IEM Distinguished Lecturers Seminar: From Circuit to Cancer: Late Career Changes


Event details

Date 07.10.2022
Hour 13:1514:00
Speaker Dr Sani Nassif, CEO Radyalis & visiting professor at EPFL
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
The human race has invested about a trillion dollars in the development of semiconductor electronics, and our lives have been improved greatly as a result. Smart devices are now taken for granted and permeate every aspect of our daily lives. One of the important products of this huge investment was the development of sophisticated design optimization and simulation techniques that are quite portable to other areas of R&D. This talk will be
about one such area, namely that of Cancer Radiation Therapy, a domain somewhat removed from microelectronics and representing a late career change.

Sani received his PhD from Carnegie-Mellon university in the eighties. He worked for ten years at Bell Laboratories on various aspects of design and technology coupling. He then joined IBM Research where he was for nineteen years working on DFM in various technical and management roles. In 2014 he formed Radyalis to apply EDA techniques to Cancer Radiation Therapy. Sani is a fellow of the IEEE, was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and an IBM master inventor with 70+ patents. He was the president of IEEE CEDA in 2014-2016, and has published and presented widely.