Philippe Besnier received the Ph. D. degree in electronics from the University of Lille in 1993. Following a one-year period at ONERA he was with the laboratory of radio-propagation and electronics (LRPE), University of Lille, as a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) from 1994 to 1997. From 1997 to 2002, he was the director of Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en Protection Electromagnétique (CERPEM) based in Laval, France. He co-founded TEKCEM in 1998 a small business company specialized in turnkey systems for EMC measurements. Back to CNRS in 2002, he has been since then with the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR). Philippe Besnier was appointed as CNRS senior researcher in 2013. He was co-head of the “antennas and microwave devices” research department of IETR between 2012 and 2016. Since July 2017, he is now a deputy director of IETR. His research activities are mainly dedicated to interference analysis on cable harnesses (including electromagnetic topology), theory and application of reverberation chambers, near-field probing and uncertainty quantification in EMC modeling.

Flavia Grassi, EMC Forum Organizer

Flavia Grassi received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano. From 2008 to 2009, she was with the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), The Netherlands, as a Research Fellow. Her research interests include distributed-parameter circuit modeling, statistical techniques, characterization of setups for EMC testing (aerospace and automotive sectors), and powerline communications in ac and dc lines. Dr. Grassi received the URSI Young Scientist Award in 2008, and the IEEE Young Scientist Award at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Int. Symp. on EMC (APEMC), the IEEE EMC Society 2016 Transactions Prize Paper Award, and the Best Symposium Paper Awards from the 2015 APEMC and the 2018 Joint IEEE EMC & APEMC Symposium.

Stefano Grivet Talocia, EMC Forum Organizer

Stefano Grivet-Talocia a Full Professor of electrical engineering with the Politecnico di Torino. From 1994 to 1996, he was with the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA. He co-founded the academic spinoff company IdemWorks in 2007, where he served as the President until its acquisition by CST in 2016. He has authored over 150 journal and conference papers. His current research interests include passive macromodeling of lumped and distributed interconnect structures, model-order reduction, modeling and simulation of fields, circuits, and their interaction, wavelets, time–frequency transforms, and their applications.  He received the IBM Shared University Research Award in 2007, 2008, and 2009. He was General Chair of the 20th and 21st IEEE Workshops on Signal and Power Integrity. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE TRANS. on CPMT. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Paolo Manfredi received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in information and communication technology from the Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato, Politecnico di Torino, in 2013. He is currently an Associate Professor with the EMC Group at Politecnico di Torino. From 2014 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University, Belgium. His research interests encompass the several aspects of circuit and interconnect modeling and simulation, with emphasis on uncertainty quantification, surrogate modeling, signal integrity, and electromagnetic compatibility. Dr. Manfredi received multiple awards at international conferences, including the Outstanding Young Scientist Award at the 2018 Joint IEEE International Symposium on EMC & APEMC. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques and the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, and as an Academic Editor for Mathematical Problems in Engineering. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Sergio A. Pignari, EMC Forum Organizer

Sergio A. Pignari is a Full Professor of Circuit Theory and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) with Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. He is the author or coauthor of more than 200 papers on field-to-wire coupling and crosstalk, conducted immunity and emissions in multi-wire structures, statistical techniques for EMC prediction, and experimental procedures and setups for EMC testing. Dr. Pignari is co-recipient of the 2005 and 2016 IEEE EMC Society Trans. Prize Paper Award, and a 2011 IEEE EMC Society Technical Achievement Award. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on EMC. From 2010 to 2015 he served as the IEEE EMC Society Chapter Coordinator. From 2007 to 2009 he was the Chair of the IEEE Italy Section EMC Society Chapter. He has been Technical Program Chair of the ESA Workshop on Aerospace EMC since 2009, and a Member of the Technical Program Committee of the Asia Pacific EMC Week since 2010.

EMC Forum Organizer Christian Schuster

Christian Schuster received the Diploma degree in physics from the University of Konstanz, Germany, in 1996, and the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, in 2000. Since 2006 he is full professor and head of the Institute of Electromagnetic Theory at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany. Prior to that he was with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, where he was involved in high-speed optoelectronic package and backplane interconnect modeling and signal integrity design for new server generations. His currents interests include signal and power integrity of digital systems, multiport measurement and calibration techniques, and development of electromagnetic simulation methods for communication electronics. Christian Schuster is a Senior Member of the IEEE and an Associate Editor for the Transactions on EMC.

Domenico Spina received the M.S. degree (cum laude) in electronics engineering from the University of L’Aquila in 2010, and the joint Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Ghent University and the University of L’Aquila in 2014. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Internet and Data Science Lab (IDLab) of the Department of Information Technology (INTEC) at Ghent University – imec, first as postdoctoral researcher and currently as R&D technical lead.
His current research focuses on physics inspired AI for analog electronic and photonic systems. His research resulted in over 50 papers in international journals and in conference proceedings. He is co-author of the book Uncertainty Quantification of Electromagnetic Devices, Circuits, and Systems (IET, 2021) and he served as guest-editor of the Special Issue Advanced Macromodeling and Optimization Techniques in Electrical Engineering for the journal Electronics.

Riccardo Trinchero received the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor within the EMC Group with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Politecnico di Torino. His research interests include the analysis of switching DC-DC converters, machine learning and statistical simulation of circuits and systems.

Dries Vande Ginste, EMC Forum Organizer

Dries Vande Ginste is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Technology, Ghent University and a Guest Professor at imec, Belgium. In June and July 2004, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), IL, USA. From September to November 2011, he was a Visiting Professor at the EMC Group, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He has authored or co-authored over 200 papers in international journals and in conference proceedings. His research interests include electromagnetic compatibility, signal and power integrity, computational electromagnetics, and antenna design. He was awarded the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award at the 2011 URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium and received multiple Best Paper Awards at several symposiums. He served as the chair of the 2014 IEEE Workshop on Signal and Power Integrity. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Cheng Yang received his B.S. degree in electronic science and technology from Wuhan University (WHU), Wuhan, China, in 2009, the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. Degree with electromagnetic field and microwave technology from the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), Changsha, China, in 2012 and 2016. Since 2019 he has been a senior engineer of the Institute of Electromagnetic Theory, Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany. From 2013 to 2015, he was funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) as a joint-PhD student at TUHH. From 2017 to 2019, he was a Faculty Member of the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Wave at Southeast University (SEU), Nanjing, China. His current research interests include computational electromagnetics, 3D component modeling and characterization, near-field measurement techniques, machine learning and its application in electromagnetic compatibility and biology electromagnetics.