International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)

ISQED 2022 Panel Discussion


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

VLSI Technology in Health Care - Externally Worn Devices to monitor, store and transmit

Shigeki Tomishima - Intel Corporation (Chair)
Siddha Ganju - Nvidia (Co-Chair)

Alodeep Sanyal - LifePlus

Shintaro Izumi - Kobe University
Arindam Sanyal - Arizona State University
Aveek Sarkar - Synopsys
Ali Kabiri - Rockley Photonics

Summary: Healthy life is the most important all of us. Due to COVID pandemic, we certainly realized this importance and started taking our health more seriously how to monitor and control our health conditions in the ordinary daily life. One important factors, now adays, is not going to the clinics or hospitals, the monitoring and the self-diagnosing at the personal wearable devices remotely. In this panel session, the biosensing experts in the healthcare filed get together and will discuss about the current health sensing/monitoring technology and their business situation with focus on bio-sensing device on VLSI technologies, like what bio-sensing devices are available, how to combine with Si-base VLSI technologies, what is a gap what we’re seeing now and how modern circuitry in biomedical devices is changing and where are we headed for the future.


Shintaro Izumi Shintaro Izumi

About Shintaro Izumi

Shintaro Izumi is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of System Informatics at Kobe University and a member of the board of directors of Osaka Heat Cool Inc. He received his Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Kobe University in 2011. His current research focuses on biomedical signal processing, communication protocols, low-power VLSI design, and sensor networks. He has served as a Technical Committee Member for IEEE Biomedical and Life Science Circuits and Systems and as a Student Activity Committee Member for IEEE Kansai Section.





Arindam Sanyal Arindam Sanyal

About Arindam Sanyal

Arindam Sanyal is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and his M.Tech from The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He was previously an analog design engineer in the timing group at Silicon Laboratories, Austin, TX. His current research interests lie at the convergence of analog integrated circuits design, machine learning and neuromorphic computing. A major research focus of his group is developing intelligent wearables with embedded AI for personalized, at-home patient monitoring.




Aveek Sarkar Aveek Sarkar

About Aveek Sarkar

Aveek Sarkar is passionate about design and verification productivity through high-impact solutions and workflows. In his current role as vice president responsible for Customer Success and Product Management in the Custom Design and Manufacturing Group at Synopsys, Aveek and his team are enabling Synopsys’ modern, open platforms for the analog and photonic design community delivering significant productivity benefits for design, circuit simulation and layout closure. Aveek started his career at Sun Microsystems where he led the development of custom digital circuits and power management strategies for UltraSparc microprocessors. He was an early member of the Design Solutions team at Apache Design, where he drove all major customer adoptions and helped establish RedHawk as the industry-standard solution for chip-package system power noise analysis. He was part of the executive team that readied Apache for IPO prior to its acquisition by Ansys. Subsequently, he co-managed the Apache group in Ansys, doubling its business and enabling the vision for RedHawk-SC, the next-generation RedHawk architected on a custom-built big-data platform. Aveek got his MBA from Santa Clara University, MS EE from Oregon State University and B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


Ali Kabiri Ali Kabiri

About Ali Kabiri

Ali Kabiri, PhD, is a Senior Manager of Technology Product Management at Rockley Photonics Inc., a leading company in manufacturing wearable biosensors. Prior to that, he was a co-founder and bio-photonics lead at Quantum-Si Inc., where he worked on a fully integrated CMOS-Photonics Chip for digital protein sequencing. From 2011 through 2013, he was a research associate at Harvard University, where his work on flat optics and generalized reflection and refraction laws of light on curved surfaces received major academic attention. He holds over 30 US patents and authored more than 50 academic papers.





Alodeep Sanyal Alodeep Sanyal

About Alodeep Sanyal

Alodeep Sanyal is an Indian American computer scientist and is the co-founder and CEO of LifePlus, Inc., a company leading the path to the world’s first ever non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring wearable solution. Alodeep is a semiconductor industry veteran and played leading roles in developing next generation server products for Intel Corporation before switching to his current stint at LifePlus. He is considered a thought leader in the domain of deep-health wearable products and speaks extensively at the leading conferences and meetings in the broad domain of wearable technologies. Alodeep is a senior member of IEEE and received a master of science in computer science from Colorado State University, Fort Collins and doctor of philosophy in computer engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.