Special Event Details:
- Time: Doors open at 6pm, presentation will start at 6.30pm
- Cost: Free, however a $5 food donation will be accepted at the door
- Length: This will be a 2 hour presentation (with a 15 min break)
Speaker: Prof. Michael Peter Kennedy, CAS Distinguished Lecturer
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland and Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland
Abstract: The theory of Circuits and Systems lies at the core of Electrical & Electronic Engineering education. Traditionally, training in circuits and systems has emphasized linear concepts and has focused almost exclusively on linear analysis and synthesis techniques. While these are invaluable in practice, engineers should be aware of the limitations of linear methods. Many common circuits and systems rely on nonlinear effects; their behavior simply cannot be explained using linear methods. A basic understanding of nonlinear circuits and systems can provide useful insights.
This presentation introduces key concepts in Nonlinear Circuits and Systems using examples from Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Bio: Michael Peter Kennedy is Professor of Microelectronic Engineering at University College Cork (UCC). He received the BE (Electronics) degree from UCD in 1984, the MS and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1991, respectively, and the DEng from the National University of Ireland in 2010. He joined UCC as Chair of the Department of Microelectronic Engineering in 2000. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2003 through 2005 and as Vice-President for Research from 2005 to 2011. He has over 330 research publications (including four patents) in the fields of oscillator design, hysteresis, neural networks, nonlinear dynamics, chaos communication, mixed-signal test, and frequency synthesis. He has worked as a consultant for SMEs and multinationals in the microelectronics industry and is founding Director of the Microelectronics Industry Design Association (MIDAS Ireland) and the Microelectronic Circuits Centre of Ireland (MCCI).He was made a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in 1998 for contributions to the theory of neural networks and nonlinear dynamics and for leadership in nonlinear circuits research and education. He has received many prestigious awards including Best Paper (International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications), the 88th IEE Kelvin Lecture, IEEE Millenium and Golden Jubilee Medals, the inaugural Royal Irish Academy Parsons Award in Engineering Sciences, and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Chapter of the Year Award 2010. In 2004, he was elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy and was made a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland by Presidential Invitation. From 2005 to 2007, he was President of the European Circuits Society and Vice-President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (with responsibility for Europe, Africa and the Middle East). In 2012, he was appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE CAS Society and was elected Secretary for International Relations of the Royal Irish Academy.