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Expert Series

“Expert series” are intended as short (15-20 minutes) videos covering subject of relevance in the area of Instrumentation and Measurement and that are given by well know researches active in the field.

Single-Photon Detection Using Avalanche Gain in Silicon

Author(s): 

Edward Fisher

Author Bio: 

Dr. Edward Fisher (M’08) received the M.Eng. degree in electronic and electrical engineering from The University of Edinburgh, working with ST Microelectronics on automatic exposure algorithms for image sensors. After completing his Ph.D. in single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) arrays in CMOS for optical communications (University of Edinburgh), he began work on high-speed, parallel data acquisition systems as a member of the Agile Tomography Group (ATG) within the Institute of Digital Communications. This work aims to provide chemical species tomography diagnostics for aero-engines in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, Royal Dutch Shell and academia within the FLITES project. He was awarded a fellowship with The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) in 2016, to promote best practices in code development. His research interests include mixed-signal instrumentation, signal processing, embedded systems and communications. He periodically revisits SPAD research with a 2017 book chapter on array readout topologies for optical communications and a book chapter (in press) on the early historical development of avalanche multiplication and SPADs. This covers the period of 1900 to 1969, however he is currently conducting the historical analysis of the 1970s and 80s for future publication. He is a member of the IEEE, IET and IOP, and a reviewer for IEEE TCAS:1.

 

Electrical Capacitance Tomography--from Principles to Applications

Author(s): 

Wugiang Yang

Author Bio: 

Wuqiang Yang graduated from Tsinghua University. Since 1991, he has been working with UMIST and The University of Manchester in the UK. He became Professor of Electronic Instrumentation in the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2005. His main research interests include industrial tomography, especially electrical capacitance tomography (ECT), sensing and data acquisition systems, circuit design, image reconstruction algorithms, instrumentation and multiphase flow measurement. He has published 400 papers with an h-index of 45. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. IM, editorial board member of 6 other journals (including Meas. Sci. Technol.), guest editor of many journal special issues, referee for more than 50 journals and visiting professor at several other universities. He has two books published: “Sensor Array” by InTech and “Imaging Sensor Technologies and Applications” by IET. He received several national awards, including the 1997 IEE/NPL Wheatstone Measurement Prize. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer from 2010 to 2016, Vice Chair of I2MTC 2017, and one of key organisers of IEEE International Conference on Imaging System and Techniques for many years. His biography has been included in Who’s Who in the World since 2002.

What is Impedance and Dielectric Spectroscopy?

Author(s): 

Rosario Gerhardt

Author Bio: 

Dr. Rosario A. Gerhardt is a full professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she has been on the faculty since 1991.  In addition to being a member of IEEE, she is also a member of MRS, ACers, ASNT , AAAS and Sigma Xi.  In 2017, she was awarded the ACerS Friedberg Lecture Award which recognized her teaching, research and patent contributions.  Her research is focused on developing an understanding of the relationships between the structure of materials and devices and their electromagnetic response.  Her work has appeared on many different journals including IEEE and physics journals.  She is currently writing a textbook on the technique of impedance and dielectric spectroscopy to be published by John Wiley & Sons. The textbook is based on her lecture notes for the graduate class that she has developed over the last 30 years and covers all types and forms of materials and devices.  She was invited to compete for the title of Distinguished Lecturer at the 2018 I2TMC held in Houston.  She has also presented tutorial lectures at different meetings and most recently at the Electronic Materials Applications Conference held in Orlando in January 2019 entitled “'Impedance spectroscopy: basics, challenges and opportunities”.  The videos were recorded at the I2MTC conference held in Auckland, New Zealand in May 2019.

Signal Quality From Wearables to Hospitals

Author(s): 

Mohamed Abdelazez

Author Bio: 

Mohamed Abdelazez is pursuing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a Vanier scholar at Carleton University. His Master’s thesis title was “Electrocardiogram Signal Quality Analysis to Reduce False Alarms in Myocardial Ischemia Monitoring” and was on signal quality and its application in reducing false alarms. Mohamed’s master’s thesis received a Senate Medal from Carleton University. His current area of research is the detection of Atrial Fibrillation in compressive sensed ECG. Outside of academia, he is the vice-chair of IEEE EMB Ottawa Chapter.

Measurements Applications for Autonomous Systems

Author(s): 

Daniele Fontanelli

Author Bio: 

Daniele Fontanelli received the M.S. degree in Information Engineering in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in Automation, Robotics and Bioengineering in 2006, both from the University of Pisa, Italy.  He was a Visiting Scientist with the Vision Lab of the University of California at Los Angeles, US, from 2006 to 2007.  From 2007 to 2008, he has been an Associate Researcher with the Interdepartmental Research Center ``E. Piaggio'', University of Pisa.  From 2008 to 2013 he joined as an Associate Researcher the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science and from 2014 the Department of Industrial Engineering, both at the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, where he is now an Associate Professor.  He has authored and co-authored more than 140 scientific papers in peer-reviewed top journals and conference proceedings.  He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, for the IET Science, Measurement and Technology Journal. From 2018 he is also an Associate Technical Program Committee Member for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. His research interests include autonomous systems and human localization algorithms, synchrophasor estimation, clock synchronization algorithms, real-time estimation and control, resource aware control, wheeled mobile robots and service robotics.

Measurement of Magnetism in Composite Materials

Author(s): 

Bernardo Tellini

Author Bio: 

Bernardo Tellini was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1969. He received the M.S. (Laurea) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. Since 2000, he has been with the University of Pisa, where he is currently a Full Professor of electrical measurements with the Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction Engineering. His current research interests include characterization of electrical and magnetic properties of materials, pulsed power metrology with particular application to electromagnetic launchers, measurements for railway systems, characterization of aging processes in lithium batteries, electrical current transduce.

Prof. Tellini is a member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the IEEE Magnetics Society. From 2014 to 2016 he was a member of the I2MTC Board of Directors. Since January 2019, he is the Chair of the IEEE Italy Section.

He was the General Chair of the International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference I2MTC in 2015. He was the General Co-Chair of IEEE RTSI 2019.

Principles and Applications of Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Author(s): 

Luca Pollonini

Author Bio: 

Luca Pollonini holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (2000) and a Ph.D. in Information Engineering (2004) from the University of Brescia (Italy) and he is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology at the University of Houston, TX, USA where he directs the Optical BioImaging Lab. Dr. Pollonini is also the Co-PI of the NSF I/UCRC BRAIN (Building Reliable Advances in Neurotechnology) at the University of Houston. Prior to his current position, he held research appointments at NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH and UT Health Science Center in Houston, TX. Before and during his research career, he also co-founded the academic spin-offs Nirox (2005) and LVL Technologies (2013). As of today, Dr. Pollonini has 21 journal publications, 42 peer-reviewed proceedings publications, 3 issued patents and 2 pending patents. He is an IEEE Senior Member and serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine and as a Communication Committee member of the Society for Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS).

Distributed and Collaborative Measurement Systems

Author(s): 

Luca Lombardo

Marco Parvis

Author Bio: 

Luca Lombardo was born in Italy in 1986. He received his B.D. and M.S. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Messina, Italy, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Metrology from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2019. Currently, he is a research fellow with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His research interests include the development of innovative sensors, distributed and collaborative systems for environmental monitoring and biomedical applications, embedded systems and instrumentation devices in general.

Marco Parvis was born in Italy in 1958. He received his MS degree in electrical engineering in 1982 from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and a Ph.D. degree in Metrology in 1987. He is now full professor of Electronic Measurements at Politecnico di Torino, where he was Dean of the II Faculty of Engineering, and Fellow Member and chair of the TC 25 Medical Measurement of the IEEE Society on Instrumentation and Measurement. He is now VP Technical Activities for the Instrumentation and Measurement IEEE Society. His main fields of interest are: intelligent instrumentation, application of signal processing to measurement, biomedical and chemical measurements.

 

Design and Characterization of Measurement Systems Based on Drone

Author(s): 

Luca De Vito

Francesco Picariello

Author Bio: 

Luca De Vito (M’10–SM’12) received the master’s (cum laude) degree in software engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information engineering from the University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. His master’s thesis was on automatic classification and characterization of digitally modulated signals. He joined the Laboratory of Signal Processing and Measurement Information, University of Sannio, where he was involved in research activities. In 2008, he joined the Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, as an Assistant Professor in electric and electronic measurement. In 2013, he received the National Academic Qualification as an Associate Professor. Since 2015, he is a Visiting Scientist at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, collaborating with the magnetic measurement and the control engineering sections. He is member of the IEEE since 2010, he is member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic System Society, and of the IEEE Standards Association. He is Senior Member of the IEEE since 2012. He member of the AFCEA and is Young President of the AFCEA Naples Charter.

He published more than 90 papers on international journals and conference proceedings, mainly dealing with measurements for the telecommunications, data converter testing and biomedical instrumentation.

 

Francesco Picariello received the B.Sc. ('09) and M.Sc. ('12) (cum laude) degree in electronic engineering, from the University of Salerno, Faculty of Engineering. He received the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy in 2016. He is currently working toward the Department of Engineering from University of Sannio, Laboratory L.E.S.I.M. where he is a Research Fellow in field of electrical and electronic measurements. His research interests include electrical and electronic circuit and system modeling, applied electronics, embedded measurement system, microelectronics, power electronics, wireless sensor networks and signal processing. Francesco Picariello published about 50 papers in international journals and in national and international conference proceedings on the following subjects: embedded systems, intelligent sensors, wireless sensor networks, aerial photogrammetry, and compressive sensing.

 

Measurements for Smart(er) Grids

Author(s): 

Mihaela Albu

Author Bio: 

Mihaela Albu is a professor of electrical engineering, graduated (1987) from Power Engineering Department of UPB and holds the Ph.D. degree (1998) from the same university. She is teaching courses on electrical measurements, signal processing and Smart Grids topics at both graduate and undergraduate programmes of UPB. Her research interests encompass synchronized measurements for wide area measurement and control systems; smart metering; DC and hybrid microgrids; power quality, IEEE and IEC standards in power (including contribution to the IEC TC8/JWG12: System aspects of electrical energy supply-Requirements for frequency measurement used to control DER and loads). Dr Albu was spending a leave at Arizona State University as a Fulbright Fellow 2002 – 2003 and in 2010. She has been P.I. of more than 40 research projects, funded by national and international research agencies, on measurements in smart grids topics. Dr. Albu is a Senior Member of the IEEE and member of the IEEE IMS TC39, Instrumentation for the Power Systems. Mihaela Albu presented several tutorials at I2MTC (2010-2019) and has been invited as IMS DL (2017-2020) at events in R8 and R10.

 

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