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Stanford Optical Society Seminar

Organized by Stanford OSA/SPIE Student Chapter

Sponsored by BA-SID (Bay Area Chapter of the Society for Information Display)

Always-On Vision Becomes a Reality

 Dr. Evgeni Gousev

Qualcomm Research, CA

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

4:15-5 pm, Spilker 232

 Refreshments at 4 pm

 

Abstract: Intelligent devices equipped with human-like senses such as always-on touch, audio and motion detection have enabled a variety of new use cases and applications, transforming the way we interact with each other and our surroundings. While the vast majority (>80%) of human insight comes through the eyes, enabling always-on vision (defined as < 1 mA power) for devices is challenging due to power-hungry hardware and the high complexity of inference algorithms. Qualcomm Research has pioneered an Always-on Computer Vision Module (CVM) combining innovations in the system architecture, ultra-low power design and dedicated hardware for vision algorithms running at the “edge.”  With low end-to-end power consumption, a tiny form factor and low cost, the CVM can be integrated into a wide range of battery- and line-powered devices (IoT, mobile, VR/AR, automotive, etc.), performing object detection, feature recognition, change/motion detection, and other tasks. Its processor performs all computation within the module itself and outputs metadata.

Biography: Dr. Evgeni Gousev is a Senior Director in Qualcomm Research. He manages a hardware R&D team in the Silicon Valley Center and leads a project developing an always-on computer vision module. He has been with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. since 2005 after joining from IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he led several projects in the field of advanced silicon technologies. Evgeni holds a M.S. degree in Applied Physics (1988) and a Ph.D. in Solid-State Physics (1991). He has co-edited 20 books and published more than 150 papers and is an inventor on more than 60 issued and filed patents.

Bay Area Chapter of the Society for Information Display: who we are.

The Society for Information Display, SID, is dedicated to the advancement of display technology worldwide.  It is comprised of the top scientists, engineers, corporate researchers, and business people of the display industry, valued at over US$100B annually.  The Bay Area chapter of SID (BA-SID) is a subset of SID localized to the Bay Area. It is one of twenty eight such chapters located worldwide. 

 

The Bay Area is home to a thriving display industry and is a “hotbed” for display technology innovation.  Not surprisingly, the Bay Area chapter is one of the largest chapters in the world. It is also one of the most active chapters; most of the activity being centered on monthly technical seminars. Various aspects of “leading edge” display technology are presented by the experts at these seminars; many of whom live and work in the Bay Area.  Examples of information presented over the past year include display application in automotive technology, the advancement and use of quantum dots enabling more colorful displays, holographic 3D displays, robust flexible displays and printed electronics.  Technical presentations are augmented with networking sessions after each seminar.  These enable lively discussion among engineers and scientists over a mug of beer at a nearby pizza place.

 

BA-SID activities are punctuated by special events such as the annual dinner and one day conferences.   The annual dinner provides a relaxing atmosphere with great food while listening to an entertaining speaker.  Speaker topics covered have included how to mine asteroids, how a laser projection system for theater works and bizarre optical effects created as our minds interpret certain visual stimuli.  Last year, Honeywell co-sponsored a one day conference with BA-SID where over twenty speakers gave talks pertaining to display technology. 

 

Currently the BA-SID chapter (www.ba-sid.org) is expanding to include the Stanford University Student SID Branch. Interactions with other scientific communities are also being developed.  BA-SID is a fun organization with pronounced networking benefits and the opportunity to learn from experts in a variety of technological fields all having display technology in common. 

 

Bay Area SID Executive Committee Members

Regional VP: Sri Peruvemba (Marketer International)

Director: John Miller (dep3D)

Chair: Dr. Russ Gruhlke (Qualcomm)

Vice Chair: Bryan Chan (E Ink)

Treasurer: Vignesh Sanmugam (E Ink)

Secretary: Dr. Neetu Chopra (Kateeva)

Public Relations: Jagadish Kumaran (Rambus)

Student Branch: Dr Sudip Mukhopadhyay (Honeywell)

Stanford Student Branch: Dr. Dianmin Lin (Magic Leap)

Chair, Annual Event: Dr. Jesse Manders (Nanosys)

 

Text Box: Biography: Dr. Evgeni Gousev is a Senior Director in Qualcomm Research. He manages a hardware R&D team in the Silicon Valley Center and leads a project developing an always-on computer vision module. He has been with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. since 2005 after joining from IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he led several projects in the field of advanced silicon technologies. Evgeni holds a M.S. degree in Applied Physics (1988) and a Ph.D. in Solid-State Physics (1991). He has co-edited 20 books and published more than 150 papers and is an inventor on more than 60 issued and filed patents.
 
Location: 
Spilker 232
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00