Exclusive Content From Technical Experts

The Image Sensors Europe conference attracts the highest calibre business-oriented speakers from the international digital imaging industry.

We were excited to have brightest minds in the industry to present at Image Sensors Europe 2019.

  • Tomoo Mitsunaga

    General Manager Sony

    Tomoo Mitsunaga received his B.E. and M.E. degree in biophysical engineering from Osaka University, Japan, in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He has been working for Sony Corporation since 1991. He studied computer vision and computational photography as a visiting scholar with Prof. Shree Nayar in Columbia University from 1997 to 1999.

    Since 2016 he is appointed General Manager and leads a team of development on signal processing for image sensors.

  • Gael Rouvroy

    CEO Intopix

    Gael Rouvroy is a leading expert in electronic design and image algorithms. Gael's specializations are secure and reconfigurable hardware compression, cryptographic hardware, block ciphers, DRM, watermarking, image and video compression. Co-founder of intoPIX, an innovative technology provider of image processing and compression technologies , Gael is today Chief Executive Officer and director of technology. He holds an electronics and mechanics engineering Master Degree and PhD from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Gael is active in several standardisation committees including JPEG and has presented over 30 papers on security, watermarking, image compression and design strategies for cost effective and low power implementations and is today the inventor of several patents

  • Andreas Ehn

    Division of Combustion Physics, Department of Physics Lund University

    Andreas Ehn graduated in Engineering Physics from Lund University in 2003 focusing on nanoscience and optical diagnostics. He earned his PhD degree from Lund University in ultrafast laser diagnostics in 2012 with additional research on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy. Dr Ehn did his postdoc at Lund University on development and application of laser diagnostics in plasma-relevant research and begun his tenure track as assistant professor 2016. He now has a group in plasma-related research utilizing laser diagnostics and has more than 40 scientific peer reviewed journal publications. His main interest is to develop ultra-fast diagnostics for plasma-related research and applications to study physics and chemistry of transient and non-repetitive events, such as for example plasma-discharge formation.

  • Gur Arie Bitan

    CEO Mantis Vision

    Widely recognized as a visionary of the digital video market, Gur was immersed in video from an early age. At 12 he completed his first system integration project and quickly developed into one of Israel’s leading experts on video integration solutions.  The leap from 2D to 3D was a natural progression, as he expanded his activities from supporting existing systems to developing new ones. Prior to co-founding the company, he served as the VP of Business Development at DVDemand, and as the Technical Manager for Primus D&A.

  • Tim Baeyens

    Co-founder & CEO Gpixel NV

    Tim Baeyens is the co-Founder & CEO of Gpixel NV. He received his MSc. Degree in electromechanical engineering in 1994 from what is now called the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the KU Leuven.

    He has been involved in the business side of high end CMOS image sensors since 2001 at Fillfactory NV, before co-founding CMOSIS NV in 2007. After the selling his CMOSIS shares to TA Associates, he took a study sabbatical with MIT Sloan before acting a few years as a business angel.

    In 2018 he was asked to join Gpixel NV to serve as CEO

  • Roberto Bez

    SVP of R&D LFoundry

    Roberto Bez is currently Vice-President of R&D at LFoundry. He joined the Central R&D department of STMicroelectronics in 1987 and he started to work on Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technologies. Since 2001, he has been working on the development of the NAND Flash memory and on the emerging technology based on the phase change memory concept. From April 2010 to January 2015 he worked in Micron as a process integration director and as a R&D Fellow. Since February 2015 he has joined LFoundry as VP of R&D. He is co-author of more than 140 publications and presentations in scientific and technical journals and international conferences and of 60  patents on different microelectronics topics.

  • Ilya Brailovskiy

    Principal Engineer Amazon Lab126

    While at Lab126, Ilya took part in launching several Amazon camera products including Echo Look, Echo Show and Amazon Cloud Cam. Before joining Amazon Mr. Brailovskiy worked at Intel at various leadership roles with Graphics Media, Media and Display Platforms and Integrated Performance Primitives(IPP) teams. Ilya Brailovskiy holds PhD in Applied Mathematics, authored more than 15 published papers and more than 50 issued or pending patents. Mr Brailovskiy is Amazon technical representative to Alliance for Open Media and co-chair for AV1 testing group. When not at work, you could spot Ilya on hiking trails in SF Bay Area and vicinities.

  • Claudio Bruschini

    Scientist & Lab Deputy EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

    Claudio Bruschini (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL) holds an MSc in high energy physics from the University of Genova and a PhD in Applied Sciences from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He started his career with INFN (Italy), then moved to CERN and eventually EPFL in 1995. He is now with EPFL’s Advanced Quantum Architecture (AQUA) laboratory, whose research mission is to model and develop hardware/software systems based on photonic/electronic quantum devices, high-speed and time-resolved 2D/3D optical sensing as well as their applications (medical, security, ranging), pushing the limits of CMOS technology, imaging architectures, and applications. He is co-author of over 120 articles and workshop/conference proceedings and one book.


  • Dr. Bernd Buxbaum

    CEO/CTO, Founder pmdtechnologies, Germany

    Dr. Bernd Buxbaum studied Microelectronics and Business Administration at Darmstadt University of Technology as well as University of Siegen and received his Ph.D. in Optoelectronics 2002. He is founding CEO/CTO of pmdtechnologies ag and Chairman of the Executive Board (CEO). He is also an entrepreneur and investor in High-Tech companies as well as member of several supervisory boards and lecturer at Universities.

  • Igor Carron

    CEO and Co-Founder LightOn

    Igor holds a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University. Igor has held different positions in the business development and the management of technical teams of engineering projects. He is also the co-organizer of the Paris Machine Learning meetup, one of the largest Data Science meetup in the world. Igor also writes a technical blog with a focus on algorithms, data and sensors.

  • Antonin Descampe

    Ph.D., Compression Technologist intoPIX

    Dr Antonin Descampe received his M.Sc. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, in 2003 and 2008 respectively. He also holds a M.Sc. in Telecommunications from the Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP), France. In 2006, he co-founded intoPIX, a leading provider of innovative image and video compression solutions. He is now involved in the development and standardization of new compression technologies at intoPIX. Active member of several standardisation bodies, he is one of the project leaders of the JPEG XS standardization effort. He also holds a position of senior researcher and invited lecturer at UCL in Belgium. His current research interests include image compression, compressed image retrieval, and optimized hardware implementations.

  • Dr L. Andrea Dunbar

    Section Head, Embedded Vision Systems CSEM SA

    Dr. L. Andrea Dunbar is head of the vision embedded systems group at CSEM, Switzerland. She received her Ph.D. in optics in 2002. She worked on photonic crystals and plasmonics before turning to hyperspectral and vision systems. She has published more than 60 papers in international journals and conferences and has a Google scholar h-index 19. Her current research areas include highly constrained Intelligent Vision systems and Multispectral Imaging systems.

  • Werner Feith

    System Architect Euresys S.A.

    Werner Feith received his education from TU München as a solid state physicist. After some time with industrial computer industry he founded Sensor to Image GmbH, which started as a frame grabber company, but was soon tuned to be an FPGA IP company supporting digital camera interfaces defined by Gen<I>cam standard. Sensor to Image became and is the world leader in industrial camera interface IP supporting GigEVision, USB3-Vision and CoaXPress with more than 150 customers around the world and more than 500000 licenses sold the last years. Werner has more than 20 years’ experience with analog and digital camera interfaces, serving the technical committees of GigEVision & USB3 vision and Gen<I>cam for more then 10years, and coauthoring the CoaxPress standard for 5 years.

  • Tehzeeb Gunja

    Principal Marketing and Business Development Manager OmniVision Technologies

    Tehzeeb Gunja joined OmniVision in August 2011 as Partnership and Business Development Manager for EMEA region and was appointed Principal Marketing Manager, leading the medical business in March 2015. His current responsibilities involve leading the medical business at OmniVision including strategy formulation, product management, ecosystem and business development. Prior to joining OmniVision, he was with Nokia Mobile Phones in a number of roles including DSP Software Team Leader and Sr. System Specialist where he was involved with integration of the first GPS subsystem inside a mobile phone and responsible for system design and integration of wireless systems, mobile phone cameras, displays and imaging solutions. Over the years, Tehzeeb has been the recipient of awards for outstanding managerial and technical contributions and excellence in leadership. Tehzeeb holds B.S. degree in Electronics from University of Mumbai and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1993.

  • Robert K. Henderson

    Professor of Electronic Imaging University of Edinburgh

    Professor Robert K Henderson is a Professor in Engineering at University of Edinburgh (UoE). After 14 years in the microelectronics industry at CSEM, VLSI Vision and STMicroelectronics, he joined the UoE in 2005, co-developed the first SPAD detectors in nanometer CMOS technology and led SPAD sensor design in the project MEGAFRAME and the FP7 project SPADNET. This research activity led to the first volume SPAD time-of-flight products in 2013 in the form of STMicroelectronics Flightsense series. He has maintained a long term research collaboration with STMicroelectronics on SPADs. In 2014, he was awarded an ERC Advanced Fellowship (TOTALPHOTON) to develop SPAD cameras for super-resolution microscopy and is developing time-resolved stacked SPAD sensors in the EPSRC QuantIC Hub and within the ENIAC-POLIS project.

  • Shigeyuki Imura

    Research Engineer Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)

    Shigeyuki Imura received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied physics from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He joined the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Tokyo, Japan, in 2005. Since 2011, he has been engaged in the research of high sensitivity image sensors in the Science & Technology Research Laboratories.

  • Anders Johannesson

    Senior Expert - Imaging Research and Development Axis Communications

    Anders Johannesson received a B.S. degree in physics at Lund University in 1987, and a Ph.D. in astronomy at Lund University in 1992. The Ph.D. work centered on imaging based on polarimetry and spectroscopy of small magnetic and dynamic structures in the solar atmosphere with data from the Swedish Solar observatory at La Palma, Spain.

    Anders continued to work with solar imaging as a Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology in USA. After that he has been involved in development of imaging methodology and cameras for industrial and consumer applications at Svep AB in Sweden, at Dialog Semiconductor AB, and at Albireo AB. Since 2006 he is a senior expert engineer at Axis Communications AB in Sweden. His work within surveillance imaging focus on the image sensor and its interaction with the rest of the camera system.

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  • Vladimir Koifman

    Chief Technology Officer Analog Value

    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.

  • Dr Pawel Malinowski

    Dr Pawel Malinowski

    Program Manager “User Interfaces & Imagers” Thin Film Electronics Group, imec

    Pawel E. Malinowski received an M.Sc.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 a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium (thesis on III-nitride-based imagers for space applications).

    Pawel has worked imec since 2005, and in the Large Area Electronics Department since 2011. Currently, he is Program Manager “User Interfaces & Imagers” and he focuses on high resolution OLED displays and thin-film image sensors.

    Pawel has authored or co-authored more than 30 publications. He was a recipient of the International Display Workshops Best Paper Award in 2014 and the SID Display Week Distinguished Paper Award in 2018

  • Markus Cappellaro

    Product Manager and Principal Carl Zeiss Microscopy Technology Center Munich

    Mr Cappellaro started working with electronic cameras as an intern with an image analysis company in Munich in 1986. Digital cameras have been his life ever since.

    He finished his studies in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Munich in 1991 with a Diploma Thesis for a “Computer Interface for Digital Camera with Programmable Resolution”. In 1991 he started his working career as a Development Engineer and Project Leader at Kontron Electronics with digital cameras for professional studio photography. Since 1998 he has worked as Product Manager for Digital Camera Technology at Carl Zeiss Microscopy in Munich, Germany.

    As a Principal” in the expert career path, he supports his colleagues in achieving the best customer experience with digital cameras in research and routine applications in light microscopy.

  • Dr. Saleh Masoodian

    CEO Gigajot Technology

    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.

  • Ron Mueller

    CEO of Vision Markets Associate Consultant of Smithers Apex

    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.

  • Kazuko Nishimura

    Chief Researcher of CMOS Image Sensor Development Panasonic

    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 a chief researcher in the Technology Innovation Division (Corporate R&D Division), Panasonic Corporation. Her technical focus  is in the advanced CMOS image sensor circuit and system development.

  • Taner Ozcelik

    Senior Vice President & General Manager, Image Sensing Group ON Semiconductor

    Mr. Ozcelik joined ON Semiconductor in August 2014 as the Senior Vice President of the Aptina Imaging Business, and on February 20, 2015, he was named the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligent Sensing Group of ON Semiconductor and SCI LLC. Mr. Ozcelik has served at the intersection of semiconductors, consumer electronics, computing and automotive industries for more than two decades. Before joining ON Semiconductor in August 2014, he served as Senior Vice President of Aptina’s Automotive and Embedded business. Prior to this, Mr. Ozcelik served as Vice President and General Manager of NVIDIA’s automotive business from 2012 to 2014, and as General Manager of the Avionics, Automotive and Embedded Business of NVIDIA from 2006 to 2012. While at NVIDIA, he developed several award winning firsts in automotive, which spanned a variety of applications including infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, automotive tablets and ADAS, which are now featured in cars worldwide. During his career, Mr. Ozcelik has also held positions as President and CEO at MobileSmarts and as Vice President and General Manager at Sony Semiconductor for its Digital Home Platform Division. Mr. Ozcelik holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey. He is listed as an inventor on 23 U.S. patents.

  • Matteo Perenzoni

    Head of IRIS Research Unit Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)

    Matteo Perenzoni graduated in Electronics Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2002. In 2004, he joined FBK, Trento, Italy, as a researcher working in the Integrated Radiation and Image Sensors (IRIS) research unit. Meanwhile, he also taught courses on electronics and sensors at the University of Trento for master and doctorate school, from 2006 to 2010. During 2014, he has been visiting research scientist in the microelectronics department of TU Delft, Netherlands. He serves as member of the technical program committee of the European Solid-State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC) and International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC). Currently, he is leading the IRIS research unit in FBK, working in the field of radiation and image sensor using custom and CMOS technologies, with focus on single-photon detection.

  • Rafael Romay

    Vice President & General Manager, Professional Imaging Teledyne e2v

    Rafael Romay graduated in 1999 with a Master of Engineering in Microelectronics and Computer Science from Seville University.  After working as an Image Sensor Designer at Bell Labs (now Nokia Bell Labs), he co-founded, in 2004, the image sensor design company; AnaFocus, initially in the role of Business Director, and then as Chief Executive Officer within 4 years. 

    After successfully overseeing the sale of Anafocus in 2014 to British listed company; e2v technologies (now Teledyne e2v and owned by the US-based Teledyne Technologies Group), he remained with the organisation and assumed a key role as VP of Engineering & Product Development responsible for co-ordinating and driving the Professional Imaging Technology and Product Roadmaps. In 2018 Rafael took on the role of President and General Manager of Teledyne e2v Professional Imaging, a key growing division within the Teledyne Imaging portfolio.

  • Richard Salmon

    Lead Research Engineer BBC Research & Development

    Richard Salmon is a Lead Research Engineer at BBC R&D based in London, with particular expertise in TV colorimetry and display technology.  Having been involved with HDTV research since 1992, and more recently UHD, he has developed a deep technical understanding of the entire image chain from lighting quality, through the camera, compression and production systems, to the viewer’s impression of the displayed image.

    He inspired and led work within the BBC on higher frame rates (HFR), culminating in very successful demonstrations at IBC in 2008 and 2013, and the inclusion of 100fps in international UHD TV standards.  More recently he has contributed to the development of the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) system of high dynamic range (HDR) TV.

    He is active on “Beyond HD”, display and LED lighting quality topics in the EBU, the UK Digital TV Group (DTG) and SMPTE.  He is an Honorary Fellow of the International Moving Image Society (BKSTS), and a member of the SMPTE and the IET.


  • Walter Snoeys PhD

    Senior Electronics Engineer CERN

    Walter Snoeys received the MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1987, and from Stanford University in 1992, respectively. In 1987 he received the Procter and Gamble ETC Fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation.  From 1990 to 1992 he was a consultant in the area of integrated sensors. From 1992 to 1994 he worked on CMOS technology integration in Mietec, Alcatel, Belgium. In 1994 he joined the microelectronics group at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Since his Ph.D. work on a monolithic pixel detector for high energy physics, he has been working almost continuously on sensors for particle physics, and recently on CMOS imagers for the upgrades of the ALICE and ATLAS experiments at CERN.

  • Peter Sykes

    Strategic Technology Development Manager Sony Professional Solutions Europe

    Peter Sykes has worked in the content and media technology industry for over 30 years.  In his 26 years at Sony, he has been involved in the introduction of some of Sony’s most exciting professional developments. As Strategic Technology Development Manager, he is currently involved in the introduction of key technologies for Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range and IP. Peter led the teams that introduced a new generation of CineAlta cameras and workflows for filmmakers and that created Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Centre for Europe, located at Pinewood Studios. He is also active within a number of industry bodies, including IABM, where he represents Sony on the organisation’s Members’ Board.

  • Albert Theuwissen

    Founder Harvest Imaging

    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. His dissertation was on the implementation of transparent conductive layers as gate material in the CCD technology.

    In 1983, he joined the Micro Circuits Division of the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) as a member of the scientific staff. Since that time he was involved in research of solid-state image sensing, which resulted in the project leadership of respectively SDTV- and HDTV imagers. In 1991 he became Department Head of the division Imaging Devices, including CCD as well as CMOS solid-state imaging activities.

    He is author or coauthor of many technical papers in the solid-state imaging field and issued several patents. 
    In 1988, 1989, 1995 and 1996 he was a member of the International Electron Device Meeting paper selection committee. He was co-editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices special issues on Solid-State Image Sensors, May 1991, October 1997 and January 2003, and of IEEE Micro special issue on Digital Imaging, Nov./Dec. 1998.

    He was general chairman of the IEEE International Workshop on Charge-Coupled Devices and Advanced Image Sensors in 1997 and in 2003, and will serve again as chairman of the International Image Sensor Workshop to be organized in 2009. He is member of the Steering Committee of the aforementioned workshop and founder of the Walter Kosonocky Award, which highlights the best paper in the field of solid-state image sensors.

    During several years he was a member of the technical committee of the European Solid-State Device Research Conference and of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference. Since 1999 he is a member of the technical committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference. For the same conference he acted as secretary, vice-chair and chair in the European ISSCC Committee and he is a member of the overall ISSCC Executive Committee. He will act as the Vice-Chair and Chair of the International Technical Program Committee respectively for the ISSCC2009 and ISSCC2010.

    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 Delft his main attention goes to the coaching of PhD students researching CMOS image sensors.

    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. After he left DALSA in September 2007, he founded Harvest Imaging and now he is fully focusing on training, coaching and teaching in the field of solid-state imaging technology.

    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. The winner of this award was announced during the technical conference of SMPTE, October 28th, 2008, in Hollywood (CA).

    He is member of editorial board of the magazine 'Photonics Spectra', an IEEE Fellow and member of SPIE.

  • Simon Thompson

    Project R&D Engineer BBC Research and Development

    Simon Thompson has worked at BBC Research and Development for 15 years.  His current research interests include High Dynamic Range and High Frame Rate video.  He has undertaken work in areas such as the correct portrayal of human skin tone and the alterations required for displaying HDR video in different viewing conditions.

    He is a representative of the BBC at the European Broadcasting Union Video Systems group and help plan and undertake their recent test shoot in Berlin

  • Tomas Kovacovsky

    CTO Photoneo

    Tomas is an expert in the field of Computer Vision and Computational Photography. During and following his University studies, he’s found his niche in 3D scanning which has been his passion since. Tomas has co-developed the unique PhoXi 3D Scanner and 3D Camera with a patented technology. In 2017, he was included among the 30 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers in Industry segment by Forbes’ 30 UNDER 30 EUROPE.

  • Renato Turchetta

    CEO IMASENIC Advanced Imaging S.L.

    Dr Renato Turchetta graduated in Applied Physics at Milan University (Italy) in 1988 and obtained his PhD from Strasbourg University (France) in 1991. He was Associated Professor in Electronics at the University there until he joined the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) in 1999 as a Senior Designer.

    In RAL Renato started and developed the CMOS Image Sensor Design Group that he led until 2016. He focused the group activity on the design of image sensors for advanced applications, both scientific and industrial. As examples of his activity, he led the development of the first rad-hard 16Mpixel CMOS Image Sensor for direct detection of electrons, which is now at the heart of the camera products from FEI; a wafer-scale, high speed CIS for low-energy X-ray detection; and a 5million frames per second, snapshot, megapixel CIS for ultra-high speed visible light imaging. He authored or co-authored over 100 papers in journals and 10 patents.

    In 2015 he was one of the founding inventors of vivaMOS, a spin-off of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, whose first products are based on Renato’s team’s work on wafer-scale CMOS image sensor for X-ray detection.

    In 2016, Renato left STFC to start IMASENIC, a fabless semiconductor company, designing custom CMOS image sensors and delivering to the market.

  • Maxim Vandeplas

    Application Engineer AMS Sensors Germany GmbH

    Maxim Vandeplas holds a M. Sc. degree in Electronics & ICT from the XIOS University College in Belgium. In 2013 he joined CMOSIS as Application Engineer for 2 and 4 megapixel industrial image sensors. In 2016, CMOSIS was acquired by ams AG, while remaining focused on the industrial imaging market. In this new organization, Maxim’s scope expanded to include support on all area scan industrial image sensors, and includes giving trainings to the sales force, and defining requirements for new imaging products.

  • Luca Verre

    Co-founder and CEO Prophesee

    Luca Verre holds a double first-class MSc in Physics, Electronic and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Ecole Centrale and an MBA from INSEAD.

    Luca has extensive international management experience and a background in the automotive and electronics industries. His experience includes project and product management, marketing and business development roles at Schneider Electric. Prior to Schneider Electric, Luca worked as an engineer with Toyota and Altis Semiconductor as well as a Research Assistant in Photonics at the Imperial College of London.  

  • Marjorie Villien

    Technology and Market Analyst, Medical Imaging and Biophotonics Yole Développement

    As a Technology & Market Analyst, Medical Imaging & Biophotonics, Dr Marjorie Villien is member of the Life Sciences & Healthcare division at Yole Développement. She is a daily contributor to the development of medical technologies activities with a dedicated collection of market & technology reports as well as custom consulting projects.

    As an example, Marjorie was involved in a project focused on videoscopy for endoscopy application, to understand the benefits of the CCD/CMOS solution and identify business opportunities. In parallel, she performed an analysis of the PET detectors technology to evaluate the impact of innovative Solid-State technologies on the evolution of the nuclear medicine industry.

    After spending two years at Harvard, Marjorie served as a research scientist at INSERM in the field of medical imaging for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and cancers.

    She has spoken in numerous international conferences and has authored or co-authored 11 papers and 1 patent.

    Marjorie is daily exchanging with clinicians, researchers and industrial partners to understand technology issues and ensure the connection between R&D and applications.

    Marjorie Villien graduated from Grenoble INP and holds a PhD in physics & medical imaging.