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42nd IEEE EDS Activities in Western New York Conference 2018

November 5 @ 09:00 - 17:00

Co-sponsored by: Photonics Society




The focus of this conference is to bring engineers and researchers together to share information on a wide variety of topics related to microelectronic devices and systems.  The conference will be a joint event technically co-sponsored by the Electron Devices Society and the Photonics Society of the IEEE Rochester Chapter.  This year we welcome invited guests from SEMI representing the global semiconductor electronics supply chain to talk with us about career opportunities across all majors and degrees during a student-centered workshop that precedes the technical agenda. 

Call for Posters:

Abstracts are being solicited for poster presentations in microelectronics and photonics, especially those which
promote research and development activity in Western New York. Abstracts must be received by Oct 31 st .
Submission can be done electronically to the emails below using MSWord or pdf formats.

EDS Conference co-chairs:
Karl D. Hirschman, Electrical & Microelectronic Engineering kdhemc@rit.edu
Parsian K. Mohseni, Microsystems Engineering pkmeen@rit.edu
Rochester Institute of Technology
Ph. 585-475-5130

See our website for the conference registration, invited talk details and the latest agenda updates!


Lunch will be served at noon to those that pre-register on vTools by November 1st, 2018


Invited Speakers:

We are exceedingly pleased to have the following invited speakers for this event. 

Prof. David Starling, Pennsylvania State University, “Compressive Sensing, Quantum State Discrimination, and On-Chip Applications”

Dr. Brian McSkimming, Facebook Reality Labs, “Impacts of Modifications to the Epitaxial Growth Environment”

Prof. Shayla Sawyer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, “Innovating Synergy: How Hybrid Nanocomposite Materials Create High-Performance Devices for Sensing Applications”

Prof. John Nichol, University of Rochester, “Quantum Information Processing and Metrology with Electrons in Quantum Dots”



Important Dates

Abstract for poster submissions: October 31, 2018
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018




Tentative Conference at a Glance 

  • 8:30-8:55am, Registration, Continental breakfast
  • 9am-10:30pm, Opening Remarks and morning workshop
  • 10:30-10:50am, Coffee break
  • 10:50-11:55am  Second Workshop
  • 12:00pm, Lunch 
  • 12:45–3:30pm, 4 invited presentations
  • 3:30-4:30pm, Student Poster Session reception
  • 4:30pm, Closing remarks


Bldg: University Gallery James E. Booth Hall
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York


November 5
09:00 - 17:00