workshop logoIEEE Swiss CAS/ED Student Workshop 2012

At this free one day workshop students from Switzerland presented their recent advances in Circuits  and Systems and Electron Devices. The workshop included a fun contest, keynote speaker, demo and poster session, and a concluding outdoor barbeque with sports events.



IEEE Student Workshop 2012

See photos from the workshop here.

Date: 14 September, 2012

Place: Irchel Campus, University of Zurich, Room Y35 F32. Directions (same as SIVS2011workshop).

Time: 10:00-20:00

Registration: Reqistration is free but mandatory. Registration was open to the public. Start registration by clicking here. 

Passive participation registration deadline: September 11.
Poster/Demo registration deadline: September 1 or contact Shih-Chii Liu.

Final Program

10:45 - 11:00      :    Pick up name tags outside lecture hall Y35 F32.

11:00 - 11:10    :    Welcome from Shih-Chii Liu, current chair of Swiss CAS/ED chapter.

11:10 - 12:30    :    Student presentations

11:10-11:30: "Analog-to-digital conversion based on unstable filters"
Georg WilckensSignal and Information Processing Lab, ETH Zurich

11:30-11:50: "The new apsDVS silicon retina",
Christian BrandliSensors group, Inst. of Neuroinformatics, UZH-ETH Zurich

11:50-12:10: "CMOS interface for nanowire-based biosensors" ,
Paolo Livi, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Science, ETH Zurich

12:10-12:30:"Learning in multi-neuron chips",
Fabio StefaniniCognitive Neuromorphic Systems group, Inst. of Neuroinformatics, UZH-ETH Zurich

12:30 - 13:30    :    Individual Lunch break / Set-up Demos and Posters in the Foyer Y55 G

13:30 - 14:00    :    Coffee break in the foyer area Y55G

14:00 - 15:00    :    More student presentations

14:00 - 14:20:"High speed medium-wavelength IR silicon-PbSe photoconductor vision sensor readout circuits",
Josep Maria (Txema) MargaritIMB-CNM(CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

14:20-14:40: "A 300-MS/s, 1.76-ps-resolution, 10-b asynchronous pipelined time-to-digital converter with on-chip digital background calibration",
JunSeok Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

14:40 - 15:00: "A 1024-channel CMOS microelectrode array with 26000 electrodes for recording and stimulation of electroactive cells at high resolution", 
Marco Ballini, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Science, ETH Zurich

15:00 - 15:30    :    On-Stage contest: Testing the knowledge of trivial and important in electronics.

15:30 - 16:30    :    Keynote: Kwabena Boahen (Stanford) - "Neurogrid: A neuromorphic system with sixteen mixed-analog-digital chips that models a million neurons and a billion synapses in the cortex". See here for more information.
Neurogrid PCB

16:30 - 17:00    :    Swiss CAS/ED meeting and election

16:30 - 18:00    :    Live demonstration and poster session / Apéro

  • Vijay Viswam,"High resolution bio-impedance imaging and spectroscopy with CMOS-based microelectrode array"
  • Frederico Corradi, "Learning real-time visual stimuli in neuromorphic VLSI systems"
  • MinHao Yang, "Addressable current reference array with 170dB dynamic range"
  • Tobi Delbruck, "Demonstrations of the Dynamic Vision Sensor Silicon Retina and the Pencil Balancing Robot"

18:00 - 20:00    :    Outdoor barbeque and sports activities in Irchel park



This workshop was kindly sponsored by the IEEE Swiss CAS/ED Chapter, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich.


The workshop was organized by the Swiss chapter of IEEE CAS/ED (Shih-Chii Liu, Tobi Delbruck), as well as Christian Brandli and Kathrin Aguilar of the Inst of Neuroinformatics. Please contact Shih-Chii Liu (shih@ini.uzh.ch) if you have questions about the workshop.