Detailed schedule

Some sessions are scheduled in English while others are scheduled in French as indicated by the flag.

IEEE Sensors Distinguished Lecturers

Professor Dr. Subhas Mukhopadhyay
Distinguished Lecturer – IEEE Sensors Council
School of Engineering, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

Subhas holds a B.E.E. (gold medallist), M.E.E., Ph.D. (India) and Doctor of Engineering (Japan). He has over 31 years of teaching, industrial and research experience. Currently he is working as a Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia and he is the Discipline Leader of the Mechatronics Engineering Degree Programme. His fields of interest include Smart Sensors and sensing technology, instrumentation techniques, wireless sensors and network (WSN), Internet of Things (IoT), Healthcare, Mechatronics, Robotics, Environmental monitoring etc. He has supervised over 40 postgraduate students and over 100 Honours students.He has published over 450 papers in different international journals and conference proceedings, written ten books and fifty two book chapters and edited eighteen conference proceedings. He has also edited thirty five books with Springer-Verlag and thirty two journal special issues. He has organized over 20 international conferences as either General Chairs/co-chairs or Technical Programme Chair. He has delivered 390 presentations including keynote, invited, tutorial and special lectures. He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), a Fellow of IET (UK), a Fellow of IETE (India). He is a Topical Editor of IEEE Sensors journal. He is also associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements and IEEE Transactions on Review of Biomedical Engineering. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council from 2017 to 2022. He is the Founding chair of the IEEE Sensors Council NSW chapter.

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Seminar Title: Internet of Medical Things (IoMT):
A Future Connected Healthcare System

IoMT stands for the Internet of Medical Things and it’s a combination of wearable, healthcare and medical devices along with applications that can connect all the healthcare information systems through networking technologies. It’s a very big market that was reported to have a worth of 22.5 billion USD in 2016 and it’s expected to become a USD 142.45 billion by 2026. Wearable and Medical devices can collect, analyze and send data across the web using this technology. It can connect both, digital such as heart monitor and non-digital devices like patient beds to the internet. IoMT will transform the future of the healthcare industry by providing the world with smart digital solutions at the ease of comfort of the consumers.An increase in world population along with a significant aging portion is forcing rapid rises in healthcare costs. The healthcare system is going through a transformation in which continuous monitoring of inhabitants is possible even without hospitalization. The advancement of sensing technologies, embedded systems, wireless communication technologies, nano-technologies, and miniaturization makes it possible to develop smart medical systems to monitor activities of human beings continuously. Wearable sensors monitor physiological parameters continuously along with detect other symptoms such as any abnormal and/or unforeseen situations which need immediate attention. Therefore, necessary help can be provided in times of dire need. The lecture series will review the latest reported systems, the trends on wearable and medical devices to monitor activities of humans and issues to be addressed to tackle the challenges. The seminar will provide a general overview of the IoMT system and design principle of developing IoMT nodes to measure, collect, uploading data onto cloud and its visualization.

Professor Dr. AROKIA Nathan
Distinguished Lecturer – IEEE Sensors Council
Darwin College, Cambridge, UK

Professor Arokia Nathan is a leading pioneer in the development and application of thin film transistor technologies to flexible electronics, display and sensor systems. Following his PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada in 1988, he joined LSI Logic USA and subsequently the Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, before joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, Canada. In 2006, he joined the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London as the Sumitomo Chair of Nanotechnology. He moved to Cambridge University in 2011 as the Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays, and he is currently a Bye-Fellow and Tutor at Darwin College. He has over 600 publications including 4 books, and more that 110 patents and four spin-off companies. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society and Sensor Council, a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), and winner of the 2020 IEEE EDS JJ Ebers Award.

Seminar Title: Ultra Low Power Sensor Interfaces for IoT

Abstract: A key design consideration in flexible electronics, particularly for wearables and sensing applications, is low voltage, low power operation. This requirement not only serves to maximise battery lifetime but crucially ensures operational stability of thin film transistor (TFT) circuits and systems. Ultralow voltage/current operation is especially important in sensor interfaces so as to achieve a high resolution of the sensory signal. This presentation will review the TFT design and materials selection strategies for ultralow power operation. We examine the main issues that lead to a high operating voltage of the TFT, and discuss processing conditions for suppressing the interface trap density. Recent advances in low-voltage thin-film transistors show it is possible for the subthreshold slope to approach the thermionic limit, q/kT. Based on these considerations, an all-inkjet-printed ultra-low-power high-gain amplifier, applied to eye movement tracking by detecting human electro-oculogram signals, is presented.

Invited Speakers :

Professor, Dr. REGNER Isabelle
Aix-Marseille University, France
Vice-President for Equality between Women and Men
and the Fight against Discrimination

Since the creation in 2012 of a mission dedicated to gender equality and the fight against all forms of discrimination, transformed in 2016 into a delegated vice-presidency and then in 2020 into a functional vice-presidency, AMU has developed and strengthened an ambitious action plan to promote equality, inclusion and diversity. Pr. Isabelle Régner, University Professor at the Cognitive Psychology Laboratory (UMR CNRS 7290) has been appointed Vice-President for Equality between Women and Men and the Fight against Discrimination in January 2020.

South-East SATT , France

He joined the South-East SATT in March 2016 after a career in public institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior as Territorial Director and Government Commissioner.
Since 2016, as Director of Technology Transfer, he built up an extensive knowledge and understanding of key research issues, the Education and Innovation policies in the South of France, and their decision-making processes and of working with all relevant stakeholders. In his current position in SATT South-East accelerator of technology transfer, privileged interface between companies and public research, he develops competitiveness through innovation. His core business is the maturation of inventions from regional research laboratories in terms of legal (intellectual property), economic (market), technological (technological maturation) and licensing

WiSe special session

WiSe Panel
Gabrielle Regula, Assoc. Prof.,
Nicole Jaffrezic, CNRS Director of research,
and the French IEEE sensors board

Eurêkatrice quiz
with undergraduate students

« Eurêkatrices » is a game developed by Gabrielle Regula (AMU – IM2NP) and Caroline Péron (SCD AMU), which highlights mostly unknown or little-known women inventors.

Associate Professor Gabrielle Regula
Aix-Marseille University

Gabrielle Regula is an associated Professor at the department of physics in Aix- Marseille University (AMU). She is currently responsible of student bonus commitment to gender equity and non-discriminatin and co-coordinator of a CIVIS European Civic University workpackage « teaching excellence » in AMU. She works in material science and is interested in characterization and interactions studies between engineered or grown in defect in Si-based silicon semiconductors, using various techniques such as X-rays or electron beam diffraction imaging, photoluminescence, etc… She settled down physical spaces for active learning a, and developed a serious game « Eurêkatrice ». She has been awarded the 2018 Diderot Prize, which rewards a personality for their commitment to scientific, technical and industrial culture and to gender equity.

Emeritus CNRS Director of research
Institut des Sciences Analytiques

Dr Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault received her engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Paris, in 1971 and the Doctorat d’Etat és Sciences Physiques from the University of Paris in 1976. She is Emeritus Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, past president of the chemical micro sensor club (CMC2), president of the Analytical Division and member of the administrative council of the French Chemical Society. She was decorated as Knight of the Legion of Honor and Officer of the National Order of Merit.
Her research activities in the Institute of Analytical Sciences, include conception and design of (bio)chemical sensors and their integration in microsystems. She coordinates several European and national projects for the development of microsystems for biomedical and environmental monitoring and for food safety.

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