CAS Distinguished Lecturers 2008-2009
The CAS Society has named the following members as IEEE Distinguished Lecturers for 2008-2009. The topics of their lectures are listed below. For details of the Distinguished Lecturer Program, see
Corey Chang, Dolby Laboratories, USA 
Lecture #1: Perceptual audio coding: An introduction and some current topics

Chua-Chin Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Lecture #1: Circuit and System Implementation of An Implantable Biomedical Device for Micro-stimulation and Neural Sensing

David Pan, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Lecture #1: Synergistic Modeling and Optimization for Nanometer IC Design/Manufacturing Integration

Gerald E. Sobelman, University of Minnesota, USA
Lecture #1: Flexible VLSI Architectures for UWB, MIMO and Cognitive Radio

Georges G. E. Gielen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Lecture #1: Design of high-resolution CMOS digitial-to-analog converters.
Lecture #2: Systematic Design of high-performance Delta-Sigma converters
Lecture #3: Hardware implementation of ultra-low-power sensor networks

Huifang Sun, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA
Lecture #1: Concept, Standards, and New research topics of Digital Video Technology
Lecture #2: MPEG Standards and its DTV Applications
Lecture #3: Multiview video coding

John Harris, University of Florida, USA
Lecture #1: Biologically Inspired Signal Processing
Lecture #2: Automatic Speech Processing Techniques for Enhancing Cell Phone Speech
Lecture #3: Biologically Inspired Sensing and Coding of Signals

Kai-Kuang Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Lecture #1: Super-Resolution Imaging
Lecture #2: Images and Video Compression: Algorithms, Optimization, and Trend

Sudhanshu Shekhar Jamuar, University of Putra, Malaysia
Lecture #1: Current Trends of Low Voltage Analog Design for Wireless Application
Lecture #2: Design Techniques and CMOS Implementation of Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)
Nominations for the Annual CAS Society Awards
Nominations for the annual CAS Society awards are now being accepted.
All nominations must be submitted electronically to by February 15, 2008.
Please limit nominations to four pages (excluding references).
Nomination forms can be found at the CASS Website:
Questions regarding awards and nominations should be sent to

New CASS Chapter Established in Portugal
A new CASS Chapter has been established in Portugal.
The chair is Antonio Navarro

Region 8 Vice President Elected for 2008
Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez has been elected as Vice President Region 8 of the CAS Society, effective January 1, 2008.

New Website Created for IEEE CAS Magazine
A new website has been created for the IEEE CAS Magazine: