IEEE co-hosting Alumni Speaker
IEEE is co-hosting an alumni speaker with HKN and ECE USC. The speaker is David Medin and he is the co-founder of a Silicon Valley start-up. His bio is below:

David Medin, CEO
David Medin is the CEO and co-founder of Bio-NEMS, a Silicon Valley startup developing rapid, handheld DNA fingerprinting. He has 30 years experience in semiconductors, software and systems in consumer and commercial sectors. His experience spans numerous industries including computer, consumer, wireless, industrial and automotive. Having held CEO and CTO positions at public and private companies, Mr. Medin is known for his execution skills. Prior to founding Bio-NEMS in 2011, Mr. Medin served as VP Engineering at Spatial Photonics where he assembled a multi-discipline team, developed a complete product offering for a MEMS display IC including semiconductors, software and consumer system design. Prior to Spatial Photonics, Mr. Medin was brought into TVIA, another Silicon Valley company, as CTO and VP Worldwide Engineering to address a product offering that was 3-4 years behind the industry. Mr. Medin successfully turned around the company, aligned customer needs, restructured global operations and delivered a world-class, single chip full HDTV display controller within 9 months of hire. Mr. Medin is an inventor on over 33 patents and applications with issued patents in 12 countries. He has founded and secured funding for multiple technology startups and worked at companies including NVIDIA and Maxcell Telecom Plus (acquired by McCaw cellular). Mr. Medin has a B.S.E.E. from University of Maryland and resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and 3 children.
Posted on April 4th, 2014 at 11:52 AM by Zachary Miller
GBM + TI Info Session
IEEE will have a brief GBM on Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30pm. It will be in 2460 AV Williams. Texas Instruments will be there and hold an information session after the GBM is over. Remember to bring your resume if you are interested in a position with TI!
Posted on September 22nd, 2013 at 2:53 PM by Zachary Miller
New Officers
I hope that everyone's summer is going well. Here are the IEEE officers for the 2013-2014 academic year:

President: Zack Miller

Vice President - External Affairs: Laura Asher

Vice President - Internal Affairs: Emmeline Zhu

Secretary: Parakh Jain

Treasurer: Kelly Fernandez

Academic Chair: Jason Yoon

Academic Chair: Marouane Nafaa

Fundraising Chair: Aaron Chan

Social Chair: Leah Xu

Social Chair: Kate Tolstaya
Posted on August 26th, 2013 at 11:23 PM by Zachary Miller

Outside of IEEE

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