Yong Lian
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections
IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Chapter of the Vancouver Section

Speaker: Dr. Yong Lian
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National University of Singapore
E-mail: eleliany@nus.edu.sg

Title: The Design of Ultra Low Power ECG-on-Chip

(Presentation is available in pdf format.)

Friday, December 3, 2010, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
ASB 9705, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC


Personalized healthcare is gaining much attention recently due to the aging population and increasing healthcare cost. Personalized healthcare advocates preventive healthcare through the adoption of healthier lifestyles. The goal is to distribute healthcare load between healthcare workers and each individual. One of the essential components in the personalized healthcare is the electrocardiogram (ECG) device that monitors the cardiac status of patients. Such devices play a very important role to save life of patients who survive heart attack or suffer from serious heart diseases. With the advance of wireless communication technologies and integrated circuits, it is possible to build a wearable ECG device in the form of a plaster which is able to record ECG signals, detect abnormal ECG, and communicate to a mobile phone or PDA device if abnormal ECG signals are detected. The design of such ECG device is very challenge due to the tight power budget. Low power techniques must be adopted at all levels including algorithm development, system design, and circuits to minimize power consumption. This talk covers the design techniques used for the development of a 1-V 2.3W ECG-on-Chip.


Yong Lian received the B.Sc degree from the College of Economics & Management of Shanghai JiaoTong University in 1984, and the Ph.D degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering of National University of Singapore in 1994. He worked in industry for 10 years and joined NUS in 1996. Currently he is a Professor and Area Director of Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include biomedical circuits and systems and signal processing. He published over 150 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Lian is the recipient of the 1996 IEEE CAS Society's Guillemin-Cauer Award for the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, the 2008 Multimedia Communications Best Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society for the paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, winner of the 47th DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest (as a Ph.D Advisor), the Best Student Paper Award in the ICME'07 (as a M.Eng Advisor), and many other awards. Dr. Lian is the Founder of ClearBridge VitalSigns Pte Ltd, a start-up for wireless wearable biomedical devices.

Dr. Lian has involved in various IEEE activities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II), Steering Committee Member of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS), the Chair of DSP Technical Committee of the IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Soeciety, and Member of the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology Committee. He served as Associate Editors for IEEE TCAS-I, TCAS-II, TBioCAS, and journal of Circuits Systems Signal Processing (CSSP) in the past 10 years, and is/was the Guest Editors for 7 Special Issues in TCAS-I, TBioCAS, and CSSP. He was the Vice President for Asia Pacific Region of the IEEE CAS Society from 2007 to 2008, AdComm Member of the IEEE Biometrics Council (2008 2009), CAS Society Representative to the BioTechnology Council (2007 2009); Chair of the BioCAS Technical Committee of the IEEE CAS Society (2007 2009), Member of the Prize Paper Award Subcommittee of the IEEE CAS Society (2007 and 2009), Member of the Chapter of the Year Award Subcommittee of the IEEE CAS Society (2007), Member of the Regional Activities and Membership Development Division of the IEEE CAS Society (2007), the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE CAS Society (2004 2005), Member of Chapter and Regional Activity Committee of the IEEE Education Society. Dr. Lian is the Founder of several international conferences including International Conference on Green Circuits and Systems (ICGCS), Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia), and IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS). Dr. Lian is a Fellow of IEEE.

Last updated Sun Nov 21 15:01:34 PST 2010.