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Aubrey Kagan
Aubrey Kagan

Born and raised in what was then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Aubrey Kagan completed his electrical engineering degree at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and obtained an MBA at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He immediately started working in electronics and was fortunate enough to be around as microprocessors made their first inroads into industry. He was initially involved with designing controllers for industry and mines, with projects encompassing coffee packaging machines, railroad communication controllers, hydrological data monitors, automatic calorimeters, and diamond sorters. The isolation of South Africa (geographically, economically, and later politically) allowed him to gain a wide range of experiences with many aspects of the industry, including analog and digital circuit design, the use of PCs (including the use of spreadsheets) to gather data, and the early use of CAD. 

Aubrey now lives in Canada. Here he originally worked on the specifications for the Canadarm 2 (the remote control arm on the International Space Station), but he is now involved with far less grandiose projects. He is Engineering Manager at Emphatec, a Toronto-based design house of industrial control interfaces, signal conditioners, and switch-mode power supplies. Aside from brief forays into the i80960, i8096, and IM6100, all of his experience has been on 8-bit micros – including Intel (8048, 8051, 8080, 8085), RCA (1802), Zilog (Z80, Z8), PIC (16Cxxx), Scenix (SX18), TI (TMS7000, MSP430 – 16 bits!), and Cypress (PSoC). His specialty lies in blending the linear with the digital hardware and then processing in software. 

Aubrey has written several technical articles for Circuit Cellar and has contributed several design ideas to EDN and Electronic Design as well as an application note for Cypress Microsystems. He has also made a few contributions to Max Maxfield's "How It Was" series and Max/Brian Bailey's "Travel Nightmare" series. He is the author of Excel by Example: A Microsoft Excel Cookbook for Electronics Engineers.

Harris Kenny
Harris Kenny

Harris Kenny is the Communications Manager at Aleph Objects Inc., a Loveland, Colo.-based company that designs and manufactures the LulzBot range of 3D printers. He has diverse experience working with companies ranging from startups through the Fortune 500, spanning professional and financial services, manufacturing and distribution, as well as education industries. He holds a BA in economics from Pepperdine University.

Robert Kollman
Robert Kollman

Robert Kollman is a senior applications manager and distinguished member of technical staff at Texas Instruments. He has more than 30 years of experience in the power electronics business and has designed magnetics for power electronics ranging from sub-watt to sub-megawatt with operating frequencies into the megahertzrange. Robert earned a BSEE from Texas A&M University and an MSEE from Southern Methodist University. 

Jim Koutras
Jim Koutras

Jim Koutras leads product management for MaxLinear's DOCSIS receivers, working closely with cable gateway OEMs and cable operators. He brings more than 15 years of design and marketing experience from various roles with ViaSat, Dot Wireless, and Texas Instruments. He received a BSEE from Rice University and an MBA from UCLA.

Mark Kraeling
Mark Kraeling

Mark Kraeling, product manager at GE Transportation, is a long-time advisory board member and speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference. He is currently a product manager at GE Transportation in Melbourne, Fla. At GE he is involved with advanced product development in real-time controls, wireless, and communication systems. He has been developing embedded software for the automotive and transportation industries since the early 1990s. Mark holds a BSEE from Rose-Hulman, an MBA from Johns Hopkins, and is working on an MSE from Arizona State.

Dave Kresse
Dave Kresse

Dave Kresse, CEO of Coraid, is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of executive experience in the technology industry, most recently as CEO of Mu Dynamics, which was acquired by Spirent. He also holds a board seat as an independent director at Embrane. Prior to Mu Dynamics, Dave served as VP and GM of NetApp's storage management and application integration business. Before joining NetApp, he held positions at Leapfrog Enterprises, PowerSchool Inc., and Bain & Company. He holds a BA in human biology from Stanford University and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Krewell
Kevin Krewell

Kevin Krewell is Principal Analyst at Tirias Research. Before joining Tirias Research, he was a Senior Analyst at The Linley Group and a Senior Editor of Microprocessor Report. He spent nine years at MPR in a variety of roles, contributing numerous articles on mobile SoCs, PC processors, graphics processors, server processors, CPU IP cores, and related technology. For The Linley Group, he co-authored reports that analyzed market positioning and technical features of the various vendor products. He has more than 25 years of industry experience in both engineering and marketing positions. Before joining The Linley Group, Kevin was Director of Strategic Marketing at Nvidia and Director of Technical Marketing at Raza Microelectronics (now part of Broadcom). He spent more than a decade at AMD in various roles, including technical marketing manager and field application engineer. He also understands the needs of engineers, having spent 10 years in product design at several smaller companies. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. He also holds an MBA from Adelphi University and is a member of the IEEE as well as a member of the Microprocessor Oral History SIG for the Computer History Museum.

Jason Kridner
Jason Kridner

Jason Kridner is a software architecture manager for embedded processors at Texas Instruments (TI). He is also the co-founder of BeagleBoard.org, where he has helped create open-source development tools such as BeagleBoneBlack, BeagleBone, BeagleBoard, and BeagleBoard-xM. During his 20-year tenure with TI, Kridner has become an active leader in the open-source community. He has engaged audiences at a variety of industry and hardware and software developer shows, including Maker Faire, Embedded Linux Conference, Android Builders Summit, OSCON, CES, DESIGN West, Collaboration Summit, and DESIGN East.

Poojan Kumar
Poojan Kumar

Poojan Kumar is co-founder and CEO of PernixData. He has 12 years of leadership and entrepreneurship experience at high-growth enterprise software companies. Before founding PernixData, he led data products at VMware. Before VMware, he co-founded Oracle Exadata and PixBlitz, a video server appliance company. At Oracle, he led the product development of Exadata from its inception and played a strategic role in Oracle's foray into the software/hardware integrated appliance business. He received his master's degree in computer science from Stanford and his bachelor's degree in computer science from IIT Bombay.    

Amy Leask
Amy Leask

Amy Leask is VP and co-founder of Enable Education in Ontario, Canada. Over the years, she has taught students ranging from high school to retirement age. She's a children's author, blogger, TEDx speaker, and proponent of lifelong learning in all subject areas. Amy is inspired by new innovations in teaching and learning. Her interests include STEM, STEAM (STEM+Art), STREAM (STEM+Art+Reading/Writing) education, women in STEM, the development of 21st Century skills, and educational technology.

Matt Liberty
Matt Liberty

Matt Liberty is the founder of Jetperch LLC, which provides DSP, FPGA, and embedded software-consulting services.  Before founding Jetperch, he was the core inventor and developer of Hillcrest Labs' Freespace motion control technology. Over the span of eight years, he was granted 12 US patents related to motion control. Before Hillcrest, Matt developed telecommunications equipment for two other startups: Megisto and Salix Technologies. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Álvaro Lopes
Álvaro Lopes

Álvaro Lopes (a.k.a. Alvieboy) is a Senior Software Engineer at the Critical Software company in Portugal. He works in ASDT (Aeronautics, Space, Defense, and Transportation) and his specialties cover a wide range of areas, from hardware (analog and digital) to software (specification, development, and validation), primarily for embedded systems. He is the creator of several CPU cores and digital systems, such as the ZPUino SoC softcore, whose versions include one that actually runs uCLinux. Although Álvaro mainly does digital design just for fun, he ranked 1st (ex-aequo) in the 2011 "Open 7400" contest by Dangerous Prototypes, with his 7400 Triple Seven Segment Capacitance Meter that could measure from 0.1nF up to 999µF.

Janine Love
Janine Love

Janine began working as a professional writer more than 19 years ago. Currently, she returns to EE Times as editor of the Test & Measurement Designline and also serves on EDN as senior editor of the Test & Measurement Design Center. Previously, Janine was as site editor for EE Times' RF & Microwave, Test & Measurement, and Memory Designlines. Before joining UBM, she edited the book World Class Designs: RF Front End and worked with numerous publications in staff and freelance capacities, including Microwaves & RF, Wireless Systems Design, Communication Systems Design, Wireless Design Online, and Global Telephony. A member of NASW and ACS, Janine holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Delaware and a Master's Degree from Duquesne University.

Jessica MacNeil
Jessica MacNeil

Jessica MacNeil is Associate Editor at EDN. She provides editorial support and focus on content management, overseeing a number of blogs and producing the EDN Weekly newsletter. She's a fan of Boston sports, eating, music, and TV, and likes to work on art projects and play soccer, when not busy working on EDN. She has a degree in journalism from Northeastern University.

Tom Mahon
Tom Mahon

Tom Mahon has written about technology for 40 years as publicist, journalist, novelist, dramatist, and activist. Since the early 1990s, he has spoken and written widely on the need to reconnect technical capability with social responsibility. Speaking venues have included MIT, the Embedded Systems Conference, the International Solid State Circuits Conference, the United Religions Initiative, the San Francisco Fringe Festival, assemblies sponsored by the US State Department, as well as to local congregations, senior centers, and middle school students. His writings have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Electronic Engineering Times, National Catholic Reporter,and Business 2.0. In addition, the work has been covered in The New York Times, The International Herald-Tribune, CNN, CNET, Business Week, and The San Jose Mercury,among others. Mahon is the author of The Fandango Involvement (Fawcett, 1981), the first novel set in Silicon Valley; and Charged Bodies: People, Power and Paradox in Silicon Valley (New American Library/Mentor, 1985). He has also written and performed two one-man plays about man's mixed history with his tools: At Home in the Universe, and Are We Having Fun Yet! Mahon holds an MBA in International Business and has had his own public relations consultancy since 1984 representing firms in electronic and genetic engineering. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area; he and his wife have three grown children.

Michael Mannering
Michael Mannering

Michael Conrad Mannering has had a succession of nicknames since school days, the latest being Crusty. Describing himself as a dilettante, gentleman researcher in advanced electronics, he is -- in fact -- a retired Electronics Assurance Engineer, with over 35 years served in the London Underground (the Tube). He started life in electronics as a 12-year-old playing with the first red and blue spot germanium transistors to hit the amateur market. A lot of jobs later, he landed the post of electronics technician at the London Underground Research Laboratories. It was here that he learned to work with analog, digital, and microprocessors. During these years, he traveled to the dark side and became heavily involved in software development, but -- with the wisdom of old age -- he has returned to the only true electronics path. Michael is mildly dyslexic and has found academic study highly challenging; luckily, he has had a lot of good tutors, great practical facilities, and is a voracious reader of anything, so -- with the advent of the word processor -- the problems of dyslexia are kept at bay. Last but not least, he trains dragons and fights evil geniuses (on the Xbox).

Patrick Mannion
Patrick Mannion

Patrick Mannion is vice president and brand director for UBM Tech electronics' media, which includes EE Times, EDN, Embedded.com, Planet Analog, TechOnline, and associated CAP communities, such as AllProgrammablePlanet and MicrocontrollerCentral. He's responsible for the overall content and ensuring the brands grow while remaining true to their promise to community members, both users and sponsors.

Todd Marcucci
Todd Marcucci

Todd Marcucci is VP Research & Development for Good Earth Energy Conservation, Inc., a manufacturer of all-electric Essential Services Vehicles based in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology. In addition to working in various consulting positions, he has managed global lab operations for Littelfuse, Inc. and worked in product development for Teccor Electronics and RELTEC/Marconi Communications. He has been owner-operator of a small automotive performance business and has a diverse background in product development, test and measurement, and customer support in industries including automotive, consumer, and telecommunications. When not working or spending time with his family, Todd can generally be found under the hood of a vehicle or scheming his return to amateur automotive racing.

Joel Martin
Joel Martin

Joel Martin is an acclaimed analyst, advisor, and strategist who has worked with a global client base to develop and execute go-to-market plans. Over his career he has advised more than 100 technology suppliers and partners on how to achieve market growth in industry segments, customer size segments, and across geographies.

Clive Maxfield
Clive Maxfield
Max is editor of EE Times Programmable Logic and Microcontroller Designlines, and Editor in Chief of All Programmable Planet (www.AllProgrammablePlanet.com)
Max Maxfield
Max Maxfield

Max covers programmable logic, microcontroller units, and prototyping for EE Times' Designlines. Over the years, he has designed everything from silicon chips to circuit boards, and brainwave amplifiers to steampunk "Display-O-Meters." He has a BSc in Control Engineering in from Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, UK.

Vince Mazur
Vince Mazur

With more than 25 years' experience in electronics and EDA, Vince Mazur has worked in HW/SW engineering, EDA applications, business development, sales, and marketing with companies including Intergraph, Daisy/Cadnetix, Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, and Altium. He is principal consultant at Intelligent Marketing Inc., which specializes in strategic consulting for clients that deliver tools and services to the electronic product development and manufacturing industry. Vince has a BSEE from the University of Arkansas. He also has expertise across the entire electronic product development and manufacturing process. In 2011, he designed a nuclear measurement instrument platform and co-founded Mazur Instruments on whose board of directors he remains.

Dylan McGrath
Dylan McGrath

over 15 years. At various times, he has focused on consumer electronics, foundries, EDA, programmable logic, memory, and other specialty areas. Joining EE Times in 2005, he now serves as EE Times' executive editor, running the news desk and producing the daily EE Times newsletter. He is based in San Francisco.

Jim McGregor
Jim McGregor

Jim McGregor is principal at Tirias Research. He has over 25 years in the semiconductor and embedded systems industries with industry leaders, including Intel, General Dynamics, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, and ST Microelectronics. With a technical and business background, he has served in many critical facets of the industry, from brand management to engineering and manufacturing. Most recently, Jim was the chief technology strategist for In-Stat. He is a strategic advisor to several leading technology companies and is a well-recognized industry analyst, speaker, and author. He has written articles in many industry publications and is quoted in more than 125 industry and business publication worldwide.

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
Hailey Lynne McKeefry

Hailey Lynne McKeefry has spent more than 23 years writing about technology and business. She began her career as an editor at such periodicals as Macintosh News, EBN, and Windows Magazine.  After more than 16 years as a freelance journalist, she has written about a broad variety of technology topics, with a focus on supply chain, components, security, storage, healthcare, and SMBs.  Living in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Hailey has written for many top business-to-business publications and Websites including EDN, EETimes, Information Week, CRN, eWeek, Channel Insider, Channel Pro, Redmond Channel Partner, Home Office Computing, and TechTarget.  She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in literature.  Follow her on Twitter @HaileyMcK.

Jonah McLeod
Jonah McLeod

Jonah McLeod is director of corporate marketing communication at Kilopass Technology Inc. Prior to his career in marketing communications he was editor-in-chief of Integrated Design Magazine and Electronics Magazine, and contributing editor at Electronics Design and Computer Design. McLeod began his marketing communications career at Regis McKenna Inc. where he served as account executive for Intel and Apple Computer (at its beginning).

Christos Merinopoulos
Christos Merinopoulos

Christos Merinopoulos is an independent consultant in the fields of electronic assembly and manufacturing with extensive knowledge in repair methodologies. Prior to this, he worked in various fields in the electronic industry (as a mechanic, assembler, and electronic and electrical technician), focused on repair procedures. Finally, in his most recent position, he was employed as a mobile technician at Arvato S.A. Christos graduated from the F.I.T. Institute in Cyprus with a degree in computer engineering and from HKR University in Sweden with a Master's degree in embedded systems. As a strong believer in lifelong learning, he is currently attending electronic engineering courses at Linkoping University, and in his spare time, he contributes to online educational platforms.

Rick Merritt
Rick Merritt

Based in San Jose, Rick writes news and analysis about the electronics industry and the engineering profession for EE Times. He is the editor of the Android, Internet of Things, Wireless/Networking, and Medical Designlines. He joined EE Times in 1992 as a Hong Kong based reporter and has served as editor in chief of EE Times and OEM Magazine.

Stephen Miles
Stephen Miles

Stephen Miles is a Research Affiliate at the Auto-ID Labs and the Center for Biomedical Innovation at MIT and a Principal Consultant in Auto-ID Serialization and Event Management Systems. He develops programs for multi-stakeholder exchange of big-data, including geo-located Electronic Product Code, sensor data, and video analytics/computational videography. He is committed to improving global communications across enterprises, industries, and international boundaries. His research interests include application programming interface (API) reference architectures to publish big-data sources, generating a stream of standardized metadata associated with content sources, and an open scalable framework that supports queries/search and event/alert notification based on rule sets.

Luke Miller
Luke Miller

Luke Miller (a.k.a. "theFPGAexpert"), an EE from Clarkson University, is a husband, father of six (soon to be seven), farmer, mathematician, inventor, and a Christian. He has designed ASICs for IBM and, over the past 13 years, has designed integrated systems for Lockheed Martin. His expertise is making FPGAs do what they are supposed to do – great things. Luke is now a consultant helping companies with DSP, FPGA, and system integration. His combination of skills and humor make for a refreshing mix in a so-called "politically correct" world. His passion is not only for electronics, but also for his fellow nerds.

Warren Miller
Warren Miller

Warren Miller (a.k.a. Dr. DSP) is not a real Doctor of DSP but has extensive experience in regard to programmable devices. He was one of the inventors of the 22V10 (back when bipolar was a technology, not a disorder) while he was at Advanced Micro Devices. He also worked at MMI and Actel in programmable device product planning and applications, authoring more than 100 conference papers, application notes, magazine articles, and user manuals. Warren has held director and VP-level positions managing a networking engineering team at AMD and the demand creation and FAE team in distribution for Marshall and Avnet. Currently, he is an independent consultant for www.wavefrontmarketing.com, providing technical marketing for semiconductor, IP, and tools companies. 

Atar Mittal
Atar Mittal

Atar Mittal is director and general manager of the design and assembly division of Sierra Circuits, a manufacturer of printed circuit boards in Sunnyvale, Calif. He is responsible for the design and development of strategies and process automation tools for the fabrication and assembly of complex PCBs. Prior to joining Sierra Circuits, he held senior executive positions in R&D and technical marketing at computer hardware and software services companies in the United States and India. He holds a B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from IIT Kharagpur (India) and an MS degree from California State University-Hayward.

Fanny Mlinarsky
Fanny Mlinarsky

Fanny Mlinarsky has 28 years of experience developing data communication and test products. As President of octoScope (2006–present) she is responsible for the development of wireless test solutions. From 2001 to 2006 she was founder and CTO of Azimuth Systems, the leading wireless test equipment vendor of WiFi, WiMax, and LTE test systems. As VP of Engineering at Scope Communications (now Agilent), Fanny and her team developed network test equipment (1993–2001). She has published more than 50 articles and whitepapers on wireless technologies and standards and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. She actively participates in industry standards development at IEEE and 3GPP.

Fred Molinari
Fred Molinari

Fred Molinari is President and CEO of Data Translation. During his 40 years as President, he has gone public, started another public company within Data Translation that was spun off, and gone full circle by going private. He holds an MBA, MSEE, and BSEE and views this academic learning as a wonderful experience. But central to his philosophy is the rough and tumble hard knocks that only come with being in the arena and fighting the battles.

Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy
Sean Murphy is an entrepreneur and adviser to software startups. His EE Times blog focuses on engineering from an entrepreneurial point of view. Sean is also the CEO of consulting firm SK Murphy Inc.
William Murray
William Murray

William Murray has over 25 years of experience as an electrical engineer and product designer across the aerospace, wireless, telecom, semiconductor, printing, and medical device sectors. Among other projects, he is currently working on a method to make long car trips more comfortable for people with back pain through Lake Geneva Research, a non-profit bio-medical research startup. He has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Chowdhary Musunuri
Chowdhary Musunuri

Chowdhary Musunuri joined Microsemi in 2012, bringing with him more than 16 years of experience in product development and technical leadership roles. Prior to joining Microsemi, he was the Technical Leader, R&D, Cisco Telepresence and also held several senior positions at IP Video Systems. Musunuri holds a Bachelor of Technology in electrical and electronics engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, India, and a Master's degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Arizona State University, USA.

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