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
San José, Costa Rica
February 26-28, 2020
The PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics Conference in Latin America (PRIME-LA) is a conference where PhD students and post-docs with less than one-year post-PhD experience can present their research results and network with experts from industry, academia and research.
The third 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.
Wouter A. Serdijn (M'98, SM'08, F'11) was born in Zoetermeer ('Sweet Lake City'), the Netherlands, in 1966. He received the M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. Currently, he is a full professor in bioelectronics at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics, and a visiting honorary professor at University College London, in the Analog and Biomedical Electronics group. His research interests include integrated biomedical circuits and systems for biosignal conditioning and detection, neuroprosthetics, transcutaneous wireless communication, power management and energy harvesting as applied in, e.g., hearing instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, neurostimulators, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable medical devices and electroceuticals.
He is co-editor and co-author of the books Analog IC Design Techniques for Nanopower Biomedical Signal Processing (River Publishers 2016), Design of Efficient and Safe Neural Stimulators - a multidisciplinary approach (Springer, 2016), EMI-Resilient Amplifier Circuits (Springer 2013), Ultra Low-Power Biomedical Signal Processing: an analog wavelet filter approach for pacemakers (Springer, 2009), Circuits and Systems for Future Generations of Wireless Communications (Springer, 2009), Power Aware Architecting for data dominated applications (Springer, 2007), Adaptive Low-Power Circuits for Wireless Communications (Springer, 2006), Research Perspectives on Dynamic Translinear and Log-Domain Circuits (Kluwer, 2000), Dynamic Translinear and Log-Domain Circuits (Kluwer, 1998) and Low-Voltage Low-Power Analog Integrated Circuits (Kluwer, 1995). He authored and co-authored 8 book chapters, 4 patents and more than 300 scientific publications and presentations. He teaches Circuit Theory, Analog Integrated Circuit Design, Analog CMOS Filter Design, Active Implantable Biomedical Microsystems and Bioelectronics. He received the Electrical Engineering Best Teacher Award in 2001, in 2004 and in 2015. He has served, a.o., as General Co-Chair for IEEE ISCAS 2015 and for IEEE BioCAS 2013, Technical Program Chair for IEEE BioCAS 2010 and for IEEE ISCAS 2010, 2012 and 2014, as a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society ( 2006—2011), as chair of the Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems society, and as Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I: Regular Papers (2010—2011). Currently, he is the chair of the Steering Committee and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (T-BioCAS). Wouter A. Serdijn is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a mentor of the IEEE. In 2016, he received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Meritorious Service Award.
Dr. Sayfe Kiaei is has been with ASU since January 2001. He is a Professor and the Director of the Connection One National Science Foundation Center, and Motorola Endowed Professor and Chair in Analog and RF Integrated Circuits. From 2008-2012 he was the Associate Dean of Research at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. From 1993 to 2001, he was a Senior Member of Technical Staff with the Wireless Technology Center and Broadband Operations at Motorola where he was responsible for the development of RF & Transceiver Integrated Circuits, GPS RF IC, and Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) transceivers. Before joining Motorola, Dr. Kiaei was an Associate Professor at Oregon State University from 1987-1993 where he taught courses and performed research in digital communications, VLSI system design, advanced CMOS IC design, and wireless systems. Dr. Kiaei assisted in the establishment of the Industry-University Center for the Design of Analog/Digital ICs (CDADIC) and served as a Co-Director of CDADIC for 10 years. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers and holds several patents and his research interests are in wireless transceiver design, RF and Mixed-Signal IC’s in CMOS and SiGe. His research projects are funded by a large number of industrial sponsors including Motorola Inc., Intel, the National Science Foundation, Texas Instruments and SRC.
Dr. Kiaei is an IEEE Fellow, and been the chair and on the technical program committee of several IEEE conferences including RFIC, MTT, ISCAS, and other international conferences. Honors and Distinctions: IEEE Fellow; IEEE Microwave Techniques and Society (MTT) Fellow; Carter Best Teacher Award; IEEE Darlington Award; Global Standards Award (ITU Standards); IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Best Paper Award; Motorola 10X Design Award; IEEE Fellow Selection Committee Chair; IEEE Fellow Committee Award; Associate Dean for Research at ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering; Director of the Connection One Center.
LASCAS 2020 will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, located in the city of Escazu, west of San José.
Please refer to the Sponsorship Guide for detailed information.