Lecturers

Danilo Demarchi

Italy

Collaborators

Paolo Motto Ros

Italy

Umberto Garlando

Italy

Let the plants do the talking: listen to them and let them tell you how they feel

Why and how to interface plants with electronic smart systems for obtaining their health status and innovative methodologies for communicating the information. Tutorial about the setup of a multi sensing system for crop monitoring and the use of the plant itself as carrier of information transmission.

Danilo Demarchi, PhD, Associate Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications. International Tenures as Lecturer at EPFL Lausanne for the course «Nanocomputing», Biomolecular computing module, at the Electrical Engineering PhD School. Visiting Professor at EPFL Lausanne and at Tel Aviv University. Visiting Scientist (August 2018) at MIT and Harvard Medical School for the project SISTER (Smart electronic Iot SysTEms for Rehabilitation sciences). 
Author and co-author of 3 patents and more than 250 scientific publications in international journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. 
Leading the MiNES (Micro&Nano Electronic Systems) Laboratory of Politecnico di Torino and coordinating the Italian Institute of Technology Microelectronics group at Politecnico di Torino (IIT@DET). 
Senior Member of IEEE, Member of the IEEE Sensors Council and of IEEE BioCAS Technical Committee, Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors, of the IEEE Open Journal on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJ-EMB) and of the Springer-Nature Journal BioNanoScience. General Chair of BioCAS (Biomedical Circuits and Systems) Conference edition in Torino, October 2017 and founder of FoodCAS Workshop (Circuits and Systems for the Food chain).

Paolo Motto Ros, Senior Post-Doc Researcher at Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy), Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, with the MiNES (Micro&Nano Electronic Systems) group. He received the electronic engineering degree and the Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. From 2009 to 2012 he was with Neuronica Laboratory (Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino) as post-doc researcher, working on assistive technologies, computer vision and learning machines projects (jointly with, 2006-2011, Istituto Nazionale Fisica Nucleare, INFN, Italy). From 2012 to 2019 he was with Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Center for Space Human Robotics, CSHR, Torino, Italy, and, since 2016, Electronic Design Laboratory, EDL, Genova, Italy) as senior (since 2014) post-doc researcher, working on bio-inspired electronics for biomedical and humanoid robotic applications. He joined the Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, in 2019. He is an IEEE member since 2016, and member of the Circuits And Systems (CAS) society; he was member of the organizing staff of the IEEE BioCAS 2017 conference, and member of the organizing committee of the IEEE ICECS 2019 conference. He counts >50 publications; current research interests include: event-driven digital integrated circuits, architectures, and systems; low-power smart sensor networks; bio-inspired electronics; biomedical and humanoid robotic applications.

Umberto Garlando, received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electronic engineering, at Politecnico di Torino, in 2013 and 2015, respectively. From 2016 to 2019, he pursued a Ph.D. in electronic engineering at the VLSILab of Politecnico di Torino, working on CAD and EDA tools for FCN (Field coupled nanotechnologies). He worked in the development of the ToPoliNano framework, focusing on the simulation part. In 2020, he joined the MiNES (Micro and Nano Electronic Systems) group as a research associate, where he works on a fast-growing field such as the smart-systems for agri-food technology.