Plenary Speakers

Plenary speakers are sponsored by NUI, Galway's Millennium Fund.

Adaptivity and Reliability in Future Chips
Multi-Core and Reconfigurable Architectures in the Nano Era

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Becker

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Becker
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT
Dept. Electrical Engineering & Information Technology
Institute for Information Processing - ITIV
D-76128 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 / 608-2502 (-2503 Secr.)
Fax: +49 721 / 608-2925

Jürgen Becker is Full Professor for Embedded Electronic Systems in the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Universität Karlsruhe (TH). His actual research is focused on industrial-driven System-on-Chip (SoC) integration with emphasis on adaptivity, e.g. dynamically reconfigurable hardware architecture development and application in automotive and communication systems.

Prof. Becker is Head of the Institute for Information Processing (ITIV) and Department Director of Electronic Systems and Microsystems (ESM) at the Computer Science Research Center (FZI). From 2001- 2005 he has been Co-Director of the International Department at Universität Karlsruhe (TH). He is author and co-author of more than 180 scientific papers, and active as general and technical program chairman of national / international conferences and workshops. He is ex-ecutive board member of the german IEEE section, Board member of the GI/ITG Technical Committee of Architectures for VLSI Circuits, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, and Senior Member of the IEEE. Since October 2005 Prof. Becker is Vice-President ("Prorektor") for Studies and Teaching at Universität Karlsruhe (TH).

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Wave-based Control of Flexible Mechanical Systems

Dr William J O'Connor

Dr William J O'Connor, BE, PhD, C.Eng. FIEI
UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering
UCD Belfield,
Dublin 4,

Phone: +353 1 7161887
Fax: +353 1 2830534

Dr William J O'Connor is Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin, National University of Ireland.

He lectures in Dynamics and Control at undergraduate level and has presented graduate courses to industry in Control and Microprocessor Applications. His research interests include control and active vibration damping of elastic mechanical systems; analysis and design of acoustic devices; development of vibration based sensors, particularly for flu-ids; numerical modelling methods, particularly TLM (Transmission Line Matrix); analysis and computa-tion of non-linear magnetic fields and forces.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.

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Advanced Methods for Control of Neural Prostheses

Prof. Dejan B. Popovic

Prof. Dejan B. Popovic, Dr.techn., Ph.D.
Professor of Rehabilitation Engineering,
Center for Sensory Motor Interaction (SMI),
Department of Health Sciences and Technology,
Aalborg University,

Phone: +45 9940 8726
Mobile: +45 2165 9798 or +381 63 252481
Fax: +45 9815 4008

Prof. Dejan B. Popovic is Professor of Rehabilitation Engineering, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction (SMI), department of Health Sciences and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. He is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade and adjunct Professor of Control Systems, Faculty of Engineering, University of Novi Sad.

Prof. Popovic has worked in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Univer-sity of Miami College of Engineering, Florida, the Department of Neurological Surgery, Uni-versity of Miami School of Medicine, Florida, and the Department of Physiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

His research interests include control of movement, restoration of movement in humans with disabilities, design of medical instrumentation, and information technology in medicine.

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