IEEE SENSORS 2013 Presentations

Free Downloads of IEEE SENSORS 2013 Presentations Until Sunday, 10 November 2013

With six parallel sessions, IEEE SENSORS 2013 participants will probably miss some important presentations they would have liked to see. Therefore, as an extra benefit for conference participants, more than 200* presentations are being recorded. The recordings consist of the authors’ slides and voice (no video).

The recordings are available for downloading, free to conference attendees only, from the day after the presentation until midnight Eastern USA time, Sunday, 10 November.

Last year, more than 10,000 presentations were downloaded by attendees.

The presentations may be downloaded at

Subsequent to 10 November, the presentations will be available, at the same URL, for US$ 5- each for regular presentations, and US$ 25- per tutorial.

Download PDF Slides from the Tuesday Industry Panel - "Wearable Sensors: the Good, the Bad, and the Alluring"

Student Leadership Committee

The IEEE Sensors Council is seeking volunteer members for its new Student Leadership Committee.  As a student attendee of IEEE SENSORS 2013, you are eligible to join this initiative.  Requirements for membership are that you be:

1)  Actively engaged in a program of study that involves sensor technology research, development, and/or application.

2)  Willing to engage with other students and with sensor professionals at the annual IEEE SENSORS Conference by attending the conference at least once every three years.

3)  A volunteer to assist the IEEE SENSORS Conference Organizing committee in the conduct of the conferences by serving as a technical advisor to platform presentation sessions, guiding conference participants to specific venue locations, evaluating presentations for best student paper award selection, and/or similar activities.

Priority will be given to students in an engineering academic program at a university or college that has an active IEEE student branch.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please view the time slots (highlighted) complete the attached form and return it to Chris Dyer ( along with the time(s) that you are able assist at the registration check-in counters and/or assist as a technical advisor to platform presentation sessions. At the registration counters, you will be asked to assist in handing out badges and conference bags to attendees. As a technical advisor to platform presentation sessions, you will be asked to assist initiating and monitoring screen capture software on the presentation computers for the lecture sessions. You will receive further details as the conference approached. 

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Troy Nagle
IEEE Sensors Council Awards Chair

Hotel Reservations

RESERVATIONS at the conference HOTEL are NOW OPEN! Complimentary internet access included!

Please note that ALL conference activities will take place on the 5th Floor of the conference hotel aside from the conference dinner on Tuesday evening so it is best to reserve your room as soon as possible! 



IEEE SENSORS 2013 will be held at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace, which is conveniently in downtown Baltimore near many popular Inner Harbor attractions, restaurants and shopping. 

Tutorial Presentations

Please find the final slide sets linked below from the IEEE SENSORS 2013 Tutorials! Please note that there are still a few that are not available yet.


Time Parallel Session 1: Novel Trends in Sensing
Parallel Session 2: Inertial Measurement
Parallel Session 3: Bioelectronics
7:00-8:30 REGISTRATION    
8:30- 10:20

“Cold Atom Gyros”

Todd Gustavson, Ph. D, AOSense, Inc.


“MEMS Inertial Sensors: A Technology Overview”

Mojtaba Hodjat-Shamami, Georgia Tech Institute



“Bioelectronics:  Its Future in your Health and Well Being”

Professor Veena Misra, NCSU ERC for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies 


“Energy Considerations and Self-Powered Devices”

 Prof. John Muth, NCSU ERC for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies

10:20-10:40 BREAK    

"Fast DNA Sequencing by Electrical Means"

Prof. Massimiliano Di Ventra


"Design and Analysis of MEMS Gyroscopes”

Diego E. Serrano (Qualtré)

“Technologies for Wireless Biosystems”

Prof. Maysam Ghovanloo,  Georgia Institute of Technology


Luncheon Speaker:

“Starting a Medical Monitoring Company from Scratch”

Dr. Steven LeBoeuf,  Valencell, Inc.

13:30- 14:50

 “Ultimate MEMS Sensors”

How to use internal feedback and non-linearity to achieve near-quantum sensitivities

Prof. Pourkamali (UT Dallas)


“Design and Analysis of MEMS Accelerometers”

Diego E. Serrano (Qualtré)

“Technologies for an Implantable Nano-Bio-Sensing Laboratory”

Dr. Sandro Carrara,  Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Lausanne

14:50-15:10 BREAK    
15:10-17:00 “Optomechanical Sensors”

Prof. Gaurav Bahl

“Interface Circuits and Systems for Inertial Sensors”

Arashk N. P. Shirazi (Georgia Tech)


“System-Integration: Examples of Innovative Health Products”

Prof. James Weiland,  USC ERC for Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems


“Demonstrations of mHealth Medical Devices and Apps”

Dr. Amy Schiffman, Capital Health Advocates & Capital House Calls 

Prof. H. Troy Nagle, NC State 


Social Events

Welcome Reception

Grand Hotel Grand Hotel

Join us for the Welcome Reception on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel on the 6th Floor.  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will served beginning at 6:30 p.m., with Welcome Remarks from General Chairs, Bob Trew and Elliott Brown, at 7:00 p.m.

Conference Banquet

Grand Hotel Grand Hotel

Our Conference Gala dinner will be held at The Historic B&O Railroad Museum, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Located among Baltimore City's historic southwest neighborhoods, at the original site of the historic Mt. Clare Shops, the B&O Railroad Museum is recognized universally as the birthplace of American railroading. It was here within the Museum's 40-acre campus that Baltimore businessmen, surveyors, and engineers set about building the B&O Railroad in 1829, laying the first commercial long-distance track, building the first passenger station, and inventing America's unique railroad. Read More...

There will be pre-dinner cocktails served as you will have the chance to tour the museum and rail cars.  Dinner and will follow and you will be treated to the world-class Wayne Goins Trio, throughout the night!

Bus Transportation will be provided from the conference hotel beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Invited Speakers

Sherman Fan

Session Code: A1L-A
Location: Salon A
Date & Time: Monday November 04, 2013 (9:30 - 10:45)

Smart Multi-dimensional Gas Chromatography

Xudong (Sherman) Fan
University of Michigan, USA

Mark Reed

Session Code: A1L-B
Location: Salon B
Date & Time: Monday November 04, 2013 (9:30 - 10:45)

Integrated CMOS Biosensor Assays

Mark Reed
Yale University, USA

Chang Liu

Session Code: A2L-C
Location: Salon C
Date & Time: Monday November 04, 2013 (11:15 - 12:45)

Bioinspired Touch Sensors for Medical Applications

Chang Liu
Northwestern University, USA


Session Code: A2L-D
Location: Salon D
Date & Time: Monday November 04, 2013 (11:15 - 12:45)

Optoelectronic Tweezers and Light Actuated Microfluidics

Ming Wu
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Pierre Khuri-Yakub

Session Code: A4L-E
Location: Salon E
Date & Time: Monday November 04, 2013 (16:15 - 17:30)

CMUT Based Chem/Bio Sensors

B.T. (Pierre) Khuri-Yakub
Stanford University, USA

Reza Ghodssi

Session Code: A4L-F
Location: Salon F
Date & Time: Monday November 04, 2013 (16:15 - 17:30)

Microsystems for Sensing and Characterization of Bacterial Biofilms

Reza Ghodssi
University of Maryland, USA

Tamal Mukherjee

Session Code: B1L-D
Location: Salon D
Date & Time: Tuesday November 05, 2013 (09:00 -10:15)

Multi-sensor Data Integration for Personal Navigation

Tamal Mukherjee
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Mingyan Liu

Session Code: B1L-E
Location: Salon E
Date & Time: Tuesday November 05, 2013 (09:00 - 10:15)

In-Situ Soil Moisture Sensing: From Physical Models to Optimal Control to System Deployment

Mingyan Liu
University of Michigan, USA

Patrick Ruther

Session Code: B2L-C
Location: Salon C
Date & Time: Tuesday November 05, 2013 (10:45 -12:00)

CMOS Tactile Sensor Systems

Patrick Ruther
University of Freiburg, IMTEK, Germany

Anirudha Sumant

Session Code: B4L-A
Location: Salon A
Date & Time: Tuesday November 05, 2013 (15:30 -17:00)

Ultrananocrystalline Diamond: New Opportunities for the Fabrication of Novel Sensors

Anirudha Sumant
Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Yael Hanein

Session Code: B4L-B
Location: Salon B
Date & Time: Tuesday November 05, 2013 (15:30 -17:00)

All-Carbon-Nanotube Flexible Electrodes for Retinal Recording and Stimulation

Yael Hanein
Tel Aviv Univeristy, Israel

Tony HUang

Session Code: C1L-A
Location: Salon A
Date & Time: Wednesday November 06, 2013 (09:00 - 10:15)

Acoustic Tweezers: Manipulating Particles, Cells, and Organisms Using Standing Surface Acoustic Waves (SSAW)

Tony Huang
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Masafumi Kimata

Session Code: C1L-D
Location: Salon D
Date & Time: Wednesday November 06, 2013 (09:00 - 10:15)

Trends in Small-Format Infrared Array Sensors

Masafumi Kimata
Ritsumeikan University, Japan


We are happy to announce three exciting Tutorial Tracks to be held Sunday, November 3rd at IEEE SENSORS 2013!

Industry Lunch Panel - Tuesday, November 5th

"Wearable Sensors: the Good, the Bad, and the Alluring"  - Download PDF Slides

The IEEE SENSORS 2013 Program Committee is excited to announce that there will be a special Industry Lunch Panel on Tuesday, November 5th from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Maryland Ballroom BC at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel (IEEE SENSORS 2013 hotel) on the topic of wearable sensors. 

Our distinguished group of panelists include:

  • Ross Alcazar (XM Squared)
  • Abhi Chavan (Corventis Inc)
  • Tori Hanna (Under Armour, Inc.)
  • Amar Kendale (MC10)
  • Maurizio Macagno (Heapsylon)
  • Babak Parviz (Google)

Industry Panel Moderators

Andrew DeHennis, Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc., USA - BIO
Brian Jamieson, Scientific & Biomedical Microsystems, USA - BIO


With their ability to provide real-time feedback about our bodies, our movements, our activities, and our interaction with the world around us, wearable sensors promise to be a pervasive part of our everyday lives. Embedded systems provide wearable sensors with wireless connectivity and grant them a level of computing power undreamed of just a few years ago.  This panel will facilitate a discussion about the possibilities for this emerging market as well as some remaining technology challenges, the solution to which will usher in this new revolution.  

The panel discussion will focus on are various factors that must guide the design and development process for wearable sensors. In addition to the more common tradeoffs such as battery life, integration level, and feature set, these systems need to address human factors that will allow these devices to become an accepted (or even sought-after) feature of our daily attire.  The panelists have a wide variety of approaches and applications for wearable technology and the session will highlight the benefits of their technology and platforms and lessons learned through the development process.

IEEE Policy Statements

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Attendance at, or participation in, this conference constitutes consent to the use and distribution by IEEE of the attendee’s image or voice for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media.  No flash photography will be used.

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