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.
Florian Domengie, PhD. is a Senior Technology and Market Analyst, within the Photonics & Sensing division at Yole Développement (Yole). Florian is engaged in the technology and market analyses for various imaging technologies and contributes to the production of the relevant reports and projects. Prior to Yole, he worked in STMicroelectronics in process and technology development fields, and in R&D projects management. Florian has authored and co-authored numerous papers and five patents in semiconductor R&D and manufacturing. Florian holds a MSc in Engineering Physics, Materials and Microelectronics from INSA Toulouse (France), and a PhD. In Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics from the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France).
Masafumi Okano joined Sony Corporation, Atsugi, Japan, in 2003, where he has been involved in the development of CMOS image sensors. He is currently in charge of image sensor technical support
and business development at Sony Europe B.V. since 2018.
Dr. Amos Fenigstein is a senior director of R&D for image sensors in Tower Semiconductor since 2005. During these years Amos’s team developed a wide range of CIS pixel technologies, ranging from high end cameras and industrial fast global shutter sensors, to large X-ray sensor and SPAD devices. Amos has been with Tower since 2001 starting as device engineering manager. Before joining Tower, Amos managed a failure analysis team in Intel for its flip chip technology in the years 1998 – 2001. Prior to Intel, Amos worked for SCD on state-of-the-art MCT far infrared image sensors till 1998. Amos received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. from the Electrical Engineering Department of the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology (D.Sc. in 1995 on Quantum Well IR sensors), where he lectures on CMOS and CIS technology to these days.
Dr. Mo worked as design leader in Japanese image design center, Micron Japan from 2005 to 2006; as design leader of mainstream CMOS image sensor in Micron Technology / Aptina Imaging, USA, from 2006 to 2009; and as head of product design teams of OmniVision technology, USA, from 2009 to 2017. In 2017, Dr. Mo became the co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of SmartSens Co., responsible for leading the company's advanced technology, solution design and development, and entire product life cycle.
Dr. Mo has designed hundreds of CMOS image sensors products widely used in mainstream applications, including mobile phones, security, computers, automotive, internet of things, medical, AR/VR, and machine visions. He received his Ph.D degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997, in electronics engineering.
Kieran O'Brien is an Associate Professor in Astronomical Instrumentation in the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation at Durham University, UK. He gained his PhD in Astronomy at the University of St Andrews in 2000 before spending 7 years as a Staff Astronomer at the VLT in Chile. He then worked as a research scientist on astronomical instrumentation projects at UCSB and Oxford University before starting his current position in 2017. He leads the Superconducting Quantum Detectors Laboratory, exploiting energy sensitive detectors for visible and infrared instrumentation.
Albert Theuwissen was born in Maaseik (Belgium) on December 20, 1954. He received the degree in electrical engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1977. His M.Sc. thesis work was based on the development of supporting hardware around a linear CCD image sensor.
From 1977 to 1983, his work at the ESAT laboratory of the Catholic University of Leuven focused on semiconductor technology for linear CCD image sensors. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1983.
In 1983, he joined the Micro Circuits Division of the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) as a member of the scientific staff.
In 1995, he authored the book "Solid-State Imaging with Charge-Coupled Devices". This work is still considered as one of the main textbooks in the field of solid-state imaging. In 1998 he was nominated as an IEEE distinguished lecturer.
In March 2001, he became part-time professor at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
In April 2002, he joined DALSA Corp. to act first as the company's Chief Technology Officer and later as the Chief Scientist of DALSA Semiconductors.
In 2008 Albert Theuwissen received the SMPTE's (Society for Motion Pictures and Television Engineers) Fuji Gold Medal for his contributions in research, development and education in the field of solid-state image capturing.
Raffaele Capoccia received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, in 2012 and 2014. In 2020, he received the PhD degree in Microsystems and Microelectronics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. Since September 2020, he has been with Reality Labs at Meta, Redmond, WA, USA, where he is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. His research interest include CMOS image sensors and image signal processor.
Tomas Geurts received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 1999. Tomas worked at AnSem and in 2004 he joined FillFactory which was later acquired by onsemi where he held various leadership roles in the image sensor division until he took on a role as CTO for the industrial sensing division. Since May 2021, Tomas is a Sr. Director at the OMNIVISION Belgium R&D center and a member of the office of the CTO.
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.
David is the EMEA Regional Marketing Manager for the Intelligent Sensing Group at onsemi, joining through the Truesense Imaging acquisition, he started with the Kodak image sensor business in 2003.
David’s responsibilities include the handling of a large image sensor portfolio, spanning hugely diversified markets, from high performance image sensors for the industrial market through to advanced CMOS image sensors deployed in commercial applications; and much more in between.
David has been in high-end OEM semiconductor sales and business development for over 25 years, including positions at Philips Semiconductor, Integrated Device Technology and 8x8, since graduating from Brunel University, England with a BSc(Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
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.
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.
Jiwon Lee received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, in 2013. From 2013 to 2018, he was a senior researcher at Samsung Electronics, Yongin, South Korea. Since 2018, he has been with Imec, Leuven, Belgium. Currently, he is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Imec, and he focuses on novel image sensor pixel development for various applications.
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.
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).
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).
Oren is a seasoned technology leader with over 15 years of experience in leading large-scale R&D organizations and designing complex electro-optics and communication systems. Prior to co-founding Innoviz, Oren was responsible for the HW system design at ConsumerPhysics, as well as for managing the company’s launch of its first consumer product and leading several development and design projects. Oren served 7 years in the elite technological unit of the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces, where he carried out positions of project manager, system engineer and hardware engineer. His service earned him the prestigious Head of Military Intelligence Directorate Award. Oren holds a BSc in Physics, a BSc in Electrical Engineering, an MSc in Electro-optical Engineering and an MBA, all from Tel Aviv University and all summa cum laude.
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.
Dr. André Srowig received his Diploma in Physics in 2001 at the University of Heidelberg, graduating on radiation-hard readout electronics for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN Switzerland. During his dissertation at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics Heidelberg, he continued his specialization in CMOS design with the realization of multi-channel low-noise sensor and readout electronics for cosmic dust. From 2008, he worked on the definition and industrialization of structured photo sensors and encoder ASICs in 180nm CMOS technology at Heidenhain GmbH. In 2015 he joined Elmos Semiconductor AG as a system development engineer and has been responsible for the design and analysis of different optical ToF measurement architectures including a CMOS based, solid-state, automotive LiDAR demonstrator. Since June 2021 André is working as a system architect at ams OSRAM, focusing on dToF applications based on wafer stacked BSI SPAD technology for the consumer market.
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.
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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.
Gareth is an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in semiconductors, specialising in CMOS imaging after the acquisition of VLSI Vision (early pioneers in CMOS sensing technology) by ST Micro as applications engineer, then later as technical marketing/business manager. Gareth joined (the now) Teledyne-e2v, in 2006 as strategic marketing manager appointed with the task of building a CMOS imaging activity with product roadmaps targeting industrial markets.
Early 2022, Gareth joined Prophesee as Product Director for their innovative Event Based Sensing technology.
Graduating with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Swansea University in the early 80's, Gareth relocated from UK to France to join ST Micro in Grenoble in 1990 and has remained here ever since with wife and three children. Gareth is also a musician and recording studio owner.
Camille Dupoiron has worked as a Program Manager and IP Portfolio Manager within Isorg since 2018. She is in charge of managing several technical projects for novel image sensor systems, and on managing Isorg's intellectual property portfolio. Camille graduated in Electrical Engineering at the ENSEA (Cergy, France) and IIT (Chicago, USA) in 2014 and received her Ph.D. in Nanoelectronic and Nanotechnology from Grenoble Alpes University in 2017.
Dr. Sandro Francesco Tedde is a senior key expert research scientist and technology and innovation manager at Siemens Healthineers (SHS). His activities focus on generating breakthroughs in healthcare along the entire X-ray imaging chain. Dr. Tedde is the project manager at SHS for the European H2020 Project PEROXIS, where together with renowned European partners, he is contributing in the development of ground-breaking highly sensitive and high spatial resolution X-ray detectors.
Dr. Biju Jacob is a Principal Engineer Semiconductors with GE Research, New York. His research interests include radiation detectors for medical, security and industrial applications and radiation tolerant semiconductor devices for space applications. He is currently the PI for a government funded project to develop detectors for monitoring radiation dose over large area. He is also the co-PI for a NASA funded project to develop radiation tolerant SiC devices for Lunar applications.
Dr Jacob received his PhD at the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK working on impact ionization in avalanche photodiodes in 2002. He did postdoctoral fellowship at Integrated Systems Laboratory, ETH, Zurich. Later he joined Synopsys Switzerland where he developed TCAD methodologies for image sensors. He then moved to ESPROS Photonics AG, and developed 3D-TOF pixels. Since 2011 he is with GE.
His work has resulted in 25 issued patents in areas related to many aspects of medical detectors.
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