Dr Chris Dick, DSP Chief Scientist, Xilinx
Dr Chris Dick is the DSP Chief Scientist at Xilinx. Chris has worked with signal processing technology for two decades and his work has spanned the commercial, military and academic sectors. Chris’ work and research interests are in the areas of fast algorithms for signal processing, digital communication, software defined radios, adaptive signal processing, synchronization, hardware architectures for real-time signal processing, and the use of Field Programmable Arrays (FPGAs) for custom computing machines and real-time signal processing. Chris has published many papers in the fields of signal processing, parallel computing, Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) imaging, and the use of FPGAs for building computing platforms for signal processing applications. Chris has over 70 journal and conference publications and has been an invited speaker at many international DSP and communications symposiums. In addition to his role at Xilinx Chris teaches FPGA Signal processing classes for the University of California Berkeley Extension Program and Santa Clara University. He is also an adjunct professor at Rice University. Chris is active in the Software Defined Radio area and has served on the Software Defined Radio Forum’s Board of Directors. He holds a bachelor’s and PhD degrees in the areas of computer science and electronic engineering.
Prof. Boris Murmann, Stanford University
Boris Murmann received the Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in communications engineering from Fachhochschule Dieburg, Germany, in 1994 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, in 1999. In 2003, he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, CA.
From 1994 to 1997, he was with Neutron Mikrolektronik GmbH, Hanau, Germany, where he developed low-power and smart-power ASICs in automotive CMOS technology. During 2001 and 2002, he held internship positions with the High-Speed Converter Group at Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA. Since 2004, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford, CA. His research interests are in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design, with special emphasis on data converters and sensor interfaces.
Dr. Murmann was a co-recipient of the Meritorious Paper Award at the 2005 US Government Microcircuit & Critical Technology Conference. He currently serves as a consultant to the Defensive Sciences Research Council (DSRC) and as a member of the International Solid-State-Circuits Conference (ISSCC) program committee.
Prof. Norbert Pelc, Stanford University
Norbert J. Pelc, Sc.D., received his doctorate in Medical Radiological Physics from Harvard in 1979. His dissertation was on 3D reconstruction from projections, with application to positron emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT) and x-ray imaging. From 1978 until 1990 he worked at GE Medical Systems in the Applied Sciences Laboratory as a Senior Physicist and as the manager of this group. During his tenure at GE he was involved in research and advanced development in all medical imaging modalities but concentrated on computed tomography (CT), digital x-ray imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr. Pelc moved to Stanford in 1990 where he is now Professor and Associate Chair for Research of the Radiology department, Professor of Bioengineering, and Professor of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy). Among many honors, Dr. Pelc is a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr Pelc has more than 160 peer reviewed publications and 75 issued US patents.
Joseph Gray, Founder of Graychip
Mr. Gray founded Graychip, Inc. in 1989 and was its president until the company was sold to Texas Instruments in 2001. Graychip designed, built and sold special purpose digital signal processing chips used in the telecommunications market. Graychip was the first company to make single chip digital up and down converters, later pioneering the market for multiple channel and wideband up and down converters that are commonly used in cell phone basestations around the world. Mr. Gray managed TI’s Palo Alto design center from 2001 to 2006. Prior to founding Graychip, Mr. Gray was a senior DSP engineer at Applied Signal Technology and at TRW. At TRW Mr. Gray was the youngest engineer to be appointed the title of Principal Engineer. Mr. Gray holds 6 patents, a BSEE degree from UC Irvine and MSEE degree from UC Berkeley.