Plenary Speakers

David Esseni

David Esseni (University of Udine)

Modelling and Simulations of Ferroelectric Materials and Ferroelectric-Based Nanoelectronic Devices

David Esseni received the Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna, and since 2015 he has been Professor of Electronics at the University of Udine, Italy. In 2000, he was visiting scientist at Bell Labs -Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill (NJ-USA), and in 2013 he was visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame (IN, USA). His research interests are mainly focused on the modelling and the design of semiconductor devices and materials, early assessment of emerging nanoelectronic technologies and new computational paradigms. D.Esseni is a Fellow of the IEEE EDS Society, and in 2013 he was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholar Fellowship. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He was the General Chair of the SISPAD 2019 held in Udine. He has been Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and is presently editor of Frontiers in Electronics. He has been the principal investigator (PI) at the University of Udine for EU funded and national projects.

James Victory

James Victory (onsemi)

Simulation Challenges of SiC MOSFET Switching Performance and Reliability

James Victory is currently a Fellow at onsemi, working on R&D in modeling and simulation for power technologies. In June 2008, he co-founded Sentinel IC Technologies specializing in design enablement for RF-analog and power technologies. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of Design Enablement at Jazz Semiconductor. He started his career with Motorola in 1992 where he specialized in semiconductor device modeling for RF-analog and power technologies. He received his BSEE, MSEE, and Ph. D in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in 1990, 1992, and 1994 respectively. He has over 50 publications, including invited papers & workshop tutorials, and 5 patents on semiconductor device modeling and simulation.

Eisuke Abe

Eisuke Abe (RIKEN)

Superconducting route to quantum computing

Eisuke Abe received his doctoral degree from Keio University in 2006 and conducted research at The Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Oxford, Stanford University, RIKEN, and Keio University. Currently he is a unit leader at RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing, where he develops superconducting quantum computers. Previously his research centered on spin-based quantum technologies for quantum computing, communication, and sensing using a variety of systems such as isotopically controlled silicon, electrostatically defined quantum dots, optically active self-assembled quantum dots, and nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond.