We are pleased to announce the following Keynote Speakers at ISCAS 2017:

Monday, May 29th

Miyoung Chun, Executive VP of Science Programs, Kavli Foundation, Brain: Innovative NeuroTechnologies theme

The BRAIN Initiative: Building, Strengthening, and Sustaining

The BRAIN Initiative seeks to revolutionize our understanding of brain function and human behavior by bringing together diverse groups of experts to discover groundbreaking tools and methods. I would like to provide my personal experience and perspective on how the BRAIN Initiative came to be, the current status, and the future activities that will sustain the Initiative in the years to come.


Dr. Chun’s career spans a wide range of experience in academia and industry: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine, Scientist and Project Leader at Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc., Assistant Dean of Science and Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Executive VP of Science Programs at the Kavli Foundation.  She discovered and characterized novel genes that are important to inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases, and has over 30 U.S. and International patents. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT’s Whitehead Institute.

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Tuesday, May 30th

Kerry Bernstein, Program Manager - Microsystems Technology Office - DARPA

A Matter of Trust

Virtually every endeavor in the human experience has been thoroughly penetrated by integrated circuit technology. Along with the unprecedented capabilities that electronics provides our civilization, it also presents new threats to our personal and national economics, security, safety, and health. The manner by which we bestow trust on the technologies through which we conduct our daily affairs has never been more important; yet we are not equipped to effectively recognize vulnerabilities. Certainly, we are too aware of recent exploits in our software and networks; but less known is that the hardware hosting these capabilities may be counterfeited or compromised. Given that the human “OS” going forward will be expressed on electronic platforms, it is imperative that we evolve our means of accurately assessing technical trustworthiness. This talk will provide an overview of the electronic threat space and some of the approaches DARPA is developing for mitigating them. Our culture’s propensity for trading security and privacy for convenience and cost makes it critical that our authentication solutions be accurate, fast, easy, inexpensive, and ubiquitous.   


Kerry Bernstein is a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA. His interests are in the area of hardware security assurance and authentication and emerging high performance post-CMOS technologies. Mr. Bernstein formerly spent 33 years at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and IBM Microelectronics, working in the areas of leading edge, high performance/low-power devices/circuits, and 3D Integration. He attributes any successes realized to be due in large part to being surrounded by wonderful people throughout his career. Mr. Bernstein received his B.S. (1978) in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has co-authored four (4) textbooks, holds 155 patents, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

Wednesday, May 31st

Tyson Tuttle, President and CEO, Silicon Labs, Internet of Things theme

Unleashing the Promise of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been hailed as the next frontier of innovation in which the everyday “things” in our homes, offices, cars, factories and cities connect to the Internet in ways that improve our lives and transform industries. The IoT market is poised to exceed 75 billion devices by 2025, but several challenges remain in achieving the market’s full potential. Tyson Tuttle, CEO and President of Silicon Labs, will explore what it will take to accelerate the promise of IoT. In his keynote, Tyson will consider the market imperatives and engineering challenges of adding connectivity to electronic devices, including cost, ease of use, energy efficiency, interoperability, future extensibility and security. Addressing these challenges will unleash the limitless possibilities of a more connected world.


Tyson has significantly shaped Silicon Lab’s strategic and technological directions as it has grown into a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world.  He has 25+ years of semiconductor experience with industry leaders like Broadcom and Cirrus Logic / Crystal Semiconductor, holds 70 patents in RF and mixed-signal IC design, and serves on the board of the Global Semiconductor Alliance. Tyson holds a BS in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MS in electrical engineering from UCLA.

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