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Jorge Fernández-Berni, PhD
Associate Professor

Universidad de Sevilla
Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla (IMSE-CNM)

Avda. Américo Vespucio s/n, 41092 Sevilla (Spain)




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Keywords: Smart CMOS imagers, vision chips, embedded systems, hardware-software co-design, distributed smart sensorsdeep learning, nature monitoring


Jorge Fernández-Berni was born in Córdoba (Andalusia, Spain) in 1981. He received a B. Eng. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication in September 2004 from the University of Seville, Spain. He then spent four months at the Department of Instrumentation and Space Exploration of the Center for Astrobiology (CAB) in Madrid, Spain, granted by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). From January 2005 through September 2006, he was working in the telecommunication industry. In October 2006, he joined the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville (IMSE-CNM-CSIC), receiving a M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics in December 2008 and his Ph.D. in June 2011 with honors. He has been a visiting researcher at the Cellular Sensory and Optical Wave Computing Laboratory of the Computer and Automation Research Institute (SZTAKI, Budapest, Hungary) in 2010; at the Image Processing and Interpretation group, TELIN-IPI (Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium) in 2014; at Center for Nanoscience and Technology, NDnano (University of Notre-Dame, IN USA) in 2015 and 2016; and at Institut Pascal (Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France) in 2019. From January 2016 through December 2017, he held a "Juan de la Cierva" Research Fellowship, granted by the Spanish Government. Since January 2018, he is an Associate Professor at the University of Seville.
Dr. Fernández-Berni has authored/co-authored over 80 papers in refereed journals, conferences and workshops. He is also co-author of two books and several  book chapters as well as the first inventor of two licensed patents. He has participated in some 25 research projects to date, being the principal investigator in several of them, including tech transfer projects. He received the Best Paper Award from the scientific committee of "Image Sensors and Imaging Systems, SPIE Electronic Imaging 2014, San Francisco CA, USA" and the Third Prize of the Student Paper Award from the scientific committee of "IEEE CNNA 2010: 12th Int. Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications, Berkeley CA, USA". He was the TPC Chair of ACM International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras in 2015 and 2016 and Demo Chair of International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) in 2020.  He served as an Associate Editor for SPIE Newsroom, Electronic Imaging and Signal Processing and for International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications (Wiley). He is member of IEEE CASS Technical Committee on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Memristor Array Computing and IEEE CASS Technical Committee on Sensory Systems. He is also currently serving as a member of the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program on Physical Sciences and Technologies (Universidad de Sevilla). He is the main promoter of the spin-off BiodAIverse, winner of the contest "De Idea a Producto" in 2022; HiPEAC 2023 Technology Transfer Award; and selected for the acceleration program "Impulse" in EspacioRES from Oct. 2022 to May 2023.


LATEST NEWS (last update: April, 2024)

- Communication entitled "Implementation of Smart, Low-Power, Low-Cost Bird Acoustic Monitoring" accepted in 5th World Ecoacoustics Congress!






- Recently filed patent "Asynchronous pixel array for single-shot concurrent auto-exposure and HDR imaging" (Dispositivo para la Obtención Simultánea de Imágenes de Autoexposición (AE) y Alto Rango Dinámico (HDR) en una Única Captura) selected by CSIC in 2024 as one of the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies available for licensing; more info here.