Invited Speakers

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 - Dr. Alberto Rodríguez
 - Dr. Arminas Ragauskas


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alberto Rodríguez (University Miguel Hernandez of Elche, Spain)

Challenges for Electronic Engineers in the Field of Autonomous Cars

Monday, 18th June, 10:15–11:00, Room A

Alberto Rodríguez is an Associate Professor in the Communications Engineering Department in the University Miguel Hernandez of Elche (Elche). His research focuses on statistical signal processing, time-frequency analysis techniques and signal detection and identification. The applications of his research are focused in ultrasound signal processing, autonomous cars, biomedical signal processing, brain-to-computer interfaces and LADAR image processing. 

Autonomous vehicles are the future that is waiting for us next door. It is one of the most challenging technologies nowadays, and although it is considered to be one of the century’s revolutions, it is constantly demanding new solutions and investment due to its overwhelming complexity. There are many engineering fields involved in the design of the autonomous vehicles and the associated infrastructure needed to make this dream a reality, but electronics and communications are the most directly concerned, as the sensors, data, decisions and communications that has to be dealt with in real time is a terrific challenge. The talk will introduce the state of the art of the technologies used so far and some of the challenges that are still waiting for practical and affordable solutions.

Dr. Arminas Ragauskas

Prof. Dr. Arminas Ragauskas (Health Telematics Science Institute, Lithuania)

How electronic technologies can protect the brain cells from injury during intensive care or surgery procedures?

Monday, 18th June, 11:45-12:30, Room A

Prof. Arminas Ragauskas is an inventor (more than 150 registered inventions and patents in the US, EU, Japan and other countries), innovator, establisher of start-up companies in Lithuania and in the US, initiator and leader of many international R&D projects including multi-center clinical studies in Lithuania, EU countries and the US.

How brain cells are damaged by intracranial blood hypo perfusion and hyper perfusion? How to protect brain cells from secondary damages during intensive care of severe traumatic brain injury patients? How to protect brains of patients during cardiac surgery? Why development of novel non-invasive electronic technologies is an only way to start effective brain cell protection?