ICCCAS 2024 Invited Speaker

Kiichi Niitsu

Kyoto University, Japan

Biography: Kiichi Niitsu (S’05-–M’10) was born in Japan, in 1983. He received the B.S. degree summa cum laude, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2006, 2008, and 2010, respectively. From 2010, he was an Assistant Professor at Gunma University, Kiryu, Japan. From 2012, he was a Lecturer at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. Since 2015, he serves concurrently as Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Since 2018, he was an Associate Professor at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. Since 2022, he is currently a Professor at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. His current research interest lies in the low-power and high-speed technologies of analog and digital VLSI circuits for biomedical application.
From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Niitsu was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a Research Assistant of the Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) Program at Keio University and a Collaboration Researcher of the Keio Advanced Research Center (KARC).
He was awarded the 2007 INOSE Science Promotion Award, the 2008 IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award and the 2009 IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter Academic Research Award both from IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Japan Chapter, the 2008 FUJIWARA Award from the FUJIWARA foundation, 2011 YASUJIRO NIWA Outstanding Paper Award, 2011 FUNAI Research Promotion Award, 2011 Ando Incentive Prize for the Study of Electronics, 2011 Ericsson Young Scientist Award, 2012 ASP-DAC University LSI Design Contest Design Award, NF Foundation R&D Encouragement Award, AKASAKI Award from Nagoya University, IEEE Nagoya Section Young Researcher Award, IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference 2016 (BioCAS 2016) Best Paper Award, the 2017 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Young Scientists’ Prize, the 2018 IEICE SUEMATSU-Yasuharu Award, the IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference 2018 (BioCAS 2018) Best Live Demonstration Award, the 2019 ASP-DAC UDC Special Feature Award, the 2019 Bio Industry Research Award, the IEEE ICECS 2020 Young Professional Best Paper Award, and the ASP-DAC 2022 Best Design Award.
He has published 82 referred original journal papers, 187 international conference papers, and 3 book chapters including 5 JSSC, 4 TBioCAS, 1 TCAS-I, 2 TCAS-II, 1 OJCAS, 1 SSC-L, 5 TVLSI, 2 ISSCC, 4 Symp. on VLSI Circuits, 1 CICC, 4 A-SSCC, 1 ESSCIRC, 14 BioCAS, 2 ISCAS, 2 ISICAS, 8 ICECS, 9 APCCAS. He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (IEEE TBioCAS), a technical committee of IEEE biomedical circuits and systems (BioCAS TC), a Live Demo Session Co-chair of BioCAS 2019, a Review Committee Member of ISCAS 2017/2018/2019, a Technical Program Committee of CICC2019-, ICECS 2018-, LASCAS 2021-, a Review Committee Member of APCCAS 2014, an editorial committee of IEICE Transactions on Electronics, Special Section on Analog Circuits and Related SoC Integration Technologies, and an editorial committee of IEICE ESS Fundamental Review. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE (the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan), and JSAP (the Japan Society of Applied Physics).

Speech Title: Bio-fuel-cell-powered-and-sensed Biomedical IoTs
Abstract: Ensuring stable energy is one of the most important current challenges in wearable and implantable biomedical IoT systems. For addressing this issue, many developments with respect to batteries, wireless power delivery, and energy harvesting have been reported. Among them, one of the promising candidates is an introduction of bio fuel cells because it can be used as both power sources and sensing transducers. In this talk, the fundamental and forecast of the bio-fuel-cell-operated biosensing systems will be presented.