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Break Time Round Table Discussion

Tuesday, September 14 at 9:30 to 10:15 pm (China Standard Time) / 9:30 to 10:15 am (Eastern Time)

The IEEE UFFC-S Industry Engagement Committee invites you to a break time discussion: The Virtual Round Tables event at IEEE IUS 2021!

 We prepared two topics for you and invited renowned hosts and speakers to lead the discussions:

  • CMUTs from research to product – Challenges and opportunities
  • GPU/TPU based computing in Ultrasound

David Lin, Principal Scientist at GE

Dr. David Lin, is a Principal Engineer of Microsystems at GE Research. His work focuses on MEMS sensor design, microsystems integration and reliability. David is passionate about bridging over the gap between MEMS research and productization. During his 20-year industrial career in MEMS research and development, he has successfully led multiple MEMS programs from novel concept generation into high volume production. David is also a principal investigator or a lead contributor to multiple research projects funded by US government, including IARPA, DARPA, SEMI_ARL and DOE. David holds 45 issued US patents.


Professors Levent Degertekin, Georgia Institute of Technology

F. Levent Degertekin received the B.S. degree in 1989 from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey; the M.S. degree in 1991 from Bilkent University, Turkey; and the Ph.D. degree in 1997 from Stanford University, CA, all in electrical engineering. He currently holds the G.W. Woodruff Chair in Mechanical Systems, and is a Professor at the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA. His research interests have been in micromachined ultrasonic and opto-acoustic devices, integrated systems for medical ultrasound imaging, bioanalytical instrumentation, and atomic force microscopy. He has authored over 60 U.S. patents and over 100 journal publications. Dr. Degertekin was an associate editor for the IEEE Sensors Journal the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. Dr. Degertekin has received an NSF CAREER award for his work on ultrasonic atomic force microscopy in 2004, and with his students, the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society 2004 Outstanding Paper award, and most recently the inaugural IEEE UFFC Society 2014 Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonic Achievement Award.


Prof. Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub, Stanford University

Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received the BS degree from the American University of Beirut, the MS degree from Dartmouth College, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. His current research interests include medical ultrasound imaging and therapy, ultrasound neuro-stimulation, chemical/biological sensors, gas flow and energy flow sensing, micromachined ultrasonic transducers, and ultrasonic fluid ejectors. He has authored over 600 publications and has been principal inventor or co-inventor of 107 US and international issued patents. He was awarded the Medal of the City of Bordeaux in 1983 for his contributions to Nondestructive Evaluation, the Distinguished Advisor Award of the School of Engineering at Stanford University in 1987, the Distinguished Lecturer Award of the IEEE UFFC society in 1999, a Stanford University Outstanding Inventor Award in 2004, Distinguished Alumnus Award of the School of Engineering of the American University of Beirut in 2005, Stanford Biodesign Certificate of Appreciation for commitment to educate, mentor and inspire Biodesgin Fellows, 2011, and 2011 recipient of IEEE Rayleigh award.


Prof. Alfred Yu, University of Waterloo


Elliot Smith

Elliott received his MEng degree from the University of Leeds in Electronics and Nanotechnology in 2016. Having spent time in industry at a global semiconductor IP company working on SoC designs, Elliott returned to the University of Leeds to undertake a Ph.D. with the Ultrasonics and Instrumentation Group and the Center for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine in 2019. His research interests include advanced beamforming and deep learning for ultrasound imaging at the edge.

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Piero Tortoli, Professor of electronics at the University of Florence, Florence

.Piero Tortoli is full professor of Electronics at the University of Florence, Italy, where he leads the Microelectronics Systems Design Laboratory. His research interests include the development of open ultrasound research systems and novel imaging/Doppler methods. On these topics, he has authored more than 300 papers. Piero is a Fellow of IEEE and AIMBE.. He has served on the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Technical Program Committee since 1999 and is currently Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.

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