Joint IMS- RFIC Panel - Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) take away my job as an RF/Analog Designer?

Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Room 162 AB
12:00 - 13:15

Organizers: Osama Shanaa, MediaTek, Inc.; Francois Rivet, Univ. of Bordeaux.

Moderator: Osama Shanaa.

Polls and Questions: Participate in polls and ask questions using Slido

Abstract: Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are no longer futuristic concepts. They are already making their mark not only in applications that are purely data-analytics related, but also in communications, transportation, navigation, autonomous driving, finance, e-commerce, gaming, and many more fields. For example, ML/AI have already replaced humans in driving cars/trucks and in store cash registers. With AI also entering our territory of RF system and IC development, should we expect that our jobs as "conventional" designers will soon be taken away? What will future RF systems and ICs be like, with AI being incorporated in them, as well as in the tools used to design them? Our distinguished panelists from the academia, DARPA, CAD/EDA, and RF industries will debate what we may expect to see in the near and distant future, and how we should prepare ourselves for the inevitable realities. You do not want to miss this!


1. Ron Rohrer, Southern Methodist Univ.

2. Taylor Hogan, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

3. Modi Sankalp, MathWorks, Inc.

4. Thomas Rondeau, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

5. Paul Franzon, North Carolina State Univ.