Senior Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Bio: Goutam Chattopadhyay (S’93-M’99-SM’01-F’11) is a Senior Research Scientist at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and a Visiting Associate at the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA. He received the B.E. degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India, in 1987, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, in 1999. From 1987 until 1992, he was a Design Engineer with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Pune, India.
His research interests include microwave, millimeter-, and submillimeter- wave heterodyne and direct detector receivers, frequency sources and mixers in the terahertz region, antennas, SIS mixer technology, direct detector bolometer instruments; InP HEMT amplifiers, mixers, and multipliers; high frequency radars, and applications of nanotechnology at terahertz frequencies. He has more than 250 publications in international journals and conferences and holds more than fifteen patents. Among various awards and honors, he was the recipient of the Best Undergraduate Student Award from the University of Calcutta in 1987, the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship Award from the Government of India in 1992, and the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award in 1997. He was the recipient of the best journal paper award in 2013 by IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, and IETE Prof. S. N. Mitra Memorial Award in 2014. He also received more than 30 NASA technical achievement and new technology invention awards. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, a Fellow of IEEE (USA) and IETE (India) and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
Bio: Rob Aitken is an ARM Fellow responsible for technology direction at ARM Research. He works on low power design, library architecture for advanced process nodes, technology road mapping, and next generation memories. He has worked on 15+ Moore’s law nodes and has published over 80 technical papers, on a wide range of topics. Dr. Aitken joined ARM as part of its acquisition of Artisan Components in 2004. Prior to Artisan, he worked at Agilent and HP. He holds a Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. Dr. Aitken is an IEEE Fellow and serves on a number of conference and workshop committees.
Vice President and Director of Wireless Communication Research, Intel
Bio: Dr. Vida Ilderem is vice president of Intel Labs and director of wireless communication research (WCR) at Intel Corporation. WCR explores breakthrough wireless technologies to fulfill the promise of secure, energy efficient, seamless and affordable connection for people and things, such as next-generation wireless protocols and technologies, and low power communication.
Prior to leading WCR, Ilderem was vice president and director for integrated computing research (ICR), and integrated platform research (IPR) at Intel Labs. ICR and IPR explored the evolution of connected computing with a focus on new emerging platforms. Research vectors included breakthrough technology innovations for seamless connectivity, highly integrated small form factors, sensor and actuators, and enablement of Internet of Things and wearables.
Prior to joining Intel in 2009, Ilderem served as vice president of Systems and Technology Research at Motorola's Applied Research and Technology Center, where she was also recognized as Motorola Distinguished Innovator.
Ilderem holds a doctorate and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor's degree in physics from California State University, Fresno. She has 27 issued patents.