EDI CON USA Technical Advisory Committee

The EDI CON USA 2018 Technical Advisory Committee is made up of leading experts in RF/microwave and high-speed digital design who are committed to the educational mission of EDI CON. They review and evaluate submitted abstracts to determine their quality and impact, and they review papers nominated for the EDI CON USA Outstanding Paper Award. These committee members are essential to helping EDI CON reach the highest levels of quality and relevance.


The EDI CON event management team conveys a hearty thank you to the following people:

2018 Conference Co-Chairs:

Jin Bains, Head of Connectivity, SCL, at Facebook

Jin oversees and directs engineering teams involved in key aspects of Facebook’s efforts to increase access to affordable connectivity across the globe, including the use of terrestrial, low-altitude, high-altitude, and satellite systems. Before joining Facebook, Jin spent over ten years at National Instruments, where he served as the Vice President of R&D, RF and Wireless Products, managing a global R&D organization of engineers and driving innovation with internal experts and key outside partners. Jin began his career as an RF Engineer and R&D manager for Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies.Jin holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and Stanford, respectively.

Ransom Stephens, PhD, Author, Technologist, and Physicist

Ransom Stephens, Ph.D. helps engineers advance to the highest data rates by teaching the concepts engineers need to design better systems, better serdes, and better ways to find problems and come up with solutions. Ransom started in basic research at labs in the US and Europe specializing in digging weak signals out of strong backgrounds. He brought those skills to high speed electronics in 1999 and invented new techniques for signal and noise analysis. Since 2005, when he started Ransom’s Notes, his seminars have helped thousands of EEs understand key nuances of their work. Ransom was named the 2017 Jim Williams ACE Contributor of the Year for content that advances engineering and design.He is also an accomplished book author: the novels The God Patent and The Sensory Deception both published by 47North, Amazon Publishing’s science fiction, fantasy, and horror imprint have each appeared on a variety of bestseller lists. His first full-length work of nonfiction popular science, The Left Brain Speaks the Right Brain Laughs, was published by Viva Editions in 2016. Ransom holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California.

2018 Technical Advisory Committee Members:

Tim Boles, Technology Fellow & Director of Strategy, MACOM
Syed Bokhari, Technical Manager SI & EMC, Fidus Systems, Inc.
Gregory M. Bonaguide, Senior Product Line Engineer - Spectrum Analyzers and Vector Network Analyzers, Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc.
Diana Baxter, Director of Worldwide Field Application Engineering, Peregrine Semiconductor
Antonio Ciccomancini Scogna, Principal Engineer, Samsung
Jay Diepenbrock, SI/RF Consultant
Lewis Dove, Signal Integrity Architect, Keysight Laboratories—ASIC Technology
Patrick Hindle, Editor, Microwave Journal
Sheena Hussaini, PhD, R&D Engineer, Nokia
Henry Lau, CEO, Lexiwave Technology, Inc.
Gary LeRude, Technical Editor, Microwave Journal
Raja Mir, PhD, Staff Engineer, Nokia
Anil-Kumar Pandey, Principal R&D Engineer, Keysight Technologies
Ray Pengelly, GaN Power Amplifier Design Consultant
Granthana Rangaswamy, Senior System Signal Integrity Engineer, Juniper Networks
Steve Sandler, Managing Director, Picotest
Bert Simonovich, Consultant & Founder LAMSIM Enterprises Inc.
Kalyu Zhao, R&D Engineer, Synopsys
Shalom Shlomi Zigdon, CEO & Owner, iTech iCollege Israel

If you are interested in participating on the EDI CON Technical Advisory Committee, please contact:

Janine Love
Event Director, EDI CON