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ISSCC2020, the forefront conference in integrated circuits, publishes its advance program

Within the conference, Matteo Perenzoni from IRIS is organizing the Forum Sensors for Health8 talks from worldwide experts that span from conformal electronics to wearables, from ultrasound to xray, that will allow you to dig into cutting-edge circuit design challenges.

This year, 2 papers from IRIS have been accepted at ESSCIRC 2019 that will be held in Krakow next September, in particular talking about a CMOS digital silicon-photomultiplier for monitoring proton therapy and a vision sensor for low-power surveillance systems.

Looking forward to meeting you at the conference for great discussions!

Famous blog ImageSensorsWorld talks about IRIS vision sensor for surveillance, developed in the FORENSOR project, with researcher Yu Zou explaining its operation.

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Special Issue in Sensors Journal of MDPI about "Image Sensors"
Guest editors: Lucio Pancheri, Matteo Perenzoni, Nicola Massari
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We are looking for highly motivated people in the following two domains:

Do you want to have a great opportunity for your future career?

Would you like to work in a stimulating and young environment?

Have you ever desired to put your hands on state-of-the-art tools and instruments?

We are looking right now for highly motivated and ambitious students who want to pursue their PhD in the field of microelectronics and sensors here in the IRIS research unit of FBK. We currently have several joint PhD positions with scolarship with three affiliated universities:

The Researchers' Night 2015, held on the 25th of September, was a great success!

We really would like to thank the hundreds of you who visited our booth and got excited together with us about science! It has been really a wonderful experience also for us in getting in touch with all of you.

Stay tuned as we won't miss the chance to grab your attention even more at the next event!

There are 2 PhD positions available in the Integrated Radiation and Image Sensor research unit in FBK, on the following two subjects:

  • "Terahertz image sensors in CMOS technologies" - ref: M. Perenzoni
  • "Ultra-low power vision systems for environmental applications" - ref: M. Gottardi

The candidates should have skills in electronics and in particular in integrated circuits design and electronics systems, and she/he should have the capability to tackle the problem from the idea to its design and practical realization.


FBK ultra-low power cameras detecting the activity of the scene while overlooking the irrelevant parts

The IRIS Research Unit, in collaboration with TeV Research Unit (, has developed two sub-mW vision sensors, with VGA and QVGA resolution, embedding event detection capability. The two cameras are targeted to long-lasting battery-operated applications.


The FORENSOR project (FOREnsic evidence gathering autonomous seNSOR), funded under H2020-FCT-2014, aims at developing an ultra-low-power, miniaturized, low-cost, wireless, autonomous sensor for evidence gathering, able to operate for up to two months without infrastructures.