Final Judges

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Ariel Alexovich

Associate Public Information Officer
Division for Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations

  • Ariel is all about sustainability and hopes you are, too! As an Associate Public Information Officer in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, she works every day to create outreach materials about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the UN’s efforts to mitigate climate change, build inclusive and sustainable cities, promote gender equality and protect our ocean. She manages the UN’s SDG-related social media accounts, @SustDev on Twitter and Facebook. In addition, she helped launch the organization’s Be the Change initiative in 2017, an effort to encourage UN staff members to better “walk the talk” on the SDGs and live more sustainably at home and in the office.

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Christopher Cain

VP/GM, Electronic Industrial Product
Keysight Technologies
  • Christopher has been with Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies and now Keysight Technologies for 35 years, with roles spanning executive leadership, strategic planning, R&D and manufacturing. His teams currently develop, deliver and sustain a broad range of Keysight’s electronic industrial products ranging from industry’s leading high precision power products to Industry 4.0 analytics.

    Christopher joined Hewlett-Packard in 1985 as an R&D engineer after graduating from the Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical/computer engineering. He obtained his master’s degree in computer science from National Technology University in 1994, which hosted satellite-streamed classes from universities including MIT and Stanford. Christopher has been awarded four U.S. patents and currently resides in Santa Rosa, California.

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Ee Huei Sin

VP/GM, General Electronics Measurement Solutions
VP, Education Solutions
Keysight Technologies
  • Huei Sin is the Vice President/General Manager of Keysight Technologies’ General Electronics Measurement Solutions and the Vice President of Keysight Education. She is responsible for a diverse portfolio of measurement solutions for consumer electronics, healthcare, industrial and process control applications, as well as teaching and lab research solutions for universities.

    Huei Sin has held various roles in marketing, manufacturing, order fulfillment and business management, with years of experience in managing general purpose, electronics measurement and semiconductor industries. She holds a bachelor of science degree in microelectronics and physics from Campbell University, North Carolina.

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Jeff Harris

VP, Corporate and Portfolio Marketing
Keysight Technologies
  • Jeff leads all aspects of corporate and portfolio marketing for Keysight, including product and industry/solutions positioning and education programs for the company’s most advanced offerings. As a former product development leader of wireless communications, sensors, and advanced networked systems for commercial and government applications, Jeff has an appreciation for precision insights in testing and unobstructed clarity in operation.

    Throughout his career, Jeff has led first-to-market product introductions across radar, optics, and acoustic sensors; surveillance vehicles to drones; ultra-wideband (UWB) to mobile ad hoc network (MANET) communications — each relying on first-to-market RF and digital microelectronics.

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Jeremiah Pate

Founder and CEO
  • Jeremiah is the founder and CEO of LunaSonde, a remote sensing startup that provides subsurface imaging from space. He is also a third-year student at the University of Arizona. Jeremiah is a new-generation innovator, whose passion is developing sustainable technologies to better humanity. He was a participant the 2018 Forbes Global Summit in Jerusalem, was recognized by Governor Doug Ducey as the 2015 Arizona Future Innovator of the Year, received the Dudley R. Herschbach Award in 2017, and was a guest at the Nobel Prize ceremony. He has reversed Parkinson's twice in the university laboratory setting.

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Martin Rowe

Senior Technical Editor
Aspencore Media
  • Martin is senior technical editor for Aspencore Media, which includes websites such as EDN and EE Times. He served as senior technical editor at Test & Measurement World magazine for 20 years, including three years as EDN Design Ideas editor. During that time, Martin covered a wide range of technologies and companies that included bench instruments such as oscilloscopes, meters, signal sources, and their applications. His favorite applications for these instruments were high-speed signal measurements, basic measurements (voltage, current, power), calibration, and EMC/EMI/RFI.

    Martin's claim to fame comes from music, where he's written six songs about life as an engineer. It all started in 2006 with "The Measurement Blues," proving that you can write a blues about anything. "Below a GigaHertz" pays homage to engineers to whom working with signals below 1 GHz is ancient history. Martin has performed "The Measurement Blues" and "The Lab in the Corner" live at IEEE EMC Symposia.

    Martin holds a BSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Bentley College.

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Mehdi Sadaghdar

  • Mehdi, also known as ElectroBOOM, is an electrical engineer with years of electronic product design, test and troubleshooting who has turned into a YouTuber. In his channel ElectroBOOM, he teaches electronics while he doesn’t bother to keep the accidents and mistakes out of the footage to turn those hilarious moments into a lesson for his audience.

Regional Judges

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Andrea Dodini

Marketing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India
Keysight Technologies
  • Andrea joined Hewlett Packard in 1994. Since then, he has held a variety of European-wide roles in IT, customer services, eBusiness, and marketing. He holds an engineering degree in industrial technologies, with research on artificial intelligence applied to 3D measurements.

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Art Lizotte

Director, Americas University Development
Keysight Technologies
  • Art began his career as an application engineer working with HP’s microprocessor development system and then started a consulting practice focused on developing embedded systems in 1988. He rejoined HP in 1996 and became a manager in 1998. In June of 2015, Art became the Director of University Development. He earned a BEEE and an MS in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Brian Chi

Solution Architect, General Electronics Measurement Solutions
Keysight Technologies
  • Brian is an R&D solution architect with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), high-speed optical communication for servers, and RF/microwave test for regulatory compliance standards. His expertise is system integration covering applications pertaining to radio frequency (RF) passive components, solar energy and automotive systems. Brian is a well-regarded instructor in science and technology universities in Taiwan and authored articles for internal and external seminars.

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Dan Coughlan

Channel Field Manager, North America
Keysight Technologies
  • Dan holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA in marketing from DePaul University. Dan began as an RF engineer and soon joined Hewlett-Packard, holding a wide variety of sales and marketing roles. Most recently, Dan manages the team of channel field engineers supporting Keysight’s distribution products across North America.

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Dave Jones

Founder and Host
  • David is an electronics design engineer based out of Sydney, Australia, with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. David hosts the very popular EEVblog, which is the world’s largest and most popular YouTube Engineering channel with over 450,000 subscribers, and the popular engineering community forum, The EEVblog Forum. Through his digital endeavors, David shares some of his extensive knowledge in the electronics design industry, and is known for his unique, non-scripted, naturally enthusiastic and passionate style.

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Ellen Ullman

Editorial Director
eCampus News
  • Ellen is the editorial director for eSchool Media and oversees all content for eSchool News, which covers K-12 education, and eCampus News, which covers higher education. Ullman has close to two decades of experience covering education and educational technology. She has worked as a senior editor at CCI/Crosby and as contributing editor of Tech & Learning’s School CIO. In addition, she has written about education issues for ASCD, District Administration, Edutopia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Community College Times, and Community College Journal.

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Hervé Oudin

Program Manager (IoT and 5G), Wireless Devices and Operators Solutions
Keysight Technologies
  • Hervé is the 5G & IoT Market Industry Manager, who oversees business intelligence, solution planning and solution marketing for chipset, devices and operators. In addition, he is also driving Keysight NGMN-TTI lead contributors since June 2016 and today co-leading the NGMN-TTI-IOT working group. Throughout his 20+ years of experience in the wireless industry, Hervé holds various roles in engineering and marketing, across the evolution from analog cellular radio such as R2000 and NMT through LTE and beyond. This started with 1G and have been part of every cellular generation since.

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John Kenny

Technology Manager
Keysight Technologies
  • John joined Hewlett Packard in 1978 and has worked in several technology areas within R&D, including power, firmware, microprocessor and FPGA design. For the last 15 years, he has been responsible for technology and efficiency management for Keysight’s General Purpose product lines, including DMMs, function generators, data acquisition, and bench power supplies. He holds multiple patents in power supply design. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University, and his hobbies include travel and tube guitar amp building and playing.

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John Ross

Times Higher Education Asia Pacific
  • John is Times Higher Education’s Asia Pacific editor. He was previously higher education and science correspondent with The Australian newspaper. He has twice won the National Press Club’s Higher Education Journalist of the Year award and has been shortlisted five times. John holds a communications degree from what is now University of Technology Sydney. He swims in the Pacific Ocean every day, drinks too much coffee and plays Galician bagpipes quite badly.

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Keith Mason

Channel Field Engineer, North America
Keysight Technologies
  • Keith is currently a channel field engineer focused on Keysight Technologies’ general purpose instruments sold through their distribution partners. He has over 20 years of test and measurement experience with general purpose digital design and debug tools. Some of Keith’s positions include sales engineer, product specialist and business development.

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Kenn Wildnauer

Director, University Research Collaborations and Intellectual Property
Keysight Laboratories, Keysight Technologies
  • Kenn is the Director of University Research Collaborations and Intellectual Property for Keysight Laboratories, which provides key technologies for Keysight’s products and business units. Prior to his present role, Kenn held multiple positions in R&D, manufacturing and operations, and services across several businesses and organizations within Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. Kenn joined Keysight when the Electronic Measurement business was still part of Hewlett-Packard, after receiving a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor of science degree in applied and engineering physics, both from Cornell University.

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Mike Russo

Distribution Channel Manager, North America
Keysight Technologies
  • Mike joined Hewlett Packard in 1984 as a service technician. For the last 32 years, he has been a field sales engineer with Hewlett Packard, Agilent, and now Keysight. More recently, Mike has managed an area for Keysight’s Distribution Channel with a large focus on educational institutions and companies with IOT applications.

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Sim Chin Keat

Business Development Director, General Electronics Measurement Solutions
Keysight Technologies
  • Sim Chin Keat has been in the test and measurement industry for a total of 22 years, of which, 19 was in Agilent/Keysight. In his 19 years, Sim has held several positions in marketing, such as product planning, product and solution management and business development.

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Simon Rodger

Channel Field Manager, Australia and New Zealand
Keysight Technologies
  • In 2001, Simon joined Agilent Australia in Melbourne as a project manager in the 3GTS group developing early 3G functional testers. During his time at Agilent and Keysight, he has managed an R&D team, run post-sales support teams, worked in marketing and now channel sales. He has a BSc (Hons) in math and computer science. He spent five years working at The University of Melbourne as a junior academic and research programmer.

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Takashi Nagumo

Product Management Manager, Electronic Industrial Products
Keysight Technologies
  • Takashi is the product management manager of precision measurement instruments business at Keysight Technologies. Takashi started his career in HP/Agilent/Keysight back in 1997 and has experience in business development, application development, product manager and product planning roles in his career as a marketer. Takashi has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.