Titre: Implantable Windows on the Brain, Engineering Perspective
Conférencier: Amir M. Sodagar , K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Lieu: École Polytechnique de Montréal, Pavillon principal, Salle B-403 ,
Date et heure:
jeudi le 23 février 2012 de 13:00 à 16:30

Résumé: In the past two decades, implantable microsystems for interfacing with the brain have been of increasing interest to researchers in both engineering and medical communities. Attractions of research on implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMI) on the engineering side include the challenges in different aspects of the design and implementation of such devices. On the medical side, implantable BMIs are of interest because of the capability they provide to build prosthetic devices and to conduct advanced neurophysiological studies. Researchers in a wide variety of other branches of science and technology, namely cognitive sciences, advanced robotics, and industrial production in special plants and environments, also look forward to embrace the wonderful opportunities BMI implants can potentially provide to them. This tutorial presents an overview on wireless implantable microsystems developed for cortical interfacing to the brain. Different aspects of the engineering design of such devices will be discussed, from functional, architectural, and structural design issues all the way to some circuit-related topics.

Note biographique: Amir M. Sodagar received the Ph.D. degree (honors) in electrical engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2000. From 2001 to 2009 he was with the NSF ERC for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS), The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Assistant and Associate Research Scientist, and subsequently as Technical Director for Biomedical Microsystems.
Dr. Sodagar is currently with K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, as an Assistant Professor of Electronics and Biomedical Engineering, where he is the Founding Director of the Research Laboratory for Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICAS). He is also with Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as an Adjunct Professor. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has served as a technical committee member for several national and international conferences. Dr. Sodagar has authored three books, two book chapters, and numerous technical papers. His research interests include mixed-signal integrated circuit design, biomedical circuits and systems, and implantable biomedical microsystems.

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