EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

    EAEduard Alarcon received his Ph.D. from Technical University of Catalunya (UPC BarcelonaTech) in 1999 (with National award), where he is Associate Professor since 2000. In 2003, 2006 and 2009 he was visiting professor at the COPEC center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, and in 2011 he was Visiting Professor at the School of ICT/Integrated Devices and Circuits, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Current research interests include the areas of Analog and Mixed-Signal IC design for signal and power processing, on-chip energy management circuits, energy harvesting and wireless energy transfer, in which he has co-authored more than 180 technical papers, 4 books, 4 book chapters and has 4 patents. He serves or has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (both parts I and II), Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE), in the Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (2010-), technical program co-chair of the ECCTD7 and IEEE LASCAS 2013 and track chair for IEEE ISCAS’07, IEEE ISCAS’08, IEEE MWSCAS’07, ECCTD’09, IEEE MWSCAS09, IEEE ICECS’2009, ESSCIRC 2010, PwrSOC 2010. He was recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 1998 IEEE MWSCAS, invited co-editor of a Kluwer’s AICSP special issue, co-organizer of 2 special sessions at IEEE ISCAS’03 and ISCAS’06 and a tutorial at IEEE ISCAS09 and ESSCIRC 2011. He has given 24 invited plenary lectures, tutorials and invited talks and was appointed by the IEEE CAS society as distinguished lecturer for 2009-2010.

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    KlaasKlaas Bult was born in The Netherlands. He received an MSc. and a PhD. degree from Twente University in 1984 and 1988 respectively. From 1988 to 1994 he worked as a Research Scientist at Philips Research Labs, where he worked on Analog CMOS Building Blocks, mainly for application in Video and Audio Systems. In 1993-1994 he was also a part-time professor at Twente University. From 1994 to 1996 he was an associate professor at UCLA, where he worked on Analog and RF Circuits for Mixed-Signal Applications. In the same period he also was a consultant with Broadcom Corporation, in Los Angeles, CA and later in Irvine, CA, during which he started the Analog Design Group at Broadcom. In 1996 he joined Broadcom full-time as a Director, responsible for Analog and RF Circuits for embedded applications in broadband communication systems. In 1999 he became a Sr. Director and started Broadcom’s Design Center in Bunnik, The Netherlands. In 2005 he was appointed Vice President and CTO of Central Engineering.

    Klaas Bult is an author of more than 50 international publications and holds more than 60 patents. He is a Broadcom Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, was awarded the Lewis Winner Award for outstanding conference paper on ISSCC 1990, 1992 and 1997, was co-recipient of the Jan Van Vessem best European Paper Award at ISSCC 2004 and the Distinguished paper Award of ISSCC 2014. He was also awarded the ISSCC Best Evening Panel Award in 1997 and 2006 and the Best Forum Speaker Award at ISSCC 2011. Klaas Bult has served more than 12 years on the ISSCC Technical Program Committee, 16 years on the ESSCIRC Technical Program Committee and is also a member of the ESSCIRC/ESSDERC Steering Committee.

    CasierHerman Casier Received his MS in electronics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1970. As assistant at the university, he worked on bipolar technology, device modeling and mixed signal design in bipolar and MOS technologies. From 1977 to 1980, he joined BARCO N.V. as senior designer and later became responsible for new technologies. In 1980, he was one of the founders of the design house INCIR in Belgium. From 1983 to 2002, he was with Alcatel Microelectronics, where he first held several design and R&D management positions and later became engineering officer. Until 1997 he was involved in high voltage and sensor interfaces in CMOS and BiCMOS and in the definition of high voltage technologies for automotive and industrial applications. From 1997 to 2002 he researched high speed wireline interfaces, high accuracy telecom circuits and the analog front-end of ADSL. Since 2002 and untill his retirement in 2007, he was an engineering fellow at AMI Semiconductor in Oudenaarde, Belgium. His current research interests are technology limitations, high voltage, smart power circuits, high accuracy sensor interfaces, ESD, EMC and other interference protections in CMOS and DMOS technologies.

    RCRinaldo Castello graduated from the University of Genoa and received the M.S. and the Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley where he was Visiting Assistant Professor from 1983 to 1985. In 1987 he joined the University of Pavia where he is now Full Professor. He consulted for ST-Microelectronics, up to 2005. In 1998 he started a joint research centre between Pavia and ST and was its Scientific Director up to 2005. He promoted the arrival of IC companies in the Pavia area including Marvell for which he is now consulting. He has been in the TPC of ESSCIRC since 1987 and of ISSCC from 1992 to 2004. He was Technical Chair of ESSCIRC ’91 and General Chair of ESSCIRC 2002, Associate Editor of the IEEE J.S.S.C. from ’94 to ’96 and Guest Editor of the July ’92 issue. Prof. Castello was Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE SSCS, one of the outstanding contributors for the first 50 years of ISSCC, received the Best Paper Award at the 2005 Symposium on VLSI and is an IEEE Fellow

    CEnzChristian C. Enz (M’84, S’12) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) in 1984 and 1989 respectively. From 1984 to 1989 he was research assistant at the EPFL, working in the field of micropower analog CMOS integrated circuits (IC) design. In 1989 he was one of the founders of Smart Silicon Systems S.A. (S3), where he developed several low-noise and low-power ICs, mainly for high energy physics applications. From 1992 to 1997, he was an Assistant Professor at EPFL, working in the field of low-power analog CMOS and BiCMOS IC design and device modeling. From 1997 to 1999, he was Principal Senior Engineer at Conexant (formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems), Newport Beach, CA, where he was responsible for the modeling and characterization of MOS transistors for the design of RF CMOS circuits. In 1999, he joined the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) where he launched and lead the RF and Analog IC design group. In 2000, he was promoted Vice President, heading the Microelectronics Department, which became the Integrated and Wireless Systems Division in 2009. He joined the EPFL as full professor in 2013, where he is currently the director of the Institute of Microengineering (IMT). He is lecturing and supervising undergraduate and graduate students in the field of analog and RF IC design at EPFL. His technical interests and expertise are in the field of very low-power analog and RF IC design and semiconductor device modeling, with a particular focus on noise. He has published more than 190 scientific papers and has contributed to numerous conference presentations and advanced engineering courses. Together with E. Vittoz and F. Krummenacher he is one of the developer of the EKV MOS transistor model and the author of the book “Charge-Based MOS Transistor Modeling – The EKV Model for Low-Power and RF IC Design” (Wiley, 2006). He has been member of several technical program committees, including the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He has served as a vice-chair for the 2000 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), exhibit chair for the 2000 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) and chair of the technical program committee for the 2006 European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). Since 2012 he has been elected as member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Administrative Commmittee (AdCom). He is also Chair of the IEEE SSCS Chapter of Switzerland.

    fischerViktor Fischer received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Kosice in Slovakia. From 1981 to 1991 he held an Assistant Professor position at the Department of Electronics of the Technical University of Kosice. From 1991 to 2006 he was a part-time invited professor at the University of Saint-Etienne, France. From 1999 to 2006 he was also a consultant with Micronic Slovakia, oriented in hardware data security systems. From 2006 he is a full-time Professor at the University of Saint-Etienne. His research interests include cryptographic engineering, secure embedded systems, cryptographic processors and especially true random number generators embedded in logic devices.

    Photo_Galton_IanIan Galton received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1992, and is presently a Professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, San Diego where he teaches and conducts research in the field of mixed-signal integrated circuits and systems for communications. He was formerly with UC Irvine, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Acuson, and Mead Data Central. His published research involves the development of key communication system blocks such as data converters, frequency synthesizers, and clock recovery systems. In addition to his academic research, he regularly consults at several communications and semiconductor companies, and has served on a corporate Board of Directors and several Technical Advisory Boards.

    hajimiri-a120Ali Hajimiri is a Professor of electrical engineering at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Stanford University. He has been with Philips Semiconductors, Sun Microelectronics, and Lucent Technologies in the past. He joined the Faculty of the California Institute of Technology in 1998, where his research interests are high-speed and RF integrated circuits. He is a co-author of The Design of Low Noise Oscillators. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS) and a member of the Technical Program Committees of the International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD). He has also served as Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Dr. Hajimiri was the Gold medal winner of National Physics Competition and the Bronze Medal winner of the 21st International Physics Olympiad. He was a co-recipient of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Jack KKilby Outstanding Paper Award and the winner of the IBM faculty partnership award.

    Dr. Dirk Hammerschmidt is Senior Principal Engineer for system and concept engineering with focus on integrated sensors within Infineon‘s automotive business unit. He studied at the Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg (Germany) where he received his Dr. degree in 1996 while being with the Fraunhofer Institute of Microelectronic Circuits and Systems. In 2001 he joined Infineon Technologies in Villach (Austria) heading the sensor product design and concept engineering. Before taking over his actual position he has been System Architect for automotive safety systems where he became involved in the technical implementation of functional safety requirements. Now he also participates in the functional safety standardization activities for semiconductors as parts of automotive systems. Among his technical interests are automotive electronic architectures, safety strategies on system and circuit level, EMC, sensor operation principles, self monitoring and self calibration strategies for sensors and electronic circuits, signal processing, nonlinear control loops, special microelectronic technologies and hierarchical modelling. He published more than 60 papers and filed more than 90 patents.

    PHanumoluPavan Kumar Hanumolu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 2006. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include high-speed I/O interfaces, digital techniques to compensate for analog circuit imperfections, time-based signal processing, and power-management circuits.

    vadimVadim Ivanov, MSEE 1980, Ph.D. 1987, both in the USSR. He designed electronic systems and ASICs for naval navigation equipment from 1980 to 1991 in St.Petrsburg, Russia and mixed signal ASICs for sensors, GPS/GLONASS receivers and for motor control between 1991 and 1995. He joined Burr Brown (presently Texas Instruments, Tucson) in 1996 as a senior member of technical staff, where has been involved with the design of the operational, instrumentation, power amplifiers, references and switching and linear voltage regulators. Has 39 US patents, with more pending, on analog circuit techniques and authored 30 technical papers and three books: Power Integrated Amplifiers (Leningrad, Rumb, 1987), Analog system design using ASICs (Leningrad, Rumb, 1988), both in Russian, and Operational Amplifier Speed and Accuracy Improvement, Kluwer, 2004. His nanopower OpAmp was voted IC of year 2007 in EETimes and EDN polls.

    David A. Johns, was born in Ottawa, Ontario and attended primary (Pleasant Park Public School and Vincent Massey Public School) and secondary (Hillcrest High School) in Ottawa. In 1976, he went to the University of Toronto and graduated from Engineering Science (Electrical Option) in 1980. From 1980 to 1981, he worked as an applications engineer in the area of DTMF receivers in the semiconductor division of Mitel Corp. in Ottawa. He then went back to the University of Toronto to complete his M.A.Sc. degree with Prof. Sedra and graduated in 1983. From 1983 to 1985 he was an analog IC designer at Pacific Microcircuits Ltd., Vancouver, Canada. In 1985, he returned to the University of Toronto to complete his Ph.D. degree with Prof. Sedra and Prof. Snelgrove and graduated in 1989. Dr. Johns was hired as a lecturer in the fall of 1988 before he completed his doctoral work and became an assistant professor on July 1, 1989. His doctoral work focused on analog and digital adaptive filters including the development of an orthonormal structure for analog filters. Since 1988, Prof. Johns has been with the University of Toronto where his is currently a full professor. He has ongoing research programs in the areas of analog integrated circuits, high-speed data communications, and signal processing resulting in more than 40 publications. He is a past associate editor for IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems, both Parts I and II and became an IEEE Fellow in 2000. He has been involved in numerous industrial short courses and spent a 1 year research leave with Brooktree Corp. in San Diego, CA in the area of high-speed digital communications. He has also consulted for a variety of companies including IBM, Lucent, Brooktree, and others. He is a co-founder (with K. Martin) of Snowbush Inc., which is a Toronto based company specializing in microchip design.

    joyeMarc Joye received his Ph.D. degree in applied sciences (cryptography) from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in 1997. In 1998 and 1999, he was a post-doctoral fellow of the National Science Council, Republic of China. From 1999 to 2006, he was with the Card Security Group, Gemplus (now Gemalto), France. Since August 2006, has been with the Security Labs, Technicolor, France. His research interests include cryptography, computer security, computational number theory, and smart-card implementations. He is author and co-author of more than 100 scientific papers and holds several patents. He served in numerous program committees and was program chair of CT-RSA 2003, CHES 2004, ACM-DRM 2008, FDTC 2010, ACM-DRM 2010, Pairing 2010, and InfoSecHiComNet 2011. He is a member of the IACR and co-founder of the UCL Crypto Group.

    ProfMaherKayalMaher Kayal, Ph. D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), 1989. He has been with the Electronics Laboratories of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) since 1990, where he is currently a professor and director of the “Energy Management and Sustainability” section. He has published over 150 scientific papers, coauthor of three text books dedicated to mixed-mode CMOS design and he holds nine patents. His technical contributions have been in the area of analog and Mixed-signal circuits design including highly linear and tunable sensors microsystems, signal processing and green energy management. M. Kayal is a recipient of the Swiss Ascom award in 1990 for the best work in telecommunication fields; He is Author and co-author of the following paper award in: ED&TC conference in 1997, IEEE-AQTR in 2006, Mixdes conference in 2007 & 2009, Power tech conference in 2009, William M. Portoy Award at the Energy Conversion Conference 2009, the Swiss credit award for best teaching in 2009, the Poland Section IEEE ED Chapter award in 2011 and the Electronics Letters Premium Award in 2013.

    kocÇetin K. Koç received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of California Santa Barbara in 1988. His research interests are in electronic voting, cyber-physical security, cryptographic hardware and embedded systems, elliptic curve cryptography and finite fields, and deterministic, hybrid and true random number generators. Koç is the co-founder of the Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems. The CHES Workshop is the second largest cryptography conference and the premier forum for presenting scientific advances in all aspects of cryptographic hardware and security of embedded systems. Koç is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cryptographic Engineering (JCEN), which covers all aspects of design and implementation of cryptographic hardware and software, including the research areas of the CHES Workshop. Koç has been in the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He was a guest co-editor of 2 issues of the IEEE Transactions on Computers on cryptographic and cryptanalytic hardware and embedded systems. Koç was elected as IEEE Fellow for his contributions to cryptographic engineering. Furthermore, Koç is an Associate Editor of the prestigious International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science. Koç is the co-author of the three books Cryptographic Algorithms on Reconfigurable Hardware, Cryptographic Engineering, and Open Problems in Mathematics and Computational Science. He has also authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers, and 13 US patents. Koç graduated 15 Ph.D. students and 37 M.S. students, and also directed research theses of 6 undergraduate students. 11 of his Ph.D. students are currently professors. Currently, Koç is a research professor in the Department of Computer Science and the College of Creative Studies at University of California Santa Barbara.

    aliscidiniAntonio Liscidini received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pavia in 2006. He is assistant professor in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto. His research interests are in the implementations of transceivers and frequency synthesizers for cellular and ultra-low power applications. He received the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE 2005 Symposium on VLSI Circuits and co-authored the Best Invited Paper Award at 2011 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs and he served as Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits. Since 2016 he is an IEEE Distinguished lecturer for SSCS. He is member of the TPC of the European Solid State Circuit Conference and of the International Solid State Circuit Conference (ISSCC).

    kofiKofi Makinwa is a Professor at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Before this, he was a research scientist at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He has served on the technical program committees of many conferences, including the ISSCC. He has (co)-authored over 150 technical papers and holds 15 U.S. patents in the area of precision analog circuits and sensor interfaces. For his Ph.D. thesis, he received the Simon Stevin Gezel award from the Dutch Technology Foundation. He is a co-recipient of best paper awards from the JSSC, ISSCC (4), ESSCIRC (2) and ISCAS. He is a Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and is a past Fellow of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    pmullerPaul Muller received his M.Sc. and Dr. Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from EPFL in 1999 and 2006 respectively. Following a career start designing low-power sensor interface circuits and his Ph.D. on optical communication receivers, he has been focusing on analog/RF design for wireless transceivers for the past ten years. In different roles, he has been contributing to several generations of Mediatek’s cellular transceivers for 3G, 3.75G and 4G LTE-Advanced transceivers including as well as WiFi/WiMax, GPS and FM transceivers for Marvell’s connectivity combo line-up. Since 2015, he is a Business Unit Technical Leader at EM Microelectronic, responsible for technical management of a team of 20+ designers, project managers, test, product, and field application engineers. Since 2016, Paul is also a part-time lecturer at his former Alma Mater EPFL. Paul has published one book, is co-author of more than ten conference and journal papers and holds several patents in the field. He has also served as a Technical Program Committee member for the ESSCIRC conference from 2006 to 2013. His research interests are in advanced analog/RF IC circuits and architectures, top-down system-level design and chip-level verification of complex mixed-signal SoCs.

    MurmannBoris Murmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford, CA. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. From 1994 to 1997, he was with Neutron Microlectronics, Germany, where he developed low-power and smart-power ASICs in automotive CMOS technology. Dr. Murmann’s research interests are in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with special emphasis on data converters and sensor interfaces. In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the VLSI Circuits Symposium in 2008 and a recipient of the Best Invited Paper Award at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). He received the Agilent Early Career Professor Award in 2009 and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award in 2012. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, the Data Converter Subcommittee Chair of the IEEE Internationa l Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and as a program committee member of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He is an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.

    paarChristof Paar has the Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, and is affiliated professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. From 1994 to 2001 he was professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, where he headed the Cryptography and Information Security Labs. He co-founded, with Cetin Koç, the CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems) workshop, the leading international event in cryptographic engineering. Christof’s research interests cover fast software and hardware realizations of cryptography, physical security, penetration of real-world systems, trusted systems, and cryptanalytical hardware. He also works on real-world applications of embedded security, e.g., in cars, consumer devices, smart cards and RFID. He is co-founder of ESCRYPT – Embedded Security Inc., a leading international consultancy in applied security. Christof has over 150 peer-reviewed publications in embedded security and holds several patents. He is fellow of the IEEE. Christof has given invited talks at MIT, Yale, Stanford University, IBMT.J. Watson Labs und Sun Labs and many other places. He has taught cryptography extensively in industry, including courses at GTE, NASA, Motorola Research, and Philips Research. He is co-author, with Jan Pelzl, of the popular textbook “Understanding Cryptography: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners”.

    Marc Pastre is ASIC department manager at Advanced Silicon in Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his MSc degree in computer science and PhD degree in microelectronics from EPFL in 2000 and 2005 respectively. He specialized in high-performance sensor interfaces, low-power analog and mixed-signal circuits, and digital enhancement of analog circuits. At Advanced Silicon, he is currently developing novel IC solutions for consumer, industrial and automotive applications.

    shanthi_pavanShanthi Pavan is a professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Chennai, India. He obtained the BTech in EE from IIT-Madras and the PhD in EE from Columbia University in New York. He is the recipient of many awards, including the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Outstanding Paper Award (2009) and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award from Government of India. He is the Deputy Editor in Chief of the IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems:Regular papers and serves on the Data Converter subcommittee of the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

    MPelgromMarcel Pelgrom received his M.Sc and PhD from Twente University, Enschede The Netherlands. In 1979 he joined Philips Research Laboratories, where his research has covered topics as Charge Coupled Devices, MOS matching properties, analog-to-digital conversion, digital image correlation, and various analog building block techniques. He has headed several project teams and was a team leader for high-speed analog-to-digital conversion. From 1996 till 2003 he was a department head for mixed-signal electronics research.
    In 2003 he spent a sabbatical in Stanford University where he was appointed a consulting professor. From end 2006 till early 2013 he was a member of the technical staff of NXP Semiconductors. Next to various activities concerning industry-academic relations, he was involved as a research fellow in research on substrate noise, variability and advanced conversion techniques. Presently he is an independent consultant.
    Dr. Pelgrom has served twice as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, as associate editor for IEEE TCAS, and has written over 40 publications, two books, seven book chapters and holds 35 US patents. He is lecturing at Twente and Delft Universities.

    rabaeyJan Rabaey, Ph.D. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1983. From 1983 till 1985, he was at the University of California, Berkeley as a Visiting Research Engineer. From 1985 till 1987, he was a research manager at IMEC, Belgium. In 1987, he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of the University of California, Berkeley, where he is now a professor. From 1999 until 2002, he was the Associate Chair of the EECS Dept in Berkeley. He is currently director of the Gigascale Systems Research Center (GSRC) and scientific co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). 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, the 1994 Signal Processing Society Senior Award, and the 2002 IEEE ISSCC Jack Raper Award. He is an IEEE Fellow.

    Richard Redl-5Richard Redl received the M.S. degree in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, in 1969 and 1973, respectively. From 1969 until 1984 he taught electronic circuits, conducted research in switching-mode power conversion and power amplification, and managed a variety of power-supply projects for industrial and space applications at the same university. From 1984 to 1989, he was a consultant in the United States. Between 1990 and 2012, he was the director of ELFI S.A. (an electronics consulting company in Switzerland), specializing in switching-mode power supplies, UPSs, electronic ballasts, and integrated circuits for power management. Since 2012, he is a self-employed consultant.

    Dr. Redl holds three Hungarian and 19 U.S. patents. He has written over 100 technical papers and three book chapters, and is co-author of a book on dynamic analysis of power converters. He was a member of the program committees of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, and the European Power Electronics Conference. He reviews papers for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, the IEEE Spectrum, the International Journal of Electronics, the Electronics Letters, and the IEE Proceedings on Electric Power Applications. Dr. Redl was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (Production and Application of Light Committee), 1998-2004, a Guest Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (Special Issue on Modeling and Advanced Control in Power Electronics, November 2009) and is an Associate Editor of the same transactions since 2010. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

    patrickreynaertPatrick Reynaert received his Ph.D. from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2006. During 2006-2007, he was a post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley and a member of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, where he worked on mm-wave CMOS circuits. In 2007, he was a visiting researcher at Infineon Technologies, Austria, Villach, where he worked on base-station power amplifiers. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Dept. electrical engineering, and is working on RF power amplifiers and CMOS mm-wave circuits.

    rohatgiDr. Pankaj Rohatgi, is currently Technical Director, Hardware Security Solutions at Cryptography Research. From Aug 1996- July 2009, Dr. Rohatgi was a Research Staff Member at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center where he also managed the Information Security Group. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1994. From 1993 to 1996 he was the security architect for the OpenTV operating system at Thomson R&D labs and at a Thomson/Sun Microsystems joint venture. Dr. Rohatgi has conducted basic research in several areas of applied cryptography, system and network security, privacy and secure hardware. He also worked and consulted on several security and cryptographic products. His research interests include side-channel cryptanalysis, applied cryptography, network and systems security and embedded systems. He has published over 40 technical articles and holds several patents and has been awarded two Outstanding Innovation Awards by IBM for his contributions to Side Channel Analysis and to the Security of IBM’s System S. His professional activities include active participation in the W3C DSIG Initiative, the IRTF SmuG working group and the IETF MSEC Working Group and in the CHES and WISA program committees. He was the guest editor of IEEE Internet Computing magazine’s special issue on Homeland Security and the Program co-Chair of CHES 2008. He is currently serving on the CHES Steering Committee.

    David Ruffieux received the B.S & M.S. degree in micro-engineering in 1995 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and the Ph.D. degree in 2000 from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In 1995, he was hired by the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), where he worked in the fields of MEMS and IC design. In 2000, he joined the RF and Analog IC design group of CSEM where he is involved in analog and RF low power, low voltage circuit design as a senior expert. Since 2015, he is leading the system-on-chip research activities at CSEM. He has served as a member of the ISSCC and ESSCIRC TPC. Dr. Ruffieux has contributed to over 50 technical publications, holds 10 patents in his diverse fields of expertise.

    Willypic16857sm-copyProf. Willy Sansen has an MSc Degree from the K.U.Leuven and a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972. Since 1980 he has been full professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, in Belgium, where he has headed the ESAT-MICAS laboratory on analog design since 1984. He has been supervisor of sixty-three PhD theses and has authored and coauthored more than 635 publications and sixteen books, among which “Analog Design Essentials” (Springer 2008). He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was program chair of the ISSCC-2002 conference and is now Past-President of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits.

    SchindlerWerner Schindler is experienced in several fields of IT security, notably in cryptography, side-channel analysis and random number generators. He has been active in these fields for more than 20 years. He obtained a master’s degree in mathematics (Diplom-Mathematiker) 1989, a doctorate in mathematics (Dr. rer. nat.) 1991, and a postdoctoral lecture qualification for mathematics (Habilitation im Fach Mathematik) 1998, all at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. Since 1993 he is employed at the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) (Federal Office for Information Security), Bonn, Germany. Since 2005 he is adjunct professor of mathematics (auflerplanmäfliger Professor) at the Darmstadt University of Technology. For several years he was principle investigator at CASED (Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt) and the head of the research group CASCADE (Constructive Attacks | Side-Channel Analysis | Secure Design). He is co-founder of the international workshop COSADE and has about 80 scientific publications. He is co-editor of the mathematical-technical reference to the evaluation guidelines AIS 20 (deterministic RNGs) and AIS 31 (physical RNGs). These guidelines have been effective in the German certification scheme according to the Common Criteria for more than 15 years.

    tim schmerbeckTimothy J. Schmerbeck is a Senior Technical Staff Member on the Integrated Circuit (IC) development team in IBM’s Technology Development Group at Rochester, Minnesota. He has 34 years of experience designing IC’s. He received bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, in 1977 & 1985 respectively. His graduate work dealt with the design of a hybrid, integrated, analog signal processor IC for disk drive servo systems. He joined the Integrated Circuit (IC) design group at IBM in Rochester, MN in 1977 where he spent roughly 25 years working on virtually every aspect of analog and digital IC design & development for storage, communications, and computer systems. He has specialized in mixed analog and digital IC designs and has been teaching on the subject of IC signal integrity at seminars, worldwide, for two decades. Those seminars have influenced the development of the only chip substrate signal integrity analysis CAD on the market today. He has been given numerous IBM corporate and division awards and corporate honors including the title of Master Inventor. Since the acquisition of the IBM optical communications group by JDS Uniphase in December 2001, he spent three years designing 1 to 10 GHz optical transceiver ICs, until returning to IBM in late 2004. He has been involved with IEEE since 1975 when he was treasurer of the University of Minnesota student chapter. He has authored and contributed to numerous technical publications, conference presentations, panel sessions, tutorials, workshops, books, college courses, and holds many patents in IC design. In his spare time he studies theology and enjoys contemplating the works of the greatest engineer.

    FXFrancois-Xavier Standaert was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1978. He received the Electrical Engineering degree and PhD degree from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, respectively in June 2001 and June 2004. In 2004-2005, he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at Columbia University, Department of Computer Science, Network Security Lab (September 04 to February 05) and at the MIT Medialab, Center for Bits and Atoms (February 05 to July 05). He is now a post-doctaral researcher at the UCL Crypto Group. His research interest includes digital electronics and FPGAs, cryptographic hardware, design of cryptographic primitives and side-channel analysis with a particular focus on the combination of (possibly provable) physical security and efficiency for actual cryptographic devices.

    BogdanRobert Bogdan Staszewski received the B.S.E.E. (summa cum laude), M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Texas at Dallas in 1991, 1992 and 2002, respectively. From 1991 to 1995 he was with Alcatel Network Systems in Richardson, TX, USA, working on SONET cross-connect systems for fiber optics communications. He joined Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX, USA, in 1995 where he was elected Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (2% of the technical population). Between 1995 and 1999, he had been engaged in advanced CMOS read channel development for hard disk drives. In 1999 he co-started a Digital RF Processor (DRP) group within Texas Instruments with a mission to invent new digitally-intensive approaches to traditional RF functions for integrated radios in deep-submicron CMOS processes. Dr. Staszewski has served as a CTO of the DRP group between 2007 and 2009. Since July 2009 he is Associate Professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He has authored and co-authored one book, two book chapters, 130 journal and conference publications, and holds 110 issued and 40 pending US patents. His research interests include nanoscale CMOS architectures and circuits for frequency synthesizers, transmitters and receivers. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of IEEE Circuits and Systems Industrial Pioneer Award.

    steyaertMichel S.J. Steyaert (IEEE-Fellow 2003) received the masters degree in electrical-mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the KULeuven, Heverlee, Belgium in 1983 and 1987, respectively.
    From 1983 to 1986 he obtained an IWNOL fellowship (Belgian National Foundation for Industrial Research) which allowed him to work as a Research Assistant at the Laboratory ESAT at KULeuven. In 1987 he was responsible for several industrial projects in the field of analog micro power circuits at the Laboratory ESAT as an IWONL Project Researcher. In 1988 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.  In 1989 he was appointed by the National Fund of Scientific Research (Belgium) as Research Associate, in 1992 as a Senior Research Associate and in 1996 as a Research Director at the Laboratory ESAT, KULeuven. Between 1989 and 1996 he was also a part-time Associate Professor. He is now a Full Professor at the KULeuven. He was the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department from 2005 until 2012. He is now Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. His current research interests are in high-performance and high-frequency analog integrated circuits for telecommunication systems and analog signal processing.
    Prof. Steyaert authored or co-authored over 500 papers in international journals or proceedings and co-authored over 24 books. He received the 1990 and 2001 European Solid-State Circuits Conference Best Paper Award. He received the 1991 and the 2000 NFWO Alcatel-Bell-Telephone award for innovative work in integrated circuits for telecommunications. Prof. Steyaert received the 1995 and 1997 IEEE-ISSCC Evening Session Award, the 1999 IEEE Circuit and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award and is currently an IEEE-Fellow. He received, and is the only European researcher who received both, in 2003 the 50th anniversary top ISSCC contributors award and in 2013 the 60th anniversary top ISSCC contributors award for his strong and sustained contributions.

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    Thomas Szepesi is a Ph.D., Tech. University of Budapest, 1980. He is currently a consultant in the power management IC area. Previously he was Vice President of Engineering at iWatt Inc., a start-up company, specializing in digital controller ICs of power converters, in Los Gatos, California. From 1994 to 2002 he was Product Line Director of Power Management Products at Analog Devices, Inc. From 1981 to 1994 he was with National Semiconductor Inc., where he was involved with the application and design of integrated circuits in the power management area. He holds 20 patents US patents and has published over a dozen papers in the power management field. He has served for three years on the ISSCC analog program subcommittee.

    IngridVerbauwhedeIngrid Verbauwhede, Ph.D., 1991, KU Leuven, Belgium. Formerly associate professor at UCLA, she is now Professor at the Faculty of Engineering (ESAT) of KU Leuven, Belgium. Her main interests are in architecture design together with design methods for domain specific processors. More specifically, she interested in the design of processors for applications that require very high throughput or very low power and that cannot be addressed by general purpose solutions. Examples are wireless communications and cryptography. She has built processors for each of these application domains.

    Marian Verhelst is a professor in the ESAT-MICAS group of KU Leuven since 2012. Her research focuses on processing architectures for ubiquitous sensing and machine learning, processor design, and self-adaptive sensor interfaces for the internet-of-things. Before that, she received a PhD from KU Leuven, was a visiting scholar at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) of UC Berkeley and worked for 3 years in the research labs of Intel Corporation in Portland, OR, USA. Marian is a founder of KU Leuven’s research consortium on “context-aware ubiquitous computing (CubiqLab)”. She sits in various TPCs (ISSCC, DATE, ESSCRIC, ReCoSoC, RWW, …), published 1 book, 2 book chapters, 4 patents, 25+ journals and 50+ conference publications. Marian has a passion for interdisciplinary collaborations and for science communication and is proud to be part of the Flemish STEM platform, and of the Young Academy of Belgium.

    Naveen Verma

    vittozEric Vittoz, Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL), 1969. He was engaged in the early developments of electronic watches since 1962 in CEH, where he was appointed Vice-Director in 1971. Since 1984, he has been with CSEM (Swiss Center of Electronics and Microtechnology) were he was Executive Vice-President, Advanced Micro-electronics until 1999. He is now fully retired from CSEM where he held the position of Chief Scientist. He is also professor at EPFL, has authored or co-authored more than 130 papers on low power, analog design, and analog VLSI computation, and holds 26 patents. A Life Fellow of IEEE, he is the recipient of the 2004 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Field Award.

    BernhardWichtBernhard Wicht has 20+ years of experience in analog and smart power IC design. He received the Dipl.‑Ing. degree in electrical engineering from University of Technology Dresden, Germany, in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Technology Munich, Germany, in 2002. Between 2003 and 2010, he was with the Mixed-Signal Automotive business unit of Texas Instruments in Freising, Germany, responsible for the design of automotive power management ICs. In September 2010, he became a full professor for integrated circuit design and a member of the Robert Bosch Center for Power Electronics at Reutlingen University, Germany. Since April 2017, he has been heading the Chair for Mixed-Signal IC Design at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. His research interest includes IC design with focus on power management, gate drivers and high-voltage design. Dr. Wicht was co-recipient of the 2015 ESSCIRC Best Paper Award. He invented fourteen patents with several more pending. Dr. Wicht is IEEE Senior Member. He also serves as a member of the Technical Program Committee of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC) and of the 2018 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).



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