Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

April 5, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—William Chan from Carnegie Mellon University described a different way to extract textural content from speech. The conversational speech recorder and text translator may be more suitable for mobile devise as it requires a much smaller memory footprint. Conversational speech recorders attempt to automatically transform acoustic signals [...]

February 25, 2015, ISSCC, San Francisco—Ingrid Verbauwhede from Katholieke Universiteit in Belgium talked about the need for different design approaches and device libraries to address security challenges in the IoT. The growing numbers and types of attack vectors call for changes in design methodologies to take advantage of Moore’s law. The growth of the IoT [...]

February 11, 2014, ISSCC, San Francisco—Session 7 focused on various types of image sensors. The advances in processing and new techniques for image capture are enabling higher resolution and better optical-electrical performance. JungChak Ahn from Samsung presented an improved CMOS image sensor with a new pixel structure. Earlier works moved imagers to back-side illumination, but [...]

February 5, 2014, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Charles Bouman from Purdue discussed integrated imaging that takes advantage of the optimizations possible with different imaging techniques that integrate algorithms, computation, and sensors. Unlike current systems that just extract data from the sensors, an integrated design system could have better performance at lower power. Today’s sensors are [...]

September 19, 2013, SNIA Analytics and Big Data Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presented the topic “Why big data changes how to think about enterprise storage”. The fundamental drivers for acquisition, architecture, and administration have to change. The nature of data is changing, and a look at the differences between high-performance computing [...]

May 1, 2013, Neuro-Gaming Conference, San Francisco—The ability to add low-cost sensors as interfaces to games allows the games to track, react to, and incorporate emotions into the game play. A panel moderated by Hugh Brown from Bowen Research considered the issues. Panel members were Ariel Garten from InteraXon, Mike Ambinder from Valve, Susan O’Connor [...]

February 26, 2013, RSA Conference, San Francisco—Ari Juels from RSA moderated a panel of experts in cryptography. The panel members included Dan Boneh from Stanford, Whitfield Diffie from ICANN and Revere Security, Ron Rivest from MIT, Adi Shamir from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. These founders and leaders in the field addressed the [...]