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Adam Osseiran

Associate Professor Adam Osseiran is the Director of the Australian National Networked TeleTest Facility for Integrated Systems (NNTTF), a Major National Research Facility Program initiated and funded by the Australian Federal Government and the Western Australian State Government.

Dr Adam Osseiran received his B.Sc. (1981) and M.Sc. (1982) from the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble-France. He received a Ph.D. in microelectronics (1986) from the INPG, National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in France. After his Ph.D., Adam Osseiran joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) where he was involved in over 20 major R&D Microelectronics and Electronic System design projects. He also organised over 40 seminars and tutorials for the Swiss industry in various microelectronics related fields.

In January 1995 he was appointed Professor of microelectronics at the Engineering Institute of Geneva-Switzerland where he initiated the microelectronics laboratory and completed several development projects with the local R&D institutes and industry including CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). In 1999 he became the European Technical Manager for Opmaxx Inc. a US start-up Company, and participated in its transformation into Fluence Technology. In 2000 he became Technical Director at Integrated Measurement Systems (IMS), Oregon based company specialised in the Design for Test and Built-In Self-Test techniques for Integrated Circuits.

Adam Osseiran is member of several Conference Program and Steering Committees. From 2000 to 2005 he was the Chair of the International Working Group of the IEEE Std 1149.4 Mixed-Signal Test Bus Standard. He received six certificates of appreciation, a Continuing Service Award and a Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE and the Computer Society for his contributions and numerous services to the engineering community.

Adam is currently chairperson of the Western Australian IEEE Section and five IEEE Chapters. He is the Chairperson of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (Australian) Chapter. He is Vice Chair of the Test Technology Technical Council Asia and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He was member of the Award Selection Committee for the EDAA outstanding PhD dissertations Award where, with two other members he participated in the scoring and selection of the best PhD dissertation out of shortlisted PhD submissions from all over the world.

Adam is Project Evaluator since 2007 for the ICT Competence Network of Switzerland (ICT-net) reviewing and ranking research projects submitted by academia and industry researchers from Switzerland. He is a regular Evaluator for the Italian Government Program CINECA reviewing and ranking research developments done by Italian lead researchers.

Adam Osseiran holds seven patents in the field of design of CMOS structure dedicated to optoelectronics image sensors for automotive applications, systems and sensors for environmental monitoring and in the field of display architecture.

Adam Osseiran was the Editor of a book, “Analog and Mixed-Signal Boundary-Scan, A guide to the IEEE 1149.4 Test Standard”, published in 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publisher. He is the co-editor of a book entitled “VLSI-SOC: From Systems to Silicon” published in September 2007 by Springer Publisher. He has published many papers and participated in several panels and round table discussions at major international conferences. Adam Osseiran supervised several PhD and Master Students in Australia and in Europe. He was the main examiner for more than 30 PhD theses dissertation in Australia, Asia and in Europe.

Prof Osseiran is a regular reviewer of the following Journals: IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications, and the VLSI Design Journal. He is member of the IEEE Test Technology Education Panel (TTEP) for the selection of the tutorials to be given at selected international conferences.

Adam was President of the Inventors Association of Australia and co-founder of Innovate Australia ( He was finalist of the prestigious WA Innovator of the Year Award in 2011, 2012 and in 2014. In 2010 and 2013 he founded three technology companies in the field of environmental monitoring.

Edith Cowan University
Associate Professor and Director of the National Networked TeleTest Facility, Australia
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