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Mehdi Hatamian, Ph.D.
Keynote Speaker


Mehdi Hatamian received his B.S.  degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 1977, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, in 1978 and 1982 respectively. From 1978 to 1982, he worked for NASA’s Space Shuttle program, developing hardware and software designs to support in-flight biomedical experiments. From 1982 to 1991, he was a member of the Visual Communications Research and the VLSI Systems Research departments of Bell Laboratories, where he was named Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in 1988. From 1991 to 1996, he was Vice President of Technology at Silicon Design Experts (SDE), Inc., a company he co-founded. SDE was acquired by Level One Corp. which was later acquired by Intel Corp. From Aug. 1996 to Feb. 2016 he was with Broadcom Corporation where his most recent position was Senior VP of Engineering.


Following the acquisition of Broadcom Corp. by AVAGO Technologies, the combined company was named Broadcom Limited where Dr. Hatamian served as a Fellow and Chief Scientist  - Central Engineering from Feb. 2016 to Aug. 2016. Dr. Hatamian’s areas of expertise and interest are high-speed VLSI signal processing, full-custom and low power circuit and architecture design, image processing and compression, adaptive filtering, Ethernet transceiver design, high-density and high-speed CMOS design, high temperature superconductors, and biomedical electronics.


He has published 50 papers in his areas of expertise and holds 97 issued patents with several patents pending. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received his Fellow award for his contribution to the design of high-performance digital signal processors. Dr. Hatamian received the “#1 Patent Holder” award from Broadcom Corp. for 2005-06 and 2006-07, and the Broadcom Fellow award in 2011.


He received the University of Michigan’s ECE Division Alumni Merit Award for 2008. He served on the Engineering Advisory Council of the University of Michigan from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Hatamian has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, class of 2016, for contributions to the development of integrated circuits for video, communications, and digital signal processing. He has participated in numerous national and international conferences and other professional activities in his field as keynote speaker, organizer, session chair, panelist, invited lecturer, and moderator. He is on the board of directors of Panacea Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and PharmacoKinesis, Inc. 


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