WiSe Program

The WiSe Panel discussion will present view-points from top-level leaders in academia, industry and government high institutions about current and future career opportunities, specifically in different sub-fields of sensors.

Date: Monday October 31, 2022

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm CDT

For the first time in the SENSORS Conference, Big Idea Pitch Competition is sponsored by IEEE Sensors Council WiSe Committee to motivate young students and researchers to pursue business ideas based on their research and learn from coaches and judges how to pitch their visions.

Keynotes Speakers

Celia Shahnaz (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, in 2009. She is currently working as a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), BUET. She is a fellow of IEB and has published more than 120 international journals and conference papers.

Bérengère Lebental is a physicist specialised in nanomaterial-based sensors for urban and environmental applications. Her research shows the viability of nanosensors for high-impact applications such as air or water pollution monitoring or sustainable infrastructures. She has coordinated large-scale collaborative research projects such as Equipex Sense-City and the European projects Proteus and LOTUS (still ongoing).

Elizabeth G. Loboa, Ph.D., has served as SMU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since July 6, 2020. Dr. Loboa brings a distinguished academic record and broad university leadership experience to her role. At SMU, she has successfully challenged community members to establish academic priorities for the next 3-5 years that will allow SMU to reach its full potential as a premier research and teaching university with global impact.

Dr. Nanshu Lu is the Frank and Kay Reese Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.Eng. with honors from Tsinghua University, Beijing, Ph.D. from Harvard University, and then Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship at UIUC. Her research concerns the mechanics, materials, manufacture, and human / robot integration of soft electronics.

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