Gianluca Boso - Politecnico di Milano

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Gianluca Boso - Politecnico di Milano
Gianluca Boso
Contacts
Email: [email protected]
Address: Via Inama, 17
Phone (mob): +39 333 6746146
20133 - Milano (MI) ITALY
Personal Info
Nationality: Italian
Education
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ph.D. Information Technology. (January 2011 – December 2013). Major research topic:
“Single-photon counting instrumentation for gated-mode detection” c/o SPADlab.
M.Sc. Electronics Engineering, December 2010. Final Grade: 110/110. Thesis: “Module
for functional brain spectroscopy using fast-gated single-photon avalanche diodes”
founded by the European Union project FP7 nEUROPT c/o SPADlab.
B.Sc. Electronics Engineering, March 2008. Final Grade: 109/110. Thesis:
“Development and construction of an electromagnetic kicking system” c/o AiRLab.
Mahindra United World College, India
International Baccalaureate Diploma, May 2004. Final Grade: 38/42. Diploma
awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Geneve, Switzerland.
Experience
SPADlab, Dept. of Electronics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Sept 2009 – Dec 2013
Advisors: Prof. Alberto Tosi ([email protected]) and Prof. Franco Zappa
([email protected]).
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Ph.D. Research Project and M.Sc. Thesis Project.
TIME-RESOLVED OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY
Design and characterization of electronic instruments for single-photon counting in
gated-mode regime including a fast-gated module, a dual gate photon counter, a wide
band programmable delayer and a compact spectroscopic probe to be used with Silicon
single-photon avalanche diodes and multimode VCSEL diodes.
Instrument development both on the detector and source side, including RF/mixed-signal
design and layout, microcontroller/CPLD/FPGA firmware development, simulation and
design of the optical system, optical and electrical characterization of the instruments.
Participated in various collaborations with international research institutes working on
functional brain imaging, STED microscopy, luminescence of quantum dots, timeresolved diffuse optical tomography etc.
SINGLE-PHOTON DEVICE CHARACTERIZATION
Performed measurements on single-photon detectors and laser sources like quantum
efficiency, timing resolution and afterpulsing measurement of CMOS SPADs and arrays
and time-resolved characterization of multimode VCSELs diodes: prepared the
automated measurement setup with LabView operated lab instruments (e.g. pulse
generators, counters, pulsed lasers etc.) and written various MatLab scripts for postprocessing the acquired data like curve fitting, carrier time constant extraction etc.
GIGAHERTZ SINE-GATING OF SINGLE-PHOTON AVALANCHE DIODES
Design and characterization of a setup to gate a single-photon avalanche diode in sinewave regime. Designed the entire RF gating and acquisition chain (wideband amplifiers,
front-end, bandpass and notch filters etc.) and the optical setup to characterize a Silicon
and an InGaAs/InP device in terms of quantum efficiency, timing resolution, dark counts,
maximum count rate etc
STAYS IN OTHER RESEARCH CENTERS AND UNIVERSITIES:
- May 2011: University of Konstanz (Konstanz, Germany)
- July 2011: Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Montreal, Canada)
- January 2012: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt – PTB (Berlin, Germany)
- January 2013: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt – PTB (Berlin, Germany)
- May 2013: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (Genoa, Italy)
AiRLab (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab), Dept. of Electronics Engineering,
Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Mar 2007 – Mar 2008
Advisor Prof. Andrea Bonarini ([email protected]).
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B.Sc. Thesis Project.
Developed an innovative kicking system for the Milan Robocup robot team. The
kicking system includes a 400 V - 100 A pulsed electromagnetic solenoid actuator, its
mechanical assembly, a controlled boost converter 24V to 400V and a PIC powered
control board enabling communication with the robot main processing unit.
XTEAM (eXtreme Technology for Enhanced Automotive Manufactoring), Fondazione
Politecnico di Milano Italy, Dec 2006 – Dec 2008
Tutor: Ing. Paolo Magni ([email protected]).
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Junior Electronic Systems Designer.
Assisted the development and testing of the electronic equipment (telemetry and
ECU) of a car prototype participating to the Shell Eco Marathon Europe competition.
Our team won in May 2007 the Bosch Technology Award.
Courses
LabView 2013 Core 1 and Core 2 training, NI Italy Training Center, 11-15 Nov 2013.
BEST Autumn Course on Electric Power Generation, Kosice Technical University,
Slovakia, 28 Sept - 6 Oct 2008. Sponsored by ENEL (Italian Energy Company). Won the
Best Student Award.
Teaching Activity Tutoring in “Microcontroller System Design” for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Electronics
Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, 60 hrs per year in 2011, 2012, 2013.
Teaching “Microcontrollers: Hardware, Firmware and Software Design” for Ph.D.
students in Information Technology at Politecnico di Milano, 20 hrs per year in 2011,
2012, 2013.
Tutoring in “SPICE Electronic Design” for M.Sc. students in Electronics Engineering,
Politecnico di Milano Italy, 60 hrs in 2013.
Software Skills
PCB Design. Mentor Graphics PADS, Cadence OrCAD PCB Designer, Altium Designer.
System Level Design. Mathworks MatLab (including Simulink), NI LabView.
FEM Simulators. FEMM (LUA scripting), Ansoft Maxwell 2D, COMSOL Multiphysics
Optical System Design. Radiant Zemax.
Programming Languages and Digital Design. C language, PIC and dsPIC
programming in C (MPLAB IDE, HiTech PICC, MikroC, CCS), PIC Simulator IDE,
LabCenter Electronics Proteus VSM.
Document Design. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite,
Lyx/LaTex.
Unix-Like OS. Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo GNU-Linux Distributions, FreeBSD (basic
knowledge), Linux server basic setup (Apache, ssl, ssh).
Technical Skills
RF and Mixed Signal Circuit Design. Development, prototyping and testing of high
performance RF and mixed signal boards including simulation (transmission line
modeling, IBIS modeling, FEM), layout, thermal simulation and management, firmware
development (C and assembly) and VHDL programming (basic knowledge).
Data Analysis. Experience with Matlab, Simulink and LabView for the automated
acquisition of data from instrumentation and post-processing like data fitting, signal
filtering, image processing, model verification with real data etc.
Electronics laboratory equipment. Use of wideband real-time and sampling digital
oscilloscopes, vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, DMMs, arbitrary function
generators, picosecond pulse generators, counters, semiconductor parameter analyzers etc
Equipment for optical and TCSPC measurements. Use of CW and pulsed laser
sources (visible and NIR up to 1550 μm), single-photon detectors, TCSPC timing
electronics, optomechanical assemblies (spectrometers, microscopes, cage systems etc),
power meters, etc.
Language Skills
Italian. Mother tongue.
English. Reading: Excellent, Writing: Excellent, Speaking: Excellent. High school
diploma awarded in English, TOEFL CBT score: 287/300.
Spanish. Reading: Good, Writing: Basic, Speaking: Basic. Taken as Ab Initio language
for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, final grade: 7/7.
Additional
IEEE Graduate Student Member. Since March 2008 I am an IEEE Graduate Student
Member and active member of Politecnico di Milano Student Branch.
Saxophone Player. Classical, Swing/Big Band, Jazz. Been 2nd Tenor Saxophone at the
"Filarmonica Città di Sacile" Big Band.
Emergency Care Assistant. Certified Emergency Care Assistant with both BLS (Basic
Life Support) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) capabilities.
List of publications
INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS
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A. Tosi, C. Scarcella, G. Boso, F. Acerbi, “Gate-free InGaAs/InP single-photon detector working at up
to 100 Mcount/s,” IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 5, no. 4 (2013).
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A. Puszka, L. Di Sieno, A. Dalla Mora, A. Pifferi, D. Contini, G. Boso, A. Tosi, L. Hervé, A. PlanatChrétien, A. Koenig, J.M. Dinten, “Time-resolved diffuse optical tomography using fast-gated singlephoton avalanche diodes,” Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 4, no. 8, 1351 - 1365 (2013).
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G. Boso, A. Dalla Mora, A. Della Frera, A. Tosi, "Fast-gating of single-photon avalanche diodes with
200 ps transitions and 30 ps timing jitter," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 191, 61–67 (2013).
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G. Boso, A. Tosi, A. Dalla Mora, F. Zappa, “High-throughput gated photon counter with two detection
windows programmable down to 70 ps width,” Review of Scientific Instruments (IN PRESS).
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M. Mazurenka, L. Di Sieno, G. Boso, D. Contini, A. Pifferi, A. Dalla Mora, A. Tosi, H. Wabnitz, R.
Macdonald, “Non-contact in vivo diffuse optical imaging using a time-gated scanning system,”
Biomedical Optics Express, vol. 4, no. 10, 2257-2268 (2013).
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F. Villa, D. Bronzi, Y. Zou, C. Scarcella, G. Boso, S. Tisa, A. Tosi, F. Zappa, D. Durini, S. Weyers, U.
Pashen, W. Brockherde, “CMOS SPADs with up to 500 um diameter and 55% detection efficiency at
420 nm,” Journal of Modern Optics (IN PRESS).
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
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L. Di Sieno, D. Contini, A. Dalla Mora, A. Torricelli, L. Spinelli, R. Cubeddu, A. Tosi, G. Boso, A.
Pifferi, “Functional near-infrared spectroscopy at small source-detector distance by means of high
dynamic-range fast-gated SPAD acquisitions: first in-vivo measurements,” SPIE ECBO, Proc. of SPIE
8804, Munich, Germany (2013).
M. Mazurenka, L. Di Sieno, G. Boso, D. Contini, A. Pifferi, A. Dalla Mora, A. Tosi, H. Wabnitz, R.
Macdonald, “A non-contact time-domain scanning brain imaging system: first in-vivo results,” SPIE
ECBO, Proc. of SPIE 8799, Munich, Germany (2013).
A. Puszka, L. Di Sieno, A. Dalla Mora, A. Pifferi, D. Contini, G. Boso, A. Tosi, A. Planat-Chrétien, L.
Hervé, A. Koenig, J. Dinten, “Experimental results on time-resolved reflectance diffuse optical
tomography with fast-gated SPADs,” SPIE ECBO, Proc. of SPIE 8799, Munich, Germany (2013).
D. Contini, A. Dalla Mora, L. Di Sieno, R. Cubeddu, A. Tosi, G. Boso, A. Pifferi, “Memory effect in
gated single-photon avalanche diodes: a limiting noise contribution similar to afterpulsing,” SPIE
Photonics West, Proc. of SPIE 8619, San Francisco, CA, USA (2013).
M. Mazurenka, L. Di Sieno, G. Boso, D. Contini, A. Pifferi, A. Dalla Mora, A. Tosi, H. Wabnitz, R.
Macdonald, “A non-contact fNIRS scanner: First in-vivo tests”, Functional Near Infrared
Spectroscopy Conference, London, England (2012).
D. Contini, A. Dalla Mora, L. Di Sieno, A. Torricelli, L. Spinelli, R. Cubeddu, A. Tosi, G. Boso, A.
Pifferi, “Time resolved functional near infrared spectroscopy by means of time gated system at small
interfiber distance”, Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy Conference, London, England (2012).
F. Villa, D. Bronzi, S. Bellisai, G. Boso, A. Bahgat Shehata, C. Scarcella, A. Tosi, et al. “SPAD
imagers for remote sensing at the single-photon level”, SPIE Security + Defence, paper 8542A-17,
Edinburgh, Scotland (2012).
D. Bronzi, F. Villa, S. Bellisai,B. Markovic, G. Boso, C. Scarcella, A. Della Frera, A. Tosi, “CMOS
SPAD Pixels for Indirect Time-Of-Flight Ranging Sensors,” IEEE Photonics Conference, art. no.
6358469 , pp. 22-23, Burlingame, CA, USA (2012).
F. Villa, B. Markovic, D. Bronzi, S. Bellisai, G. Boso, C.Scarcella, A. Tosi, D. Durini, et al., “SPAD
detector for long-distance 3D ranging with sub-nanosecond TDC,” IEEE Photonics Conference, art.
no. 6358470 , pp. 24-25 - Burlingame, CA, USA (2012).
B. Markovic, F. Villa, S. Bellisai, D. Bronzi, C. Scarcella, G. Boso, et al., “A compact Time-to-Digital
Converter (TDC) Module with 10 ps resolution and less than 1.5% LSB DNL”, IEEE Photonics
Conference, art. no. 6358471 , pp. 26-27 - Burlingame, CA, USA (2012).
G. Boso, A. Dalla Mora, A. Tosi, A. Della Frera, F. Zappa, “Fast-gated single-photon detection
module with 200 ps transitions running up to 50 MHz with 30 ps resolution,” SPIE Photonics West,
Proc. of SPIE 8268, San Francisco, CA, USA (2012).
G. Boso, A. Dalla Mora, A. Tosi, A. Pifferi, D. Contini, “Fast-gated single-photon detector module for
wide dynamic range optical measurements,” 7th Conference on Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics
and Electronics (PRIME), art. no. 5966245, pp. 173-176, Trento, Italy (2011).
NATIONAL CONFERENCES
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L. Di Sieno, A. Pifferi, A. Dalla Mora, D. Contini, G. Boso, A. Tosi, M. Mazurenka, H. Wabnitz, R.
Macdonald, “Time-resolved diffuse optical spectroscopy by means of reflectance scanning imaging
system: first in vivo tests,” 15° Convegno Nazionale delle Tecnologie Fotoniche, Milano, Italy (2013).
A. Dalla Mora, D. Contini, A. Pifferi, L. Spinelli, A. Torricelli, R. Cubeddu, A. Tosi, G. Boso, F.
Zappa, “Ultra-wide dynamic range optical measurements by means of fast-gated single-photon
avalanche diode”, 14° Convegno Nazionale delle Tecnologie Fotoniche, Firenze, Italy (2012).