Venue: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Keynote Speakers

Marilyn Wolf

Marilyn Wolf  is Farmer Distinguished Chair in Embedded Computing Systems and GRA Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She received her BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1980, 1981, and 1984.  She was with AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1984 to 1989.  She was on the faculty of Princeton University from 1989 to 2007.  Her research interests include cyber-physical systems, embedded computing, embedded video and computer vision, and VLSI systems. She has received the ASEE Terman Award and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Education Award. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM.

Vivienne Sze

Vivienne Sze is an Associate Professor at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.  Her research interests include energy-aware signal processing algorithms, and low-power circuit and system design for portable multimedia applications, including computer vision, deep learning, autonomous navigation, and video process/coding. Prior to joining MIT, she was a Member of Technical Staff in the R&D Center at TI, where she designed low-power algorithms and architectures for video coding. She also represented TI in the JCT-VC committee of ITU-T and ISO/IEC standards body during the development of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), which received a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award.  She is a co-editor of the book entitled “High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC): Algorithms and Architectures” (Springer, 2014).  

Prof. Sze received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degree from MIT in 2006 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, she received the Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize in Electrical Engineering at MIT.  She is a recipient of the 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award, the 2016 Google Faculty Research Award, the 2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award, the 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2007 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, and a co-recipient of the 2016 IEEE Micro Top Picks Award and the 2008 A-SSCC Outstanding Design Award.

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Brendan Farley

Brendan Farley is a Senior Director of Engineering at US multinational technology corporation Xilinx Inc. where he is responsible for Analog and RF development including the recently announced RFSoC devices.  Brendan previously held various R&D management roles at former Philips Research subsidiary, S3 Group, in the area of SOC development and high performance mixed signal IP licensing. He directed HDMI transceiver development in the high technology start-up, Redmere Technology and was Chief Technology Officer at automation company, Cylon Controls. He is a regular presenter at industry conferences and forums, most recently at the 2017 Hot Chips Symposium on High Performance Circuits and the 2017 Asian Solid State Circuits Conference. Brendan is a member of the Board of Microelectronics Competence Centre Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Science Degree in Technology Management from NUI Galway.

Linda Doyle

Linda Doyle is the Director of Research and Professor of Engineering and The Arts in Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Doyle was also the Director of CONNECT. Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, reconfigurable networks, spectrum management and creative arts practices.

She has raised over €70 million in research funding in the past decade and has published widely in her field. Prof. Doyle has a reputation as an advocate for change in spectrum management practices and has played a role in spectrum policy at the national and international level. Currently she is a member of the National Broadband Steering Committee in Ireland, and is a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board in the UK.

Prof. Doyle is on the advisory board of Wireless@KTH in Sweden. She is a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is on the Board of the Festival of Curiosity – a STEM outreach activity for children based on a city-centre yearly science festival. She is also a judge in the BT Young Scientist, Ireland’s premier science competition for school children. She is on the Boards of the Douglas Hyde Gallery and Pallas Studios. Prof. Doyle is a Director of Xcelerit and SRS, two CTVR/CONNECT spin-outs.

Dan Werthimer

Dan Werthimer is co-founder and chief scientist of the SETI@home project and directs other UC Berkeley SETI searches at radio, infrared and visible wavelengths, including the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations (SERENDIP). He is also the principal investigator for the worldwide Collaboration for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER).