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ISCAS 2007 features three high profiles keynote speakers:


Monday May 28, 8:15am-9:15am

Presented by: Dr. Greg Papadopoulos

Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development
Sun Microsystems, Inc.



Redshift - the explosion of massive scale and its implications for circuits and systems

Dr. Greg Papadopoulos, As Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Sun, directs the company's approximate $2B in R&D portfolio with an eye toward innovation, simplicity, and eco-responsibility. With more than 20 years experience in the technology industry, Papadopoulos is responsible for managing Sun's technology decisions and architecture. His team leads Sun Labs, the DARPA High Performance Computing Systems program, global engineering architecture and advanced development programs.

Passionate about technology and its possibilities, Papadopoulos supports open development models that stimulate communication, creativity and innovation, which he promotes through his numerous speaking engagements. During his tenure with Sun, has held several positions, including vice president of technology and advanced development for the company's systems business, chief scientist for server systems engineering, and chief scientist for enterprise servers and storage.

Before joining Sun in 1994, Papadopoulos was senior architect and director of product strategy for Thinking Machines, where he led the design of the CM6 massively parallel supercomputer.

Papadopoulos was an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, where he conducted research in scalable systems, multi threaded/data flow processor architecture, functional and declarative languages, and fault-tolerant computing. Papadopoulos also worked as a development engineer at Hewlett-Packard and Honeywell, where he designed flight-control systems for Boeing jetliners. He co-founded three companies: PictureTel (video conferencing), Ergo (high-end PCs) and Exa Corporation (computational fluid dynamics).

Papadopoulos participates in several associations, including serving as chairman of the board for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and as a member of the President's Board on Science and Innovation at the University of California. Greg acts as a technical advisor for BP and Alien Technologies.

He holds a bachelor's degree in systems science from the University of California at San Diego, as well as master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

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Tuesday May 29, 8:15am-9:15am

Presented by: Dr. Dennis Buss

Vice President of Silicon Technology Development
Texas Instruments Incorporated
13560 North central Expressway
Dallas, TX, 75265



Si Technology Roadmap For Ubiquitous Computing, Sensing, and Perception


Achieving the vision of “Ubiquitous Computing, Sensing, and Perception” requires a technology roadmap which focuses on low power and low cost through SOC integration.  This technology roadmap is very different from the roadmap that supports the PC industry, but the rapid growth in cell phones and wireless terminals of the future will place increasing emphasis on the low cost, low power roadmap.  This talk will cover

  • A 10 year view of Moore’s Law scaling to 2014
  • Process and design technologies that will reduce power by 1,000,000X
  • SOC integration of radios, analog, power management, filters, T/R switches and potentially other functionality


Dennis Buss is currently Vice President of Silicon Technology Development  at Texas Instruments Incorporated with responsibility for Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) and is the chairman of TI’s Technical Ladder Policy Board (TLPB).

Dennis began his industrial career at Texas Instruments in July 1969.  During the next 18 years, Dennis was TI Fellow and later Vice President and Director of TI's Semiconductor Process and Design Center. Between 1987 and 1997, Dennis was Vice President of Technology at Analog Devices.  He returned to Texas Instruments in December 1997.

Dennis received his BS, MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1963, 1965 and 1968.  He served twice on the Electrical Engineering faculty at MIT in 1968-1969 and 1974-1975.  He is an IEEE Fellow and the recipient of the 1985 Herschel Award and the 1987 Jack A. Morton Award for his pioneering work on HgCdTe Infra-Red monolithic focal plane technology.  In February 2000, Dennis was selected by the Electron Devices Society to be one of the recipients of an IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

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Wednesday May 30, 8:15am-9:15am

Presented by: Dr. Rosalind W. Picard

Director of Affective Computing Research
Co-Director of Things That Think
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
M.I.T. Media Laboratory, E15-448
20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139



Emotional Intelligence Technology and the Death of Clippy


Skills of emotional intelligence include the ability to recognize and respond appropriately to another person's emotion, and the ability to know when (not) to display emotion.  This talk will demonstrate new advances at MIT giving several of these intelligence skills to computers. For example, I will attempt to demonstrate (live) our newest system designed to recognize complex cognitive-affective states in real time from a person's head and facial movements. This technology can discern when you are concentrating or interested, agreeing or disagreeing, confused, or thinking.  Thus, a computer can be better equipped to discern when is a good time to interrupt, to show you new things, or to change its behavior. A wearable version of this system is currently being explored for helping people with autism (who have trouble reading these cues).  I will also show several other examples enabling emotional intelligence to be used for improving human experience with technology.


Rosalind W. Picard is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory and co-director of the Things That Think Consortium. She holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Masters and Doctorate degrees, both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has been a member of the faculty at the MIT Media Laboratory since 1991. She was a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories where she designed VLSI chips for digital signal processing and developed new methods of image compression and analysis. She was honored as a Fellow of the IEEE in 2005.

The author of over a hundred peer-reviewed scientific articles in multidimensional signal modeling, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and human-computer interaction, Picard is known internationally for pioneering research in affective computing and, prior to that, for pioneering research in content-based image and video retrieval. Her award-winning book, Affective Computing, (MIT Press, 1997) lays the groundwork for giving machines the skills of emotional intelligence. She and her students have designed and developed a variety of new sensors, algorithms, and systems for sensing, recognizing, and responding respectfully to human affective information, with applications in human and machine learning, health, and human-computer interaction.

Dr. Picard has served on dozens of national and international science and engineering program committees, editorial boards, and review panels. She is on the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation's division of Computers in Science and Engineering (CISE) and the Advisory Board for the Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Picard has worked as a consultant for companies such as Apple, AT&T, BT, HP, i.Robot, and Motorola. She has been the keynote presenter or invited plenary speaker at over fifty science or technology events. Her group's achievements have been featured in national and international forums for the general public, such as The New York Times, The London Independent, Scientific American Frontiers, NPR's Tech Nation and The Connection, ABC's Nightline and World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Time, Vogue, Voice of America Radio, New Scientist, and BBC's "The Works" and "The Big Byte."

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