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Image Sensors Speakers

The Smithers Apex Image Sensors conference attracts the highest calibre business-oriented speakers from the international digital imaging industry.

The 2015 programme is being created right now, but there are limited speaking positions remaining. If you wish to present at the next Image Sensors conference submit your paper abstract to Conference Director, Rob Stead.

Please see below for confirmed 2015 speakers...

Jed Hurwitz

Jed Hurwitz, Technologist, Advanced Measurement Systems

Analog Devices

JED Hurwitz graduated from Nottingham University, UK in 1987 with a BEng (hons). He joined GEC Plessey, then Matra MHS (France), where he worked on the world's first commercial video-telephone. In 1995, he joined VVL in Edinburgh as Principal Technologist and was one of the technical driving force behind the company that successfully became one of the pioneers of CMOS imaging. He became recognised as one of the worlds experts in all aspects of the architecture, design, development, and manufacturability of CMOS image sensor

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Jed Hurwitz (M'91) graduated from Nottingham University, UK in 1987 with a BEng (hons). He joined GEC Plessey, then Matra MHS (France), where he worked on the world's first commercial video-telephone. In 1995, he joined VVL (later floated as Vision Group Ltd before being acquired by ST Microelectronics) in Edinburgh as Principal Technologist and was one of the technical driving force behind the company that successfully became one of the pioneers of CMOS imaging.

He became recognised as one of the worlds experts in all aspects of the architecture, design, development, and manufacturability of CMOS image sensor systems (photons to bytes) and their optimization for the mobile market. In 2005 he switched disciplines and co-founded Gigle Semiconductors, a Fabless start-up company in home networking which delivered Gigabit extended Hompeplug based powerline and was later acquired by Broadcom Corp at the end of 2010.

In 2011 he co-founded Metroic Ltd, a company developing a new approach to electricity energy measurement, where he is currently the CTO. Between 2002 and 2011 he has been an active participant of the international technical commitees of the ISSCC and ESSCIRC, and has more than 18 granted and 60 pending patents.

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Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez

Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez, Professor at the University of Seville

Innovaciones Microelectrónicas, S.L. (AnaFocus)

Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez received a PhD degree in Physics Electronics in 1983. He is a Full Professor of Electronics at the University of Seville and the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville/CNM-CSIC. He is also the President and responsible for long term R&D at Innovaciones Microelectronicas SL (www.anafocus.com).

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Anders Johannesson

Anders Johannesson, Senior Executive

Axis Communications

Anders Johannesson received a B.S. degree in physics at Lund University in 1987, and a Ph.D. in astronomy at Lund University in 1992. After that he has been involved in development of imaging methodology and cameras for industrial and consumer applications at Svep AB in Sweden, at Dialog Semiconductor AB, and at Albireo AB. Since 2006 he is a senior expert engineer at Axis Communications AB in Sweden. His work within surveillance imaging focus on the image sensor and its interaction with the rest of the camera system.

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Anders Johannesson received a B.S. degree in physics at Lund University in 1987, and a Ph.D. in astronomy at Lund University in 1992. The Ph.D. work centered on imaging based on polarimetry and spectroscopy of small magnetic and dynamic structures in the solar atmosphere with data from the Swedish Solar observatory at La Palma, Spain.

Anders continued to work with solar imaging as a Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology in USA. After that he has been involved in development of imaging methodology and cameras for industrial and consumer applications at Svep AB in Sweden, at Dialog Semiconductor AB, and at Albireo AB. Since 2006 he is a senior expert engineer at Axis Communications AB in Sweden. His work within surveillance imaging focus on the image sensor and its interaction with the rest of the camera system.

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Steffen Reichel

Steffen Reichel, Development / Application, Advanced Optics

SCHOTT AG

Steffen is Senior Member of the IEEE and Member of SPIE and since 2013 professor (honorary) for "Optics & Photonics" at the University of Applied Science, Darmstadt, Germany. In addition he has about 70 publications, has 20 granted or applied patents, and is co-author in 3 books.

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Steffen Reichel studied electrical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern and spend 7 month at the Michigan State University, Michigan, USA. After his diploma degree in 1996 he worked as a researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern working on his doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in the field of optical communications (fiber optics, erbium-doped fiber amplifiers).

In 1999 he joined Lucent Technologies working on fiber optical communications, erbium-doped, and Raman amplifiers. Since 2001 he is working for SCHOTT on several fields of optics from imaging optics, fiber optics, waveguide optics, laser optics, illumination optics, and optical filters.

He is Senior Member of the IEEE and Member of SPIE and since 2013 professor (honorary) for "Optics & Photonics" at the University of Applied Science, Darmstadt, Germany. In addition he has about 70 publications, has 20 granted or applied patents, and is co-author in 3 books.

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David Stork

David Stork, Fellow

Rambus

David G. Stork is Rambus Fellow and Research Director of the Computational Sensing and Imaging Group at Rambus Labs. A graduate in physics from MIT and the University of Maryland, Dr. Stork has published eight books/proceedings volumes, including Pattern classification (2nd ed.) and Seeing the Light: Optics in nature, photography, color, vision and holography and has held faculty appointments in eight disciplines variously at Wellesley and Swarthmore Colleges and Clark, Boston and Stanford Universities. He holds 43 issued patents and is Fellow of both the International Association for Pattern Recognition and of SPIE.

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David G. Stork is Rambus Fellow and Research Director of the Computational Sensing and Imaging Group at Rambus Labs. A graduate in physics from MIT and the University of Maryland, Dr. Stork has published eight books/proceedings volumes, including Pattern classification (2nd ed.) and Seeing the Light: Optics in nature, photography, color, vision and holography and has held faculty appointments in eight disciplines variously at Wellesley and Swarthmore Colleges and Clark, Boston and Stanford Universities.

He holds 43 issued patents and is Fellow of both the International Association for Pattern Recognition and of SPIE.

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