WiCAS proudly invites you to attend the world premiere of

Anatomy of a Tenure Case

a radio play by Stephen D. Senturia, based on his novel One Man’s Purpose

To be followed by lively discussion and a reception featuring local Italian food and wine

The play takes us through the very tense and difficult tenure year for Katarina Rodriguez at the fictional Cambridge Technology Institute. It ends just when the department chairman must make a decision.

After the reading, the audience will be invited to discuss the case and then decide: Should Katarina get tenure?

The reading will feature the author as narrator and a CAST of prominent members of the Circuits and Systems community.

Stephen D. Senturia spent 36 years as Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has authored three textbooks, several hundred journal and conference papers, a bunch of patents, and one novel, with a sequel on the way.

The author will be signing copies of One Man’s Purpose during the reception. A limited number of free copies will be distributed to attendees. Purchase options are listed on the author’s website at www.stephendsenturia.com/the-novel.


Monday, May 28, 2018, 6:45 – 9:30 pm


Istituto degli Innocenti, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 12, Florence

The ‘Hospital of the Innocents’ – a notable example of early Italian Renaissance architecture – was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi (the engineer of the Florence Cathedral dome) in 1419. Originally a children’s orphanage, it was built and managed by the Silk Guild of Florence, one of the wealthiest in the city which, like most guilds, took upon itself philanthropic duties. The façade is made up of nine semicircular arches whose spandrels host the glazed blue terracotta roundels with reliefs of babies designed by Andrea della Robbia suggesting the function of the building. Today the building is home to the Istituto degli Innocenti, a public institution with social, educational and cultural functions. Its small museum of Renaissance art includes works by Luca della RobbiaSandro BotticelliPiero di Cosimo and the Adoration of the Magi by Domenico Ghirlandaio

How to attend

Spaces are limited, so please fill in this form by April 23 to RSVP. Your invitation will be confirmed by email by May 3. Thanks.

This event is sponsored by ISCAS2018 and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society