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After the Harvest Imaging forums during the last 4 years, a fifth one will be organized in December 2017, again in Voorburg (the Hague), the Netherlands. The basic intention of the Harvest Imaging forum is to have a scientific and technical in-depth discussion on one particular topic that is of great importance to digital imaging. The audience will be strictly limited to enhance and stimulate the interaction with the speaker, as well as to allow close contacts with other participants.

The subject of the 2017 Harvest Imaging forum will be:

"Low-Noise Analog CMOS Circuit Design : from devices to circuits".

A world-level expert in the field,

Prof. dr. Christian ENZ (EPFL, Switzerland),

is invited and agreed to address and explain the ins and out of this very interesting and important topic.

Christian Enz, PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), 1989. He is currently full Professor at EPFL and Director of the Institute of Microengineering (IMT) and head of the IC Lab. He is also the manager of the EPFL site at Microcity in Neuch√Ętel. Until April 2013 he was VP at the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) in Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland where he was heading the Integrated and Wireless Systems Division. Prior to joining the CSEM, he was Principal Senior Engineer at Conexant (formerly Rockwell Semiconductor Systems), Newport Beach, CA, where he was responsible for the modeling and characterization of MOS transistors for RF applications. From 1992 to 1997, he was an Assistant Professor at EPFL, working in the field of low-power analog CMOS IC design and device modeling. In 1989 he was one of the founders of Smart Silicon Systems S.A. (S3), where he developed several low-noise and low-power ICs, mainly for high energy physics application at CERN. His technical interests and expertise are in the field of ultra low-power analog and RF IC design, wireless sensor networks and semiconductor device modeling. Together with E. Vittoz and F. Krummenacher he is the developer of the EKV MOS transistor model and the author of the book "Charge-Based MOS Transistor Modeling - The EKV Model for Low-Power and RF IC Design" (Wiley, 2006). He is the author and co-author of more than 250 scientific papers and has contributed to numerous conference presentations and advanced engineering courses.

He is an individual member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). He has been member of several technical program committees, including International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) and European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He was the General Co-chair of the 2016 ESSDERC-ESSCIRC conference. He has also served as a vice-chair for the 2000 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), exhibit chair for the 2000 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) and chair of the technical program committee for the 2006 European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC). He has been an elected member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Administrative Commmittee (AdCom) from 2012 to 2014. He is also the Chair of the IEEE Solid-State Chapter of West Switzerland.

A detailed biography can be found here.