Role: Strategic planning and shaping of technology
Dr. Spaanenburg, till recently, professor at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University; started his academic journey at Twente University Enschede, The Netherlands (VLSI design, then CTO of ICD) the commercial spin-off of the Framework Nelsis project.
Research on globally asynchronous, locally synchronous microelectronic system design produced a fundamental patent that has become very fruitful for Philips.
At IMS in Stuttgart he has closely guided the development group that created the neural control for the Daimler OSCAR 1992 prototype, currently an upcoming standard car safety measure. At Groningen University, his research in neural image processing has evolved into software activities in the area of interior decoration design and lastly led in 2002 to Dacolian that held 60% of the license plate recognition world market before it merged into Q-Free ASA.
Overall, Spaanenburg has been involved in 10 long-term knowledge transfers of which 5 resulted in patents, 8 framework proposals of which 4 evolved into projects, and 6 university spin-offs.
He produced more than 300 academic papers and book chapters and in December 2010 Kluwer has published his text on "Cloud Connectivity and Embedded Sensory Systems".
Role: responsible for the back-end technology
Dr. Malki was till recently a researcher at the Broadband Group at EIT, where he pursued research in collaboration with DSL Access Technologies Lab at Ericsson Research in Kista (Sweden).
Dr Malki’s technical knowledge is built on 5 years Ph.D research at the Department of Information Technology in Lund University, which was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Spaanenburg. His Ph.D. research resulted in a first-ever fully digital realization of Cellular Neural Networks, hosted on Field-Programmable Gate-Arrays (FPGAs). Prior to that, he received a Master degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Lund University, with focus on the interplay between software and hardware.
In short, Dr. Malki’s expertise covers the implementation and verification of highly intelligent systems on hardware, combined with exceptional command of software design.
Role: Medical advisor
Dr. Jalal Taneera has a PhD degree in medical science (2007- Clinical Research Center- Department of Islets Pathophysiology -Lund University). While pursuing his PhD, he worked as the coordinator of human islets facility at Lund University Diabetes Center (LUDC). By now this facility is one of the best characterized resources for human pancreatic islets at global level.
Dr. Taneera has since 2010 served as research scientist at the same department focusing on genetic profile of human pancreatic islets and to identify novel genes contribute to Type 2 diabetes. Using system genetics approach he identified 4 novel genes for T2D, which has been published in high impact factor journal (Taneera et al 2012, Cell Metabolism 2012).
Dr. Taneera has been selected as the best young researcher on the diabetes field among all Scandinavian countries, 2013, Helsinki, Finland.