It is a week since the successful ELCA festival (don’t tell me you haven’t seen the pictures yet; they are below) and everything has gone back to normal again. Mark is trying to convert the videos taken to manageable sizes (watch out as some may be posted on YouTube in due course), photos have been distributed and it is more or less business as usual.
Don’t get me wrong here; this is still more exciting than an ordinary day at the shop. Marijn and Christos are making the final preparations on the uStim, our flexible neurostimulator, which soon will be tried out in vivo; Wannaya and June are working very hard on the circuit design and layout generation of the analog bionic ear; Marcel is working towards the completion of his PhD thesis and having the forms filled in to also publish it as a book — the first on Structured Design of EMI resilient analog circuits; Senad is wrapping up the simulations on a L2-optimized wavelet filter, to appear in a paper currently under review for prospective publication in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems; Duan is designing a proof-of-principle experiment of the world’s first subsampling jitter-compensated software defined radio; Andre is trying to improve the efficiency of an RF energy harvester for a batteryless ultra lowpower radio; Yongjia is working hard on the circuit definition of an asynchronous level-crossing ADC for analog-to-digital conversion of non-stationary signals, such as ECG, EEG, ECoG, etc; Mark is thinking about how to combine an energy harvester with an ultra lowpower ultrawideband tag, but also a little about his exciting holiday ahead; the many MSc students are working hard on their MSc project and I am working hard on my invited presentation at the International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology. If you want to have a glimpse of what I will be discussing there, check out the following movie/documentary of "2057 The Body"
Reading back the above, I feel a little like Sheldon, viz. Sheldon Lee Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory. I received the first three series for my birthday. So Marijn, if you wish to organize a geeky lunch break, count me, and the DVDs, in!