Time: 11:30-12:15，Oct.27, 2021，Wednesday
Dr. Amara Amara
Terre des hommes Foundation，France
President of CAS Society
Prof. Amara AMARA obtained a Ph.D. in computer science in 1989 and a Master in 1984 in microelectronics and computer science from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI).
In 1988 he joined IBM research and development laboratory at Corbeil-Essonnes as invited researcher where he was involved in SRAM memory design with advanced CMOS technologies. From 1989 to 1992, he was associate professor developing microelectronics academic programs for CEMIP (Microelectronic Center of Paris Iles-de-France) and took part actively in many European Research Projects. In 1992, he joined ISEP (Paris Institute for Electronics) in charge of the microelectronics laboratory where he headed a joint team (Paris VI and ISEP) involved in High Speed GaAs VLSI circuit design. He was involved in education management and research management for almost 34 years. He was Deputy Managing Director of ISEP in charge of Research and International Cooperation up to 2017. His research interests are mainly focusing on Low Power and Low Voltage circuit design techniques and on Circuit and Device Co-design for advanced technologies (SOI, DGates FD SOI, Ultra-Thin Body SOI, T-FET…). In 1999, he spent his sabbatical at Stanford University working as a visiting researcher in Professor De Micheli’s group.
He launched a well-established laboratory called LISITE who is mostly funded by industry through collaborative research projects or bilateral research agreements.
Amara has a strong activity within IEEE since he joined this prestigious organization in 1992. He has been Vice President of the French IEEE Section since January 2004. He has been elected President of the IEEE France Section for a 3 years term starting from January 2014. From 2000 to 2004 he was Chairman of the IEEE-CAS France Chapter (Recipient of the 2004 Best Chapter of the YearAward), he was member of the IEEE CASS Board of Governors (2008-2014) and was elected in November 2013 member of CASS Executive Committee as Vice President for Conferences (term 2014-2015) and reelected in November 2015 in the same position for the term 2016-2017. As VP for conferences he was the Chair of ISCAS (IEEE CASS Flagship Conference) Steering Committee. As President of the IEEE France Section, he represents France in the IEEE Region 8 board.He is currently President of IEEE CASS Society (term 2020-2021).
Amara published a book on Molecular Electronics (more than 3000 chapters downloads from Elsevier web site) and co-edited two books: “Double-Gate FD SOI devices and circuits” and “Emerging Technologies and Circuits”. He is author of 6 patents and co-author of numerous papers published in IEEE conferences and journals. He co-authored a book on TFET Integrated Circuit in 2021. He supervised 20 PhD students on subjects related to his research interests.
Since 2017 he joined Terre des hommes Foundation where he is leading a team on ICT for development and a research team on AI for Health for Low-and Middle-Income Countries.