Stephen Bart

Senior Director of Advanced Technology, TDK


Dr. Bart received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He did his doctoral research with Professors Senturia and Lang on analysis and design of the first microfabricated electrostatic motors and pumps. After his PhD work, Dr. Bart joined Analog Devices, Inc., where he designed the MEMS sensor in the well-known Analog Devices, Inc. ADXL150 family of airbag accelerometers, which has over 500 million sensors in the field. From 1996 to 2002 he held several positions at Coventor, Inc., a developer of physical design tools for MEMS systems. Dr. Bart returned to Analog Devices as a Senior Product Development Leader, working on inertial MEMS sensors for the commercial marketplace. Dr. Bart then joined MKS Instruments to develop high-performance, vacuum absolute-pressure sensors for semiconductor and industrial applications. Today, Dr. Bart leads the Advanced Technology group at TDK, where he is developing advanced gas sensors, ultrasonic and acoustic sensors and advanced machine learning and circuit architectures. Dr. Bart's research interests include the design, modeling, and simulation of complex electromechanical systems and Machine Learning methods for sensor data fusion. Dr. Bart holds 11 patents in the microsystems area.


Sensor technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated, affordable, and ubiquitous. Sensors are becoming the human interface to the digital world and, when combined with machine learning (ML), make systems or devices more aware of what the human is doing, about to do, or has just done. As the variety and capabilities of sensors grow, technology has the opportunity to disappear into the background, assisting everyone to be better connected, track their internal health and well being and their external environment, and be enabled with more leisure time. Finally, sensors can optimize the power we consume with all devices, delivering a great experience at the lowest consumption of resources. I will explore these themes, show examples of developments at TDK, and inspire a future vision of smarter sensors.

09:55 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Thursday [24][LID-WORLD] Sense & Act (matin)

Senior Director of Advanced Technology, TDK

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