Fields of expertise
Neuromorphic bioinspired and nonconventional computing
Reliability of VLSI and post-CMOS
BiographyAlexandre Schmid received the M.Sc. degree in microengineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1994 and 2000, respectively. Since 1994, he has been with the EPFL, working with the Integrated Systems Laboratory as a Research and Teaching Assistant, and with the Electronics Laboratories as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2002, he was a Senior Research Associate with the Microelectronic Systems Laboratory, where he has been conducting research in the fields of bioelectronic interfaces and implantable biomedical electronics, nonconventional signal processing and neuromorphic hardware, and reliability of nanoelectronic devices, and also teaches with the Microengineering and Electrical Engineering Departments of EPFL. Since 2011, he is a Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche (MER) Faculty Member with EPFL. He is a coauthor of two books, Reliability of Nanoscale Circuits and Systems, Methodologies and Circuit Architectures, Springer, 2011, and Wireless Cortical Implantable Systems, Springer, 2013, and a coeditor of one book, as well as over 100 articles published in journals and conferences.
Dr. Schmid has served as the General Chair of the Fourth International Conference on Nano-Networks in 2009 and has been serving as an Associate Editor of the Institute of Electrical, Information, and Communication Engineers Electronics Express since 2009.
Major recent publicationsM. Shoaran, C.o Pollo, K. Schindler, A. Schmid, Fully-Integrated IC with 0.85-mW/Channel Consumption for Epileptic iEEG Detection, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, 2015, in press Katic N., Kazi I., Tajalli A., Schmid A., Leblebici Y., A Subthreshold Current-Sensing Sigma-Delta Modulator for Low-Voltage and Low-Power Sensor Interfaces, Wiley, International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 2014, in press, DOI: 10.1002/cta.2026. Kerem Seyid, Vladan Popovic, Omer Cogal, Abdulkadir Akin, Hosein Afshari, Alexandre Schmid, Yusuf Leblebici, A Real-time Multi-aperture Omnidirectional Visual Sensor Based on Interconnected Network of Smart Cameras, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2014, in press DOI 10.1109/TCSVT.2014.2355713. Ishimura K., Komuro K., Schmid A., Asai T., and Motomura M., Image steganography based on reaction diffusion models toward hardware implementation, Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, vol. E5-N, no. 4 (2014), pp. 456-465. M. Shoaran, M. H. Kamal, C. Pollo, P. Vandergheynst, A. Schmid, Compact Low-Power Cortical Recording Architecture for Compressive Multichannel Data Acquisition, IEEE TBioCAS, accepted in February 2014. A. Akin, I. Baz, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Dynamically Adaptive Real-Time Disparity Estimation Hardware using Iterative Refinement, Integration, the VLSI Journal, Elsevier, DOI 10.1016/j.vlsi.2013.11.002. N. Katic, M. H. Kamal, A. Schmid, P. Vandergheynst, Y. Leblebici, Compressive Image Acquisition in Modern CMOS IC Design, International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, Wiley, accepted 30.10.2013. V. Popovic, K. Seyid, A. Akin, O. Cogal, H. Afshari, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Image Blending in a High Frame Rate FPGA-based Multi-Camera System, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Springer, accepted 23.09.2013, DOI 10.1007/s11265-013-0858-8. Davide Garetto, Denis Rideau, Fabien Gilibert, Alexandre Schmid, Herve Jaouen, Yusuf Leblebici, Surface potential compact model for embedded flash devices oriented to IC memory design, Elsevier, Solid-State Electronics, Vol. 88, pp. 73-81, 2013, DOI 10.1016/j.sse.2013.04.010. A. Akin, O. Cogal, K. Seyid, H. Afshari, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Hemispherical Multiple Camera System for High Resolution Omni-Directional Light Field Imaging, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, JETCAS, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 137-144, June 2013. Hossein Afshari, Vladan Popovic, Tugce Tasci, Alexandre Schmid, Yusuf Leblebici, A Spherical Multi-camera System with Real-time Omnidirectional Video Acquisition Capability, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 1110-1118, November 2012. D. Garetto, Y. M. Randriamihaja, D. Rideau, A. Schmid, H. Jaouen, Comparing defect characterization techniques with non-radiative multiphonon charge trapping mode: AC analysis, Trap-Assisted-Tunneling and Charge Pumping, Springer, J. Computational Electronics, Vol. 11, pp. 225-237, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s10825-012-0413-z. H. Afshari, L. Jacques, L. Bagnato, A. Schmid, P. Vandergheynst, Y. Leblebici, The PANOPTIC Camera: A Plenoptic Sensor with Real-Time Omnidirectional Capability, The Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Springer, Vol. 70, No. 3, March 2013, pp. 305-328; DOI: 10.1007/s11265-012-0668-4. D. Garetto, Y. M. Randriamihaja, D. Rideau, A. Zaka, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, H. Jaouen, Modeling stressed MOS oxides using a multiphonon-assisted quantum approach - part I: impedance analysis, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Vol. 59, No. 3, March 2012, pp. 610-620. D. Garetto, Y. M. Randriamihaja, D. Rideau, A. Zaka, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, H. Jaouen, Modeling stressed MOS oxides using a multiphonon-assisted quantum approach - part II: transient effects, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices,Vol. 59, No. 3, March 2012, pp. 621-630. D. Garetto, Y. Mamy Randriamihaja, A. Zaka, D. Rideau, A. Schmid, H. Jaouen, Y. Leblebici, Analysis of defect capture cross sections using non-radiative multiphonon-assisted trapping model, Elsevier, Solid-State Electronics, Vol. 71, pp. 74-79, May 2012; DOI: 10.1016/j.sse.2011.10.024. T. Oya, A. Schmid, T. Asai, A. Utagawa, Stochastic Resonance in a Balanced Pair of Single-Electron Boxes, Fluctuation and Noise Letters (FNL), Vol. 10. No. 3, pp. 267-275, 2011. N. Joye, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Amplitude modulation based readout for very dense active microelectrode arrays, IEICE Electronics Express (ELEX), Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 38-44, 2011. V. Majidzadeh, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Low-distorsion switched-capacitor event-driven analog to digital converter, IET Electronics Letters, Vol. 46, No. 20, pp. 1373-1374, 2010. V. Majidzadeh, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Energy Efficient Low-Noise Neural Recording Amplifier with Enhanced Noise Efficiency Factor, IEEE Tansactions on Biomedical Cicruits and Systems, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 262-271, 2011. V. Majidzadeh, K. M. Silay, A. Schmid, C. Dehollain, Y. Leblebici, A Fully On-Chip LDO Voltage Regulator with 37 dB PSRR at 1 MHz for Remotely Powered Cortical Implants, Springer, Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 157-168, 2011. N. Joye, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Electrical Modeling of the Cell-Electrode Interface for Recording Neural Activity from High-Density Microelectrode Arrays, Elsevier, Neurocomputing, Vol. 73, pp. 250-259, December 2009. Kikombo A.K., Schmid A., Asai T., Leblebici Y., and Amemiya Y., A Bio-Inspired Image Processor for Edge Detection with Single-Electron Circuits, Journal of Signal Processing, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 133-144, March 2009. M. Stanisavljevic, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Optimization of the Averaging Reliability Technique using Low Redundancy Factors for Nanoscale Technologies, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 379-390, May 2009. Kikombo A.K, Asai T., Oya T., Schmid A., Leblebici Y., and Amemiya Y., A Neuromorphic Single-Electron Circuit for Noise-Shaping Pulse-Density Modulation, International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 80-92, April 2009. M. Stanisavljevic, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, Optimization of Nanoelectronic Systems Reliability under Massive Defect Density Using Cascaded R-Fold Modular Redundancy (CRMR), Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology, Vol. 46, No. 19, November 2008, 9 pp. M. Stanisavljevic, A. Schmid and Y. Leblebici, On the Reliability of Post-CMOS and SET Systems, invited paper, International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation (IJNMC), Special issue on Single Electron Circuits and Devices for Emerging Computation, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 43-57, April 2009. S. Badel, A. Schmid, Y. Leblebici, CMOS Realization of Two-Dimensional Mixed Analog-Digital Hamming Distance Discriminator Circuits for Real-Time Imaging Applications, Elsevier, Microelectronics Journal, Vol. 29, pp. 1817-1828, December 2008.
Teaching & PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
PhD StudentsFarhang Razi Keyvan, Karimi Mohammad Javad,
Past EPFL PhD StudentsAfshari Hossein , Akin Abdulkadir , Hsu Wen-Yang , Joye Neil , Katic Nikola , Majidzadeh Bafar Vahid , Ranjandish Reza , Shoaran Mahsa , Stanisavljevic Milos ,
Principles of biosensing: Target/Probe Interactions
Electrochemical biosensing: three-electrode electrochemical cell and its equivalent circuits
Basic CMOS configurations for electrochemical biosensing
Current readers: current-to-voltage and current-to-frequency conversion
Wireless transmission in lossy media: issues on temperature, specific absorption rate (SAR) and