Keynote Speakers

Prof. Franco Maloberti
Division I Director of IEEE, Life Fellow of IEEE

Univeristy of Pavia, Italy

Biography: Franco Maloberti received the Laurea degree in physics (summa cum laude) from the University of Parma, Parma, Italy, in 1968, and the Dr. Honoris Causa Ph.D. in electronics from the Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Inaoe), Puebla, Mexico, in 1996.
He is Emeritus Professor, University of Pavia, Italy and Visiting Chair Professor, University of Macau, China SAR. In 1993, he was a Visiting Professor at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-PEL), Zurich, Switzerland and in 2004 Visiting Professor at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. From 2000 to 2002 he was the TI/J.Kilby Analog Engineering Chair Professor at the Texas A&M University and from 2002 to 2004 the Distinguished Microelectronic Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.
His professional expertise is in the design, analysis, and characterization of integrated circuits and analog digital applications, mainly in the areas of switched-capacitor circuits, data converters, interfaces for telecommunication, sensor systems, portable power management, and CAD for analog and mixed A/D design. He has written about 600 published papers, seven books and holds 36 patents.
He is Director of the Division I of IEEE. He was President of the IEEE CAS Society, VP Region 8 of IEEE CAS (1995-1997), Associate Editor of IEEE-TCAS-II, President of the IEEE Sensor Council (2002-2003), IEEE CAS BoG member (2003-2005), VP Publications IEEE CAS (2007-2008). He was DL IEEE SSC Society (2009-2010) and DL IEEE CAS Society (2006-2007; 2012-2013). He received the 1999 IEEE CAS Society Meritorious Service Award, the 2000 CAS Society Golden Jubilee Medal, and the IEEE Millenium Medal. He received the 1996 IEE Fleming Premium, the ESSCIRC 2007 Best Paper Award and the IEEJ Workshop 2007 and 2010 Best Paper Award. He received the IEEE CAS Society 2013 Mac Van Valkenburg Award.

Prof. Massimo Alioto
Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program for the IEEE CAS Society, Fellow of IEEE

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Biography: Massimo Alioto is a Professor at the ECE Department of the National University of Singapore, where he leads the Green IC group, the Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems area, and the FD-fAbrICS center on intelligent & connected systems. Previously, he held positions at the University of Siena, Intel Labs – CRL (2013), University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2011-2012), University of California – Berkeley (2009-2011), EPFL - Lausanne.
He is (co)author of 350+ publications on journals and conference proceedings, and four books with Springer (with two more coming this quarter). His primary research interests include ultra-low power and self-powered systems, green computing, circuits for machine intelligence, hardware security, and emerging technologies.
He was the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems and Deputy Editor in Chief of the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems. He is currently the Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program for the IEEE CAS Society, and was a Distinguished Lecturer for the SSC and CAS Society. Previously, Prof. Alioto was the Chair of the “VLSI Systems and Applications” Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010-2012). He served as Guest Editor of numerous journal special issues (JSSC, TCAS-I, JETCAS…), Technical Program Chair of several IEEE conferences (ISCAS, SOCC, PRIME, ICECS), and TPC member (ISSCC, ASSCC). His research group contribution has been recognized through various best paper awards (e.g., ISSCC, ICECS), and in the ten technological highlights of the TSMC 2020 annual report, among the others. Prof. Alioto is an IEEE Fellow.

Prof. Gui-Lu Long

Tsinghua University, China

Biography: Gui-Lu Long, chair professor at Tsinghua University & Vice-President, Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences. He received his BS from Shandong University in 1982 and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in 1987. He has been working in Tsinghua since 1987. Between 1989-1993, he worked as a research fellow in the University of Sussex working in Prof. J. P. Elliott’s group. During June-July 2002, he visited Prof. Anton Zeilinger’s group.
Notably among his various achievements, he proposed the quantum secure direct communication (QSDC), which transmits secure information directly using quantum states, developing reliable transmission of information through noisy channel into reliable and secure transmission of information through a channel with both noise and eavesdropping; the linear combination unitaries (LCU) quantum computing paradigm; the WISE (Wavefunction Is the System Entity) interpretation of quantum mechanics; and developed a quantum exact search algorithm and quantum algorithms for cryptography analysis and so on. He was former AAPPS President and C13 vice-chair of IUPAP. He has been invited to give talks on quantum information in various venues of IEEE such as VTC, GLOBECOM and ICC. He is fellow of America Physical Society & Institute of Physics of UK.

Prof. Qiang Li
Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
Founding Chair of IEEE Chengdu SSCS/CASS Joint Chapter

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Biography: Qiang Li received the B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. He has been working on analog/RF and mixed-signal circuits in both academia and industry, holding positions of Engineer, Project Leader & Technical Consultant in Singapore. He has been an Associate Professor at the Aarhus University, Denmark during 2011-2014, and the Vice Dean of the School of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, UESTC during 2014-2018. He is currently a full Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), heading the analog group. His research interests include low-voltage and low-power analog/RF circuits, data converters, and mixed-mode circuits for biomedical and sensor interfaces.
He has founded and is currently heading the UESTC Institute of Integrated Circuits and Systems. In January 2018, The Institute is accredited as an international collaboration platform (111 Project) co-supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education and SAFEA.
Prof. Li serves as the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS), a member of the Technical Program Committee of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), a member of the Technical Program Committee of European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), and a member of the Technical Program Committee of IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (ASSCC). He was a member of the Student Research Preview (SRP) committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and the TPC Chair of 2018 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS). He served/serves as a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers (TCAS-I) and an Associate Editor of IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems (OJCAS). He is the Founding Chair of IEEE Chengdu SSCS/CASS Joint Chapter.