Edoardo Charbon received the Diploma from ETH Zürich in 1988, the M.S. from UCSD in 1991, and the Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley in 1995, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1995 to 2000, he was with Cadence Design Systems, where he was responsible for analog and mixed-signal design automation tools and the architect of the companys initiative for electronic IP protection. In 2000, he joined Canesta Inc. as its Chief Architect, leading the development of wireless 3D CMOS image sensors. Since November 2002, he has been a member of the Faculty of EPFL, working in the field of CMOS sensors, biophotonics, and ultra low-power wireless embedded systems.
Since 2008 Prof. Charbon is Full Professor and Chair of VLSI design at TU Delft, succeeding Prof. Patrick Dewilde. At Delft he leads research in high performance, low power cirrcuits and systems.
Prof. Charbon has consulted for numerous organizations, including Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, and the Carlyle Group. He has published over 150 articles in technical journals and conference proceedings and two books, and he holds 12 patents. His research interests include high-performance imaging, quantum integrated circuits, and design automation algorithms.
Dr. Charbon has served as Guest Editor of the Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and the Journal of Solid-State Circuits and is currently the chair of technical committees in ESSCIRC, ICECS, and VLSI-SOC.
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Megaframe: time-correlated systems for biophotonics and medical imaging
Zeroform: imaging based human-computer interfaces
Aqua: single-photon and quantum architectures
UMPP: virtual shared-memory for multiprocessors on chip
Edoardo Charbon's research is sponsored by the European Commission, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and Logitech.
Fields of expertise
Ultra High-Speed and 3D Optical Sensors
Cyo-CMOS for Quantum Computing
Computer Aided Design for VLSI
Virtual Human-Computer Interfaces
|E. Charbon and S. Donati
Optics & Photonics News (OPN), Vol. 21, pp. 35-41, Feb. 2010
|SPAD Sensors Come of Age|
|D. L. Boiko, N. Gunther, B. N. Benedict, E. Charbon
Optics Express, Vol. 17, N. 17, pp. 15087-15103, Aug. 2009
|On the Application of a Monolithic Array for Detecting Intensity-Correlated Photons Emitted by Different Source Types|
|M. Gersbach, J. Richardson, E. Mazaleyrat, S. Hardillier, C. Niclass, R. Henderson, L. Grant, E. Charbon
Solid-State Electronics, Vol. 53, N. 7, pp. 803-808, July 2009
|A Low-Noise Single-Photon Detector Implemented in a 130 nm CMOS Imaging Process|
|C. Niclass, C. Favi, T. Kluter, F. Monnier, and E. Charbon
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 44, N. 7, pp. 1977-1989, July 2009
|Single-Photon Synchronous Detection|
|M. Gersbach, D. L. Boiko, C. Niclass, C. Petersen, E. Charbon
Optics Letters, Vol. 34, N. 3, pp. 362-364, Feb. 2009
|Fast Fluorescence Dynamics in Non-ratiometric Calcium Indicators|
|D. L. Boiko, N. J. Gunther, N. Brauer, M. Sergio, C. Niclass, G. B. Beretta, E. Charbon
New Journal of Physics, Vol. 11, Jan. 2009
|A Quantum Imager for Intensity Correlated Photons|
|C. Niclass, C. Favi, T. Kluter, M. Gersbach, and E. Charbon
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 43, N. 12, pp. 2977-2989, Dec. 2008
|A 128x128 Single-Photon Image Sensor with Column-Level 10-bit Time-to-Digital Converter Array|
|C. Niclass, A. Rochas, P.A. Besse, E. Charbon
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 40, N. 9, pp. 1847-1854, Sep. 2005
|Design and Characterization of A CMOS 3D Image Sensor based on Single Photon Avalanche Diodes|
|I. Torunoglu and E. Charbon
IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 35, N. 3, pp. 434-440, Mar. 2000
|Watermarking-Based Copyright Protection of Sequential Functions|
|E. Charbon, R. Gharpurey, R.G. Meyer, A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
IEEE Trans. on CAD, Vol. 18, N. 2, pp. 172-190, Feb. 1999
|Substrate Optimization Based on Semi-Analytical Techniques|
Teaching & PhD
- Communication Systems
- Doctoral program in computer and communication sciences
- Doctoral Program in Photonics
- Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering
- Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics
- Doctoral Program in Computational and Quantitative Biology
Muntean Andrada Alexandra
Ülkü Arin Can
Past PhD StudentsAminian Mahdi ...
Burri Samuel ...
Du Huan ...
Favi Claudio ...
Gersbach Marek ...
Kluter Ties Jan Henderikus ...
Lindner Scott Anthony ...
Mata Pavia Juan ...
Niclass Cristiano ...
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