Learn to Establish and Achieve Professionalism (LEAP)
SAPEON X220: High-performance AI Accelerator for High-quality AI ServicesSoojung RyuVice president, SK Telecom, KoreaSoojung Ryu is a Vice President at SK telecom. She is leading SAPEON development, which is the first Korean commercialized AI accelerator chip for server. Before joining SK telecom, she was a University-Industry Collaboration Professor at Seoul National University. She is currently a member of AI and SW Advisory Committee of Ministry of Science and ICT in Korea. She worked for Samsung Electronics from 2004 to 2018 as a processor architect after she received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She was a Samsung Corporate Vice President from Dec 2014 to 2018. She was leading a processor design and SW framework development for digital signal processor (Samsung Reconfigurable Processor) and Samsung Mobile Graphics Processing Unit. She served as a Board of Directors of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation from 2017 to 2018 and also a Specification contributor from 2013 to 2018. Her current research focus is deep neural network accelerator design as well as the high performance processor solutions for various application areas.The increasing demand for high-quality AI-Based services has accelerated the development of dedicated AI-specific hardware. AI accelerator, SAPEON X220 design focuses on AI inference performance by maximizing compute-intensity without sacrificing the flexibility. High-density MAC array and programmable vector cores are orchestrated by dynamic scheduler to achieve a high overall performance. In this talk, I will show the case studies used in commercial services such as AI speaker and intrusion detection system as well as the potential services in Data Center including image enhancement. Service-oriented hardware design, software-development tools as well as AI-inference serving system are key factors to deliver the high-quality AI services in data center.
Navigating in the Vast Research TerrainYa-Chin KingProfessor, National Tsing Hua University, TaiwanYa-Chin King was born in Taiwan, Republic of China. She received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1992, the M.S. and PhD degree from University of California, Berkeley, in 1994 and 1999, respectively. She since joined the faculty of National Tsing Hua University at Hsinchu, Taiwan, and received the “2003 NTHU New Researcher Award”, the “Outstanding Youth Electrical Engineer Award” by the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineer in 2007, the “Ta-You Wu Memorial Award” in 2008 by Taiwan’s National Science Counsel. She has published over 200 journal papers and 100 conference papers, which include more than 20 papers in IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting on novel memories technologies and innovative CMOS devices. Her research interests include: VLSI device reliability, CMOS image sensors and embedded memory technologies. She is currently a Professor of National Tsing Hua University, Institute of Electronics Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering and Chair of NTHU Advanced Flash Memory Center. Ever since I started my career as the independent researcher, how to maintain “independent”, and finding resources to achieve once goals has always been a joggling act. For the past 20 years, after engaging and leading many different research projects, I’ve found that nurturing connections/ resources and defining one’s role before venturing into a new field are most critical to each success. In this talk, I will share some of that experience in interdisciplinary work as case-studies for those who are at the beginning of their own path-finding adventure.
Biodegradable materials and electronicsLan YinProfessor, Tsinghua University, ChinaLan Yin is currently an Associate Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in 2007 and Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011, both in Materials Science and Engineering. She worked as a posdoctoral research associate in Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011-2012 and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2012-2015. In 2015, she joined Tsinghua University with Thousand-Talent award. Her research interests are focused on biodegradable materials and electronics. In 2021, she has received the Excellent Young Scholar Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and is honored with the Chinese Materials Research Society (CMRS) the first prize of Science and Technology Award.Biodegradable electronics is a new category of devices that can be completely degradable in physiological environments and therefore eliminate secondary surgeries for device retrieval and minimize associated infection risks. These devices could play a critical role in many therapeutic and diagnostic processes, including promoting tissue regeneration, probing neurotransmitters, etc. Here, we propose novel materials strategies and fabrication schemes that enable a fully biodegradable and self-electrified conduit device for sciatic nerve regeneration. Successful nerve regrowth and motor functional recovery are achieved in rodents. In another example, real-time detection of nitric oxide in biological systems based on degradable materials integrating wireless modules is realized, which could offer essential information for monitoring inflammatory responses. These works provide new routes for modulating and probing important biological activities that can be beneficial for healthcare.
What is a processor architect?Sugako OtaniProcessor Architect, Renesas Electronics, JapanSugako Otani is a chief processor architect at Renesas Electronics Corporation. Her current research focuses on application specific architecture ranging from IoT devices to automobile. She joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan, in 1995. From 2005 to 2006, she was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. She received a Ph.D. in engineering from Kanazawa University in 2015. She serves VLSI circuit symposium, ISSCC, ESSCIRC, and Coolchips.Optimizing across systems, applications, and processors are becoming increasingly important to provide more powerful computing solutions. Processor architects can contribute to these technologies by having a deep understanding of both software and hardware. In addition, semiconductor development is a large-scale project and requires a collaborative team effort to be successful. Processor architects also play an essential role in the management of the project. What are the functions of a processor architect?
Next-generation biomedical interfaceHyunjoo Jenny LeeProfessor, KAIST, KoreaHyunjoo Jenny Lee received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2012. From 2013-2015, she was a Research Scientist at the Brain Science Institute, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea. In 2015, she joined the School of Electrical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) where she is now an Associate Professor. Her current research focuses on Bio-MEMS including neural interface, ultrasound transducers, epidermal electronic, biosensors, and brain stimulation systems.Miniaturized devices based on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) offer competitive advantages over conventional bio/medical tools for neuroscience applications, such as small size, low cost due to batch fabrication, and CMOS compatibility. For example, miniaturized devices such as neural probes and ultrasound transducers have opened up new means for neuroscientists to observe and control our brain. This talk will discuss the use of ultrasound for neuromodulation with a focus on miniaturized ultrasound transducers. The functionalities and potential applications of these devices will be discussed.
My journey from Graduate Student, Professor, to C.E.O.Yu-Jiu WangChairman & CEO, Tron Future Tech. Inc., TaiwanYu-Jiu Wang received B.S. degree in E.E. from National Taiwan University, and MS/Ph.D. degree also in E.E. from California Institute of Technology. Dr. Wang is an expert on very-large-scale radio frequency design and array radar/communication system design. He joined the Electronics Engineer Department in National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) after Ph.D., and was promoted to a tenure associate professor. Dr. Wang left NCTU in Feb. 2019 and become the chairman and C.E.O. of Tron Future Tech Inc., headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Tron Future Tech Inc. delivered total solutions based on state-of-the-art ultrathin radar and communication systems to aerospace and defense industries etc. Notably, Tron Future Tech Inc. is delivering various Gbps multibeam phased array (0.25~1m2 X~Ka-band aperture) communication satellite payloads and Satellite Phased-Array Synthetic Aperture Radar (5m2 X-band aperture) payloads for Taiwan’s Space Program Phase III.
Dr. Wang is a two-time International Physics Olympiad silver medal winner. He received national industrial innovation award in 2015. He is also a member of IEEE Solid-State Society, Microwave Theory and Technique Society, Circuits and Systems society, Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Antenna and Propagation, and reviewers for various conference. He is a director of Taiwan Space Industry Development Association.I will briefly present my career from graduate student in Caltech, professor of National Chiao Tung University, to the C.E.O. of Tron Future Tech Inc.
Learn to Establish and Achieve Professionalism (LEAP) Sub-committee Chair/Co-chair and Members
Hayun Chung, Chair Korea University, Korea
Milin Zhang, Co-Chair Tsinghua University, China
Kazuko Nishimura Panasonic Corporation, Japan
Ping-Hsuan Hsieh National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC