Invitation to attend SSCC-DL on “Lessons from Brain Connectivity for Future Interconnect in ICs”

September 7th, 2015


The ISEP IEEE Student Branch, in association with IEEE CAS France cordially invites you to attend a distinguished lecture from SSCS society on “Lessons from Brain Connectivity for Future Interconnect in ICs” by Prof. Jan Rabaey on Friday, 25th of September 2015 from 16:00 to 17:00. The talk will take place in Auditorium (L412), ISEP at 10 Rue de Vanves, 92130, Issy-Les-Moulineux, France. Participation for the event is free of charge with prior registration by sending an email to kshaik@ . Please feel free to pass on this information in your contacts.

The talk will be followed by a networking reception sponsored by ISEP and IEEE France Section

For more information about the event, please contact – kshaik<at>

Please find below the brief bio of our distinguished speaker.

Title: Lessons from Brain Connectivity for Future Interconnect in ICs

Abstract: With the number of devices integrated on a single integrated device continuing to grow, interconnect is playing an increasingly important role in setting the reachable performance and the energy efficiency. In that light, it is worth exploring how the only integrated system with equivalent or higher complexity – that is, the brain –  is addressing the interconnect issue. While we are quite some ways off from fully understanding the brain and its dynamic operation, some observations are worth making that may help deciding how we should design and architect future 3D integrated circuits.

Jan Rabaey (Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professor EECS Dept., UC Berkeley)


Short Bio: Jan Rabaey received his Ph.D degree in applied sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. In 1987, he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of the University of California, Berkeley, where he now holds the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship. He is currently the scientific co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC), as well as the founding director of the Berkeley Ubiquitous SwarmLab. Prof. Rabaey has made high-impact contributions to a number of fields, including advanced wireless systems, sensor networks, configurable ICs and low-power design.  His current interests include the conception and implementation of next-generation integrated wireless systems over a very broad range of applications, as well as exploring the interaction between the cyber and the biological world. He is the recipient of a wide range of major awards, amongst which the IEEE CAS Society Mac Van Valkenburg Award, the European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement award, and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium, and has been involved in a broad variety of start-up ventures.

Thanks & Regards

ISEP-IEEE Student Branch

Crazy Ideas-2

May 29th, 2015

Following our successful Crazy Ideas talk, the next talk will be held on June 5 (Friday), 16h30 – 17h30, venue: L03-11.

We are glad to announce, this time Prof. Eric gonna talk about the topic “Now Playing is Learning!“. In this talk, he will be sharing some of the interesting approaches and challenges of his work on the CULTE project.

Here are some of the useful links about the CULTE project:

Please don’t hesitate to ping us at sathiya-prabhu.kumar [at] in case of any queries.

Thanks to Prof. Eric for providing us the slides. The slide could be downloaded from here.


Thank you.
ISEP-IEEE Student branch.


Crazy Ideas

April 20th, 2015

Crazy Ideas

24th April, 2015.   

ISEP, 10 Rue de Vanves, 92130, Issy-Les-Moulineux, France.


As part of ISEP-IEEE student branch, we are organizing a talk called ‘ Crazy Ideas ‘, venue: L04-15, 16h30 – 17h30. 

It would be more like a discussion, rather than a talk. It’s the first time we are organizing it at ISEP, please support us.. 

The topics of the talk are

1. ” Is it possible to adapt consistency of distributed data based on human emotions? ” by Sathiya Prabhu Kumar. 

2. ” My data, My money..! ” by Manuel Pozo. 

There could be one more talk (discussion) by one more person. Please let us know if you have a ‘Crazy idea’ to discuss.

See you all soon..! 

Some FAQ: 
Q: What is Crazy Ideas? 
A: Any interesting idea or crazy stuff with ‘out of the box thinking’. 

Q: What is the use of it? 
A: It would leads to some innovative ideas or solutions to real world problems. 

Q: Why should i attend it? 
A: Because, it is fun..! And you could water the innovative seeds of others or you might get one..!! 

Q: Still have some questions? 
A: Please attend our talk on 24 April, or ping us at sathiya-prabhu.kumar [at]


Thank you. 
ISEP-IEEE Student branch.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship in CAS

November 13th, 2014

Innovation & Entrepreneurship in CAS

4th December, 2014.   

ISEP, 10 Rue de Vanves, 92130, Issy-Les-Moulineux, France.

The ISEP IEEE Student Branch, in association with IEEE Circuits and Systems Society cordially invites you for a CAS Outreach-2014 workshop on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in CAS” on Thursday, 4th of December 2014. The workshop will take place in Auditorium, ISEP  at  10 Rue de Vanves, 92130, Issy-Les-Moulineux, France. Participation for the event is free of charge with prior registration.

Please register here: Thank you for your interest. The registration is closed now. Please check the website for future events.

The event is aimed to provide an opportunity to the students and researchers to acquire an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set in the broad spectrum of circuits and systems. The speakers will share their experiences and provide guidelines on the various processes linked with innovative circuit/system idea into product realization and then to market profitability (i.e., discovery, creation, evaluation, iteration, development, planning, funding generation and exploitation). The speaker profiles include the CEOs, Founders & Co-founders, Patent innovators, Serial entrepreneurs & business analysts of the SMEs working in CAS. The event also provides an opportunity for networking through ice breakers during breaks and cocktail sessions. For detailed information about invited speakers and the organization of the event, please take a look at the detailed program of the day. For more information about the event, please contact –  kshaik<at> .

All the presentations are in English.

Event – Program 

09:15 – 09:30 Introduction & Welcome speech
(Chairman: Prof. Amara AMARA)
09:30 – 10:15 Keynote Speech (Prof. Vojin G. Oklobdzija, President, IEEE CAS)
(Chair: Prof. Amara AMARA)
10:15 – 11:00 Patent Innovation (Dr. Alexandre Lebkiri & Mr. Olivier Camus, Co-founders Cabinet Camus Lebkiri)
(Chair: Dr. Costin Anghel)
11:00 – 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 – 12:00 Prof. Dennis Flandre, Co-Founder, CISSOID
(Chair: Prof. Andrei Vladimirescu)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Keynote Speech (Dr. Alain Ripart, Co-founder ELA medical)
(Chair: Prof. Amara AMARA)
14:45 – 15:30 Doing research and innovation in SMEs supported by EU framework programmes – Ms. Ingénieur Gloria TUQUERRES, IEEE Senior member
(Chair: Dr. Maria Trocan)
15:30 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 16:30 Key learnings and advice to launch your hardware startup – Mr. Cedric Giorgi(Head of Startup Relation SIGFOX, Co-founder Cookening)
(Chair: Dr. Sylvain Lefebvre)
16:30 – 17:15 IEEE Entrepreneurs Network in France (Mr. Costas Stasopoulos, President Elect, IEEE Region8)
(Chair: Prof. Amara AMARA)
17:15 – 17:30 Take home message
(Chair: Dr. Maria Trocan)
17:30 – 18:15 Networking Cocktail


Distinguished-Lecture on “Polymeric Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Sensor Systems for Homeland Security & Healthcare Applications”@ ISEP, Paris France

June 16th, 2014

The “ISEP-IEEE Student Branch”, in association with IEEE France Section, cordially invites you for a talk on “Polymeric Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Sensor Systems for Homeland Security & Healthcare Applications ” delivered by Prof. V.Ramgopal Rao of IIT Bombay, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electronics Devices Society.


The talk is planned to be held on Friday , 20th June, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. The venue for the talk is organized at room N48, ISEP 28, rue Notre-Dame des Champs, 75006, PARIS.

The attendance for the talk is free of cost. It’s highly appreciable, for your confirmation of attendance through sending an email to


Abstract of the Talk:

Organic field effect transistors and micro-cantilevers are two classes of organic sensors with potential applications in biochemical sensing. The organic field effect transistors (OFETs) have been demonstrated recently in our group as excellent detectors of explosive vapors with sensitivity better than a few parts-per-billion. Polymer piezo-resistive & piezo-electric micro cantilevers have been demonstrated as sensitive and cost effective platforms for bio-chemical detection. Integration of the OFET and the polymer cantilever platform can bring orthogonality to the sensing where selectivity & sensitivity are critical requirements. We have recently achieved this by integrating a strain sensitive organic field effect transistor (OFET) on the surface of a polymer nanomechanical cantilever. This sensor named as “CantiFET” shows the highest deflection and surface stress sensitivity reported till date and opens up opportunities for realizing highly sensitive yet selective low cost polymer sensor systems for a variety of applications. The polymer nano-composite MEMS structures have also been demonstrated by us recently as excellent energy harvesting devices to convert mechanical vibrations into electrical energy. Wireless sensor networks based on this principle have been demonstrated by us recently for explosive detection applications.

Based on this work, a company NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd. has been incubated at IIT Bombay in 2012 to commercialize this technology.


Brief Bio of the Speaker:

Dr. V. Ramgopal Rao is an Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Chief Investigator for the US $25 Million Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics project at IIT Bombay. Dr. Rao has over 350 publications in the area of Electron Devices & Nanoelectronics in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and holds 28 patents, including 12 issued US patents. He has supervised/co-supervised over 100 Masters students & 23 Ph.D. students at IIT Bombay in the area of Nanoelectronics since the year 2000.

Prof. Rao’s work is recognized with many awards and honors in India and abroad. Some of the notable recognitions he received include the 2005 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences (the highest national award for researchers in India given by the Prime Minster, Govt. of India), 2013 Infosys Prize in Engineering Sciences, 2007 IBM Faculty award, 2008 Best Research award from the Intel Asia Academic Forum, 2009 Techno-Mentor award from the Indian Semiconductor Association, and the 2013 Excellence in Research Award given by IIT Bombay. He was an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 2003-2012 for the CMOS Devices and Technology area and currently serves on the Editorial boards of various other international journals. Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian Academy of Sciences, and the Indian National Science Academy. He is a Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Devices Society and interacts closely with many semiconductor industries including Intel, IBM, Infineon, Applied Materials, Maxim and Texas Instruments. Prof. Rao is currently the Chairman, IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter and serves as a Vice-Chair, IEEE Region 10 Sub-committee for EDS Chapters.

Prof. Rao’s work on nano-mechanical cantilever technologies has resulted in a start-up company at IIT Bombay (NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) and his work on nano-scale CMOS devices has resulted in multiple international patents/IP transfers to semiconductor industries.

For more information about Prof. Rao’s current research interests and a list of publications visit:

IEEE-CAS Outreach Workshop on Circuit Design

November 27th, 2013

The ISEP IEEE Student Branch is organizing a workshop on circuit design on the 5th and 6th of December 2013. This event is sponsored by the Outreach program of IEEE CAS Society.  The goal of this workshop is to present the IEEE Actions in the field of circuit design and some state of the art advances for engineers, researchers or student that might be interested in this field.

The event will take place in ISEP, 28 rue Notre-Dame des Champs, 75006 PARIS, France, room N16.

For detailed information about invited speakers and the organization of the event, please take a look at the detailed program: owcd_program

For informational purposes, please fill the registration form.


The Next Wave of Mixed-Signal Interface Electronics

April 17th, 2013

On June,18th 2013, at 5pm, ISEP will be hosting a talk on “The Next Wave of Mixed-Signal Interface Electronics” by Dr. Boris Murmann from Stanford University.

Room 16A, ISEP – 28 rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris

In most modern electronic systems, information is processed and stored in digital format. However, analog interfaces are still necessary to interface with “real world” signals and often present a bottleneck in the overall system. This presentation will provide an overview of recent advances and trends in the design of analog-digital interface circuits from an application standpoint. It will include examples from the areas of data communication, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), bio-medical instrumentation, structural health monitoring, and large-area electronics.

Boris Murmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford, CA. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. From 1994 to 1997, he was with Neutron Mikrolektronik,  Germany, where he developed low-power and smart-power ASICs in automotive CMOS technology. Dr. Murmann’s research interests are in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with special emphasis on data converters and sensor interfaces. In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the VLSI Circuits Symposium in 2008 and a recipient of the Best Invited Paper Award at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). He received the Agilent Early Career Professor Award in 2009 and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award in 2012. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, the Data Converter Subcommittee Chair of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and as a program committee member of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He is an elected AdCom member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society.


Distinguished Lecture on Cloud Computing by Dr. Mazin Yousif

November 14th, 2012

Cloud Computing: an IT Paradigm Changer

IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Mazin YOUSIF

Wednesday February 6th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
Room 16A, ISEP – 28 rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris

Cloud Computing is an emerging computing paradigm envisioned to change all IT landscape facets including technology, business, services and human resources. It is a consumer/delivery model that offers IT capabilities as services billed based on usage. This talk is intended to provide an overview of cloud computing, its enabling technologies and current challenges. It will also look at clouds’ IT/ business ramifications as well as required future research.

Dr.  Mazin Yousif is:

  • Chief Technology Officer for the Royal Dutch Shell Account at T-Systems International
  • Chair of the Advisory Board of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and    Mathematics (ERCIM)
  • Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computer Society
  • Founder of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Center for Autonomic Computing for three universities and 20+ companies
  • Designer of the InfiniBand architecture (IBA) and chair of the management working group in the industry-wide InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA).

The event will be followed by a networking  reception  sponsored by ISEP and IEEE France Section


December 12th, 2011

Date et heure : 20 décembre 2011, 18h30-20h30.

Lieu : Telecom ParisTech, 46 Rue Barrault, 75013 Paris, Salle B310

« Smart Cities » désigne la vision exprimée par les sociétés et organismes de recherche en technologies de l’information et de la communication, pour répondre aux principaux défis du 21e siècle : l’urbanisation et le développement durable.
Aujourd’hui plus de 50% de la population mondiale vit en zone urbaine. En 2050 cette proportion sera de 70%. Les infrastructures des villes devront remplir de fortes exigences en termes de qualité et de performance pour fournir des services, même les plus simples.
Les technologies de l’information et de la communication, ayant modifié tous les aspects de la vie des gens, ont atteint un niveau de développement historique : deux milliards de personnes ont accès à Internet ; plus de 5 milliards utilisent un téléphone portable ; 30 milliards de tags RFID sont opérationnels. Le nombre moyen de transistors par être humain est d’un milliard, chacun d’eux coûtant un millionième de centime d’euro.
La réalisation de solutions appliquant ces technologies pour rendre les espaces urbains plus intelligents et donc plus durables, requiert des approches particulièrement innovantes, systémiques et pluridisciplinaires. L’impact des besoins générés par la ville intelligente sur la formation, sur les qualités et les compétences des professionnels en charge de leur développement est inédit.

Le séminaire « Smart Cities » organisé par l’IEEE France, a pour objet la présentation de différents retours d’expérience sur la mise en œuvre des programmes de ville intelligente par des référents internationaux – IBM, Cisco, Siemens et l’INRIA, auprès de la communauté d’étudiants et professionnels du domaine des technologies de l’information et de la


18h30 – Bienvenue/introduction par l’IEEE
18h40 – Présentations

– Sylvie Spalmacin-Roma, Vice-Présidente « Smarter Cities », IBM

– Jean-François Balcon, Chef de Marché Collectivités Locales & Education, Cisco

– Martin Huarte, Responsable Marketing « Infrastructure & Cities », Siemens

– Michel Parent, Conseiller Scientifique « Cybercars », INRIA

20h00 – Questions/réponses
20h30 – Cocktail networking

Séminaire organisé par la Branche Etudiante IEEE de l’ISEP, dans le cadre du programme IEEE GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade).
Inscription gratuite mais obligatoire, nombre de places limité.
Inscription en ligne :

ISEP IEEE Student Branch invited the first IEEE Distinguished Lecturer – Dr Rakesh Kumar

December 12th, 2011

On the 24th October 2011, dr. Rakesh Kumar- President of Technology Connexions (TCX Inc.) and the president of IEEE Solid State Circuit (SSC) society for 2012-2013- at the invitation of the ISEP IEEE Student Branch, visited the Institut Superieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP) in Paris, France, to give a lecture on “Semiconductor Industry: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” as a part of the IEEE Solid-State Society Distinguished Lecturer program. The talk was attended by over 30 people consisting mostly of ISEP students and faculty members and of a few special guests, including prof. Jean-Gabriel Remy- the former President of IEEE region 8, and currently an expert consultant for the French Ministry of Finance, and dr. Bernard Candaele the head of Thales SoC & EDA Department. The presentation was found very interesting by the audience and there was a number of questions to the speaker. The participants’ interest in this talk was mirrored by the  discussions that continued for over an hour during the cocktail sponsored by IEEE France.