IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Newsletter | Volume 12 | Issue 1 | February 2018 | CURRENT/PAST ISSUES


IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP)


Robert Adams, IEEE CASS Member, Elected to NAE 2018 Class

The IEEE CAS Society wishes to congratulate, IEEE CASS member, Robert Adams, for his election to the National Academy of Engineering as part of the 2018 class. Robert has been a distinguished CASS and IEEE member for many years. He was awarded the IEEE CASS Industrial Pioneer Award in 2016, as well as serving as a plenary speaker for ISCAS 2016.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/ implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

Robert Adams, Analog Devices Inc., Acton, Mass.  Was elected for contributions to digital storage and reproduction of high-fidelity audio.

the NEW IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Resource Center

The CASS Resource Center is a one-stop-shop for valuable content relevant to the IEEE CASS Field of Interest. The following are now available on the Resource Center:

  • Keynote Presentations from CASS Events
  • Conference Videos and Slides
  • eBooks

These materials are free for all CAS Society Members and a minimal fee for IEEE members and non-members.


The CAS Society has named 10 new Distinguished Lecturers in 2018. Below are the contact information and terms of the current IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Distinguished Lecturers.

The abstract(s) of the Distinguished Lectures and speaker biographies are available for the 2017-2018 term (click to download PDF file) and the 2018-2019 term (click to download PDF file)

If you are interested in inviting a DLP speaker to your region, please get in touch with your local IEEE-CASS chapter chair. Your chapter chair will submit the CASS DLP Request Form to formalize the request to sponsor a DLP lecture. Please remember to check the Education page for the latest updates.

List of active CAS DLP speakers:

David J. Allstot  ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: Switched-Capacitor Circuits: From Maxwell to the Internet of Things 

Alyssa Apsel ( 2018-2019
Tutorial #1: Making Sense of Low Power and Ultra Low Power Radio            
Lecture #1: Flexible Radios and Flexible Networks

Chip Hong Chang ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: Hardware Intrinsic Security: Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities
Lecture #2: Physical Unclonable Functions – Past, Present and Future

Meng-Fan (Marvin) Chang ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: Challenges in Circuits and Systems for Emerging Memory Based Energy-Efficient Intelligent Electronics
Lecture #2: Challenges and Trends of Memory Circuit Designs for Energy-Efficient IoT Devices"

Jose M. de la Rosa  ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: Next-Generation Sigma-Delta Converters: Trends and Challenges in a Digital-Driven World
Tutorial #1: Designing Sigma-Delta Data Converters: From Theory Foundations to Chip Implementation"

Pantelis Georgiou ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: The Bio-Inspired Artificial Pancreas for Treatment of Diabetes
Tutorial #1: CMOS Design for DNA Detection Using Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistors

Bah-Hwee Gwee ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: Secured Microchip Design: Side Channel Attack and its Countermeasure
Lecture #2: Randomized Modulation for Low-Harmonics Low-Noise Switched-Mode DC-DC Converters"

Yo-Sung Ho ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: 3D Video Processing for Immersive AR/VR Contents Generation

Kenneth Jenkins ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: Current Practices and Future Research Directions in Adaptive Signal Processing
Lecture #2: Arithmetic vs. Algorithmic Fault Tolerance for Highly Scaled VLSI Signal Processors
Lecture #3: Design and Performance of Adaptive Systems Based on Bio-Inspired Optimization Strategies
Lecture #4: The Wild Historical Tug-a-War: “DSP Theory versus IC Technology”

Hai Helen Li  ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: Brain Inspired Computing: The Extraordinary Voyages in Known and Unknown Worlds
Lecture #2: Deep Learning and Neuromorphic Computing - Technology, Hardware and Implementation

Chia-Wen Lin ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: Bridging CNNs and Unsupervised Image Clustering: A Hybrid Data-Driven and Model-Based Approach (1 hour)
Lecture #2: Stereo Video Retargeting: Bringing the Theater Experience into Our Home (1 hour)
Tutorial #1: Visual Content Retargeting: Algorithms, Applications, and Quality Assessment (3 hours)

Sanjit Mitra ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: Structural Interpretations of Stability Tests of Linear Systems
Lecture #2: Structural Subband Decomposition: A New Concept in Digital Signal Processing

Shanthi Pavan ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: Dissecting Design Choices in Continuous-time Delta-Sigma Converters
Tutorial #1: Linear Periodically Time Varying Circuits and Systems Demystified

Gabriel A. Rincón-Mora ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: Energizing and Powering Microsystems
Lecture #2: Tiny Energy-Harvesting Piezoelectric Chargers
Lecture #3: Light-Harvesting Photovoltaic Charger–Supplies
Lecture #4: Tiny Inductively Powered Battery Chargers

Riccardo Rovatti ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: Adapted Compressed Sensing for IoT Applications
Lecture #2: Zero-Cost Security for Embedded Systems by Compressed Sensing

Leonel Sousa ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: Modular Arithmetic based Circuits and Systems for Emerging Technologies and Applications: Deep Neural Networks and Cryptography
Tutorial #1: Modeling Performance and Energy-Efficiency of Multi-Cores: The Cache-Aware Roofline Approach and The Intel Advisor

Gabor Temes ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: Multi-Step Incremental Analog-to-Digital Converters for Ultra-Low-Power Applications
Lecture #2: Pseudo-pseudo Differential Circuits

C. K. Michael Tse ( 2018-2019
Lecture #1: Modeling Cascading Failure in Power Systems from a Network Perspective
Lecture #2: How did Facebook grow? Did Twitter, LinkedIn, WeChat and others grow in the same way? — A Network-Based Universal Growth Law

Hao Yu ( 2017-2018
Lecture #1: Machine-learning Enhanced Biomedical Data Analytics for Point-of-care Diagnosis System
Lecture #2: CMOS Integrated Lab-on-a-chip System for Personalized DNA Sequencing

Elvis Mak
Chair, IEEE CAS Society DLP Program 2018