Key Note Speech Topic: Fighting for a healthcare environment based on mobile solutions
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Greece
FORTH-Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Dept. of Biomedical Research, Ioannina, GREECE
Dimitrios I. Fotiadis has received the Diploma degree in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1985, and the Ph. D. degree in chemical engineering and materials science from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1990. He is currently a Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, and the Director of the Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems. He is an Affiliated Member of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Dept. of Biomedical Research. He has coordinated and participated in several R&D funded projects. He is the author or coauthor of more than 220 papers in scientific journals, 380 papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and more than 45 chapters in books. He is the editor or co-editor of 18 books. He is a senior member of IEEE, member of IEEE Technical Committee of information Technology in Healthcare, Chairman of the IEEE EMBS Greek Chapter, Associate Editor in the journals IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics and Computers in Biology and Medicine and Receiving Editor in the Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Journal. He was the founder of the Science and Technology Park in Ioannina, Greece. His research interests include multiscale modeling of human tissues and organs, processing of heterogeneous medical and genetic data for diagnosis and prognosis, intelligent systems for patient monitoring and treatment, wearable monitoring platforms and bioinformatics.
Keynote Speech Topic: DataFlow SuperComputing for DataAnalytics
Life Member of the ACM
Fellow Member of the IEEE
Member of Academia Europaea
Member of the Serbian Academy of Engineering Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of MindGenomics Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of MaxelerTechnologies
About the Speaker:
Prof. Veljko Milutinovic received his PhD from the University of Belgrade, spent about a decade on various faculty positions in the USA (mostly at Purdue University), and was a codesigner of the DARPAs first GaAs RISC microprocessor. Now he teaches and conducts research at the University of Belgrade, in EE, MATH, and PHY/CHEM. His research is mostly in datamining algorithms and dataflow computing, with the stress on mapping of data analytics algorithms onto fast energy efficient architectures. He also teaches a soft-skills course. For 7 of his books, forewords were written by 7 different Nobel Laureates with whom he cooperated on his past industry sponsored projects. He has over 40 IEEE or ACM journal papers, and about 4000 Google Scholar citations.
Key Note Speech: Smart Stuff and Wearable Monitoring
An impeding health crisis requires innovative solutions to assist the elderly and individuals with chronic disabilities. Recent technological advances, including wearable health monitors, in-home monitoring devices, telehealth, and Internet of Things (IofT) technologies create new opportunities for improving health care and long term monitoring. Ambient intelligence is focusing on technologies that are integrated into a person’s environment that we call the Smart Stuff. We present an overview of the field of wearable computing and discuss its relationship to the fields of smart environments and ambient intelligence, and discuss current technological trends and issues.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Dr. Emil Jovanov is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, with more than 30 years of experience in the design of application specific hardware and software system. He received his Dipl. Ing., MSc, and PhD from the University of Belgrade. Dr. Jovanov is recognized as the originator of the concept of wireless body area networks for health monitoring and one of the leaders in the field of wearable health monitoring. Dr. Jovanov is a Senior Member of IEEE, and serves in IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems and in IEEE Medical Technology Policy Committee (MTPC). He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine and IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, member of IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems, and serves in Editorial Board of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Dr. Jovanov was the Guest Editor of two issues of IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine: “Body Sensor Networks: From Theory to Emerging Applications” and “M-Health: Beyond Seamless Mobility and Global Wireless Health-Care Connectivity.” He published more than 200 papers and 13 book chapters.
Key Note Speech: Rethinking Memory System Design for Data-Intensive Computing: Business as Usual in the Next Decade?
The memory system is a fundamental performance and energy bottleneck in almost all computing systems. Recent system design, application, and technology trends that require more capacity, bandwidth, efficiency, and predictability out of the memory system make it an even more important system bottleneck. At the same time, DRAM and flash technologies are experiencing difficult technology scaling challenges that make the maintenance and enhancement of their capacity, energy efficiency, and reliability significantly more costly with conventional techniques. In fact, recent reliability issues with DRAM, such as the RowHammer problem, are already threatening system security and predictability.
In this talk, we first discuss major challenges facing modern memory systems in the presence of greatly increasing demand for data and its fast analysis. We then examine some promising research and design directions to overcome these challenges and thus enable scalable memory systems for the future. We discuss three key solution directions: 1) enabling new memory architectures, functions, interfaces, and better integration of memory and the rest of the system, 2) designing a memory system that intelligently employs emerging non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies and coordinates memory and storage management, 3) reducing memory interference and providing predictable performance to applications sharing the memory system. If time permits, we will also touch upon our ongoing related work in combating scaling challenges of NAND flash memory.
An accompanying paper, slightly outdated (circa 2015, can be found here:
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- PhD in Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, August 2000 - August 2006.
- MSE in Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, August 2000 - May 2002.
- BSE in Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 1997 - August 2000.
- BS in Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 1997 - August 2000.
- Graduate of Besiktas Ataturk Anadolu Lisesi in Istanbul, Turkey.
Onur Mutlu is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. He is also a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, where he previously held the William D. and Nancy W. Strecker Early Career Professorship. His current broader research interests are in computer architecture, systems, and bioinformatics. He is especially interested in interactions across domains and between applications, system software, compilers, and microarchitecture, with a major current focus on memory and storage systems. He obtained his PhD and MS in ECE from the University of Texas at Austin and BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His industrial experience spans starting the Computer Architecture Group at Microsoft Research (2006-2009), and various product and research positions at Intel Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, and VMware. He received the inaugural IEEE Computer Society Young Computer Architect Award, the inaugural Intel Early Career Faculty Award, faculty partnership awards from various companies, and a healthy number of best paper or "Top Pick" paper recognitions at various computer systems and architecture venues. His computer architecture course lectures and materials are freely available on YouTube, and his research group makes software artifacts freely available online. For more information, please see his webpage at http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~omutlu