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Global electrical engineering symposium kicks off at Tufts University Aug. 6

IEEE Midwest Circuits and Systems Symposium to feature industry leaders

Tufts University


IMAGE: This is Tufts University Associate Professor Valencia Joyner Koomson, right, is technical program co-chair of the event. view more 

Credit: Kelvin Ma/Tufts University

More than 500 technology leaders from 39 countries, including experts on cyber and hardware security, will descend on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus for the 2017 IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) Aug. 6-9.

The symposium will include keynote presentations by prominent scientists, oral and poster sessions, a student paper contest, and tutorials by experts in circuits and systems topics. All areas of electronic circuits and systems will be covered, including the latest innovations in the field around cyber and hardware security, and analog devices.

"We are delighted to be welcoming so many industry leaders to share ideas and collaborate on the latest advances in technology that benefit people every day," said Valencia Joyner Koomson, Ph.D., co-chair of the technical program of the symposium and an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the School of Engineering at Tufts. "It is particularly special to host this conference in the Greater Boston region, which has transformed into one of the leading technology hubs in the country."

The symposium's three keynote lectures will be delivered by:

  • Linton Salmon, Ph.D., a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), who will present "Microelectronics: Challenges and Opportunities," Aug. 7;

  • Jesse Wheeler, Ph.D., a neurotechnology business lead at Draper Laboratory, who will present "Neurotechnology: Biomedical, Biomimetic, and Beyond," Aug. 8; and

  • Donhee Ham, Ph.D., the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, who will present "CMOS Electronics See Inside Biological Cellular Networks," Aug. 9

This year marks the 60th MWSCAS sponsored by IEEE. Several special events are planned to commemorate the history of the gathering.

IEEE, an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world's largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.

For more information, go to the 2017 IEEE Midwest Circuits and Systems Symposium website.


About Tufts University

Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.

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