The UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP-EEEI) hosted the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Distinguished Lecturer Seminar (DLS), with the topic “Next generation smart vision sensors for wireless camera network (WCN) applications,” held in MERALCO Innovation Hall, EEEI Building, April 6, 2015.
Dr. Amine Bermak of the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), served as the distinguished lecturer of the said event. He started by giving an overview about HKUST-- their faculty members, course offerings, research interests, startups, and many others.
“Problems are opportunities and in research, we find interesting solutions,” said Dr. Bermak, as he introduced in his talk a “new generation of time-domain smart image sensors.” These image sensors, according to him, features “not only image acquisition but also on-chip processing and energy harvesting, enabling the sensor to operate smartly and autonomously, and thus forming an effective node with the WCN.”
The event garnered positive feedback as students and faculty members actively asked Dr. Bermak questions about his research. The IEEE DLS, which is co-organized by the IEEE UP Diliman Student Branch Council, catered to a total of 37 attendees, mostly UP Diliman students.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Distinguished Lecturer Program is a program that allows experts from around to world travel to various technical and regional groups, such as Society and Technical Council Chapters to lecture at events. This enables engineering professionals to lead in their field of interest and to help other IEEE members and enthusiasts towards technical developments that shape the global community.
IEEE is an international association of electronics and electrical engineering professionals who are dedicated in “advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.”