5th Summer School on INtelligent signal processing for FrontIEr Research and Industry

Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China

Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China

Aurore Savoy Navarro (IRFU-CEA, Université Paris-Saclay (FR)), Nicola D'Ascenzo (HUST), Qingguo Xie (HUST )

The focus of the School is on the most advanced technologies in the fields of semiconductors, very deep submicron and 3D technologies, nanotechnology, advanced packaging and interconnects, telecommunications, real-time signal processing, filtering and massively parallel computing and on the Physics motivations that require confronting these technogical challenges for building the needed new instruments.

These Physics motivations are reviewed both in dedicated lectures as well as in all the more technology-based lectures.

The school will provide lectures and Lab work in a variety of cross-disciplinary example applications drawn from the exploration of distant Universe, through Medical imaging of the human body, to exploration of the elementary particle world. Lectures on technical developments and science overviews will be given by experts from Academia and Industry, alongside with hands-on Lab sessions with demonstrators and subject specific master-classes on science & technology.

The school organization will follow the academic and local life habits; the lecture,  the breaks as well as the lunch and dinner schedules will follow those of the local student life. The plenary morning lectures will be held in the Lecture Hall where all the lectures are held at HUST. The attendants will thus experience the HUST student life by being merged in the same lecture Hall than all the other HUST students. 

Apart from the first and last days of the school, the morning sessions from 8 am to 12am will be dedicated to the lectures held in general in the Lecture Hall. The afternoon sessions will be devoted to the Lab sessions from 2 to 5pm. After the dinner that will be held from 5 to 6h30 pm there will be science and/or technology overview keynote lectures from 6h30 to 8pm. All the days (except Sunday May19) will follow this basic schedule (see timetable).

The school will be held from Monday May 13 (morning) to Saturday May 25 (end of the afternoon), with a break on Sunday, May 19, where HUST will organize a series of excursions and visits in the beautiful region and town surrounding the Campus.

The program of the Computing and Practical Labs will be prepared in a booklett format that will be available on line for the attendants one week before the start of the School. A brochure with the complete description of the Lab sessions will be distributed at the registration of the School.

NEW: The list of Lab sessions with the title of the Lab, the names of the organizers and a brief abstract will be made available April 15, 2019. It will be kept updated until the start of the School => stay tuned

Students Posters Exhibition: The school attendants are expected to provide a Poster. The Posters will be exposed during the whole duration of the School in a central place of this Campus. On May 25, the morning session will be dedicated to the presentation of Posters. The posters will be included in the School website at the end of the School and best three posters will be awarded.

The first two morning session as well as some evening keynote Lectures will be opened to a larger and even public audience. More information on this last point will be provided in time.

All the lectures will be recorded and will be posted in the School website.

The Proceedings of INFIERI 2019 will be published in Journal of Instrumentation, JINST. This will be the second time after the Proceedings of INFIERI 2014.


NOTE THAT for MOST of the LECTURES (even if not stressed in the Timetable) there will be dedicated or related Lab session(s).

THE "LABs" are posted (see LABs page) and their presentation will be done on MONDAY May 13 in a plenary session. Registration to the Labs will be then accessible through the dedicated registration slot.

THE REGISTRATION to the SCHOOL is STILL OPENED until MAY 13 included. Fellowships or financial support still available. PLEASE REGISTER, INCLUDE your CV as requested and  MENTION if financial support needed.

Added information here below:

  • Summary of Program of Lectures
  • Highlights about the HUST Campus
  • Table summary of the proposed Labs


Lab sessions Registration
    • 16:00 19:00

      Opening of the School registration

      Convener: HUST
    • 09:00 12:30
      OPENING DAY: Presentation of the HUST Academia and associated Research Labs

      This plenary session wil be opened to a larger public audience.
      It will start with an introductory talk by an Authority of the University,
      It will be then dedicated to the presentation of the Schools and Research Laboratories that will contribute to the School.
      This session will thus introduce the attendants especially those from other places in China or from abroad to some of the academic and research highlights of this Campus.

      Convener: Prof. Qingguo Xie (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, CN)
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:30 17:42
      • 13:30

        Registeration to the Lab session, Labs organization and location, rules to follow...

        Speakers: Aurore Savoy Navarro (Université Paris-Saclay (FR)), Nicola D'Ascenzo (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
      • 13:39
        FE1 Front-End Electronics on Deep Sub- Micron CMOS technology for the next generation of pixel based detectors 9m

        See LAb abstract in LABsTABLE

        Speaker: Prof. Lodovico Ratti (University of Pavia)
      • 13:57
        FE2 Introduction to FDSOI pixel detectors 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Prof. Yoshinobu Unno (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (JP))
      • 14:06
        FE3 New sensors characterization 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Sven Wonsak (University of Liverpool (GB))
      • 14:15
        FE4 2,5 and 3D Technology: Introduction to 3D Interconnect technology design 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Robert PATTI (President of Nhanced Semicondurctors, USA)
      • 14:24
        FE5 Static SiPM characterization 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Mr Lin WANG (JOINBON Technology Co., Ltd.(Hubei))
      • 14:33
        FE6 Multi Voltage Threshold lab 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Daoming Xi (RAYCAN Ltd.)
      • 14:42
        ASTRO1: Detection Lab: Characterization of a CCD Detector (Astrophysics) 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Jean Gabriel CUBY (LAM Laboratory, CNRS, France)
      • 14:51
        ASTRO2 Introduction to Dark Matter detection 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Charling Tao (CPPM/IN2P3/CNRS and Tsinghua University)
      • 15:00
        ASTRO3 Use of SiPM in Astrophysics experiments 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speakers: Dr Daniel Alberto Guberman (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics), Prof. Riccardo Paoletti (Universita degli studi di Siena & INFN Pisa(IT))
      • 15:09
        HEP1 Electron Beam Tomography of a basic element of the High Granularity Calorimetry for HL-LHC (CMS) 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speakers: Dr David Barney (CERN), Thorben Quast (Rheinisch Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE))
      • 15:18
        MED1 NEMA measurement of PET sensitivity 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Mr Bo ZHANG (RaySolution Digital Medical Imaging Co.,Ltd)
      • 15:27
        MED2 Small Animal PET mouse acquisition 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Wenchang Xiao (RAYDATA Ltd.)
      • 15:45
        CL1 Introduction to INTEL FPGA BASED LAB 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Mr Zhaojun ZHU (INTEL Regional Applications Engineer with expertise in OpenCL/HLS/HyperFlex technologies)
      • 15:54
        CL2 Massive Parallel Computing (session 1) 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLES

        Speakers: Jefferson Fialho Coelho (Center for Scientific Computing - São Paulo State University (U), Prof. Liria SATO (USP, Sao Paulo, BR), Dr Rogerio IOPE (UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista (BR))
      • 16:03
        CL3 Massive Parallel Computing (session 2) 9m

        see abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speakers: Dr Rogerio Iope (UNESP - Universidade Estadual Paulista (BR)), et al.
      • 16:12
        CL4 Machine Learning & Deep Learning applied to Astrophysics 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Lara Lloret Iglesias (CSIC - Consejo Sup. de Investig. Cientif. (ES))
      • 16:21
        CL5 Deep Learning with Keras I 9m

        see abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speakers: Dr Lisa Benato (Hamburg University (DE)), et al.
      • 16:30
        CL6 Deep Learning with Keras II 9m

        see abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speakers: Dr Lisa Benato (Hamburg University (DE)), et al. (DESY and Hamburg University)
      • 16:39
        CL7 Introduction to new FPGAs software platform 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speakers: Ciro Ceissler (UNICAMP, Campinas, S.P., BR), Prof. Guido ARAUJO (UNICAMP, Campinas, S.P., BR), Ramon NEPOMUCENO (UNICAMP, Campinas, S.P. BR)
      • 16:48
        CL8 INTRODUCTION to GPU Computing Session 1 9m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Dorothea Vom Bruch (LPNHE Paris, CNRS)
      • 16:57
        CL9 INTRODUCTION to GPU Computing Session 2 8m

        See abstract in LABS TABLE

        Speaker: Dr Dorothea Vom Bruch (LPNHE Paris, CNRS)
      • 17:05
        CL10 BEHIND a PUBLISHED PAPER - From Bench to Medical Community 8m
        Speaker: Dr Alba di PARDO (NEUROMED)
      • 17:13
        Speaker: Prof. Xun CAO (School of Electronics and Engineering, Nanjing University, CN)
    • 17:30 18:30
      Dinner 1h
    • 18:30 20:30
      Evening Keynote
      • 18:30

        Professors Linli GUO and Michel BLANC will combine their complementary high expertise on the technological and on the Scientific aspects of the Space conquest. The latest successes in this domain, including the exploration of the Dark side of the Moon, over these very last years are further and notably increasing the interest in this fundamental research field.

        Prof. Linli GUO, will present the objectives in engineering and technology for the installation of manned scientific bases on the Moon serving as a new first stage for the Space exploration. She will describe the technological challenges to achieve the design of the robotic tools, the buildings, Labs and facilities and the plans for constructing them.
        Prof. Michel Blanc, Planetary Scientist, Space Plasma Physicist, will present the scientific challenges and goals to explore the solar system, over these next decades, thanks to the impressive technological progress.

        Linli Guo is Professor at China Academy of Space Technology, CAST, DFH Satellite CO., Ltd, and Vice Chief Engineer, Science and Technology Satellite System Engineering Department.
        Michel Blanc is an Astronomer at the Institut of Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP), Observatory Midi-Pyrénées (OMP), University Paul Sabatier at Toulouse in France. He is also Academic affiliate, Climate and Space Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Visiting Professor, State Key Laboratory of Space Weather, NSSC, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

        Speakers: Prof. Linli GUO (DFH satellites CO.Ltd, China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)), Prof. Michel BLANC (IRAP/CNRS, FR & NSSC (CAS), CN)
    • 08:00 12:00
      Convener: Prof. Philip Patrick Allport (University of Birmingham (UK))
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10

        After decades of success in exploring the ultimate components of the Matter, the large High Energy Physics worldwide community is continuying its fundamental research quest. The next two decades will witness exciting searches in the Neutrinos world thanks to three major experiments that are bult in USA (DUNE), in China (JUNO) and in Japon (Super/HyperKamiokande); meanwhile the largest accelerator in the world, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), at CERN (Geneva, CH) will increase its exploration capability thanks to upgrading both the machine and the 4 associated experiments. The increase in Luminosity by a factor of at least 5 and increase to the nominal energy value of 14 TeV (currently 13TeV) in the center of mass, will strengthen the Physics reach of this Machine. This goes together with the major upgrades, on the ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb experiments. These upgrades consist in drastic modification of several detectors and/or of their associated signal processing or data handling, in rebuilding some major parts using novel technologies and in adding some new detection capabilities. This school will review some of these main aspects. The upgrades of these experiments will further increase the overall Physics potential of the HL-LHC era that will start in 2025. They are also pioneering the new detection technologies that will inspire and serve the design and construction of the experiments for the next generation of HEP machines, without forgetting their cross-disciplinary and high tech industrial outcomes.

        Meanwhile, and in parallel to the success of the LHC, a long term R&D period on different next HEP machine concepts with the related Physics studies are ongoing, aiming to pursue on the Particle Physics ultimate Quest. Decisions on the main directions to go are expected by the end of this decade and are crucial for the next 50 years.

        Speaker: Dr Aurore SAVOY NAVARRO (IRFU-CEA, Université Paris-Saclay and CNRS/IN2P3(FR))
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 1
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 18:30 20:00
      Evening Keynote
      • 18:30

        The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It is made up of a large network of neurons and controls everything from senses to the muscles throughout the body. When the brain is damaged, it can affect many different things, including memory, motor function, sensation and even personality. Brain disorders include several rare diseases which currently have little to no effective measures of diagnoses and treatments.
        In the EU, a disease is considered to be rare when the number of people affected is less than 5 per 10 000. There are more than 7000 rare diseases, most of them with a genetic basis. However, the exact cause for many rare diseases remains still unknown. A very rough estimate would be that one out of 10 persons could be affected by rare diseases with about 300 million people worldwide.
        Rare diseases, also referred to as orphan diseases, are serious, often chronic and progressive conditions.
        In the last decades, considerable attention has been paid to efforts to stimulates preclinical and clinical research in the field of these diseases, however basic knowledge remains still limited or not available for most of them. To date, neurological rare disorders are vastly underdiagnosed and effective treatment is often lacking or only symptomatic. A global effort is necessary in order to raise awareness and improve knowledge, aiming for earlier diagnosis and specific research programs to identify underlying molecular mechanisms and lead to possible new and/or alternative therapies.

        Speaker: Dr Alba di PARDO (Medical Geneticist at the Mediterraneen Neurology Institute, NEUROMED, IT. and INNOMED, IT)
    • 08:00 12:00
      Convener: Dr Francesca Cavallari (Sapienza Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))
      • 08:00
        New Developments on Silicon Technology 1h 50m

        The use of the Silicon technology has been strongly increasing over the few last decades in the High Energy Physics experiments. This is because the impressive advances in this high tech domain as well as the cutting-edge performances demands moitvated by the Physics.

        Abstract: Modern detector science and technology has originated from High Energy Physics experiment needs in the ‘80’s of the past century, based on the achievement and knowledge of the silicon industry of the time. The first segmented array of diodes (a microstrip sensor) was developed to track vertices at the NA11 experiment at the SPS accelerator at CERN (Geneva, CH). During the following years, detector technology developed into a special branch of the huge silicon technology enterprise that has been arguably the biggest contributor to the evolution of most of the economical, social and scientific activities of mankind. If, and how, detector technology for science has kept the pace with the spectacular speed of evolution of mainstream silicon technology (namely, the microelectronics industry) is the object of this lecture, that will also point out the special requirements of detectors for science and how these can be linked to modern microelectronics trends.

        Gianluigi Casse is Professor at the Physics Department, University of Liverpool, leading the detector group within Particle Physics in the Department. He is also Director of the Center for Materials and Microsystems of FBK , Trento (Italy) and Co-Spokesperson of the CERN/RD50 experiment (~ 300 scientists worldwide) on Radiation hard semiconductor devices for very high luminosity colliders.

        In this School, two Labs are organized on Silicon sensors related to this lecture and one Lab to the associated FEE.
        Two other lectures (by Prof. L. Ratti and the keynote by Prof. Allport) are also related to this lecture.

        Speaker: Prof. Gianluigi CASSE (University of Liverpool (GB) & FBK Research Lab, Trento, IT)
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10
        Cold Detectors: From Astrophysics to Quantum Computing 1h 50m

        Here below attached the flyer by Jean-Luc Sauvageot describing the content of his lecture.

        Dr. Jean-Luc Sauvageot is a high skilled astrophysicist at the Department of Astrophysics, DAP, of the Institute of Research into the Fundamental laws of the Universe (IRFU), a Fundamental Research Division at the Commissariat of Atomic Energy (CEA) in France. He has a wide range of contributions in Astrophysics experiments including a high expertise in some related instrumentation aspects.

        Speaker: Dr Jean-Luc SAUVAGEOT (Astrophysicist at IRFU-CEA, Paris Saclay University, Department of Astrophyscs, FR)
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 2
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 18:30 20:00
      Evening Keynote
      • 18:30

        The impressive progress in semiconductor detectors and their associated microelectronics is leading to major advances in the track and vertex finding capabilities of current and future experiments. This is already demonstrated in the ongoing upgrades to the inner tracking systems of detectors for the LHC and HL-LHC at CERN, as well as developments targeting future high energy physics facilities.

        Phil Allport is director of the Birmingham Instrumentation Laboratory for Particle physics and Applications (BILPA) and professor of high energy physics at the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the European Committee for Future Accelerator (ECFA) Detectors Panel, he chairs the ATLAS Tracker Upgrade Institute Board and was Upgrade Coordinator of ATLAS (2011-2015). He is a leading international advocate of the High-Luminosity LHC, having been co-organiser of the ECFA sponsored HL-LHC Workshops. He has served on a large number of national and international committees including chairing the UK Particle Physics Advisory Panel and the Institute of Physics High Energy Particle Physics Group. He is a member of several consortia employing HL-LHC tracking detector technology in medical applications with particular emphasis on hadron radiotherapy.

        Speaker: Prof. Philip Patrick ALLPORT (University of Birmingham (UK))
    • 08:00 12:00
      Convener: Prof. Gianluigi Casse (University of Liverpool (GB) and FBK Laboratory Trento (IT))
      • 08:00

        Making calorimeters to be highly granular devices has been the subject of decades of R&D work within the High Energy Physics international community and is actively pursued worldwide.This is strongly motivated by the needs of the Physics to be explored in the particle accelerators.
        The contribution of Dr Barney to this School includes two lectures:

        Lecture 1: High-Energy Physics Calorimetry by Examples
        In the first of two lectures on calorimetry, we give an overview of electromagnetic and hadronic shower development and how they lead to the design of modern calorimeters for energy measurements of high-energy particles. We explore the differences between sampling and homogeneous calorimeters and present the pros and cons of each. We focus on some real-world examples from the state-of-the-art detectors designed and operating at the Large Hadron Collider, and explore methods to increase the information content from future calorimeters and the challenges that these new calorimeters pose to detector physicists and engineers.

        Lecture 2: The CMS High Granularity Calorimeter for High-Luminosity LHC
        Calorimetry in high-energy physics is rapidly evolving, with new challenges and a wide variety of technologies being employed, both for signal creation and detection. Advances in large-area highly-segmented detectors are providing possibilities for high-granularity calorimetry. The CMS HGCAL, being designed to replace the existing CMS endcap calorimeters for the HL-LHC era, is one example. It is a sampling calorimeter, featuring unprecedented transverse and longitudinal readout segmentation for both electromagnetic (CE-E) and hadronic (CE-H) compartments. This will facilitate particle-flow calorimetry, where the fine structure of showers can be measured and used to enhance pileup rejection and particle identification, whilst still achieving good energy resolution. The CE-E and a large fraction of CE-H will use hexagonal silicon sensors as active detector material. The lower-radiation environment will be instrumented with scintillator tiles with on-tile SiPM readout. These concepts borrow heavily from designs produced by the CALICE collaboration but the design of such a detector at a hadron collider is considerably more challenging than at the linear colliders.

        Dr David Barney is Senior Research Physicist and Group Leader at CERN (European Centre for Particle Physics), System & Beam Test Coordinator for High Granularity Calorimeter upgrade for the CMS experiment at the LHC: CMS is one of the two large multipurpose experiments at the LHC at CERN.

        Speaker: Dr David BARNEY (CERN, CH)
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10

        In recent years precision timing detectors have increasingly captured the interest of the particle physicists, for their potential as time of flight detectors in high luminosity collider experiments as the LHC.
        In the phase-1 of the LHC, the experiments have exploited a global event description, making use of all the subdetector information (tracks, calorimeter hits and muon chamber hits) to optimize the particle energy and position measurement depending on the particle type.
        This technique usually referred to as "particle flow" has a beneficial effect particularly on the jet energy and on the missing transverse energy resolution.
        In 2025 a new phase of the Large Hadron Collider will begin with increased instantaneous luminosity (HL-LHC) and a number of concurrent proton-proton interactions per bunch crossing as high as 200.
        Therefore the events will have very high vertex and track density, and high hit occupancy will be detected in the calorimeters. Hence the need to exploit additional measurement, like the timing information, for the track to vertex matching algorithms and for the association of calorimeter hits to tracks, in order to be able to efficiently use the particle flow technique in these harsher conditions.
        This lecture will review the existing detectors with fast and precise timing measurement as well as the physics motivation for their use.
        It will introduce the various detector technologies able to achieve high performance in timing: Micro-channel plates, scintillation crystals coupled to high gain photodetectors, and silicon based detectors as Low Gain Avalanche devices.

        Dr. Francesca Cavallari is a Senior Research Scientist at INFN and University La Sapienza in Rome (Italy); she is currently Project Manager at the CMS experiment at LHC. She had/has important contributions and responsibility to one of the key element of the experiment, i.e the electromagnetic calorimeter from the beginning (i.e. construction) its running and now its upgrade.

        Speaker: Dr Francesca CAVALLARI (La Sapienza Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 3
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 18:30 20:30
      Evening Keynote
      • 18:30

        Three large scale experiments are under construction all over the world to explore over the next decades, the still pending questions related to the Neutrino Physics. These experiments are DUNE in USA, JUNO in China and Super/HyperKamiokande in Japan. All three are gathering large international collaborations.
        Each of these three challenging projects will be presented by their representatives.

        FYI: here below the links to the public website of these impressive projects.

        Speakers: Prof. Albert DE ROECK (CERN), Prof. Wei Wang (Sun Yat-Sen University), Prof. Yusuke KOSHIO (Okayama University & ICRR U. Tokyo, Japan)
    • 08:00 12:00
      Plenary Morning Session: INTELLIGENCE on the INSTRUMENTS: THE ASTROPHYSICS:CASE; from Underground to Terrestrial to Space Experiments
      Convener: Dr Robert Patti (NHanced Semiconductors Co., USA)
      • 08:00

        Deep under the mountain of the Kamioka mine in Kamioka-cho, Hida-city, Gifu-prefecture, in Japan, there are many leading edge facilities to answer questions about many physics, astronomical and cosmological subjects that haven’t been answered, such as “Super Kamiokande”, the successor of “Kamiokande”.
        In 2010, a new challenging science project, KAGRA (Kamioka Gravitational wave detector, Large-scale Cryogenic Gravitational wave Telescope) has started.
        KAGRA aims to spot spacetime ripples by harnessing advanced technological twists: chilling key components to temperatures hovering just above absolute zero, and placing the ultrasensitive setup in an enormous underground cavern.
        The new detector will join similar observatories in the search for the minute cosmic undulations, which are stirred up by violent events like collisions of black holes. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, LIGO, in the USA and Virgo, located near Pisa, Italy. Those detectors sit above ground, and don’t use the cooling technique, making KAGRA the first of its kind.

        In this lecture, Professor Miyakawa explains some gravitational wave(GW) physics and main results of the GW detection achieved by LIGO and VIRGO with some historical development of the experimental side for the GW detectors. He will spend some time to explain principles of GW detection using Michelson interferometer and development for the optical configuration as Fabry Perot cavities, power recycling and signal recycling technics. In the second part, he introduces KAGRA that is a 3km scale interferometer currently being constructed underground. KAGRA has low temperature mirrors as test masses which will be cooled down to 16K to reduce thermal noise. Professor Miyakawa is working as a leader of commissioning task at KAGRA site, and he will show some interesting experiences and results obtained during KAGRA construction.

        Osamu Miyakawa is Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, Institute of Cosmic Ray Research, ICRR, Tokyo, Japan.

        Speaker: Prof. Osamu MIYAKAWA (University of Tokyo, Institute of Cosmic Ray Research, ICRR, Tokyo, JP.)
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10

        We live in a mysterious Universe.
        Recently, gravitational waves have been detected, black holes horizons have been observed,
        Dark Energy could be a cosmological constant... Of the main challenges in physics, we still have to uncover the nature
        of the observed Dark Matter, which is contributing more than 80% of the matter in the Universe.
        Extensions of the Standard Model of Particle Physics like Supersymmetry expect particles which are neutral and interact very weaklywith other forms of matter. In this talk I will briefly review, what we really know about Dark Matter and address some detection issues.
        Prof.Charling Tao is Research Director at the Center of Particle Physics of Marseille (CPPM), Laboratory of CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille, in France, and Emerita Professor at the Tsinghua University, in the Department of Astronomy, (she was a former Head of this Department), in Beijing (China).

        Speaker: Prof. Charling TAO (CPPM/IN2P3/CNRS and Tsinghua University)
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 4
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 18:30 20:30
      Evening Keynote
      • 18:30

        In the first part of this evening keynote session:
        Dr. Jean Gabriel CUBY will report on the European Extra Large large terrestrial telescope E-ELT project, that will be the largest one in the world
        The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is building the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) located on top of Cerro Armazones in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Construction has started in 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2026. The ELT features a segmented 39-meter primary mirror, 4 relay mirrors delivering the optical beam to two Nasmyth platforms and a suite of instruments and adaptive optics modules. The ELT will address a large variety of scientific goals ranging from the observation of exoplanets to the farthest galaxies in the Universe.

        Jean-Gabriel Cuby is senior astronomer and former director of Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM) in France. He worked at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and was head of instrumentation at the Paranal Observatory (Chili) where the VLT (Very Large Telescope, made of 4 telescopes that can work independently or in an interferometric way) is installed. He is working on projects that will peer into the distant universe, most particularly the ESA Euclid space mission.

        He is also involved in the SVOM spatial experiment which will be the second part of his keynote lecture.

        Speaker: Dr Jean Gabriel CUBY (Laboratory of Astrophyics of Marseille, LAM/INSU/CNRS, FR)
    • 08:00 12:00
      Convener: Prof. Nicola D'Ascenzo (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
      • 08:00
        Digital PET 2.0 1h 50m

        Qingguo Xie received his B. Sc. in Industrial Automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 1994, M. Sc. in Industrial Automation from Dalian University of Technology in 1997, and Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the HUST in 2001. He got profound experience in high-energy physics during his time in U. Chicago and Argonne Lab.
        He is currently a professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering at the HUST, Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics (WNLO), and Mediterranean Neurological Institute (NEUROMED).
        His research interest centers on next generation PET imaging science and applications. He founded the PETLab at the HUST in 2001 and the PETLab at the NEUROMED in 2017. His team has endeavored to develop the all-digital PET technology architecture, with focuses on scintillation materials, high energy particle detectors, signal processing methods, reconstruction algorithms and etc. They are also exploring new applications for both preclinical and clinical researches, as well as the development and validation for new drugs and therapeutic approaches.
        Dr. Xie has served, and is serving, as a charter member of study sections and/or grant reviewer for National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and other funding agencies, universities, and hospitals. He has been devoted himself to mentoring students and post-doctoral fellows, who have also received numerous awards for their accomplishments. Most of his students have developed successful careers in pioneering industrial R&D centers and academic institutions.

        Speaker: Prof. Qingguo XIE (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, CN)
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10

        Professor Man-Hong YUNG is the Vice Dean of the Shenzhen Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering (SIQSE) in Shenzhen, Chief Scientist for quantum algorithms and software at Huawei Technologies, and Associate Professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTECH).

        His recent interests include quantum simulation, quantum control, quantum machine learning, and applications for near-term quantum devices. He is one of the inventors of the method of variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) for simulating quantum chemistry. He is also involved in the experimental demonstration of applying the unitary coupled-cluster ansatz on VQE.

        NOTE the re-arrangement of the schedule for the agenda of saturday morning: the lecture of Professor Zheng MIN (Tongji Hospital and HUST) is postponed to the second week of the School. Many thanks to Professors MIN and YUNG to adjust their agenda in order to contribute to the School.

        Speaker: Prof. Man-Hong YUNG (Vice Dean of the Shenzhen Institute for Quantum Science and Engineeering (SISQE), Shenzhen and Associate Professor of the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTECH), and Chief Scientist at Huawei Technologies.)
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 5
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 18:30 20:30
      Evening Keynote
      • 18:30

        The two speakers, experts in the domain, will present two types of applications of this advanced technology:
        The lecture by Dr Toru Ogitsu is on: "Superconducting Magnets for Accelerator Science":
        Superconducting magnets are widely used for accelerators and accelerator sciences.The lecture briefly summarizes the superconducting magnet applications in accelerators and accelerator sciences.

        Dr. Toru Ogitsu is Head Cryogenics Science Center at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK , Ibaraki, (Japan), in charge of the management of the R&D on Superconducting Technologies and Cryogenics Engineering Group. This Lab has achieved the design and construction of several worlwide class magnets as for instance magnets for the International Linear Collider (ILC) project or for the LHC including those for the HL-LHC.

        Dr Pierre VEDRINE will present the High Field magnets equipping the HEP experiments with as examples the 4 Teslas Magnet for the CMS experiment and the very large Toroid Magnet for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC-CERN.
        He will describe how starting from this ATLAS Magnet, he and his team developed the design that led to the 11.7 Teslas magnet.This is the largest field MRI magnet in the world with these dimensions, installed and under test at the NEUROSPIN Center at IRFU-CEA, France.

        Dr. Vedrine is the Head of the Department of Accelerators, Cryogenics and Magnets, DACM, at the IRFU-CEA in France.
        Since decades, this Laboratory is involved in developing and producing these devices for equipping several High Energy Physics Research Centers in the world, with many of the most advanced magnets (e.g. at Serphukov in Russia, at various CERN machines including the LHC, at various international experiments such as LEP, LHC and at DESY, including the XFEL and the new Linear Collider in project.

        Speakers: Dr Pierre VEDRINE (IRFU-CEA, Université Paris-Saclay (FR). Department of Accelerators, Cryogeny and Magnets (DACM), Dr Toru OGITSU (KEK, Department of Magnets, Japan)
    • 09:00 19:00
      VISITS and TRIPS in the BEAUTIFUL HUBEI REGION NEAR THE CAMPUS: The Visits of the environments and Monuments in the regional capital of Hubei, Wuhan, and HUBEI region will be organized by HUST

      Organized by HUST

    • 08:00 12:00
      Convener: Prof. Yoshinobu Unno (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (JP))
      • 08:00

        Quantum computing promises to solve hugely complex multi-variable problems that are impossible for classical computers to handle. It’s an exciting prospect, and research has come a long way, but quantum computers aren’t ready yet. Today’s experimental quantum systems are still too small to be useful. An alternative is to use quantum inspired computing. Quantum inspired computing uses conventional computing elements to approximate the behavior of quantum computing. With exceptionally inventive architectures and algorithms, we can manipulate data in ways that mimic the behavior of quantum machines. These systems are slower than true quantum computers, but much larger and more capable. In this lecture we will discuss this new class of computing hardware.
        Dr Robert Patti is President NHanced Semi-conductors Inc., Naperville (Illinois) USA that develops cutting edge semiconductor technologies. NHanced implements and expands this expertise in many directions, under the leadership of 3D pioneer Bob Patti.

        Speaker: Dr Robert PATTY (President of Nhanced Semiconductors, USA)
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10

        Professor Ming Tang received his B. Eng. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan China, in 2001 and his PhD from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, Singapore in 2005. His postdoctoral research in Network Technology Research center (NTRC) was focused on the optical fiber amplifiers, high-power fiber lasers, non-linear fiber optics and all-optics signal processing. From February 2009 he was with the Tera-Phoptonics Group led by Prof. H Ito in Riken, Waiko, Japan as a research scientist conducting research on terahertz wave generation, detection and application using non-linear optical technologies. Since March 2011, he has been a professor in the School of Optoelectronics Science and Engineering, Wuhan National Laboratory of Optoelectronics, HUST, Wuhan, China. He has published more than 70 technical papers in international recognized journals and conferences, and he serves as a regular reviewer for such journals as IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and Optical Society of America (PSA) publications. He has been a member of the Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS, now IEEE Photonics Society) since 2001.

        Speaker: Prof. Ming TANG (The School of Optoelectronics Science and Engineering, HUST, Wuhan, China)
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 6
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 18:30 20:00
      Evening Keynote
      Convener: Prof. Nicola D'Ascenzo (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
      • 18:30

        Dr LI received his Doctoral Degree and accomplished Residence, Clinical fellow in Tongji Medical College (HUST), and study in Johns Hopkins hospital, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD as a post research fellow. He had published about 160 articles and 10 Book Chapters, received more than 20 Extramural Funding in recently years. He is Editorial Board Member of Undergraduate national colleges and universities textbooks ‘Medical Imaging’, and Member of the Chinese Society Radiology Abdominal Committee, Chinese Association of Radiologist Digestive Committee, Chinese Association of Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist Digestive Imaging Committee, Chinese Geriatrics Radiology Society, International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association MDT Committee, Gastric Cancer Association (CACA) Radioloigy Committee, Chinese Research Hospital Society Pancreatic Diseases Committee, and Radiology Society of integrative Medicine in Chinese Medical Doctor Association. Reviewer for European Radiology,Abdominal Radiology, Gynecologic Oncology, JMRI , AJR .

        Speaker: Prof. Zhen LI (Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
    • 08:00 13:00
      Convener: Prof. Jesus Marco de Lucas (Universidad de Cantabria and CSIC (ES))
      • 08:00
        THE HARDWARE SIDE of ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Pixel-embedded signal processing for the next generation of radiation detectors at the LHC and Free Electron Laser Machines 1h 50m

        The fast evolution of microelectronic technologies has made the pixel detector a dependable, virtually essential device in a number of crucial applications in high energy physics (HEP) experiments and in photon science. With the upgrade of the LHC experiments and the advent of 4th generation free electron laser (FEL) machines, pixel front-end circuits developed in these two different fields have come to face a number of common challenges: use of scaled CMOS technologies to increase functional density in a limited pitch, large number of parallel channels in a single chip, with the relevant integration issues, huge amount of data to be processed and transferred off-chip to mass storage, ever faster processing speed, exposure to unprecedented doses of ionizing radiation.
        This lecture will focus on the core of the pixel detection system, the front-end analog chain measuring the charge released by the detector, including the charge preamplifier and the shaping filter, in its time-invariant and time-variant flavors. Particular emphasis will be put on the signal processing methods and the front-end channel architectures adopted to comply with the demanding specifications of HEP and photon science experiments. Design criteria for minimum noise and optimization of threshold (offset) dispersion will be presented. Some specific topics, such as radiation tolerance, leakage current compensation, dynamic range compression and amplitude measurement digitization, will be discussed also with reference to some particular design cases.

        Speaker: Prof. Lodovico RATTI (Pavia University and INFN (IT))
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10

        Big data became popular with the MapReduce programming model, and the big ecosystems grow big with the Hadoop system, an open-source implementation of MapReduce model. Programming is the key to understand the big data processing. In this lecture, three popular big data processing paradigms and related programming issues are introduced. First, the programming for batch data processing is introduced. The content covers the motivation for new big data processing model, MapReduce programming model, the MapReduce framework and the Hadoop ecosystems. Then, the programming for graph processing is presented, as graph is one of most popular data structure in the big data era. This part covers graph programming model, graph processing frameworks, and the related system issues. At last, the streaming data processing is introduced. Stream data processing refer to the processing the big data with big velocity, and the real time data processing. In this part, typical streaming processing system architectures, typical systems and related programming models are introduced.

        Hai Jin is a Cheung Kung Scholars Chair Professor of computer science and engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China. Jin received his PhD in computer engineering from HUST in 1994. In 1996, he was awarded a German Academic Exchange Service fellowship to visit the Technical University of Chemnitz in Germany. Jin worked at The University of Hong Kong between 1998 and 2000, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California between 1999 and 2000. He was awarded Excellent Youth Award from the National Science Foundation of China in 2001. Jin is the chief scientist of ChinaGrid, the largest grid computing project in China, and the chief scientists of National 973 Basic Research Program Project of Virtualization Technology of Computing System, and Cloud Security.

        Jin is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of CCF, and a life member of the ACM. He has co-authored 22 books and published over 800 research papers. His research interests include computer architecture, virtualization technology, cluster computing and cloud computing, peer-to-peer computing, network storage, and network security.

        Speaker: Prof. Hai JIN (HUST, School of Computer Science and Technology)
      • 12:00
        Speaker: Prof. Nicola D'Ascenzo (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 7
    • 17:00 19:00
      SPORTS SESSION: Mens sana in corpore sano session....

      The School include a sports session which this year, will have two parallel events:
      1) Running race
      2) Bicycle race
      These two competitions will be held in parallel; School attendants and training staff including lecturers are welcome to participate. Awards will be given to the 3 first winners of each of these competitions

    • 19:00 20:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 08:00 12:00
      Plenary Morning Session: BIG DATA DAY
      • 08:00

        The lecture will introduce different fundamental research challenges where Big Data techniques are key, how they are being addressed, and the new ideas being explored at different levels (infrastructure, cloud-based platforms, data science solutions).

        A general framework developed in the framework of EU initiatives will be presented and used as a guide to understand the roles of the various stakeholders. It will be translated into specific examples in different areas (physics, biodiversity, earth observation).

        An approach to the implementation of the full data life cycle in an open science framework will be introduced, describing the importance of data “fairness” for reuse, and the need for a cloud platform supporting this activity.

        Finally, the specific application of deep learning techniques to big data to derive new ideas in fundamental research will be discussed.

        Prof. Jesus Marco coordinates the research line on Advanced Computing and e-Science at IFCA, and serves currently as vice president for research at CSIC (National Research Council in Spain). PhD in experimental HEP working in DELPHI experiment at CERN, he actively participated in the search for the Higgs boson at LEP. He has contributed to several EU projects on distributed computing infrastructure, and coordinates the DEEP Hybrid DataCloud H2020 project.

        Speaker: Prof. Jesus Marco De LUCAS (Universidad de Cantabria, IFCA, and CSIC (ES))
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10
        GPGPU COMPUTING FOR REAL TIME EVENT FILTERING (with the HEP as an example case) 1h 50m

        With the ever increasing demand on computing power and Moore’s law not being applicable any more, general purpose GPU computing (GPGPU) is used more and more widely in various fields of physics.
        This lecture will give an introduction into the GPU architecture, highlight the differences to x86 and discuss which types of problems are specifically well suited for acceleration on GPUs. As example, event filtering on GPUs in real-time is discussed in the context of high energy physics experiments.

        Note that a computer-based Lab will complete this introduction to GPU computing where Students will obtain first experience with programming GPUs using Nvidia’s framework CUDA.

        Speaker: Dr Dorothea Vom BRUCH (LPNHE Paris, CNRS, FR)
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 8
    • 18:30 21:00
    • 08:00 12:00
      Convener: Dr Dorothea Vom Bruch (LPNHE Paris, CNRS)
      • 08:00

        This lecture is an introduction to Machine Learning/Deep Learning. Students will gain foundational knowledge of Deep Learning algorithms emphasizing in the current state-of-the-art Neural Networks for Computer Vision: the Convolutional Neural Networks. Several examples on applications of these techniques will be also shown.

        Note that two computer-aided Labs are dedicated to this topic with complementary aspects and applications,
        1) One organized by Dr. Dirk Kruecker et al. (DESY and Hamburg University) on "Deep Learning with Keras I+II" with application to Particle Physics or to a more generix case (see Labs Table
        2) The other one by Dr L. LLoret & Dr D. Tuccillo (UC and CSIC, SP) on "Machine Learning & Deep Learning applied to Astrophysics " (see Labs Table).

        Speaker: Dr Lara LLORET IGLESIAS (Institute of Physics of University of Cantabria and CSIC - Consejo Sup. de Investig. Cientif. (ES))
      • 09:50
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:10

        Professor Zhang will introduce some desruptive tehnologies about brain, such as CT, MRI, PET, rTMS and MEG and present one clinical case for each tech. She is indeed pioneering a completely new field.

        Zhang Min is professor of neurology, chief physician, deputy Director of the department at the Tongji Hospital affiliated to Tongji Medical College of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She graduated from Tongji Medical University with a master's degree in neurology in 1995 and a doctorate in neurology from Tongji Medical College, University of Science and universities in 2001. She was supported in 2009 by the Ministry of Education with the "New Century Outstanding Talent Program Project” and in the same year she granted the Hubei province "Chu Tian Scholar." She is currently a member of the Society of Dementia and Cognitive impairment of the Chinese Medical Association of Neurology, the executive Committee of the Cognitive Impairment Institute of the Chinese Geriatric Medical Association, and a member of the Vascular Cognitive Impairment Group of the Chinese Stroke Society. She performed her post-doctorate research in 2002.8-2004.6 and 2006.8-2007.6 at the University of Washington in USA and at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Since working at the Tongji Hospital in 1995, she has focused on clinical and basic research in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and conducted cognitive screening and documentation among community populations, and established a comprehensive database of AD clinical data and biological samples. She published in the Annal of Neurology, Cell Death & Disease, Stroke,Brain Pathology,etc.

        NOTE THE CHANGE in TIME of this LECTURE previously scheduled on Saturday morning. This is for accomodating with her schedule and the one of Prof Yung.

        Speaker: Prof. Min ZHANG (Deputy Director of the Neurology Department at the Tongji Hospital affiliated to Tongji Medical College of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, CN.)
    • 12:00 14:00
      Lunch 2h
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session 9
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 18:30 21:00
      Evening Keynote: The next steps in the future of High Energy Physics
      • 18:30

        These are WORLDWIDE & INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS for the next 50 or more years to come.
        The accelerators of particles in project in the world, China, Europe and Japan will be presented, with their Physics reach as well as their Physics and Technological Challenges, by international experts. These projects include:

        • The electron-positron linear colliders; two such colliders in project:
          1) the ILC (International Linear Collider) at 250 GeV in c.m.s. in Japan (see abstract by Prof. Hitoshi Hayano). Five Technical Design Reports describe in details the whole project.
          2) CLIC ( Compact Linear Collider) at CERN (CH) first at 380 GeV, then 1.5 TeV and up to 3TeV. Four Conceptual Design Reports (CDR) describe the Machine, Detectors and Physics of this project.

        • Two combined e+e- and pp colliders in project:
          1) the CepC/SppC project in China aiming to build a 100 kms long circular machine. This machine will be in a first stage an electron-positron collider, running at 90, 160 and 250 GeV (Z, W factory, Higgs Factory, Flavor factory).The CepC is expected to run towards end of 2030.
          In a second stage of this project, the circular tunnel is used as a proton-proton collider running at about 100 TeV center of mass energy.
          2) The FCC (Future Circular Collider) in Europe (to be based at CERN) implemented as FCCee, an e+e- circular collider (from 90 to 365 GeV) and then implemented as a 100 TeV pp collider, FCC will also provide the possibility of an electron-hadron collider. The FCCee machine would start running after the end of the High Luminosity era of the LHC (HL-LHC), i.e. towards 2038.
          Both CepC-SppC and FCC have produced detailed Conceptual Design Reports (CDR) describing the Machine, Detectors and Physics at the end of 2018. Needless to stress how much these projects are extremely challenging. They explore different ways in the most tricky R&D aspects of these machines, especially the magnets.

        "It’s a huge leap, like planning a trip not to Mars, but to Uranus,” says Gian Francesco Giudice, who heads CERN’s theory department and represents the laboratory in the Physics Preparatory Group of the strategy update process."

        "It’s too early to say this is a competition. I think it’s good to have different proposals and to explore the advantages and disadvantages of each proposal thoroughly. Then we can see which one is more feasible, and the community will decide." says Prof. Yifang Wang in an article on Nature January 2019.

        The presentations will be given by:
        - Prof. Joao BARREIRO GUIMARAES DA COSTA (IHEP, CAS, CN) for the Circular Electron Positron Collider, CEPC project
        - Dr Michelangelo L. MANGANO (CERN, CH) for the Future Circular Collider, FCC project.
        - Prof Hitoshi HAYANO (KEK-Japan) for the International Linear Collider, ILC Project (see abstract here attached).
        - Prof. Aidan ROBSON (Glasgow University & CERN) for the Compact Linear Collider, CLICdp Project.
        These presentations will be followed at the end by a Q&A session.

    • 08:00 13:10
      Convener: Dr Lara Lloret Iglesias (Institute of Physics of University of Cantabria and CSIC - Consejo Sup. de Investig. Cientif. (ES))
      • 08:00

        INTEL is developing a family variants based on the new INTEL FPGA technology. Together with this advances on the hardware side, this lecture will give an introduction to a new collection of software, firmware, and tools that allow all developers to leverage the power of Intel® FPGAs.

        Dylan Wang is Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) technical sales specialist with area of focus in IoT (INternet of Things). He joined Altera (now Intel PSG) in 2005 as Regional Applications Engineer focusing on the algorithm implementation and system architecture. Dylan holds a master degree at State University of New York in EE.

        This lecture will be completed by a Lab session presented by Zhu Zhaojun. He will help to create all accounts to access the new FPGA cloud and he also will prepare the workshop material which can be running on the FPGA cloud for this class (See the table of Labs).
        Zhu Zhaojun (Felix) joined Altera (now Intel PSG) in Aug 2014 as Regional Applications Engineer with expertise in OpenCL/HLS/HyperFlex technologies. He has been working closely with key customers to optimize their designs, customize OpenCL BSP and fix tough issues.

        Speaker: Dylan WANG (INTEL)
      • 09:00

        !! FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Please find here below not the abstract of the lecture but the definition of the topic !!
        Quantum technologies will be able to implement faster algorithms, allow more secure transmission of information, and perform more accurate measurements. For all its theoretical potential, we need a solid experimental platform with which quantum properties can be addressed with ease and precision, whilst simultaneously preserving those fragile nonclassical features. Moreover, the ability to do so even in a hostile environment will be desirable, if not necessary, to facilitate further technology.

        Photons are a viable option to probe and exploit quantum phenomena since they do not suffer from thermal coupling with the external world. They also benefit from a range of degrees of freedom onto which quantum states can be prepared, processed and measured with relative simplicity. Given the vast literature which has shown how to tame photons, the aim of our research is now to foster this novel technology to a point where it will realise the promises of the quantum revolution in information processing.


        Speaker: Prof. Confirmed: to be announced (HUST (WLNO))
      • 10:00
        Coffee/Tea Break 20m
      • 10:20

        Spectral capture technique collects information with more color channels than traditional trichromatic sensing. Therefore, it provides more detailed properties of the light source and the scene. Possible applications span across lots of fields such as remote sensing, materials science, bio-photonics, environmental monitoring, and so on. Spectral capture technique needs to record massive data in spatial, temporal and spectral domains, traditional spectral capture systems suffer from temporal and spatial scanning, thus is not suitable for video capture. Nowadays, with rapid development in sampling theory and electronic techniques, spectral video acquisition is becoming tractable. In this talk, we present recent progresses on the high resolution spectral video acquisition. Prism-Mask Image Spectrometer (PMIS) is proposed which accomplishes high quality video capture in three domains: spectral (1nm), spatial (one mega-pixels) and temporal (real-time) resolution. Both the optical principle and the prototype setup of the PMIS are introduced. In the end, a bunch of machine vision applications (object tracking, skin detection, automatic white balance, etc) based on PMIS are also discussed. In addition, we will also introduce the emerging field of computational photography and other representative researches.

        Xun Cao received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and he is now a Professor of the Electronic Science & Engineering School, Nanjing University. He has been a visiting researcher at Philips Research, Aachen, Germany in 2008 and Microsoft Research Asia, in 2009 and 2010, and a visiting scholar at The University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A from 2010 to 2011.

        Prof. Cao’s research interests include Image Based Modeling and Computational Photography, he has published 30+ papers on premier journals (IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE T-PAMI, IEEE T-IP, Optica, Optics Letters, Optics Express, etc.) and leading conferences (CVPR, ICCV), and holds 30+ U.S. and China patents. His 3D reconstruction system has been successfully applied in the commercial software Roxio Creator, which share a major market in North America. The system has also been used in the first real-character CG movie <l.o.r.d> in China. Prof. Cao directs the Laboratory of Computational Imaging Technology & Engineering (CITE Lab) in Nanjing University, in recent ten years, CITE lab focuses on spectral video imaging and its applications, for more information, please refer to: http://cite.nju.edu.cn</l.o.r.d>

        Speaker: Prof. Xun CAO (School of Electronics and Engineering, Nanjing University, CN)
      • 12:10
        Neuromorphic computing with spintronic nanodevices 1h

        Computing systems inspired by biological neural networks can perform complex tasks for which they were not explicitely programmed, by learning from examples. They demonstrate amazing performances in machine learning tasks such as image or speech recognition, or natural language processing. However, they are executed on traditional von Neuman architecture computers, resulting in huge energy consumption.

        Building hardware inspired by brain enables analog neuromorphic computing and machine learning with low energy consumption. Due to their nanometric size and nonlinear properties, magnetic tunnel junctions are great candidates for artificial neurons. I will present few experiments that we have realized where spintronic circuits based on these artificial neurons were used to successfully classify different forms such as spoken digits or vowels, or distinguishing sines from squares.

        Dr Danijela Markovic has obtained her PhD at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, on quantum information with superconducting circuits.. She currently works at the CNRS/Thales Laboratory at Palaiseau, Frsnce on neuromorphic computing with spin torque nano-oscillators.

        Speaker: Dr Danijela Markovic (CNRS-Paris)
    • 13:10 14:00
      Lunch 50m
    • 14:00 17:00
      LAB SESSION: Session10
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 18:30 20:00
      Evening Keynote
      • 18:30

        Sustainable energy can reduce challenges concerning energy, economy, environment, water, food, health, education, development, security and peace. The world energy consumption is equivalent to 15,000 Giga Watts (GW), by the world’s 7.5 billion people. The global carbon emission is 10 billion tons per year, or 1 million tons per hour. More than 1 billion people in the world have no electricity. Solar, Wind, and other renewable energies and energy efficiencies will continue their tremendous recent progress. Countries are significantly investing in renewable energies. The 400 nuclear reactors in the world, with an average age of 30 years, provide 2.2% of the world’s energy. To significantly provide sustainable energy and help reduce carbon emissions, nuclear power needs fundamental changes. World Sustainable Energy is the greatest human challenge, responsibility, opportunity, and endeavor.

        Speaker: Dr Gong Ping (GP) YEH (GP Yeh Foundation, USA)
    • 08:00 14:00
    • 14:00 15:30

      Instrumentation is the great enabler of science both pure and applied. New directions in science are launched by new tools much more often than by new concepts. Instrumentation is critical to the missions of fundamental research into the nature of quantum mechanics and general relativity, astrophysics, and particle physics and in the development of advanced technologies that enable our modern society. To explore the fundamental nature of energy, matter, space and time, to explore the cosmos and the objects within it and to understand the workings of the human body and mind, and to diagnose and treat disease; we are in the midst of a new golden age of discovery.

      In the 20th century, the discovery, formulation and understanding of quantum mechanics heralded a new generation of scientific advances that in turn led to technologies from micro-electronics and computers to MRI, which are vital in sustaining and improving the human condition. These technologies underpin significant sections of the economies of developed nations and have driven the “1st Quantum Revolution”. Future scientific and technological exploration, will have deep and transformational consequences and form part of a “2nd Quantum Revolution”, embedding quantum technologies into the fabric and to the service of our society. In the near-term this will profoundly influence areas including communication, finance, healthcare, aerospace, and defence.

      The LHC and new experiments being planned at proposed new accelerators, deep underground, on mountain summits, at the poles, in space, and quantum sensing on the table-top, together will teach us more about the origin of mass, explain the matter anti-mater asymmetry of the universe, determine if extra spatial dimensions exist, reveal the nature of dark matter and dark energy, and probe the Planck scale. The application of the technologies developed will be applied to medical imaging, biomedical engineering and other aspects of modern life. For the very first time we may come to know how our universe was born, how it will evolve and its ultimate fate, and more about humankind and our place within it.

      Speaker: Prof. Ian SHIPSEY (University of Oxford (GB))
    • 15:30 17:00
    • 17:00 18:30
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 08:00 14:00
      DEPARTURE: Closure of the school and departure from all the attendants
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