Paper Accepted to IEEE CICC 2020

Our paper is accepted for oral presentation in IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) 2020 in Boston, USA.

T. Yousefi, M. Taghadosi, A. Dabbaghian, R. Siu, G. Grau, G. Zoidl, H. Kassiri, “A 12.5mg mm-Scale Inductively-Powered Light-Directivity-Enhanced Highly-Linear Bidirectional Optogenetic Neuro-Stimulator”, IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), Boston, MA, March 2020. 

Here is the abstract:

A mm-scale self-contained bidirectional optogenetic stimulator is presented. A novel LED driving circuit is employed allowing for fully-linear control of optical stimulation with the smallest reported 200mV headroom, significantly boosting the electrical-to-optical energy-conversion efficiency. The energy efficiency is further improved (30.46x) by custom-designed light-directivity-enhancing printed ulenses. In addition to the two stimulation channels, the SoC integrates two recording channels and is powered through an on-chip coil. Electrical, optical, and in-vitro measurement results are reported.

2020-01-22T18:35:55+00:00news|

4 Papers in ISCAS 2020

Four papers from ICSL members (graduate and undergraduate students) have been accepted for lecture presentation in IEEE ISCAS 2020, Seville, Spain. Congrats everyone!

  • T. Yousefi, H. Kassiri, “A 3.12pJC2 Ultra-Low-Power Direct-ADC Multi-Range Temperature Sensor for IoT Nodes”, accepted for lecture presentation, IEEE ISCAS, Seville, Spain, May 2020.
  • F. Eshaghi, E. Najafi Aghdam, H. Kassiri, “A Multi-Feature Nonlinear-SVM Seizure Detection Algorithm with Patient-Specific Channel Selection and Feature Customization”, accepted for lecture presentation, IEEE ISCAS, Seville, Spain, May 2020.
  • A. Dabbaghian, H. Kassiri, “An 8-Channel 0.45mm2/channel EEG Recording IC with ADC-Free Mixed-Signal In-Channel Motion Artifact Detection and Removal”, accepted for lecture presentation, IEEE ISCAS, Seville, Spain, May 2020.
  • R. Karimi, H. Kassiri, “A Multi-Feature Nonlinear-SVM Seizure Detection Algorithm with Patient-Specific Channel Selection and Feature Customization”, accepted for lecture presentation, IEEE ISCAS, Seville, Spain, May 2020
2020-01-13T01:31:02+00:00news|

ICSL’s First Graduates

This month, two of our Master’s students, Alireza Dabbaghian and Tayebeh Yousefi successfully defended their Master’s thesis. We are delighted that they have decided to continue their work in ICSL as PhD students.

Thesis Titles:

Alireza: Integrated Circuits and Systems for A Fully-Flexible Wireless Ambulatory EEG Monitoring and Diagnostics Headband

Tayebeh: Fully-Implantable Self-Contained Dual-Channel Electrical Recording and Directivity-Enhanced Optical Stimulation System on A Chip

Congratulations Alireza and Tayebeh.

2020-01-22T01:58:49+00:00news|

Reza Won the best presentation award

ICSL’s undergraduate member, M. Reza Karimi, won the first place award for the best presentation in the Lassonde’s undergraduate research conference. More info here: http://www.lassondeundergraduateresearch.com/2019-summer-research-at-lassonde/

His research was on the design of “a patient-specific AI-based seizure detection algorithms”

Update (January 2020): Reza’s work was accepted as a conference paper in IEEE ISCAS 2020 that will be presented in May 2020 in Seville, Spain:

R. Karimi, H. Kassiri, “A Multi-Feature Nonlinear-SVM Seizure Detection Algorithm with Patient-Specific Channel Selection and Feature Customization”, accepted for lecture presentation, IEEE ISCAS, Seville, Spain, May 2020.

Congrats Reza!

2020-01-13T01:24:42+00:00news|

New Undergraduate ICSL Members

ICSL welcomes three new undergraduate interns for the Summer 2019.

  1. Abhinav Sundur joining us from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani).
  2. M. Reza Karimi, a 2nd year Computer Science student from the EECS department at York U.
  3. Petr Roganov, a 3rd year space engineering student from the ESSE department at York U.

Welcome All!

2020-01-13T00:51:18+00:00news|

Two IEEE TBioCAS Papers

Two of our papers were invited and accepted to be presented in a special issue of  IEEE TBioCAS featuring the best papers presented in IEEE ISCAS 2019:

T. Zhan*, S. Fatmi*, S. Guraya*, H. Kassiri, “A Resource-Optimized VLSI Implementation of a Patient-Specific Seizure Detection Algorithm on a Custom-Made 2.2 cm2 Wireless Device for Ambulatory Epilepsy Diagnostics”, IEEE transactions on biomedical circuits and systems (TBioCAS), 2019, Early Access.

A. Dabbaghian*, T. Yousefi*, S.Fatmi*, P. Shafia*, and Hossein Kassiri. “A 9.2-gram Fully-Flexible Wireless Ambulatory EEG Monitoring and Diagnostics Headband with Analog Motion Artifact Detection and Compensation.” IEEE transactions on biomedical circuits and systems (TBioCAS), 2019, Early Access.

The authors are all members of the ICSL.
2020-01-13T00:11:41+00:00news|