IEEE Distinguished Industry Speaker, Sergio Goma: Surfing the Technology Wave 2019 and Algorithm-Hardware Co-Design - Industry Perspective

  Date and Time
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00
UPT Conference Center - UPT Library, Room K1

Politehnica University of Timişoara, through its Department of Computer and Information Technology, organizes, jointly with the IEEE SSIT Chapter Romania, the conference "Surfing the Technology Wave 2019 and Algorithm-Hardware Co-Design - Industry Perspective", by Dr. Sergio Goma, Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies and IEEE Distinguished Industry Speaker 2019.

The event is scheduled on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, 14:00, at the UPT Conference Center, UPT Library, Room K1. The attendance is free for all the people interested in IT.

Sergiu Goma

Abstract: Discussing current trends in silicon technology influencing image sensor design - stacking silicon is a way to mitigate moving technology to a next silicon node while maintaining the trend of density increase in integrated circuits. Several examples of stacked image sensors will be discussed. Stacking image sensors with computational elements can be an optimized way of implementing computational imaging but a next step would be a joint optimization of the layers in this stack - this is a new approach to implement computational image elements: algorithm-hardware co-design. One implementation example of hardware-algorithm co-design is based on stacking a programmable hardware architecture with a BSI image sensor resulting in a customizable monolithic computational sensor.

Short Bio: Sergio Goma (SM) received the B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees from the “Univesitatea Politehnica Timisoara” University, Timisoara, Romania, in 1994, 1995 and 1998 respectively, all in computer engineering. Since 2008, Dr. Goma is the Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies where he leads the R&D and standardization group for imaging. Previously, Dr. Goma was the Principal Member of Technical Staff at AMD and prior to AMD, Dr. Goma was the Architect of the imaging processing solution present in the Imageon series of chips at ATI.

Dr. Goma has received the 2014 Society for Imaging and Technology Service Award for serving as the 2014 Electronic Imaging Symposium Chair and for leading the efforts for IS&T sole management of the Symposium beginning in 2016.

Dr. Goma’s research interests include programmable hardware architectures and hardware accelerators for imaging, computational photography and integrated imaging sensors, image quality, image processing and computer vision.

More info about Dr. Sergio Goma: full Bio, published papers, granted patents, volunteering.