Alessandro Tontini received the M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2017. Since then, he has worked as a researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler on the design of CMOS sensors for 3D applications. He is currently pursuing his PhD programme in this research field at the University of Trento.
Chief Business Development Officerat
Jeroen Hoet is well known in the semiconductor industry and has gained deep knowledge on vision technologies and custom chip design through similar positions at leading machine vision and ASIC design companies. Jeroen obtained his micro-electronics engineering degree at Ghent University.
Pawel Malinowski, PhD
Program Manager “Pixel Innovations”at
Pawel E. Malinowski was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1982. He received the Ms.Eng. degree in electronics and telecommunications (thesis on design of radiation-tolerant integrated circuits) from the Lodz University of Technology, Poland, in 2006. In 2011, he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium (thesis on III-nitride-based imagers for space applications).
Pawel is working at imec since 2005, and in the Large Area Electronics Department since 2011. Currently, he is Program Manager “User Interfaces & Imagers” and he focuses on thin-film image sensors and high resolution OLED displays. Pawel has coauthored more than 40 publications and submitted 5 patent applications. He was a recipient of the International Display Workshops Best Paper Award in 2014 and the SID Display Week Distinguished Paper Award in 2018. Pawel is Member of IEEE and SID, and served on the ODI Committee (Optoelectronics, Displays, and Imagers) of the 64th and 65th International Electron Device Meeting (IEEE-IEDM 2018, 2019).
Dr Xinyang Wang
Founder, Chairman and CEOat
Dr Xinyang Wang is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Gpixel Group. With over 20 years’ experience in CMOS image sensor design, he has been responsible for designing and managing off-the-shelf and customized image sensor projects for industrial, medical, consumer and space applications.
Dr Wang received his PhD degree from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific publications and hold more than 30 patents regarding CMOS image sensor design. He also serves in the technical committee of SPIE Electronic Imaging (EI) and the International Image Sensor Workshop (ISSW).
Technical Lead Imaging Frontendat
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Guang Yang, PhD
Vice President Designat
Dr. Guang Yang joined Brillnics in 2019 and currently serves as its Design Vice President. He brings over 25 years of design and leadership experience in mixed-signal integrated circuits, semiconductor device physics, and device micro-fabrication with a specialization in CMOS sensor technology.
Prior to joining Brillnics, Dr. Yang worked at Forza Silicon Inc., Digital Imaging Systems Inc., Dialog Semiconductor Inc., and NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). He led the development of large format, high speed, low noise, low power, high-performance CMOS sensors and infrared focal plane array projects.
In 1998, Dr. Yang received the Award for Excellence, the highest honor award from JPL, for his contributions in the development of CMOS active pixel sensor technology. Dr. Yang holds over 20 US patents, and he is the author or co-author of over 30 technical papers and about 15 NASA new technology reports. He is also a member of IEEE.
Dr. Yang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in New Jersey, USA.
Soo-Yong Kim, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer System Structure Design, SOC Architecture Teamat
Soo-Yong Kim received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea, in 2010. He is working as a principal Engineer in next-generation architecture lab at Samsung Electronics where he has developed system model and high-level simulation for algorithms, design methodology and architecture from Feb. 2000. His research interests are in system-on-chip architecture, system modeling, and image signal processing.
Technology and Product Strategy, Image Sensorsat
Sergey Velichko worked in various teaching and R&D positions at KPI, Micron Technology, HP, and, starting in 2007, at ON Semiconductor (former Micron Imaging and Aptina). He authored and co-authored more than 50 publications and 45 issued and pending patents. His interests include intelligent sensor technology and product strategic development, novel imaging pixel architectures, pixel modeling, and innovations in automotive imaging sensor designs. He is a Senior IEEE Member.
Jonathan is a founder and CTO of Spectricity, a start-up developing spectral sensing systems for mobile devices.
Prior to starting Spectricity, he was leading the specialty imager development activities at imec.
Jonathan obtained his PhD in EE in 2008 from the University of Brussels and imec. He co-authored about 100 peer-reviewed papers and patents, and has a broad system design and management background in wireless transceivers, time-of-flight, imaging, MEMS and medtech technologies.
Dr Saleh Masoodian
CEO & Co-Founderat
Dr. Saleh Masoodian is an inventor, entrepreneur and engineer. After he received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 2017, he co-founded Gigajot and became its CEO to further develop and commercialize the next generation of solid-state image sensors, Quanta Image Sensors (QIS). He is the lead chip architect, designer and inventor of key QIS circuit & system innovations and silicon IP which led to realization of the first QIS prototype at Dartmouth and commercial QIS products at Gigajot. Saleh has several key patented image sensor related inventions and technical articles.
System Architect Leader, Time-of-Flight Productsat
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Prof. Dr. Bernd Jähne
Vice President, EMVA; Professor of Physics and Computer Science, Heidelberg Uniat
EMVA and Heidelberg University
Bernd Jähne is Professor of Physics and Computer Science at Heidelberg University. He was coordinating director of the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) at the Interdisciplinary Center of Scientific Computing (IWR), an "Industry-on-Campus" project of Heidelberg University from 2008 to 2017 and was then appointed as a Senior Professor. Since 2008 he chairs the EMVA 1288 standardization group and since 2021 he is vice president of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA).