Keynote Speakers

LASCAS 2021 gathers a remarkable group of distinguished speakers.

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Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli is the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of EECS, University of California, Berkeley. He has been with Berkeley since 1975. Special advisor to the Dean of Engineering for Entrepreneurship and Chair of the Faculty Advisors to the Berkeley Accelerator, SkyDeck. Awards (among others): Kaufman for pioneering contributions to EDA; IEEE/RSE Maxwell Medal “for groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields” Industrial: co-founded Cadence and Synopsys, the two leading EDA companies with combined evaluation in NASDAQ of close to 60Billion USD. Member of the Board of Directors: Cadence, KPIT, ISEO, ExpertSystem, UltraSoC (chairman), Cogisen; consulted for companies worldwide including Intel, IBM, ST, Mercedes, BMW, UTC, GM; Chairman, International Advisory Council, Milano Innovation District (area EXPO); member of NAE; IEEE and ACM Fellow; Honorary Doctorate from Aalborg University and from KTH (Sweden). Published 1,120 papers and 19 books with 115 h-index and graduated over 100 Doctorate Students.

Keynote: "Digital design algorithms for emerging technologies"

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As we approach the sunset of CMOS downscaling, new materials and emerging technologies are expected to play a major role in large scale processing chips. Still their success depends on the availability of tools and methods for their design. In this perspective, I will first present the landscape of emerging technologies, ranging from nanowires/nanotubes to flatronics and to superconducting electronics. Then, I will focus on new methods for synthesis of integrated circuits based on majority algebra and I will conclude by presenting results from experimental design tools.

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Giovanni De Micheli is a research scientist in electronics and computer science. He is credited for the invention of the Network on Chip design automation paradigm and for the creation of algorithms and design tools for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). He is Professor and Director of the Integrated Systems Laboratory at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. Previously, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He was Director of the Electrical Engineering Institute (IEL) at EPFL from 2008 to 2019 and program leader of the Swiss Federal Nano-Tera.ch program. He holds a Nuclear Engineer degree (Politecnico di Milano, 1979), a M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (University of California at Berkeley, 1980 and 1983).

Prof. De Micheli is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE, a member of the Academia Europaea and an International Honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His current research interests include several aspects of design technologies for integrated circuits and systems, such as synthesis for emerging technologies. He is also interested in heterogeneous platform design including electrical components and biosensors, as well as in data processing of biomedical information. He is author of: Synthesis and Optimization of Digital Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 1994, co-author and/or co-editor of ten other books and of over 850 technical articles. His citation h-index is 98 according to Google Scholar. He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of IMEC (Leuven, B) and STMicroelectronics.

Prof. De Micheli is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE/CEDA Richard Newton Technical Impact Award, the 2019 ACM/SIGDA Pioneering Achievement Award, the 2016 EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2016 IEEE/CS Harry Goode award for seminal contributions to design and design tools of Networks on Chips, the 2012 IEEE/CAS Mac Van Valkenburg award for contributions to theory, practice and experimentation in design methods and tools and the 2003 IEEE Emanuel Piore Award for contributions to computer-aided synthesis of digital systems. He received also the Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to the IEEE CAS Society in 2000, the D. Pederson Award for the best paper on the IEEE Transactions on CAD/ICAS in 1987 and 2018, and several Best Paper Awards, including DAC (1983 and 1993), DATE (2005), Nanoarch (2010 and 2012), and Mobihealth(2016).

He has been serving IEEE in several capacities, namely: Division 1 Director (2008-9), co-founder and President Elect of the IEEE Council on EDA (2005-7), President of the IEEE CAS Society (2003), Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on CAD/ICAS (1997-2001). He has been Chair of several conferences, including Memocode (2014) DATE (2010), pHealth (2006), VLSI SOC (2006), DAC (2000) and ICCD (1989).

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Keynote: "Future Human: Merging Minds and Machines "

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It appears the race is now on to merge minds and machines. For decades, scientists, engineers and clinicians have been developing innovative neurotechnologies for studying the human brain, and to “repair” injuries or treat neurological disease. More recently, the field has attracted interest and significant investment from industry for consumer applications, some with ambitious visions towards augmented intelligence. Relentless technological progress is however outpacing advances in our fundamental understanding of what some call “the final frontier in science”, the human brain. New tools developed can provide the opportunity to accelerate this mission. This keynote will unwrap some of the CAS technologies that are making this possible and explore some of what may be coming our way.

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Dr Timothy Constandinou is a Reader in Neural Microsystems at Imperial College London. He leads the Next Generation Neural Interfaces (NGNI) Lab at Imperial. His group creates innovative neurotechnologies to enable communication between the nervous system and electronic devices - for research tools and medical devices. He additionally leads the "Biosensors and Medical Device Technologies” group within the UK Dementia Research Institute, Care Research & Technology Centre. Within the IEEE he currently serves on the BRAIN Initiative Steering Committee, IEEE CASS Sensory Systems and IEEE CASS Biomedical Circuits & Systems Technical Committees and is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. Biomedical Circuits & Systems (TBioCAS) for the 2020-21 term. He previously served on several conference committees (e.g. Technical Program Committee Co-Chair BioCAS 2011, 2012, 2018, General Chair of BrainCAS/NeuroCAS 2016, 2018), the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society (CASS) Board of Governors for the term 2017-19, and co-chaired the steering group of the Royal Society iHuman perspective on Neural Interfaces and the Ecosystem.

Keynote: "Digital Transformation in Latin-America, how to capitalize the digital acceleration caused by COVID-19"

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The COVID-19 Pandemic accelerated digital transformation worldwide as Internet and ICT became the major driver for business continuity. A year into this new reality we will analyzed major digital trends and how can the LAC region capitalized them to close major development gaps, and serve citizens and business needs better.

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Yolanda Martínez Mancilla, she is currently the IDB Group Representative in Chile. From the IDB, she contributes to Chile’s development by generating collaborations and synergies through public and private development projects that improve people's lives. She has extensive experience in design and implementation of public policies in digital transformation, emerging technologies and digital security , due to her implementation in local and national governments in Mexico. She studied Information Systems at the University of Guadalajara and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon. She was recognized by Apolitical as one of the 20 most influential leaders in Digital Government globally.

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