On Nov. 12, NextFlex hosted its first virtual workshop, “FHE for Automotive Applications,” with more than 200 registered attendees.
Historically NextFlex has held two or three technical workshops each year, each 2.5 days long, providing the opportunity for the FHE community to convene on a selected technical topic.
This one day workshop followed in that tradition, adapted to the current pandemic travel restrictions. The topic was chosen based on strong interest from NextFlex members who have urged NextFlex to consider forming an Automotive Technical Working Group.
The workshop was organized with the assistance of an organizing committee of Industry, Government, and Academic members who helped to choose session topics, identify and invite speakers, and serve as session chairs.
The workshop featured four sessions:
- Session I: The Role of FHE in Autonomy
- Chair: Chris Slesak, SRG Global
- Speakers and topics: (1) Dr. Dragos Maciuca, Ford Motor Company, (2) Jacopo Alaimo, XenomatiX, (3) Enid Kivuti, Sheldahl Flexible Technologies, a Flex Company
- Session IIA: FHE in In-Car Informatics – Human Machine Interface
- Chair: Robert Irwin, Molex
- Speaker Organizations: (1) Dr. Margreet de Kok, Holst Center, TNO, (2) Wladimir Punt, Molex, (3) Rick Seger, SigmaSense
- Session IIB: FHE in In-Car Informatics – Visual Information Displays and Enablers
- Chair: Paul Semenza, PDS
- Speaker Organizations: (1) Dr. Michael Hack, Universal Display Corporation, (2) Dr. Paul Cain, FlexEnable, (3) Dr. Sean Garner, Corning Research & Development Corporation
- Session III: FHE in Communications and Sensing: Synergies to Automotive
- Chair: Dr. Eric Forsythe, US Army Research Lab
- Speaker Organizations: (1) Dr. John Williams, Boeing Research and Technology, (2) Dr. Janos Veres, NextFlex, (3) Christof Landesberger, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies
The talks and panel discussions are recorded and archived for viewing by NextFlex members in the member portal.