22 – 25 AUGUST 2016 | SENDAI (JAPAN)


Prof. Ohno

Hideo Ohno

Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan


Nanoscale Spintronics Devices


Professor Hideo Ohno received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1982. He is Director of Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Director of Center for Spintronics Integrated System, Tohoku University, Principal Investigator of WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University and Professor of Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems, Tohoku University. His current research interests include physics and applications of spin-related phenomena in semiconductor and in metal-based nanostructures. Professor Ohno received the IBM Japan Science Award (1998), the IUPAP Magnetism Prize (2003), Japan Academy Prize (2005), Presidential Prize for Research Excellence, Tohoku University (2005) and the 2005 Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize. He has been a fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) since 2004, an honorary professor of Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2006, a fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) since 2007 and a fellow of American Physical Society (APS) since 2012. Tohoku University appointed him as a distinguished professor. IEEE Magnetics Society named him for the Distinguished Lecturer for 2009. He was recently awarded the Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate (2011), the JSAP Outstanding Achievement Award and IEEE David Sarnoff Award (2012), and JSAP Compound Semiconductor Electronics Achievement Award (2014).

Dr. Heike Riel

Heike Riel

IBM Fellow and Director Physical Sciences Department, IBM Research


The Future of Nanoelectronics - New Materials, Architectures and Devices (tentative)


Heike Riel is IBM Fellow and the Director of the Physical Sciences Department at IBM Research focused on advancing the frontiers of information technology through the physical sciences. Her research interests include nanoscale materials and novel device concepts for applications in electronics, optoelectronics and energy harvesting. Her research focuses on III-V semiconductor nanowires for future nanoelectronics in particular steep slope devices for energy efficient computation.

Heike Riel studied physics at the University of Friedrich-Alexander Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and received a PhD from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) in 2003 for her work on the optimization of multilayer organic light-emitting devices. After an internship at the Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, she joined the IBM Zurich Research Lab in 1998 as a PhD student, and became a Research Staff Member in 2003. From 2008 to 2014 she has been leading the Nanoscale Electronics Group and since 2014 the Materials Integration and Nanoscale Devices group. In 2013 she became IBM Fellow. In 2011 Heike has graduated with an MBA from Henley Business school.

For her outstanding scientific contributions Heike was elected by Technology Review, MIT’s Magazine of Innovation, to the TR100, the annual list of the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators in September 2003 and she received the 2005 Applied Physics Award of the Swiss Physical Society. In June 2012 Heike Riel received the award in the category “Technical or Scientific Innovation” which was awarded by the Swiss Association of Women in Engineering (SVIN) on the occasion of their 20th anniversary. In 2013 she was offered a Humboldt Professorship and in 2015 she was elected Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. She has authored more than 100 publications and filed more than 35 patents.

Prof.Mau-Chung Frank Chang

Mau-Chung Frank Chang

President, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


Nano Technology Enabling Circuits and Systems (tentative)


Dr. M.-C. Frank Chang is currently the President of National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (RoC). He was the Wintek Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA. His recent research has focused on the ultra-low power/energy (<1pJ/bit), ultra-high speed (> 6Gbps) and non-interceptable contactless data link for data transfer between therapeudic electrodes and sensors. In the past, he was responsible for the initial technology development and commercialization of HBT RF power amplifiers for digital cellular phones. He also pioneered the development of world’s first multi-gigabit/sec data converters; first mm-Wave Radio-on-Chip with Digitally Controlled on-chip Artificial Dielectric (DiCAD) and on-chip sensing/actuating cautious feedback control for self-diagnosis and self-healing capabilities. He first demonstrated nano-scaled CMOS frequency synthesizers up to Terahertz spectru m (>600GHz) and demonstrated tri-color and 3-dimensional CMOS active imagers at the sub-mm-Wave spectra (180-500GHz) based on a Time-Encoded Digital Regenerative Receiver. He was elected to US National Academy of Engineering in 2008, Academia Sinica in 2012 and received IEEE David Sarnoff Award in 2006 for developing and commercializing GaAs HBT power amplifiers and integrated circuits for modern wireless communication systems.

Dr. Harayama

Yuko Harayama

Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan




Yuko Harayama is an Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) at the Cabinet Office. Prior to joining the CSTI, she spent two years at the OECD as the Deputy Director of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI), and ten years at the Graduate School of Engineering of Tohoku University as a professor of Science and Technology Policy.

In Japan, she served as a member of different commissions related to Science, Technology and Innovation at Cabinet Office and Ministerial levels.

Her experience prior to Tohoku University includes being a Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Geneva. Ms. Harayama holds a Ph.D. in Education Sciences and a Ph.D. in Economics both from the University of Geneva.

She has received Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2011 and was awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Neuchâtel in 2014.

Dr. Harayama

Thomas M. Conte

Schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and 2015 IEEE Computer Society President


Rebooting Computing: Rethinking All Levels of How We Compute


Tom Conte is a well-known researcher in the field of computer architecture. He received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1986; and, he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (also in Electrical Engineering) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 and 1992, respectively. From 1995 to 2008, he was on the faculty of the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Center for Embedded Systems Research at North Carolina State University. He is currently a Professor joint appointed in the Schools of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

While on leave from NC State in 2000-'01, Tom served as the Chief Microarchitect and Manager of Back End Compiler Development for DSP startup BOPS, Inc. Tom is a past chair of the IEEE CS Technical Committee on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture (TC-uARCH). He also served as the chair of the IEEE Computer Society Awards Committee, as a member of the Computer Society's Board of Governors, and as First Vice President and Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Computer Society. He is the 2015 President of the IEEE Computer Society.

Tom currently directs a group of Ph.D. students topics spanning computer architecture and compiler optimization, including manycore architectures, microprocessor architectures, back-end compiler code generation, and architectural performance evaluation. Tom is a fellow of the IEEE.

Prof Jesper Glückstad

Jesper Glückstad

Professor, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


Nano-biophotonics enabled by optical micro-robotics(tentative)


Jesper Glückstad established the Programmable Phase Optics in Denmark more than a decade ago and currently holds a position as Professor at DTU Fotonik, Dept. of Photonics Engineering at the Technical Univ. of Denmark, and a position as 5-years Guest Professor in Biophotonics at Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden from 2006 until 2011. In 2004 he received the prestigious Doctor of Science (DSc) degree from the Technical University of Denmark for the dissertation entitled “The Generalised Phase Contrast method”. Together with a colleague he has authored a 310 pages Springer book on this topic. Prior to his achievements in Denmark, Glückstad was a visiting scientist at Hamamatsu Photonics Central Research Laboratories and in the Physics Dept. at Osaka University in Japan. Since he obtained his PhD at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in 1994, he has published more than 300 journal articles and international conference papers and holds around 30 international patents and patent applications. He has published papers in Nature Materials, Nature Methods and Nature Photonics. He is the year 2000 recipient of the Danish Optical Society Award and was elected as «Scientist of the Year» in 2005 by Dir. Ib Henriksen’s Foundation in Denmark. Glückstad is a 2010 elected Fellow of the OSA and a Fellow of the SPIE as the first from Denmark. In 2012-2014 he was appointed for the prestigious SPIE Fellows committee together with an American physics Nobel laurate. In 2013 he was invited to join the Editorial Board of JEOS. Glückstad is founder of the DTU Fotonik spin-out OptoRobotix originally rooted in the Silicon Valley region Most recently founder of the new associated tech-transfer unit

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