11TH IEEE LATIN AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS
San José, Costa Rica
February 26-28, 2020
The Iberchip workshop provides an annual forum to academic and industrial researchers from Iberoamerican countries in which to exchange experiences, share knowledge, and establish relations to foster the development of activities related to the field of microelectronics. Special emphasis is put in the improvement of education and training, and in the promotion of joint cooperative projects.
The 26th edition will take place in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The city is located in the central region of the country, a strategic place nearby the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), where major government institutions, public universities, and industry converge in a metropolitan area with over two million people. The west urban area of San José hosts a vibrant business environment, encompassing the operation of more than 200 high-tech companies in fields such as electronics, software, and biomedical applications.Call For Papers
LASCAS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems
Society in Latin America. Since its first edition in 2010, LASCAS provides a high-quality exchange
and networking forum for researchers, professionals, and students, gathering an international
audience with experts from all over the world. This event is a space where the CAS community can
present new concepts and innovative approaches, learn about new trends and solutions, and receive
feedback from specialists in diverse fields.
The 11th edition will take place in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The city is located in the central region of the country, a strategic place nearby the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), where major government institutions, public universities, and industry converge in a metropolitan area with over two million people. The west urban area of San José hosts a vibrant business environment, encompassing the operation of more than 200 high-tech companies in fields such as electronics, software, and biomedical applications.
Christian Schuster (S'98 - M'00 - SM'05) received the Diploma degree in physics from the University of Konstanz, Germany, in 1996, and the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, in 2000. Since 2006 he is full professor and head of the Institute of Electromagnetic Theory at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany. Prior to that he was with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, where he was involved in high-speed optoelectronic package and backplane interconnect modeling and signal integrity design for new server generations. His currents interests include signal and power integrity of digital systems, multiport measurement and calibration techniques, and development of electromagnetic simulation methods for communication electronics.
Dr. Schuster received IEEE Transactions on EMC Best Paper Awards in 2001 and 2015, IEEE Transactions on CPMT Best Paper Awards in 2012 and 2016, IEC DesignCon Paper Awards in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2017 and 2018, three IBM Research Division Awards between 2003 and 2005, and IBM Faculty Awards in 2009 and 2010. He is a member of the German Physical Society (DPG) and several technical program committees of international conferences on signal and power integrity, and electromagnetic compatibility. He was serving as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EMC Society in the period 2012-2013, as a member of the Board of Directors of the EMC Society in 2015, and is currently chair of the German IEEE EMC Chapter and Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on EMC.
Dr. Shamma's research deals with issues in cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neuromorphic engineering, and the development of microsensor systems for experimental research and neural prostheses. Primary focus has been on studying the principles underlying the processing and recognition of complex sounds (speech and music) in the auditory system, and specifically the role of attention and rapid plasticity in facilitating these functions. Research projects involve single-unit behavioral neurophysiology and 2-photon imaging of the auditory cortex, and its interactions with higher cortical centers such as the prefrontal cortex and secondary auditory areas. Signal processing algorithms inspired by these experiments are developed and applied in a variety of systems such as speech and voice recognition, diagnostics in industrial manufacturing, and underwater acoustics.
Other research interests include the development of microelectrode arrays for recording and stimulation of neural signals, analog VLSI implementations of auditory processing algorithms, and development of robotic systems for the detection and tracking of multiple simultaneous sound sources.
LASCAS 2020 will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, located in the city of Escazu, west of San José.
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