Smart Sensor Microsystems for IoT and Wearables: Application-Dependent Integration Approaches

Minkyu Je
DGIST, Korea
16:00~16:45,November 20th, 2015

Abstract :

With the future filled with a trillion sensors on the way, there is a large variety in the forms of smart sensors for different applications existing or emerging, such as environmental monitoring, smart grid, green transportation, smart home and building, wearables, implants, and so on. The applications of sensors and corresponding use scenarios define desired form factors, operation frequencies and durations, energy sourcing and management strategies, communication distances and data rates, as well as control interfaces and protocols, leading to significantly different microsystem structures and integration approaches eventually.

In this talk, the application dependence of the microsystem structures and integration approaches are investigated, along with several examples of the smart sensor microsystem integration across different applications introduced. While we find the optimally crafted system designs and integration strategies can draw the maximum out of currently available technologies on one hand, the study on the other hand reveals the limitations, challenges, and bottlenecks of the technologies to overcome for a leap to the next stage of the sensor world.


Main Research Areas:

  intergration-Ready Microelectronics Platform Based on Advanced Circuit Technologies

  • Microsystem Integration for Emerging Applications
  • Intelligent Miniature Biomedical Devices (Solutions for Real and Important Clinical Needs)
  • Ubiquitous Wireless Sensor Nodes (Solutions for Sensor Cloud toward Internet of Things)
  • Future Mobile Devices (Solutions for Wearables and Future Mobile Infrastructure)



Professianal Activities :

  • 2014.3-Present Associate Professor, Information and Communication Engineering, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Korea
  • 2012.4-2014.2 Deputy Director (May. 2013-Feb. 2014) / Senior Scientist (Apr. 2012- Apr. 2013), Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • 2010.7-2014.2 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  • 2008.4-2012.3 Member of Technical Staff, IME, A*STAR, Singapore
  • 2006.6-2008.3 Senior Research Engineer, Integrated Circuits & Systems Laboratory, Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore
  • 2003.6-2006.4 Senior Engineer, RF Development Team, Samsung Electronics, Korea
  • 2003 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (EE), Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea
  • 1998 Master of Science, EE, KAIST