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EE Graduate Seminar| Sensors: challenges and opportunities

Start Date: August 20, 2017
End Date: August 20, 2017

By Professor Khaled N. Salama (KAUST) 
Energy efficiency is a key requirement for wireless sensor nodes, biomedical implants, and wearable devices. The energy consumption of the sensor node needs to be minimized to avoid battery replacement, or even better, to enable the device to survive on energy harvested from the ambient. Capacitive sensors do not consume static power; thus, they are attractive from an energy efficiency perspective. In addition, they can be employed in a wide range of sensing applications, such as pressure, humidity, biological, and chemical sensing. Thus, the development of energy-efficient CDC architectures is crucial to minimizing the energy consumption of capacitive sensor nodes. In the first part of this talk, we propose several energy-efficient CDC architectures for low-energy sensor nodes.
Biography: Khaled N. Salama received the B.S. degree from the Department Electronics and Communications, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1997, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA, between 2005 and 2009. He joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in January 2009, where he is now an associate professor, and was the founding Program Chair until August 2011. His work on CMOS sensors for molecular detection has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), awarded the Stanford–Berkeley Innovators Challenge Award in biological sciences and was acquired by Lumina Inc. He is the author of 160 papers and 14 US patents on low-power mixed-signal circuits for intelligent fully integrated sensors and neuromorphic circuits using memristor devices.

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For more info contact: Khaled Nabil Salama : email:
Date: Sunday 20th Aug 2017
Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Building 9, Hall I Room 2322
Light Lunch will be available at 11:45 am