IEM Seminar Series: Agriculture and Climate Change, Why Low Power Design is a Must


Event details

Date 13.06.2024
Hour 14:1515:00
Speaker Dr. Victor Grimblatt, R&D Executive Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Humanity faces a serious crisis associated with climate change. The energy and agribusiness sector are responsible for almost 50% of the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Agribusiness is one of the sectors most affected by climate change and food security, as it is defined by United Nations, is at risk. Technology, IoT, machine learning, low power design, and artificial intelligence should play an important and essential role as it provides ways to measure and analyze data that will show GHG emissions and the main sources. In this presentation we are analyzing how agribusiness is impacting the GHG emissions and how agribusiness is affected by climate change. We also analyze the importance of low power systems and the different techniques that are applied on IC design to reduce the power of the circuit.
Victor Grimblatt has an engineering diploma in microelectronics from Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG – France) and an electronic engineering diploma from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile).  He got his PhD on Electronics in 2021 from University of Bordeaux. He is currently R&D Executive Director and General Manager of Synopsys Chile.

He has published several papers in IoT, EDA, Smart Agriculture, and embedded systems development. From 2012 to 2024 he was chair of the IEEE Chilean chapter of the CASS. He has been part of several conferences TCP (ISCAS, ICECS, LASCAS, VLSI SoC) and Steering Committees. He was member of the IEEE CASS Board of Governors for the period 2021 – 2023. He founded the Electronics for Agrifood SIG at CASS and chaired it until 2024. He was Chair of LASCAS Steering Committee from 2018 to 2022. He is CASS representative at the IEEE Climate Change TAB.
He was President of the Chilean Electronic and Electrical Industry Association (AIE) from 2017 to 2021. From 2006 to 2008 he was member of the “Chilean Offshoring Committee” organized by the Minister of Economy of Chile.

In 2010 he was awarded as “Innovator of the Year in Services Export”. In 2022 he was awarded as “IEEE/AIE Best Engineer” in Chile. In 2023 he was awarded as IEEE R9 Outstanding Engineer”. In 2024 he was awarded as “2024 CASS Meritorious Service Award”.

Victor’s research areas are EDA (Electronic Design Automation), Climate Change, and Smart Agriculture.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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