PhD Student, KUL
Sina Sadeghpour received a MSc. degree in Electronics and Integrated Circuit from Univerity of Leuven (KU Leuven) in 2015. Since October 2015 he has been working as a research assistant at the KU Leuven-MICAS group, towards obtaining the Ph.D degree in the field of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). He is Focusing on piezoelectric materials and ultrasound transducer, for underwater sensor network applications. Growing AlN and PZT piezoelectric thin films by PVD, ALD, and sol-gel process, respectively are his expertise. He also designs and fabricates highly efficient, low power, and flexible Micromachine Piezoelectric Ultrasound Transducers (PMUT) and Macro size ultrasound transducers mainly in the cleanroom of KU Leuven, as well as cleanrooms of Imec, and Université catholique de Louvain. The aforementioned devices will be used in the Phoenix project.
PhD Student, KUL
Jaro DeRoose was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium in 1993. In 2016 he graduated as a M.Sc. in electrical engineering, electronics and integrated circuits. The subject of his master thesis was the optimised implementation of a ranging algorithm in hardware. He is currently working as a research assistant under the guidance of prof. dr. ir. Marian Verhelst at the MICAS research group at KU Leuven towards a PhD degree on adaptive hardware techniques.
Associate professor, TUE
Pieter Harpe studied Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology where he received his MSc and PhD degrees in 2004 and 2010, respectively. In 2008, he started as researcher at Holst Centre/imec, The Netherlands. Since then, he has been working on ultra low-power wireless transceivers, with a main focus on ADC research and design. In April 2011, he joined Eindhoven University of Technology as an Assistant Professor on low-power mixed-signal circuits. He became an Associate Professor in July 2017. Pieter Harpe also acts as a consultant for various companies and institutes.
Full professor, VU Amsterdam
I have a MSc degree in Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. I specialized on Artificial Intelligence in the 1980’s and further focused on Evolutionary Computing in the 1990’s. Currently, I am full professor on the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where I lead the Computational Intelligence Group and visiting professor on the University of York, UK. My active research area is Evolutionary Robotics and Artificial Life. In short, I am working on evolving and learning machines that reproduce, improve themselves, and develop intelligence over time. In particular, I am studying morphologically evolving robots (mainly in simulation) that evolve their bodies and brains simultaneously.