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Publications & Patents Teaching Miscellanea Embedded Sensory Systems


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 vision, hardware-software co-design, distributed smart cameras, remote monitoring, deep learning

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 the first author of a book and two book chapters as well as the first inventor of two licensed patents. 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 the IEEE CASS Technical Committee on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Array Computing and the 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). 
Last update: March, 2021
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