Gian Nicola Angotzi received the laurea degree in electronic engineering at the University of Cagliari, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer science in 2007 from the same University. During his PhD he was mainly interested on vision systems to whom is demanded not only to acquire the scene with a given precision and resolution, but also to be capable of extracting and collecting information from the observed scene. In this contest he studied novel full-custom circuit solutions to meet the required design specifications independently from matching impairments of the devices. A vision chip embedding sensing and processing capabilities was successfully conceived, designed and realized. He was also interested on the design of Analog to Digital Converters, and in particular on the impact of matching impairments of passive components on multistep converters.
He completed 4 years as post-doc researcher and now he is researcher technogist at \"Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia\" (IIT). His research activity is focused on the conception and design of an electronic front-end for a system devoted to neural signal acquisition and stimulation from/to the central nervous system.
Gian Nicola Angotzi has a strong background on the conception, design, realization and validation of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Circuits.
G.N. Angotzi, G. Busonera and P. Meloni “Conception and Design of a Smart Vision Sensor”, 2nd place at the CDNlive design contest, Munich, Germany, April 28-30, 2008.