Leuven ICT (LICT) center Distinguished Lecture Program

Lecture on 'Exploring the Boundaries of Ultra-Low Power Design - Microscopic Wireless', by Prof. Jan Rabaey from UCBerkeley

LICT and IMEC kindly invite you to this talk that will take place on November 17th, 2009 at 14:00.
The session is open for all interested parties. Participation is free of charge.

Date: November 17th, 2009
Time: 14:00-15:00
Location: IMEC auditorium
Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

The availability of wireless transceivers transmitting over ranges from few microns to less than half a meter opens the door for a wide range of exciting new applications, ranging from seamless system assembly, smart surfaces, healthcare monitoring and intelligent machinery and components. However, the implementation challenges in terms of size and power for most of these applications are pushing the limits. This presentation explores what can be accomplished in terms of energy efficiency using state-of-the art and beyond CMOS technology. In addition, the potential of non-orthodox technologies is explored. The overall message of this presentation however is that the true opportunity lies in innovative system design.

Bio of speaker:
Jan Rabaey
received the EE and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1978 and 1983 respectively. From 1983-1985, he was a Visiting Research Engineer at UC Berkeley. From 1985-1987 he was a research manager at IMEC, Belgium, and in 1987, joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UC Berkeley, where he is now holds the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Pavia (Italy), Waseda University (Japan), Technical University Delft (Netherlands), Victoria Technical University and the University of New South Wales (Australia). He was the Associate Chair (EE) of the EECS Dept. at Berkeley from 1999 till 2002, and is currently the Scientific co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC, as well as the director of the GigaScale Systems Research Center (GSRC).
Professor Rabaey authored or co-authored a wide range of papers in the area of signal processing and design automation. He received numerous scientific awards, including the 1985 IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design Best Paper Award (Circuits and Systems Society), the 1989 Presidential Young Investigator award, and the 1994 Signal Processing Society Senior Award, and the 2002 ISSCC Jack Raper Award. In 1995, he became an IEEE Fellow. He is past chair of the VLSI Signal Processing Technical Committee of the Signal Processing Society and chaired the executive committee of the Design Automation Conference. He is serving on the Technical Advisory Board of a wide range of companies.

Organisation: This lecture is jointly organised by IMEC and LICT.

LICT (Leuven Information and Communication Technology centre) is a cross-departemental centre within the K.U.Leuven (Group Science & Technology) that bundles the complementary expertise of electronic engineers, computer scientists, sociologists and law experts from the K.U.Leuven and its association partners who are active in the area of ICT. The mission of the centre is to 'coordinate and promote top-level research on the design and application of ICT systems, both hardware and software, in support of industry and society'. It currently represents about 50 professors and more than 300 researchers from multiple research groups and is organised around seven research lines: ''wireless communication systems', 'mixed-signal interface systems', 'embedded systems and software', 'distributed software', 'ICT security', 'human-machine interaction' and 'knowledge technologies'. (For more information see: http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/LICT)

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