Since 2011, Vladimir Koifman is CTO of Analog Value Ltd. developing new approaches in image sensor design. Prior to that, in 2004, Vladimir co-founded Advasense image sensor company acquired by Pixim, and, later, by Sony. Prior to that, he co-founded AMCC Israel analog design center. In 90s, Vladimir worked for Motorola Semiconductor, developing mixed signal processors for the company's mobile phones. Vladimir has authored 10 papers and received over 50 patents. Among his other activities, Vladimir maintains Image Sensors World blog over the last 10 years.
Sara Pellegrini is a pixel architect leading the advanced photonics sensors technology development activities in STMicroelectronics’ centre of competence for imaging in Edinburgh. In this role she works in close collaboration with the silicon, process, module and system R&D teams to define and develop the Imaging Division photonics pixel roadmap and specification. In addition to this she works with external collaborators on several R&D projects within STMicroelectronics’ Imaging PhD Programme.
Sara graduated in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 1999 and received her PhD in Physics from Heriot-Watt University in 2006. She has authored and presented several papers on SPAD and SPAD-based systems and applications
Professor of Electronic Imagingat
University of Edinburgh
Robert Henderson is a Professor of Electronic Imaging in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He obtained his PhD in 1990 from the University of Glasgow. From 1991, he was a research engineer at the Swiss Centre for Microelectronics, Neuchatel, Switzerland. In 1996, he was appointed senior VLSI engineer at VLSI Vision Ltd, Edinburgh, UK where he worked on the world’s first single chip video camera. From 2000, as principal VLSI engineer in STMicroelectronics Imaging Division he developed image sensors for mobile phone applications. He joined University of Edinburgh in 2005, designing the first SPAD image sensors in nanometer CMOS technologies in the MegaFrame and SPADnet EU projects. This research activity led to the first volume SPAD time-of-flight products in 2013 in the form of STMicroelectronics Flightsense series which perform an autofocus assist function in more than 150 different smartphone models, recently passing the 1 billion module milestone. He benefits from a long term research partnership with STMIcroelectronics in which he explores medical, scientific and high speed imaging applications of SPAD technology. In 2014, he was awarded a prestigious ERC advanced fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Shouleh Nikzad is a JPL Technology Fellow, Senior Research Scientist, a Principal Engineer, and the Technical Supervisor and Lead for the Advanced Detectors, Systems, and Nanoscience Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Shouleh holds visiting faculty and lecturer appointments at Caltech Physics, Math, and Astronomy Division and Caltech’s Medical Engineering Department and previously at Neurosurgery Departments of Cedar Sinai Medical Center and USC Keck school of medicine. Her research focuses on ultraviolet/visible/near infrared image sensors and instruments for space astrophysics, planetary sciences, astrophysics, space weather, and medicine. Dr. Nikzad is a Fellow of IEEE, APS, SPIE, and National Academy of Inventors. She received the IEEE-Photonics Distinguished Lecturer Award (2019-20) and she currently chairs the IEEE Photonics local chapter. Her awards and recognitions include 2021 NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, SPIE’s 2021 Aden and Marjorie Meinel Technology Achievement Award, several NASA Honor Award – Group Achievement Awards, SBMT Pioneer in Medicine Award (Technology and Leadership), Optical Society of America (OSA)’s Global Women of Light, and NASA-JPL’s Lew Allen Award of Excellence. Dr. Nikzad holds a PhD in Applied physics from Caltech, a MSEE from Caltech, and a BSEE with honors from University of Southern California.
Product Manager and Principalat
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Technology Center Munich
As a dedicated "Principal" ZEISS expert, Markus Cappellaro follows the trends in image sensors technology from the customer and user perspective for a wide range of applications in light microscopy. It stretches from documentation in routine applications to scientific imaging at the highest level. This is his basis for his many years as product manager for digital camera systems at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, where he is responsible for a complete digital camera portfolio. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich and loves sports fencing as one of his favorite pastimes because, like his job, it requires precision, speed and strategy.
Business Development Managerat
Ghent University / imec
Ljiljana Platisa received her master degree in electrical engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2001, and PhD degree in computer science engineering from Ghent University, Belgium, in 2014. In 2004 she was appointed CEO at Zesium mobile Ltd, Serbia. Since 2007 she worked as researcher and later project manager at imec research group for Image Processing and Interpretation (IPI) at Ghent University. Her research interests are on theoretical and psychophysical aspects of image and video quality assessment and modeling, resulting in over 80 publications.
Since 2019 she works as business development manager for the iKnow consortium at Ghent University.
Associate Consultant of Smithersat
CEO of Vision Markets
After several executive positions in B2B Sales and Marketing, Dr.-Ing. Ronald Mueller founded Vision Markets in 2014 with the mission to support companies to grow in the Imaging field. Quickly, Vision Markets became the leading Marketing and Management Consulting Company dedicated to the global Machine Vision industry. With a team of currently 8 co-workers Vision Markets has already supported over 55 SMEs as well as multi-billion dollar companies from Tokyo to Vancouver. The quality of the offerings derives from the technical know-how of imaging technologies, the market expertise built since 2002, and the executive management experience of its consultants. On this basis, Vision Markets enables its clients to grow with strategic consulting services in Marketing, Sales, Product Management, and Corporate Acquisitions. Operational outsourcing services like recruiting, public relations management, writing of marketing content, and digital marketing are complementing the portfolio. Furthermore, Ronald is member of several Machine Vision innovation award juries.
Senior Expert - Imaging Research and Developmentat
Anders Johannesson is a senior expert engineer at Axis Communications AB in Lund, Sweden. He received his B.S. degree in physics in 1987, and his Ph.D. in 1992; both from Lund University, Sweden. His thesis work involved imaging polarimetry and spectroscopy of features in the solar atmosphere. This work was continued at Caltech, USA. He has also been involved in development within industrial and consumer imaging at a number of companies in Europe including Dialog Semiconductor. He joined Axis Communications in 2006 and is part of the core technology team for surveillance and security imaging. His focus is on the image sensor.
Sophie Caranhac is the COO and co founder of Pyxalis. Before contributing to Pyxalis creation she was the head of CMOS image sensor product development (multi disciplines and multi sites) as part of e2 group in the Imaging business unit. She has more than 25 years experience in imaging domain in several positions from design , product engineer …and then head of different imaging teams. She was in charge of the Atmel’s CMOS imaging activities
aiming at the mobile phone market in 2000, she actively contributed to the growth and success of this activity which then diversified in the professional market (space, medical, industrial…).
IMASENIC Advanced Imaging S.L.
Dr Renato Turchetta received the M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Milan (Italy) in 1988 and the Ph.D. from the University of Strasbourg (France) in 1991. In 1999 he joined the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK. In 2001 he founded a design group developing custom CMOS image sensors (CIS). With his team he developed the first CIS product for electron microscopy, a 16Mpixel, rad-hard sensor, as well as a global shutter, 5 million frames per second, megapixel CIS. In 2014 he co-founded Vivamos Ltd., a spin-off set up with the goal to commercialise his 6.7 Mpixel, wafer-scale, video rate CIS. He was executive director of the company until the end of 2016. In 2017 he co-founded IMASENIC, where he is the CEO. Renato is member of the Advisory Board of the Image Sensors Europe conference since 2011. He also authored or co-authored over 100 papers in peer-review journals and 10 patents.
CEO & Co-Founderat
Dr. Saleh Masoodian is the Co-founder and CEO of Gigajot Technology Inc., a company that commercializes the revolutionary Quanta Image Sensor technology. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College. During his Ph.D. at Dartmouth College, he was one of the research group key members working to realize the quanta image sensor technology. Dr. Masoodian is the inventor of the stacked backside-illuminated quanta image sensor. He has more than nine years of experience in designing CMOS Image sensors. Dr. Masoodian has published more than 15 technical papers and filed 6 patent applications.
Manager of Image Sensor Development at
Kazuko Nishimura received her B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Osaka University, Japan, in 1995. She has since been engaged in the research and development of high-speed ADCs, optical transceivers and image sensors. Currently she is the manager of the Technology Division (Corporate R&D Division), Panasonic Corporation. Her technical focus is in the advanced CMOS image sensor circuit and system development.