IngeniArs srl and director of the I-CAS lab and of the Industrial IoT CrossLab. He coauthored more than 300 scientific publications and 18 patents, receiving about 3000 citations (Hindex 25 in Scopus/Wos). He was a Marie Curie research fellow at IMEC (Belgium). He is an IEEE IMS Distinguished Lecturer and cofounder of the Internet of Things (IoT) special interest groups of the IEEE Circuits and Systems and of the IEEE Signal Processing Societies. He is the director of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for IoT of UniPI, which in 2017 and 2018 was supported by the CAS society seasonal school program. He is the Associate Editor of many IEEE, IET, Springer Nature, and MDPI journals. He has contributed to the organizing committees of roughly 150 IEEE and SPIE conferences, being general chair of the Springer workshop in Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society. He has leading role in many national and international research projects, among them the MIT-UNIPI seed fund program, while in the H2020 European Processor Initiative he is UniPI leader, steering committee member, and scientific leader for the automotive stream.
  • Palestrante: Magdy Bayoumi (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)
  • Resumo: Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest-growing technologies across all aspects of our life. It has been projected that billions of devices will surround us and fundamentally alter the way we interact with our physical environment in countless applications such as healthcare, home automation, energy conservation, security, wearable computing, asset tracking, maintenance of public infrastructure, etc. IoT security however, remains to be the biggest concern and the biggest obstacle facing IoT application growth. While earlier research reports estimated that between 20 to 50 billion devices will be installed by 2020, security issues may hinder such expectation. A research report by HP has shown that more than 70% of connected devices have significant security problems including personal information leaks, unencrypted connection use and lack of secure passwords. Another IoT security assessment effort was performed by Kaspersky lab and found vulnerabilities in critical applications such as SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and traffic controllers. More recently, IoT security weakness have been showing in news headlines when privacy issues have been identified in wearable fitness trackers and medical heart implants were recalled cybersecurity concerns. It is becoming clearer that IoT security is indeed the most important challenge hindering the IoT growth. In this talk, an introduction to security issues/problems of the IoT is given. Security challenges at IoT layers are outlined. IoT security frameworks are discussed. A new framework that can categorize the devices and technologies of the IoT according their security threats and security requirements is highlighted. Several case studies are discussed.
  • Bio: Magdy A. Bayoumi is the Department Head of W. H. Hall Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is the Hall Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering. He was the Director of the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) and the Department Head of Computer Science Department. He was. Also, the Loflin Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Computer Science, all at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he has been a faculty member since 1985. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt; M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis; and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada. Dr. Bayoumi has graduated about 100 PHD and 150 MSC students, authored/co-authored about 600 research papers and more than 10 books. He was the guest/co-guest editor of more than 10 special journal issues, the latest was on Machine to Machine Interface. Bayoumi is an IEEE Fellow. He has served in many capacities in the IEEE Computer, Signal Processing, and Circuits & Systems (CAS) societies. Currently, he is the vice president of Technical Activities of IEEE RFID council and he is on the IEEE RFID Distinguished Lecture Program (DLP). He is a member of IEEE IoT Activity Board. Bayoumi has received many awards, among them; the IEEE CAS Education award and the IEEE CAS Distinguished Service award. He was on the IEEE DLP programs for CAS and Computer societies. He was on the IEEE Fellow Selection Committee. Bayoumi has been an ABET evaluator and he was an ABET commissioner and team chair. He has given numerous keynote/invited lectures and talks nationally and internationally. Bayoumi was the general chair of IEEE ICASSP 2017 in New Orleans. He, also, chaired many conferences including ISCAS 2007, ICIP 2009, and ICECS 2015. Bayoumi was the chair of an international delegation to China, sponsored by People-to-People Ambassador, 2000. He received the French Government Fellowship, University of Paris Orsay, 2003-2005 and 2009. He was a Visiting Professor at King Saud University. He was a United Nation visiting scholar. He was a visiting professor at University of King Saud. He has been an advisor to many EE/CMPS departments in several countries. Bayoumi was on the State of Louisiana Comprehensive Energy Policy Committee. He was the vice president of Acadiana Technology Council. He was on the Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Education committees. He was a member of several delegations representing Lafayette to international cities. He was on the Le Centre International Board. He was the general chair of SEASME (an organization of French Speaking cities) conference in Lafayette. He is a member of Lafayette Leadership Institute, he was a founding member of its executive committee. He was a column editor for Lafayette Newspaper; the Daily Advertiser.
  • Palestrante: Magdy Bayoumi (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)
  • Resumo: Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the fastest-growing technologies across all aspects of our life. It has been projected that billions of devices will surround us and fundamentally alter the way we interact with our physical environment in countless applications such as healthcare, home automation, energy conservation, security, wearable computing, asset tracking, maintenance of public infrastructure, etc. IoT security however, remains to be the biggest concern and the biggest obstacle facing IoT application growth. While earlier research reports estimated that between 20 to 50 billion devices will be installed by 2020, security issues may hinder such expectation. A research report by HP has shown that more than 70% of connected devices have significant security problems including personal information leaks, unencrypted connection use and lack of secure passwords. Another IoT security assessment effort was performed by Kaspersky lab and found vulnerabilities in critical applications such as SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and traffic controllers. More recently, IoT security weakness have been showing in news headlines when privacy issues have been identified in wearable fitness trackers and medical heart implants were recalled cybersecurity concerns. It is becoming clearer that IoT security is indeed the most important challenge hindering the IoT growth. In this talk, an introduction to security issues/problems of the IoT is given. Security challenges at IoT layers are outlined. IoT security frameworks are discussed. A new framework that can categorize the devices and technologies of the IoT according their security threats and security requirements is highlighted. Several case studies are discussed.
  • Bio: Magdy A. Bayoumi is the Department Head of W. H. Hall Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is the Hall Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering. He was the Director of the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) and the Department Head of Computer Science Department. He was. Also, the Loflin Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Computer Science, all at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he has been a faculty member since 1985. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt; M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis; and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada. Dr. Bayoumi has graduated about 100 PHD and 150 MSC students, authored/co-authored about 600 research papers and more than 10 books. He was the guest/co-guest editor of more than 10 special journal issues, the latest was on Machine to Machine Interface. Bayoumi is an IEEE Fellow. He has served in many capacities in the IEEE Computer, Signal Processing, and Circuits & Systems (CAS) societies. Currently, he is the vice president of Technical Activities of IEEE RFID council and he is on the IEEE RFID Distinguished Lecture Program (DLP). He is a member of IEEE IoT Activity Board. Bayoumi has received many awards, among them; the IEEE CAS Education award and the IEEE CAS Distinguished Service award. He was on the IEEE DLP programs for CAS and Computer societies. He was on the IEEE Fellow Selection Committee. Bayoumi has been an ABET evaluator and he was an ABET commissioner and team chair. He has given numerous keynote/invited lectures and talks nationally and internationally. Bayoumi was the general chair of IEEE ICASSP 2017 in New Orleans. He, also, chaired many conferences including ISCAS 2007, ICIP 2009, and ICECS 2015. Bayoumi was the chair of an international delegation to China, sponsored by People-to-People Ambassador, 2000. He received the French Government Fellowship, University of Paris Orsay, 2003-2005 and 2009. He was a Visiting Professor at King Saud University. He was a United Nation visiting scholar. He was a visiting professor at University of King Saud. He has been an advisor to many EE/CMPS departments in several countries. Bayoumi was on the State of Louisiana Comprehensive Energy Policy Committee. He was the vice president of Acadiana Technology Council. He was on the Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Education committees. He was a member of several delegations representing Lafayette to international cities. He was on the Le Centre International Board. He was the general chair of SEASME (an organization of French Speaking cities) conference in Lafayette. He is a member of Lafayette Leadership Institute, he was a founding member of its executive committee. He was a column editor for Lafayette Newspaper; the Daily Advertiser.

August 9
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  • Palestrante: Farzad Samie (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) , Germany)
  • Resumo: With the massive number of IoT devices and their constant data collection, we face a hard-to-manage volume of IoT data. Varieties of approaches are needed to address this issue. Edge computing is to move the data processing task closer to its source (embedded device). Meanwhile, the constrained computation and communication resources at the edge (gateways and embedded devices) introduce another challenge: trade-off between computation and communication in the IoT design. The end goal of IoT is to provide advanced monitoring and control systems based on the collected data. Hence, the inference from data is of crucial importance in IoT. Among the means and tools and techniques for data processing and information inference, machine learning has showed a great potential and gained popularity. Analyzing the usage of machine learning in IoT domain showed a recent boost particularly for deep neural network, security, and edge computing. Among the application domains, smart home, image/video classification and especially healthcare have received a great attention in research sector. In the medical and healthcare domain, the combination of low-power embedded devices and efficient/novel computation techniques has enabled the detection and prediction of diseases or unhealthy behaviors. In one case-study, an accurate and low-overhead algorithm is designed to predict the epileptic seizure on wearable devices. The collected biomedical Electroencephalogram(EEG) signal from the head skin reveals the brain activity and is used to predict seizure attacks by detecting the pre-ictal state. Machine learning classification models are trained using offline data and optimized for low-resource processors. To achieve that, new distinctive features are extruded from the EEG signal at runtime.
  • Bio: Farzad Samie received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Jan. 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair for Embedded Systems (CES) at KIT. His main research interest is Internet-of-Things (IoT) with a special interest in healthcare applications. Mr. Samie received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
  • Palestrante: Farzad Samie (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) , Germany)
  • Resumo: With the massive number of IoT devices and their constant data collection, we face a hard-to-manage volume of IoT data. Varieties of approaches are needed to address this issue. Edge computing is to move the data processing task closer to its source (embedded device). Meanwhile, the constrained computation and communication resources at the edge (gateways and embedded devices) introduce another challenge: trade-off between computation and communication in the IoT design. The end goal of IoT is to provide advanced monitoring and control systems based on the collected data. Hence, the inference from data is of crucial importance in IoT. Among the means and tools and techniques for data processing and information inference, machine learning has showed a great potential and gained popularity. Analyzing the usage of machine learning in IoT domain showed a recent boost particularly for deep neural network, security, and edge computing. Among the application domains, smart home, image/video classification and especially healthcare have received a great attention in research sector. In the medical and healthcare domain, the combination of low-power embedded devices and efficient/novel computation techniques has enabled the detection and prediction of diseases or unhealthy behaviors. In one case-study, an accurate and low-overhead algorithm is designed to predict the epileptic seizure on wearable devices. The collected biomedical Electroencephalogram(EEG) signal from the head skin reveals the brain activity and is used to predict seizure attacks by detecting the pre-ictal state. Machine learning classification models are trained using offline data and optimized for low-resource processors. To achieve that, new distinctive features are extruded from the EEG signal at runtime.
  • Bio: Farzad Samie received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Jan. 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair for Embedded Systems (CES) at KIT. His main research interest is Internet-of-Things (IoT) with a special interest in healthcare applications. Mr. Samie received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
  • Palestrante: Murilo Pilon Pessatti (Chipus, Brazil)
  • Resumo: IoT devices is becoming more and more common. These devices capture the signal from sensors and send to the cloud. They must last for long time in field. Key new techniques and ASICs need to be developed to allow proper signal condition of the sensors and at the same time keep the power efficiency as optimal as possible for last long battery life. This talk will present the challenges in designing ASICs for IoT using two real cases ASICs developed by Chipus.
  • Bio: Murilo Pilon Pessatti is co-founder and CEO of Chipus Microelectronics since its inception back to 2008. Chipus is an Analog and Mixed-signal Semiconductor Intellectual Property company focused on developing leading ultra-low-power chips for new markets. He has 19 years of experience in Analog and Mixed-signal Integrated Circuit (IC) design and team management. Prior to found Chipus, He worked for CEITEC SA, Brazil, from 2006-2008, leading and managing a group of 13 analog IC designers working in chips for a passive RFID products line. He also worked for ChipIdea (acquired by Synopsys in 2009) from 2003-2006 as an analog IP designer in the power management group, developing power management unit IPs for top IDM companies, key blocks used inside smartphones, MP3 players and a plethora of portable devices with the function to manage the battery power of these devices efficiently. He has a MBA in project management for technology companies from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Brazil, in 2009, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineer (MSEE) with emphasis in Microelectronics and Photonics from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Brazil, in 2002, and a degree in Electrical Engineer (BSEE), with emphasis in Electronics, from São Paulo University (USP), Brazil, in 2000.
  • Palestrante: Sergio Bampi (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Resumo: Promising opportunities for research on heterogeneous Internet-of-Things (IoT) ]devices lie at the energy-bottom floor, where CMOS is still an unbeatable, flexible technology to make the internet of “everything” possible and cost-effective. Near-threshold computing (NTC) in CMOS is a promising alternative for any application which can tolerate or benefit from very wide voltage-frequency scaling (VFS). The digital blocks of devices may operate at very different power-performance modes, from sub-MHz to peaks of hundreds of MHz, which requires CMOS design libraries targeted for NTC. The analog and RF content on IoT chips will be even more crucial, from a power-savings standpoint. In IoT it is best to avoid using costlier CMOS, and yet closer to an end, two-dimensional transistor and IC scaling. The nano-power range which is achievable in deca-nanometer CMOS at near-VT requires very specific logic design techniques to be applied in digital CMOS. This talk addresses a method to design CMOS digital circuits for a wide dynamic range of VFS, and targets near-threshold for best energy-efficiency. Our work on 65nm CMOS has demonstrated 63X to 77X energy/operation savings for applications that tolerate ultra-wide frequency scaling (from hundreds of KHz to 1GHz) in their system operating modes. The results in CMOS were obtained using the minimal cycle time achievable at each supply voltage, down to very low 200 mV supplies. The strategy for transistor sizing in digital cells and static noise margin maximization will be addressed in particular. The seminar seeks to stimulate system-level and circuit-level design approaches for IoT nodes, as the presenter is available to discuss digital, mixed-signal, and RF aspects of CMOS systems on-IoT-devices. Keywords — CMOS digital circuits; IoT nodes, Near-Threshold digital VLSI design; Energy efficiency.
  • Bio: Sergio Bampi received the B.Sc in Electronics Engineering and the B.Sc. in Physics from the Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, 1979), and the M.Sc. (1982) and Ph.D. degrees in EE from Stanford University (USA) in 1986. Full professor in the Digital Systems and Microelectronics design fields at the Informatics Institute, member of the faculty since 1986. He is a member of the PPGC Computing Graduate Program since 1988, and of the PGMICRO since its start in 2002. He served as Graduate Program Coordinator (2003-2007), head of research group and projects, technical director of the Microelectronics Center CEITEC (2005-2008) and is the past President of the FAPERGS Research Funding Foundation and of the SBMICRO Society (2002-2006). He is a former member of HP Inc. technical staff, and a visiting research faculty at Stanford University (1998-99). His research interests are in the area of dedicated complex algorithms, architectures, and ASICs for image and video processing, integrated circuits design, nano-CMOS devices, mixed signal and RF CMOS design, ultra-low power digital design. He has co-authored more than 380 papers in these fields and in MOS devices and EDA. He is a senior member of IEEE, and previously has been a DL for the IEEE Circuits and System Society. He was Technical Program Chair of IEEE SBCCI Symposium (1997, 2005), SBMICRO (1989, 1995), IEEE LASCAS (2013), VARI 2015 Conferences and Workshops.

BIOS

Jorge Fernandes (INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico)

Jorge Fernandes (S’97-M’00-SM’10) was born in Lisbon in 1966. He received the Degree in electrical engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, in 1989, and the M.Sc., Ph.D., and Habilitation degrees from the same university in 1993, 2000, and 2010, respectively. He joined the teaching staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering at IST, in 1990, and has been with the Analog and Mixed-Mode Circuits Group, INESC-ID Lisboa, since 1989. He was a Visiting Scholar with the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2000 and 2018, and Columbia University, New York, USA, in 2008. His current research interests include analog, mixed signal and RF circuits, with an emphasis on autonomous sensor circuits and low-power RF frontends. Dr. Fernandes has been a member of the Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society since 2006 and CASS representative on IEEE Technical Committee on RFID since 2015. He was the General Co-chair of the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) in 2015.


Taimur Rabuske (INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico)

Taimur Rabuske received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil, in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree (with distinction and honor) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2016. In 2009, he was an Intern with Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea, and from 2010 to 2016 he was a Research Assistant with Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Investigação e Desenvolvimento, Lisbon, Portugal, where he is now a Senior Researcher and a member of the Scientific Council. He is a coauthor of the book “Charge-Sharing SAR ADCs for Low-Voltage Low-Power Applications” (Springer-Verlag, 2016). His current research interests include design, design methodologies, and EDA for RF, analog, and mixed-signal circuits. Dr. Rabuske is currently a Member of the Analog and Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.


Victor Grimblatt (Synopsys, Chile)

Victor Grimblatt has an engineering diploma in microelectronics from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG – France) and an electronic engineering diploma from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile). He is doing his PhD on IoT for Smart Agriculture at IMS lab, University of Bordeaux. He is currently R&D Group Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile, leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He opened the Synopsys Chile R&D Center in 2006. He has expertise and knowledge in business and technology and understands very well the trends of the electronic industry; therefore he is often consulted for new technological business development. He has published several papers in IoT, EDA and embedded systems development, and since 2007 he has been invited to several Latin American Conferences (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) to talk about Circuit Design, EDA, IoT, and Embedded Systems. Since 2012 he is chair of the IEEE Chilean chapter of the CASS. He is also the President of the Chilean Electronic and Electrical Industry Association (AIE).


Alfredo Arnaud Maceira (Universidad Católica del Uruguay and BQN Uruguay)

Alfredo Arnaud Maceira received his PhD, and MSc in microelectronics from UdelaR, Uruguay, in 2000 and 2004 respectively, and has participated since 1997 in several research and development projects in the field of microelectronics and electronics for the industry, and in the University. Since 2004 he joined Electrical Engineering Department at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, where he started uDIE research group (http://die.ucu.edu.uy/microdie). Dr.Arnaud holds two patents and as an academic he published more than 90 papers in international journals and scientific meetings. He is the co-founder of two technology companies: BQN in 2004 (http://www.bqn.com.uy) dedicated to electronics & SW for RFID devices & traceability within de agribusiness industry among others, and Chipmate in 2009 (http://www.chipmateic.com) aimed at the design of application specific integrated circuits for medical devices and others. For the industry, Dr. Arnaud participated in design and consultancy in the field of electronics for companies in Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, and India including the development of embedded electronics like portable POS equipment, FDA approved medical devices, and a portable RFID reader according to ISO11784/11785 standard, among others (the later product named Baqueano-Pro®, was awarded with Synopsys LA electronic product prize 2016 He is an IEEE Senior Member, a researcher of Uruguay National Research Council.


Matias Miguez (Universidad Católica del Uruguay)

Matias Miguez received his PhD in microelectronics from UNS, Argentina, in 2016, his MSc and Electrical Eng. degrees from UCU, Uruguay, in 2008 and 2005 respectively and his graduate degree in physics form UdelaR, Uruguay in 2007. He has participated since 2004 in several research and development projects in the field of microelectronics and electronics for the industry, and in the University. Since 2005 he joined Electrical Engineering Department at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, working in the uDIE research group (http://die.ucu.edu.uy/). Dr. Miguez has published more than 40 papers in international journals and scientific meetings. He is the co-founder of two technology companies: Chipmate in 2009 (http://www.chipmateic.com) aimed at the design of application specific integrated circuits for medical devices and others, and ABM (http://www.abmsolutions.com.uy) in 2018 for electronic and hardware design. For the industry, Dr. Arnaud participated in design and consultancy in the field of electronics for companies in Uruguay, Brazil, and India including the development of embedded electronics medical devices. He is an IEEE Member, and a researcher of Uruguay National Research Council.


Willyan Hasenkamp. (HTMicron, Brazil)

Willyan holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from PUCRS and a Master in Materials Science from UFRGS. He also holds a Dual degree Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (EMMNano) from Chalmers, Sweden and KULeuven, Belgium. During his master's worked at IMEC research center, Belgium. He also holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengineering from EPFL, Switzerland. Afterwards, he joined as a Professor at Unisinos and worked to establish the research center itt Chip - Technological Institute of Semiconductors. Currently is the Chief Advanced Technology at HT Micron.


Eric Fabris (CEITEC, Brazil)

Eric Fabris has a degree in electrical engineering (1988), a MSc. in electronic Instrumentation (1994) and PhD in Computer Science – Microelectronics (2005), both from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He is Associate Professor on leave at Engineering School at UFRGS since 1991. He has his main interest and technical focus in the design of Analog integrated circuits, mixed signals of low-power and communication systems architecture. Was technical coordinator of the Training Centers of the CI Program Brazil (2007-2016). He is a former President of the Brazilian Society of Microelectronics-SBMicro (Sep/2012 until Aug/2016). He was CEO of CEITEC Civil Association (April/2011 until December 2012). He currently is the CTO – Superintendent of products, research and development on CEITEC S.A. and also a Director of ABISEMI – Associação Brasileira de Semicondutores.


Vijaykrishnan Narayanan (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Vijaykrishnan Narayanan is Robert Noll Chair of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a fellow of IEEE and ACM. He leads a NSF Expeditions-in-Computing Center on "Visual Cortex on Silicon" and is a thrust leader for the JUMP Center for Brain-inspired Computing Enabling Autonomous Intelligence. He is an investigator in the NSF ERC ASSIST, NSF/SRC EXCEL Center. Vijay is supported for his in-memory research by the JUMP Center for Research on Intelligent Storage and Processing-in-memory.


Ricardo Reis (UFRGS, Brazil)

Ricardo Reis received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1978, and a Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG), France, in 1983. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Montpellier in 2016. He is a full professor at the Informatics Institute of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. His main research includes physical design automation, design methodologies, fault tolerant systems and microelectronics education. He has more than 600 publications including books, journals and conference proceedings. He was vice-president of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and he was also president of the Brazilian Computer Society (two terms) and vice-president of the Brazilian Microelectronics Society. He is an active member of CASS and he received the 2015 IEEE CASS Meritorious Service Award. He was vice-president of CASS for two terms (2008/2011), representing R9. He is the founder of the Rio Grande do Sul CAS Chapter, which got the World CASS Chapter of The Year Award 2011, 2012, and 2018, and R9 Chapter of The Year 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He is a founder of several conferences like SBCCI and LASCAS, the CASS Flagship Conference in Region 9. He was the General or Program Chair of several conferences like IEEE ISVLSI, SBCCI, IFIP VLSI-SoC, ICECS, PATMOS. Ricardo was the Chair of the IFIP/IEEE VLSI-SoC Steering Committee, vice-chair of the IFIP WG10.5 and he is Chair of IFIP TC10. He also started with the EMicro, an annually microelectronics school in South Brazil. In 2002 he received the Researcher of the Year Award in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He is a founding member of the SBC (Brazilian Computer Society) and also founding member of SBMicro (Brazilian Microelectronics Society).


Luiz Francisco Gerbase (Ayga, Brazil)

Luiz Francisco Gerbase is an electronic engineer with large experience in industrial automation and microelectronics applications. He is a co-founder of Altus S.A, HT Micron and AYGA, where he is currently CEO. He has participated in several boards of directors and professional associations, including R&D Brazil, of which he is a founder. In 2018 he was awarded the title of Engineer of the Year by the RGS Engineering Society.


Sergio Saponara (University of Pisa (UniPI), Italy)

Sergio Saponara, sergio.saponara@unipi.it. got MSc and PhD degrees, cum laude, in Electronic Engineering at University of Pisa (UniPI), Italy where is a Full Professor, teaching courses of automotive electronics, wireless electronic systems, electronic system for robotics. He is member of the PhD program committee in ICT Engineering at UniPI, where he is also VP of the BSc and MSs programs in Electronic Engineering. He is also chief technical officer and co-founder of IngeniArs srl and director of the I-CAS lab and of the Industrial IoT CrossLab. He coauthored more than 300 scientific publications and 18 patents, receiving about 3000 citations (Hindex 25 in Scopus/Wos). He was a Marie Curie research fellow at IMEC (Belgium). He is an IEEE IMS Distinguished Lecturer and cofounder of the Internet of Things (IoT) special interest groups of the IEEE Circuits and Systems and of the IEEE Signal Processing Societies. He is the director of the Summer School Enabling Technologies for IoT of UniPI, which in 2017 and 2018 was supported by the CAS society seasonal school program. He is the Associate Editor of many IEEE, IET, Springer Nature, and MDPI journals. He has contributed to the organizing committees of roughly 150 IEEE and SPIE conferences, being general chair of the Springer workshop in Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society. He has leading role in many national and international research projects, among them the MIT-UNIPI seed fund program, while in the H2020 European Processor Initiative he is UniPI leader, steering committee member, and scientific leader for the automotive stream.


Magdy Bayoumi (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)

Magdy A. Bayoumi is the Department Head of W. H. Hall Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is the Hall Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering. He was the Director of the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS) and the Department Head of Computer Science Department. He was. Also, the Loflin Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Computer Science, all at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he has been a faculty member since 1985. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt; M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis; and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada. Dr. Bayoumi has graduated about 100 PHD and 150 MSC students, authored/co-authored about 600 research papers and more than 10 books. He was the guest/co-guest editor of more than 10 special journal issues, the latest was on Machine to Machine Interface. Bayoumi is an IEEE Fellow. He has served in many capacities in the IEEE Computer, Signal Processing, and Circuits & Systems (CAS) societies. Currently, he is the vice president of Technical Activities of IEEE RFID council and he is on the IEEE RFID Distinguished Lecture Program (DLP). He is a member of IEEE IoT Activity Board. Bayoumi has received many awards, among them; the IEEE CAS Education award and the IEEE CAS Distinguished Service award. He was on the IEEE DLP programs for CAS and Computer societies. He was on the IEEE Fellow Selection Committee. Bayoumi has been an ABET evaluator and he was an ABET commissioner and team chair. He has given numerous keynote/invited lectures and talks nationally and internationally. Bayoumi was the general chair of IEEE ICASSP 2017 in New Orleans. He, also, chaired many conferences including ISCAS 2007, ICIP 2009, and ICECS 2015. Bayoumi was the chair of an international delegation to China, sponsored by People-to-People Ambassador, 2000. He received the French Government Fellowship, University of Paris Orsay, 2003-2005 and 2009. He was a Visiting Professor at King Saud University. He was a United Nation visiting scholar. He was a visiting professor at University of King Saud. He has been an advisor to many EE/CMPS departments in several countries. Bayoumi was on the State of Louisiana Comprehensive Energy Policy Committee. He was the vice president of Acadiana Technology Council. He was on the Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Education committees. He was a member of several delegations representing Lafayette to international cities. He was on the Le Centre International Board. He was the general chair of SEASME (an organization of French Speaking cities) conference in Lafayette. He is a member of Lafayette Leadership Institute, he was a founding member of its executive committee. He was a column editor for Lafayette Newspaper; the Daily Advertiser.


Farzad Samie (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) , Germany)

Farzad Samie received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Jan. 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair for Embedded Systems (CES) at KIT. His main research interest is Internet-of-Things (IoT) with a special interest in healthcare applications. Mr. Samie received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2008 and 2010, respectively.


Murilo Pilon Pessatti (Chipus, Brazil)

Murilo Pilon Pessatti is co-founder and CEO of Chipus Microelectronics since its inception back to 2008. Chipus is an Analog and Mixed-signal Semiconductor Intellectual Property company focused on developing leading ultra-low-power chips for new markets. He has 19 years of experience in Analog and Mixed-signal Integrated Circuit (IC) design and team management. Prior to found Chipus, He worked for CEITEC SA, Brazil, from 2006-2008, leading and managing a group of 13 analog IC designers working in chips for a passive RFID products line. He also worked for ChipIdea (acquired by Synopsys in 2009) from 2003-2006 as an analog IP designer in the power management group, developing power management unit IPs for top IDM companies, key blocks used inside smartphones, MP3 players and a plethora of portable devices with the function to manage the battery power of these devices efficiently. He has a MBA in project management for technology companies from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Brazil, in 2009, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineer (MSEE) with emphasis in Microelectronics and Photonics from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) Brazil, in 2002, and a degree in Electrical Engineer (BSEE), with emphasis in Electronics, from São Paulo University (USP), Brazil, in 2000.


Sergio Bampi (UFRGS, Brazil)

Sergio Bampi received the B.Sc in Electronics Engineering and the B.Sc. in Physics from the Federal Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, 1979), and the M.Sc. (1982) and Ph.D. degrees in EE from Stanford University (USA) in 1986. Full professor in the Digital Systems and Microelectronics design fields at the Informatics Institute, member of the faculty since 1986. He is a member of the PPGC Computing Graduate Program since 1988, and of the PGMICRO since its start in 2002. He served as Graduate Program Coordinator (2003-2007), head of research group and projects, technical director of the Microelectronics Center CEITEC (2005-2008) and is the past President of the FAPERGS Research Funding Foundation and of the SBMICRO Society (2002-2006). He is a former member of HP Inc. technical staff, and a visiting research faculty at Stanford University (1998-99). His research interests are in the area of dedicated complex algorithms, architectures, and ASICs for image and video processing, integrated circuits design, nano-CMOS devices, mixed signal and RF CMOS design, ultra-low power digital design. He has co-authored more than 380 papers in these fields and in MOS devices and EDA. He is a senior member of IEEE, and previously has been a DL for the IEEE Circuits and System Society. He was Technical Program Chair of IEEE SBCCI Symposium (1997, 2005), SBMICRO (1989, 1995), IEEE LASCAS (2013), VARI 2015 Conferences and Workshops.


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