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Tuesday, June 26 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pre-Conference Symposium 2: Energy Harvesting and Energy-Efficient Power Solutions for Sensor Applications - Tutorials

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Wirelessly connected sensors pose a major problem when considering batteries as the sole source of power - battery life. Converting the available energy from a variety of sources to electricity, or energy harvesting, provides an alternative to frequently changing batteries in wireless sensing applications.

This symposium will provide an in-depth analysis of the challenges and solutions of using energy harvesting techniques of varying types for powering sensors in wireless and other ultralow power applications.

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9:00am-9:10am | Energy Harvesting Background - Randy Frank, President, Randy Frank & Associates, Ltd.

9:10am-10:00am | Case Studies of Vibration Energy Harvesting in Action - Karim El-Rayes, PhD. Candidate, University of Waterloo

10:00am-10:50am | Solving Energy Harvesting and Low Power Sensing Problems with Supercaps - Pierre Mars, VP Quality & Applications Engineering, CAP-XX

10:50am-11:10am | Break

11:10am-12:00pm | Power Efficient Machine Intelligence for Mobile and Edge Devices - Dr. Narayan Srinivasa, CTO, Eta Compute

12:00pm-1:20pm | Lunch

1:20pm-2:10pm | Real-World Deployments of Remote Wireless Power in Wireless Sensor Networks and Other Applications - Charles Green, Chief Operating & Technical Officer, Powercast Corporation

2:10pm-3:00pm | Cutting the Power Cord - Laurence Dunn, Chief Engineer, Hyster-Yale Group

3:00pm-3:20pm | Break

3:20pm-4:10pm | Solving the Energy Storage Problem for Miniature Sensing Applications - Jeff Sather, VP Customer Solutions, Cymbet Corporation 

4:10pm-5:00pm | Techniques and the Methodology for Reducing Processing System Power in Energy Harvesting Applications - Mark Buccini, Director, Texas Instruments

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Mark Buccini

Director of Advanced Product Platforms, Texas Instruments
Mark E. Buccini is responsible for advanced mixed-signal product platform architecture, strategy and execution as a staff member at Texas Instruments supporting the company’s Kilby Research Labs. He has over 30 years' experience that spans a range of ultra-low power application... Read More →
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Laurence Dunn

Chief Engineer II, Hyster-Yale Group
Laurence Dunn has worked in Automotive Electrical and Electronic Engineering for 48 years. He was born and educated in New Zealand, where he graduated from the Auckland Technical Institute. He worked for the Auckland University Physics department, in Geophysics, Nuclear Physics, and... Read More →
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Karim El-Rayes

Research Associate, University of Waterloo
Karim El-Rayes is PhD. candidate & research associate at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests range between vibrations-based energy harvesting, self-driving vehicles, sensor technology and instrumentation for industrial and scientific applications. With over... Read More →
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Randy Frank

President, Randy Frank & Associates, Ltd.
Focusing today on technical writing and editing, Randy Frank has a diversified technical background for his expertise.Randy has established departments to address new technologies and effective communications in technology business for over 30 years. At Chrysler Corporation, he was... Read More →
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Dr. Charles Greene

Chief Operating & Technical Officer, Powercast Corporation
Dr. Charles Greene, Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Powercast Corporation, received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively. Dr. Greene has over seventeen years of experience in the Radio Frequency... Read More →
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Pierre Mars

VP Applications Engineering, CAP-XX (Australia) Pty Ltd
Pierre has over 35 years of hardware and embedded software design experience. He has been with CAP-XX for 16 years where he is responsible for development of new supercapacitor applications. Prior to joining CAP-XX he held senior technical positions with Racal Defence Electronics... Read More →
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Narayan Srinivasa, Ph.D.

CTO, Eta Compute
Narayan Srinivasa, Ph.D., CTO of Eta Compute, is an expert in machine learning and neuromorphic computing and its applications to solve real world problems. Prior to Eta Compute, Dr. Srinivasa worked at Intel Labs as chief scientist and senior principal engineer, leading the work... Read More →
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Jeff Sather

VP Technology and Solutions, Cymbet Corporation
Jeff leads the product design and application engineering efforts at Cymbet Corporation, where he is responsible for customer engineering support and developing integrated power management and storage solutions. He has more than two decades of experience in designing and developing... Read More →

Tuesday June 26, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B