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MP Associates, Inc.
SUNDAY October 15, 1:30pm - 5:00pm | Charlotte, 36F
State of the Art Energy Harvesting for IoT

Aatmesh Shrivastava - Northeastern Univ.
Daniel Chou - Flexwave Co. Ltd.
Davide Brunelli - Univ. of Trento
Sehwan Kim - Dankook Univ.
Sehwan Kim - Dankook Univ.
Pai H. Chou - Univ. of California, Irvine
This tutorial is a half-day collection of four lectures for researchers and practitioners who want to learn about the state of the art in energy harvesting for the Internet of Things (IoT).  Tens of billions of connected devices will be deployed in the next decade, but regularly changing the batteries in all these devices will be difficult and expensive.  A potential solution is to harvest energy from a variety of environmental sources such as light, temperature gradients, vibration, movement, air flow, or radio signals. Output levels are typically of the order of milliwatts or lower, sufficient for low-power electronic devices that would otherwise be powered by small batteries.  Four invited speakers will introduce different aspects of energy harvesting, from energy sources and circuits to systems and applications..


Sehwan Kim is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Dankook University, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. Prior to his Ph.D., he has 8-year industrial experience including Samsung Electronics as a senior engineer for R&D of mobile phones. His research interests include low-power circuits and systems design, IoT-based biomedical systems, and efficient energy harvesting. He is a member of several Technical Program Committee of DAC and ASP-DAC. He won the Low Power Design Contest Award at ISLPED 2013 and Chancellor’s Best Teaching Award, Dankook University, 2016.

Pai H. Chou received the A.B. degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine; and in computer science at the National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests include wireless sensing systems, low-power design, energy harvesting, and system synthesis. Dr. Chou is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Aatmesh Shrivastava received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 2014. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked as a senior design engineer at Texas Instruments, Bangalore from 2006 to 2010. From 2014 to 2016, he worked at an IoT start-up PsiKick as senior design director. In August 2016, he joined Northeastern University, where he is now working as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. His research interests include self-powered and ultra-low power circuits and system, energy-harvesting and power-first system/computer architecture, internet-of-things, ultra-low power bio-medical and neural circuits, exascale computing, and high-reliability circuits and system design

Daniel Chou is the founder and CEO of Flexwave Co., Ltd., in Hsinchu, Taiwan.  He is the inventor of the flexible waveguide photovoltaics, an organic polymer material that can enable energy harvesting of a wide range of IoT devices without taking up extra areas.  He was a Ph.D. candidate at National Chiao-Tung University in Electro-optical Engineering from 2011-2014.  He was an R&D Engineer at a2peak Power in 2009 and Technical Consultant at Viswell Technology in 2011. He received the scholarship grant of Chung Hua Rotary Educational Foundation in 2012 and was a recipient of Best Paper Award in Optics & Photonics International Conference in 2013.
Davide Brunelli is Associate Professor with the University of Trento, Italy. He received the M.S. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. His current research interests include smart grids and the development of new techniques of energy scavenging for IoT and embedded systems, the optimization of low-power and low-cost consumer electronics, and the interaction and design issues in embedded personal and wearable devices. He is leading the activity on Energy Efficiency in the IEEE Smart City initiative for the city of Trento. He is a senior member of the IEEE.