Prof. Jin Jang, Kyung Hee Univesity, Korea
Biography: Dr. Jang serves as the Director of the Advanced Display Research Center at Kyung Hee University in Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea. He actively pursues display research, publishing 20 to 30 SCI-level papers each year and conducting joint research projects with researchers in the US and UK as well as sharing his research findings via international conferences and special lectures.
He is credited with establishing the world's first Department of Information Display at a major university, and is the recipient of numerous academic and industry awards including the Academic Award from the Korean Vacuum Society, the IEEE George E. Smith award, and the Sottow Owaki Prize from the Society for Information Display(SID) for outstanding contributions to the education and training of students and professionals in the field of information display. Dr. Jang was named an SID Fellow in 2006. Dr. Jang received a BS in Physics at Seoul National University and his PhD in Physics from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
Speech Title: Past, Current and Future Displays for Consumer Electronics
Abstract: Display products changed from CRT, PDP to LCD and OLED, and the applications are also diversified from TV, PC monitor and mobiles to digital signage, AR/VR and automobile applications. Recently, there are huge demand on the next-generation displays such as flexible display, micro-LED, QD display and micro-OLED for AR/VR applications. I will explain the display technology history and touch on the current issues on these next-generation displays. Current hot issues for displays are micro-LED and flexible AMOLED. Large area micro-LED displays are a lot demonstrated, but TFT based micro-LED displays are currently focusing for manufacturing of cost-effective displays. On the other hand, flexible AMOLEDs are being manufactured for foldable smartphones and mobile applications. I will discuss these technologies and the future prospect of display technologies for consumer electronics.
Prof. Massimo Poncino, IEEE Fellow, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Biography: Massimo Poncino is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.
His research interests include the design automation of digital systems, with special emphasis on low-power embedded systems, modeling and the simulation of digital systems.
He has co-authored more than 350 publications in the above areas. Many of these publications are relative to the results of industry-oriented funded research projects, including collaborations with various companies from the ICT, semiconductor, and automotive domain. Since 1999, Massimo Poncino has been involved, as a technical manager or coordinator of more than 30 of EC-funded projects.
Massimo Poncino has served as member of Technical Program Committee of many international IEEE and ACM conferences, and also served as a reviewer for a number of journal and conferences of the IEEE and ACM. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE/ACM Symposium on Low-Power Electronics and Design and General co-Chair for the 2012 IEEE/ACM Symposium on Low-Power Electronics and Design. He has served in the Editorial Board of several international journals and is currently serving in the Editorial Board of IEEE Design & Test and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES).
Massimo Poncino is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of the ACM SIGDA Low-Power Technical Committee, and a Member the Circuit and Systems Society.
Speech Title: Energy-Quality Scalability in Mobile Devices
Abstract: The main constraint of most mobile electronic devices is not computational power, but rather their energy consumption. These devices rely in fact on rich multi-core platforms with powerful accelerators that could be even exploited further, if it were not to the stringent constraints imposed by batteries. A paradigm that has recently emerged is the so-called "energy quality scalability", which leverages the fact that most functionalities of a mobile device are error-resilient: controlled errors in their operations do not have a dramatic impact on final quality of the outputs, but might allow to simplify the system and therefore save energy. This impact can be fully exploited in mobile systems, where most functionalities are meant for two human senses (sight and hearing) that have limited sensitivity. This talk will present some ideas that are particularly promising and also quite consolidated in the research community, but, in spite of their simplicity and economic sustainability, have not found their way into mobile devices.