Since you refer to my book review in the Related Posts, I feel I am obligated to say Lord Kelvin and leave it to the readers to look at the review and see why I say that.
While you could argue that any of the men that Keithley honors is a genius, he bestows that honor on only one: James Clerk Maxwell. While we all know about his famous equations,
Dave van Ess of Cypress Semiconductor (http://www.cypress.com/?id=2201&month=3&year=2111 ) is fond of noting that the form of Maxwell's equations that we know and love (!!!!) was in fact developed from Maxwell's original formulae by Oliver Heaviside. Irrespective of who was responsible, if my career was to have been built on the understanding of any form of Maxwell's equations, I would have been selling shoes.
Who of the famous scientists, whether or not covered in Keithley's book, do you credit most for the job you have today?
In fact I credit some not so famous scientist and engineers- those many engineers who write app. notes especially the early Intel App Notes and the National Semiconductor Linear Application Notes.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.