TIME: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom V-VI, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
MODERATOR: Jennifer Blain Christen, Arizona State University
Jeannette M. Wing Bio
Orla Feely Bio
Professor Feely is Chair of the EU Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions and is also a member of the Higher Education Authority.
She has published 20+ technical papers in prestigious VLSI conferences and journals, has 2 issued patents and 5 pending patents.
Mandy received her Bachelors (B.Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering from I.I.T Kharagpur, India, a Masters (MS) in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. She joined Intel in 2001 as part of the Alpha team acquisition from Compaq Computer Corporation where she worked since graduating in 2000.
EXTRA:Mandy is regarded as a very strong and motivating technical speaker having given numerous invited talks at various conferences and universities, including several keynote talks and distinguished lectures. She is an active proponent of STE(A) M for Women and young girls and has participated in various efforts in promoting it across the nation in general and in the New England area in particular. In 2009, Mandy was recognized by Mass High Tech (A Massachusetts High Tech Journal) as one of the top ten upcoming Women to Watch in the New England area. In 2013, she was recognized by the India New England journal as one of the top 20 South Asian Women of 2013 in the New England area. She has recently risen to the role of Technical Chair for Intel’s biggest internal technical design conference.
She is a proud Mom to two young girls ages 15 and 11 and is an avid reader, traveler, dancer and yoga enthusiast.
Dr. Frederica Darema, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, Virginia. She guides the management of the entire basic research investment for the Air Force. Dr. Darema leads a staff of 200 scientists, engineers and administrators in Arlington, Virginia, and foreign technology offices in London, Tokyo and Santiago, Chile. Each year, AFOSR selects, sponsors and manages revolutionary basic research that impacts the future Air Force. AFOSR interacts with leading scientists and engineers throughout the world to identify breakthrough opportunities; actively manages a $510 million investment portfolio encompassing the best of these opportunities; and transitions the resulting discoveries to other components of the Air Force Research Laboratory, to defense industries and to other federal agencies. The office’s annual investment in basic research is distributed among more than 200 leading academic institutions worldwide, 100 industry-based contracts, and more than 250 internal AFRL research efforts.
Dr. Darema is a graduate of the University of Athens, Greece, and the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of California at Davis, where she attended as a Fulbright Scholar and a Distinguished Scholar. After Physics Research Associate positions at the University of Pittsburgh and Brookhaven National Laboratory, she received an American Physics Society Industrial Postdoctoral Fellowship and became a Technical Staff Member in the Nuclear Sciences Department at Schlumberger-Doll Research. Subsequently, at the T.J. Watson IBM Research Center she was a Research Staff Member and Research Group Manager. While at IBM, she also served in the IBM Corporate Strategy Group examining and helping to set corporate-wide strategies. From 1996 to 1998, she completed a two-year interagency assignment at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Before being appointed to her present position, Dr. Darema was the Director of the Directorate for Information, Mathematics and Life Sciences, at AFOSR. Prior to AFOSR, Dr. Darema was at the National Science Foundation where she held executive positions as Senior Science and Technology Advisor and Senior Science Analyst in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate. In that capacity she initiated and led multidirectorate and multi-agency initiatives that fostered groundbreaking multidisciplinary research directions in computer sciences and in applications modeling and simulation. Dr. Darema has served on many scientific committees in the United States and internationally. She has an extensive record of publications and has given numerous keynote speeches and other presentations in national and international professional forums. Dr. Darema's scientific and technical accomplishments include seminal contributions in the parallel high-performance computing field, and specifically in: programming models; parallel algorithms; applications modeling and instrumentation systems; and systems performance-engineering methods for the design of applications and software for parallel and distributed systems.
"What challenges and opportunities does the future hold for the field of Circuits and Systems?"
Electronics, circuits and systems have facilitated enormous technological progress in society over recent decades. Electronics has enabled many new applications spanning from aerospace devices to ubiquitous communications to personal health. So far, most of the progress in circuit design and electronics has been driven by material science - we have progressively moved to more miniature and ultra low power circuit components. However, this steady growth cannot continue forever due to fundamental physical limits that we are beginning to approach. The electronics industry will eventually see the end of its CMOS road-map. Will this make circuit design obsolete? Or will this spur us to find a new paradigm for our field?
The field of circuits and systems faces inevitable changes. How are we, as a research community, going to respond? What will that mean for the individuals who are the practitioners of our field, whether they are in academia, industry, or government labs? The field of Circuits and systems integrates knowledge on system design, engineering, mathematics and physics. Will we be able to put these together and provide our own drivers for further development?