Young Professionals Day

  • Date Tuesday 13th December 2016
  • Location Grimaldi Forum, Address: 10 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
  • Registration You should be registered for the main conference
  • CFP available here


  • Stay technically up-to-date
  • Learn about future challenges
  • Learn more about the IEEE Circuit and Systems Society (CASS)
  • Meet CASS young professionals and established researches
  • Present your research work at the Students and Young Professionals poster session
  • Get recognition for your research work

Program of the day

Tuesday Morning (10.30 – 12.10)

Panel and Round-Table Discussion: Future of Emerging Technologies – Memristors and Machine Learning

  • Do you consider a PhD or a Postdoc project in one of the most popular areas such as machine learning?
  • Would you like to know the state-of-the-art, historical perspectives and future challenges?
  • Do you want to know what are the areas in circuits and systems that has particular societal importance?
Learn more about these challenging areas by attending a panel meeting and participating in a round table discussion. Hear what out expert have to say and ask your questions.

RSVP online

Meet the panel:

  • Circuits and Systems Society Vice President – Technical Activities, Prof Eduard Alarcon, will speak about emerging technologies and technologies that have particular societal importance.
  • Expert in machine learning, professor at UPMC Sorbonne Universities and scientific advisor at CNRS, Prof Matthieu Cord, will speak about machine learning and deep learning challenges.
  • Fernando Corinto will speak about memristors and machine learning
  • Experts in the area of memristors, Prof Ronald Tetzlaff and, Dr Alon Ascoli from the Dresden University of Technology will speak about memristor-based devices.

Lunch break

Tuesday Afternoon (14.00 – 16.00)

Students and Young Professionals Poster and Demo Session

Have a chance to present your research work, get feedback on it and recognition for your work at the Students and Young Professional Poster Session!

The aim of the MSc/PhD Student Poster and Demo Session is to provide an environment for early-career-stage researchers where they can present their work, learn about other research activities in the area of circuits and systems, interact with their peers and receive feedback from the internationally renowned audience of researchers and developers.

The call for papers for the Special Poster and Demo Session will be issued separately.


More about the speakers

Eduard Alarcón (S’96-A’01-M’04) received the M. Sc. (National award) and Ph.D. degrees (honors) in Electrical Engineering from UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain, in 1995 and 2000, respectively, where he became Associate Professor in 2000. In 2006-2009 he was Associate Dean of International Affairs at the EE School at UPC. In 2003, 2006 and 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, US, and in 2011 he was Visiting Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

Matthieu Cord is Full Professor at the Computer Science Department LIP6, at UPMC/Paris/France. In 2009, he was nominated at the IUF (French Research Institute) for a 5 years delegation position. He is currently CNRS scientific advisor for INS2I. His research interests include Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. He developed several interactive learning systems for content-based image and video retrieval. He is now focusing on Machine Learning for Multimedia processing, Deep Learning for visual data recognition, and Computational cooking. M. Cord has published a hundred scientific publications, including several recently published on deep learning (NIPS, ECCV, ICCV, CVPR). He is involved in several French (ANR, CNRS) and international projects (European IP and NoE, Singapore, Brazil, Canada) on those topics.

Fernando Corinto received the Masters' Degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He also received the European Doctorate from the Politecnico di Torino, in 2005. Prof. Corinto was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship in 2004. He is currently Associate Professor of Circuit Theory with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino. His research activities are mainly on nonlinear circuits and systems, locally coupled nonlinear/nanoscale networks and memristor nanotechnology.

Ronald Tetzlaff is a Full Professor of Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering at the Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany. His scientific interests include problems in the theory of signals and systems, stochastic processes, physical fluctuation phenomena, system modelling, system identification, Volterra systems, Cellular Nonlinear Networks, and Memristive Systems. From 1999 to 2003 Ronald Tetzlaff was Associate Editor of the IEEE, Transactions on Circuits and Systems: part I. He was "Distinguished Lecturer" of the IEEE CAS Society (2001-2002). He is a member of the scientific committee of different international conferences. He was the chair of the 7th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks and their Applications (CNNA 2002) and of the 18th IEEE Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems (NDES 2010). From 2005 to 2007 he was the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee Cellular Neural Networks & Array Computing. He is a member of the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG) and the German Society of Electrical Engineers and of the German URSI Committee.

Alon Ascoli received a Ph.D. Degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin in 2006. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as RFIC analog engineer at CSR Sweden AB. From 2009 to 2012 he was Research Assistant in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at Politecnico di Torino. Since 2012 he is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, where he is currently working towards the habilitation in Electrical Engineering. His research interests lie in the area of nonlinear circuits and systems, including theoretical and practical aspects regarding memristors and bio-inspired coupled oscillators. He currently teaches a number of undergraduate courses on various topics, including nonlinear dynamics’ theory, linear and nonlinear circuit and system theory, and Cellular Nanoscale Networks.


Elena Blokhina received the M.Sc. (with honours) and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Saratov State University, Russia, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2007 she was a research scientist at Saratov State University. Since 2007, she has been with the School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland, and is currently an assistant professor and the research manager of the Circuits and Systems Research Group.

Dimitri Galayko graduated from Odessa State Polytechnic University, Ukraine, in 1998, he received the M.S. degree from Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA), Lyon, France, in 1999. He did his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies (IEMN, Lille, France) and received the Ph.D. degree from the University Lille-I in 2002. The topic of his Ph.D. dissertation was the design of microelectromechanical silicon filters and resonators for radio communications. Since 2005 he has been an Associate Professor at UPMC-Sorbonne University, France, at the Laboratory of Computer Science (LIP6). His research interests include modeling and design of nonlinear integrated circuits for sensor interface and for mixed-signal applications.