NSF Sponsored Analog Circuits and Systems Workshop

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 9:00am

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the University of Akron (UA) have recently received NSF support for organizing a regional meeting that is aimed at exploring important needs, goals and ideas from the NE-Ohio analog electronics community.Analog circuits form the foundation of all electronic devices, systems and instrumentation regardless of whether the design goal is low frequency, mixed-signal, digital, or radio-frequency (RF). This workshop, on August 18, 2017, will focus on the teaching of analog electronics across multiple levels across the engineering curriculum, and state-of-art research undertaken in analog electronics is fundamental to the continued growth of the field of electronics. Objectives of this meeting include:

  1. Focus attention on analog design and education in NE Ohio, and offer a forum for anyone having concerns or ideas for the improvement of the field of analog electronics within the region. Topics of interest are broad, and span analog and mixed-signal chip design, analog design for communications, the internet of things, imaging, biomedical, defense and computer architecture.
  2. Discuss community objectives and plans for growth and infrastructure needs, including but not limited to: access to IC fabrication and test facilities, shared building blocks of IP and instrumentation, access to labs and facilities, and new community-based platforms for education.
  3. Provide networking opportunities for circuits and systems professionals in the region by ensuring participation by universities, colleges, industry, and research laboratories.
  4. Secure access to NSF and DoD program managers who have related interests.
  5. Provide a forum for discussion and brainstorming among the attendees.
  6. Publish technical posters and listen to invited keynote talks (from NSF and Columbia University).
  7. Foster student participation, community engagement, and open discussion
  8. Discuss proposal ideas, planning, and teaming opportunities with other attendees.

More information can be found at sites.google.com/site/casecirc/ci-workshop-2017. Please email your interest in attending the event to Dr. Soumyajit Mandal at CWRU (email: sxm833@case.edu). Let us know in a few words your involvement and interests in research and teaching of analog electronics, and whether you would like to contribute a poster or 15-minute lecture presentation on your work. Limited local travel support is available for attendees from NE-Ohio Universities and educational institutions.