Microelectronics for the Body and for Space: The Nanoelectronics Group at the University of Oslo”
Speaker: Philipp Häfliger, Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo
Date : June 18 at 13h30 – PK4610
The talk gives an overview over the activities of the Nanoelectronics Group at the University of Oslo. The group specializes in application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design, in particular in minimal form factor and low-power sensor interfaces and telemetry circuits, often employing non-classical design approaches, e.g. neuromorphic circuits and time-domain analogue signal representation. It contributes this expertise to two strategic research initiatives at the department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences that are investigating two of the most exciting research challenges left to humankind: Space- and Brain Research. These two initiatives and a number of projects therein will briefly be introduced in this presentation.
Philipp Häfliger received the M.Sc. degree in computer science (with astronomy as a second subject) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland, and the PhD degree from the Institute of Neuroinformatics at ETH in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He then moved for a postdoctoral position to the Nanoelectronics Group at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo, Norway, where he has now advanced to Associate Professor and Section Leader. In Oslo, his research focus shifted gradually from neuromorphic (inspired by the nervous system) electronics towards ultra-low-power ASIC design for biomedical devices, in particular wireless microimplants, and more recently for micro-probes for space research. Dr. Häfliger has been Chairman of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society’s Biomedical and Life Science CAS (BioCAS) Technical Committee (2010–2012), and has served and still serves in various functions for the IEEE ISCAS and IEEE BioCAS conferences, and as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on BioCAS.