Plenary Speakers

ISSC are delighted to announce the following keynote speakers:

Professor Vladimir Stojanovic

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Vladimir Stojanovic is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received the Dipl.Ing. from the University of Belgrade in 1998, the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2000 and 2005 respectively. From 1999 to 2004, he was Principal Engineer in the Logic Interface Division of Rambus, Inc.

Professor Stojanovic's research interests include optimization of integrated circuits and systems application of convex optimization to digital communications, analog and VLSI circuits, modeling of noise and dynamics in circuits and systems, communications and signal processing architectures, high-speed electrical and optical links, on-chip signalling, clock generation and distribution and high-speed digital and mixed-signal IC design.

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Professor Olivier Sentieys

Professeur des Universités
University of Rennes (ENSSAT)

Olivier Sentieys received the M.S. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Rennes, France, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. After completing his Habilitation thesis in 1999, he joined the University of Rennes (ENSSAT) and IRISA Laboratory, France, as a Full Professor of electronics engineering, in 2002. He is leading the CAIRN Research Team at INRIA Institute (national institute for research in computer science and control) and is a Cofounder of Aphycare Technologies, a company developing smart sensors for biomedical applications. His research interests include design of mobile communication systems, finite arithmetic effects, low-power and reconfigurable architectures, and cooperation in mobile systems. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 journal publications or published conference papers and holds 4 patents.

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Professor Declan Bates

Professor of Biological Systems Engineering
University of Exeter

Declan Bates was born in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland in 1970 and educated at Powerstown National School and CBS High School, Clonmel. He received a B.Eng degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Robust Control Theory from the School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University, Ireland, in 1992 and 1996 respectively.

On completing his PhD he joined the Control and Instrumentation Research Group at Leicester University where he worked as a post-doctoral research associate, lecturer, senior lecturer and professor. In 2010 he was appointed to a Chair in Biological Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the University of Exeter. His research is focused on the development and application of advanced control system design and analysis methods for aerospace and systems biology applications.

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Dr. Cormac Conroy

Cormac ConroyVP Engineering

Cormac S. G. Conroy received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from University College, Cork (UCC), Ireland in 1985, and the M.Eng.Sc. degree from the National Microelectronics Research Centre, UCC, in 1987. In 1994, he received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley for work on high-speed A/D conversion in CMOS with particular focus on pipeline, time-interleaved and digitally calibrated architectures.

After graduating, he was at IBM Storage Systems Division in San Jose, and in August 1994 joined DataPath Systems where he worked on highly integrated mixed-signal ICs for storage and communications. At DataPath, he led the design and development efforts in CMOS ADSL analog front end ICs over multiple product generations. DataPath was acquired by LSI Logic in May 2000.

In early 2001, with Dr. Beomsup Kim, he co-founded Berkäna Wireless Inc., a Silicon Valley-based fabless semiconductor company developing highly integrated CMOS RF solutions for cellular phone applications. Berkana was acquired by Qualcomm in 2006. Since January 2006, he has been VP Engineering at the Qualcomm Silicon Valley organization and is responsible for wireless connectivity chipset solutions including GPS and navigation. Since 2008 he has been leading all of the GPS/GNSS and location technology and products development for Qualcomm's chipset hardware and software solutions.