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Job offers with the group of Security and Reliability in CMOS and Emerging Technologies at the Seville Institute of Microelectronics (IMSE-CNM).


Doctores Honoris Causa
Doctor Honoris Causa distinctions

IMSE researchers Manuel Valencia, Ángel Barriga y Santiago Sánchez have been awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa distinction by the Universidad Tecnológica de La Habana "José Antonio Echeverría" (CUJAE).


Identification from the mobile with the veins of the wrist

A research team from the Seville Institute of Microelectronics has developed an application for the recognition of people based on images of veins taken with any mobile phone. This means the possibility of adding more security by considering a different feature than fingerprints or faces and that may be more difficult to forge.

BiodAIverse Spin-off

IMSE researcher Jorge Fernández Berni talks about BiodAIverse, a spin-off project in collaboration with the Doñana Biological Station. RTVE's Zoom Net program.

Nombramiento IEEE-CASS
Appointment as a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Board of Governors

IMSE researcher José Manuel de la Rosa has been elected member ('Member-at-Large') of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Board of Governors (IEEE-CASS) for the period 2023-2025.


The HEART-FAIL VOLUM project receives funding of 70.000 €

The HEART-FAIL VOLUM project, in which professors from the University of Seville and researchers from the IMSE-CNM participate, has been selected as an outstanding project within the call for Validate grants from the Fundación La Caixa, receiving funding of 70.000 €.



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A Quantum-Resistant Face Template Protection Scheme using Kyber and Saber Public Key Encryption Algorithms
R. Roman, R. Arjona, P. Lopez-Gonzalez, I. Baturone, A. Bromme, N. Damer, M. Gomez-Barrero, K. Raja, C. Rathgeb, A.F. Sequeira, M. Todisco and A. Uhl
Conference · Conference of the Biometrics-Special-Interest-Group BIOSIG 2022

Considered sensitive information by the ISO/IEC 24745, biometric data should be stored and used in a protected way. If not, privacy and security of end-users can be compromised. Also, the advent of quantum computers demands quantum-resistant solutions. This work proposes the use of Kyber and Saber public key encryption (PKE) algorithms together with homomorphic encryption (HE) in a face recognition system. Kyber and Saber, both based on lattice cryptography, were two finalists of the third round of NIST post-quantum cryptography standardization process. After the third round was completed, Kyber was selected as the PKE algorithm to be standardized. Experimental results show that recognition performance of the non-protected face recognition system is preserved with the protection, achieving smaller sizes of protected templates and keys, and shorter execution times than other HE schemes reported in literature that employ lattices. The parameter sets considered achieve security levels of 128, 192 and 256 bits.

Teaching based on proposed by students designs: a case study
C.J. Jimenez-Fernandez, C. Baena-Oliva, P. Parra-Fernandez, M. Valencia-Barrero, F.E. Potestad-Ordoñez, E. Tena-Sanchez and A. Gallardo-Soto
Conference · Congreso de Tecnología, Aprendizaje y Enseñanza de la Electrónica TAEE 2022

Learning digital design at RT level is enhanced by practical, lab-based tasks. These tasks, if chosen appropriately, can be highly motivating. The fact that the proposal is attractive to students is an important incentive. Working with FPGAs and development boards is a very suitable tool for carrying out designs of varying complexity. This paper presents an experience developed in the Advanced Digital Design course (4th year of the Degree) consisting of a design on FPGA proposed by the students themselves based on some common specifications, such as the use of a matrix of 8x8 LEDs and that the design has to interact with some external element.


Methodology and comparison of evaluation methods in electronic laboratories
E. Tena-Sanchez, F.E. Potestad-Ordonez, J.I. Guerrero-Alonso, D.F. Larios-Marin and J. Luque-Rodriguez
Conference · Congreso de Tecnología, Aprendizaje y Enseñanza de la Electrónica TAEE 2022

There are different methodologies for the evaluation of the experimental development of students in university technical schools. Specifically, in electronic laboratories, the evaluation of the acquired competencies is not a simple task due to the large number of factors involved. In this work, an evaluation methodology is proposed consisting of voluntary laboratory sessions and a final exam. On the other hand, this methodology is compared with the previous one consisting of compulsory laboratory sessions, the evaluation of theoretical studies prior to the laboratory session, and continuous evaluation through the submission of practical reports during each session. In addition to the objective data on the number of fail/pass, we will present the impressions of both students and teachers who applied this methodology, as well as the most significant changes observed both in the attitude of the students and in the workload of both students and teachers.

ICs tester design and its effect on application in electronics laboratories
F.E. Potestad-Ordonez, C.J. Jimenez-Fernandez, A. Gallardo-Soto, M. Valencia-Barrero, C. Baena-Oliva, P. Parra-Fernandez and E. Tena-Sanchez
Conference · Congreso de Tecnología, Aprendizaje y Enseñanza de la Electrónica TAEE 2022

One of the best methods to help students assimilate the theoretical concepts about electronic circuits is to perform laboratory sessions with real components. Therefore, the use of integrated circuits in electronics laboratory sessions and exams is very common. Since the electronic training of the students is very different, it is frequent that the devices break and become useless after a bad connection or manipulation. This paper presents the design of an integrated circuit tester, specifically the 741 and 74LS00. The effect observed on the attitude of the students after using the device (functionality check performed with the student there), before the practical sessions and laboratory exams, will be presented, and the different impressions from the point of view of the teachers will be analyzed.


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What we do

Our main area of specialization is the design of CMOS analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and their use in different application contexts such as wireless communications, data conversion, smart imagers & vision sensors, biomedical devices, cybersecurity, neuromorphic computing and space technologies.

The IMSE-CNM staff consists of approximately one hundred people, including scientists and support personnel. IMSE-CNM employees are involved in advancing scientific knowledge, designing high level scientific-technical solutions and in technology transfer.


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