April 27 & 28 2023

HKN TechX is IEEE-HKN’s premier technical conference and networking event, focused on emerging technologies and their applications, and inspiring attendees to become the next generation of engineering leaders.

  • Hear from our keynote speaker, Dr. Dejan Milojicic, IEEE Fellow and distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, on “Technology and Mega Trends Predictions”
  • Learn about the latest trends in AI, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, etc. from industry and academic experts and leaders of IEEE Technical Societies.
  • Meet with recruiters and IEEE Technical Society representatives during dedicated Recruitment Fair hours
  • Submit your HKN creations to our first-ever HKN MakerFest

Are you prepared to meet the challenges that tomorrow’s technologies? Your future is up to you, register today! Register by April 20th to get the Early Bird rate and make sure your resume is included in our resume book.

Take a look (below) at the speakers we’re bringing to this year’s event and click the Event Schedule button to view all the TechX 2023 sessions!

Keynote Speaker

Dejan Milojicic

IEEE Fellow

Member of Mu Nu Chapter, Politecnico Di Torino

Dejan Milojicic  is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Milpitas, CA. He leads research on Future Architectures and is the Principal Investigator of the Heterogeneous Serverless Computing that spans Hewlett Packard Labs. In his HP(E) career, he contributed to numerous research efforts spanning software, distributed computing, systems management, and HPC. Dejan led large industry-government-academia collaborations, such as Open Cirrus for the HPC in Cloud program and New Operating System for The Machine program. Dejan has written over 240 papers, 2 books and 79 patents. Dejan is an IEEE Fellow, ACM Distinguished Engineer, and HKN and USENIX member. Dejan was on 8 PhD thesis committees, and he mentored over 100 interns. He founded and taught Cloud Management class at San Jose State University.

 Dejan was President of the IEEE Computer Society (2014), IEEE presidential candidate (2019), editor-in-chief of IEEE Computing Now and IEEE Distributed Systems Online and he has served and continues to serve on many editorial boards, technical program committees and steering committees.  Previously, Dejan worked in the OSF Research Institute, Cambridge, MA and Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Serbia. He contributed to novel systems software and parallel and distributed systems that were deployed throughout Europe. Dejan received his Ph.D. from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany; and his MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia.


Russ Harrison

As Managing Director of the IEEE-USA, Russ Harrison represents the interests of IEEE’s 150,000 US members. These members are aerospace engineers, communications engineers, software programmers, tech entrepreneurs, researchers, and anyone else who creates, improves, or uses advanced technology. These are the men and women who built our 21st century world, and Russ is deeply proud to speak for them.

As an expert in immigration and innovation policy, Russ has worked to build enduring bridges between policy makers and technologists, helping each understand the other as they work to drive technological innovation across the US. Russ has spoken at over 300 local, national, and international events about the intersection between public policy and technology, always encouraging regular citizens to interact with their elected leaders.

Russ has a Master’s in Public Management from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in political science from Allegheny College.

Hrvoje Kukina

Hrvoje Kukina is a research collaborator and a former visiting PhD student at the University of Cambridge (DAMTP, Isaac Newton Institute), Founder/President of Cambridge University Quantum Association, Quantum AI Podcast host, Recognised PhD student at the University of Oxford (Engineering Science department, Magdalen College Associate Member) where he works on his PhD thesis (Quantum AI).

Samanvay Sharma

Samanvay Sharma is a masters student with the Advancing Quantum Architecture (AQUA) group at Keio University where he works on variational quantum algorithms and applications. In addition to these research interests, he is actively involved in quantum community development and education advocacy with PIQUE. He is also part of quantum community initiatives such as the Qiskit Advocates program and IndiQ Meetups, and has worked on community and education programs with groups such as Qubit by Qubit, IBM Quantum and IEEE Quantum Education.

María Gragera Garcés

María Gragera Garcés is an undergraduate Physics student at the University of Bath with a passion for quantum computing. With experience working in Cisco’s R&D Quantum Networking team, she has contributed to the development of quantum protocol simulations that are set to revolutionize the future of the internet. In addition to her industry work, Maria is an active contributor to open source quantum computing, having participated in multiple quantum software hackathons. Within academia, Maria has developed an error correction library for MIT’s Quantum Clifford simulator and has contributed to research of quantum networks in the University of Bath’s Mathematics department. Maria is also a GitHub Campus Expert, a role through which she organizes quantum software hackathons and events within her institution She is currently a fellow for RIPE NCC. In the past she has been a member of the US’s Center of Quantum Networks and the International Telecommunication Union’s Focus Group on Quantum Information Technology for Networks. She will also be joining the IBM Quantum team as a Quantum Community Advocate Intern this summer.

Lia Yeh

Lia Yeh is a computer science PhD student in the Quantum Group at the University of Oxford, where her primary research focus is on using and developing ZX-calculus and related quantum graphical calculi as a useful language for qudit circuit synthesis and quantum error correction. She has bachelor’s degrees in physics and computing at the College of Creative Studies of the University of California, Santa Barbara where she designed microwave spectroscopy algorithms to determine molecular structure. She currently works part-time at Quantinuum, volunteers for IEEE Quantum Education as a steering committee member of the IEEE Quantum Initiative, and volunteers for the Quantum Universal Education not-for-profit community. Previously, she worked part-time at IBM Quantum Education developing a tutorial as an introduction to quantum computing through ZX-calculus diagrams. Prior to that, she worked part-time teaching high school students for The Coding School non-profit’s free yearlong quantum computing course taken by >8,000 students.

Dr. Anu A. Gokhale

Dr. Anu A. Gokhale is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems at Saint Augustine’s University. Formerly, she was a Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of the Computer Systems Technology program at Illinois State University (ISU). Gokhale has completed thirty years as faculty and has received several College and University research, teaching and service awards. She was in Cairo, Egypt in August 2022 as Fulbright Specialist in Data Analytics. Gokhale was named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in STEM+C at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, 2016-17; was a Faculty Fellow in Israel and Fulbright Specialist in Cybersecurity in India during summer 2017. As a Visiting Professor in College of Business at Shandong University in Jinan, China in spring 2017, her focus was on e-commerce. Her achievements encompass extensively cited refereed publications; groundbreaking externally funded research supported by a continuous 20-year stream of grants from state and federal agencies including the National Science Foundation; and elevation of the ISU student experience through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and the creation of opportunities for students to get involved in research. Originally from India, she has a master’s in physics‒electronics from the College of William & Mary, and a doctorate from Iowa State University. Dr. Gokhale authored a second edition of her book Introduction to Telecommunications, which has an international edition in Chinese. She continues to be an invited keynote speaker at various conferences. She is an active volunteer in IEEE and was honored with the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and 2019 Region 4 Outstanding Professional Award. She consults for business and industry to increase productivity using data analytics and business intelligence while leveraging e-technologies. Gokhale has delivered multiple workshops focusing on inclusion & diversity as well as “STEM for All” public policy.

Dr. Skyler Hagen

Dr. Skyler Hagen is a Senior Electric Drives Engineer for John Deere Construction & Forestry in Dubuque, Iowa. In his role, he is responsible for design, selection, and integration of electric machines and other high voltage components into new John Deere electrified construction equipment, as well as providing guidance for electric machine laboratory testing for product validation and verification purposes.

Dr. Hagen completed a B.A. in Physics at Ripon College, Ripon, WI in 2014, and then went on to complete a M.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2016 and 2019, respectively. His graduate studies were completed through the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) at UW – Madison. His research was centered around capacitive wireless power transfer as an alternative to carbon brushes and slip rings, for powering rotating electrical loads. Outside of work, Hagen enjoys restoring vintage vehicles and electronics, amateur radio, and is an active member on his local volunteer fire department

Dr. Abhishek Potnis

Dr. Abhishek Potnis is a Research Associate in Machine Learning in the Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) research group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His research interests include Deep Learning for Satellite Image Processing, High Performance Computing, Geospatial Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Remote Sensing, GIS and Natural Language Processing. At ORNL, Dr. Potnis works on developing scalable machine learning driven geospatial image analytics workflows for humanitarian applications. He received his doctoral degree in Geoinformatics from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2022. His doctoral research explored the areas of Geospatial Semantics and Deep Learning for Satellite Image Processing, towards leveraging Knowledge Graphs for enhanced Scene Understanding of Remote Sensing Scenes. As a part of the Google Summer of Earth Engine 2019 Research Program, Dr. Potnis, worked with Centre for Wildlife Studies on “Machine Learning based Mapping of Croplands with Google Earth Engine for Identifying Human-Wildlife Conflict Locations”. He has been a two-time Google Summer of Code student for the organizations – Cesium in 2015, where he contributed to NASA’s Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) by processing and visualizing 3-dimensional LiDAR data from the CALIPSO satellite; and Liquid Galaxy in 2016, where he worked on enabling Cesium for a panoramic experience on the Liquid Galaxy hardware. Dr. Potnis is an open-source enthusiast and has been a code contributor to the web browser – Mozilla Firefox.

Rafi Koutoby

Epsilon Theta Chapter Member
Rafi Koutoby is a Distribution Engineer for Southern California Edison. As a contributor at one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, he fulfills his responsibilities to provide safe and reliable electric utility service and to coordinate the integration of new technologies and methodologies for operating the electric grid. Prior to that, he interned in SCE’s Power System Controls department, supporting real-time operations.
Rafi is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where he received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2015 and 2018, respectively. And he is currently back at Cal State Long Beach for his M.B.A. As an undergraduate student, he was inducted into the Epsilon Theta Chapter of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, where he held multiple positions, including Treasurer, President, and Alumni Advisor.

Dr. M. Ryan Bales

Gamma Theta Chapter Member
Dr. M. Ryan Bales is a Principal Research Engineer in the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Lab (SEAL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He serves as Chief Scientist of the Sensor Systems Engineering Division, and specializes in FPGA and embedded system design, and real-time signal processing for electronic warfare applications. His work has been the subject of 19 scholarly refereed publications, and he is an IEEE Senior Member and a professional engineer licensed in the state of Georgia.

Dr. Bales is passionate about community and professional service. He is the 2024 IEEE-HKN Board President, and served on the Board of Governors from 2020 to 2022. He has served as treasurer and chapter chair of the Atlanta IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society / Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society joint chapter. He regularly volunteers in K-12 and collegiate STEM activities, and since 2006 he has served as a judge at more than 40 local, regional, and state science fairs in three states.

Dr. Bales received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering as an Honors Academy Fellow in 2004 and his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006, both from the University of Missouri – Rolla. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011.

Dr. Karen Panetta

Epsilon Delta Chapter member
Dr. Karen Panetta is the Dean of Graduate Education for the School of Engineering at Tufts University. She is also a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. She earned her BS in Computer Engineering at Boston University, and her MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Before joining the faculty at Tufts, Dr. Panetta was a Principal Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation. She has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching and mentoring, including the NSF PAESMEM Award, which was presented to her by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. Dr. Panetta was the 2019 IEEE-HKN Board President.

Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan

Epsilon Delta Chapter Member
Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan is the 2023 IEEE-HKN President and globally renowned technologist best known for his technological innovations in addressing global humanitarian and sustainable development challenges. He is credited with launching impactful global programs in humanitarian engineering which successfully inspired and engaged students and young professionals in sustainable development activities globally. He is a seasoned technology and business leader with over 16 years of experience in Top 500 Fortune companies. Throughout his career, he has led  business critical strategic  global programs and successfully delivered cutting-edge technologies in areas of conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Understanding, cloud computing, enterprise systems, infrastructure technologies, assistive and sustainable technologies. He served as an expert in the 2020 Broadband Commission working group on school connectivity co-chaired by UNESCO, UNICEF and ITU to drive “GIGA,” a Global School Connectivity Initiative. He is the founder and president of “The Brahmam,” a technology-based humanitarian program that delivers next-generation social innovations to achieve sustainable development through technological advancements and benefit marginalized communities globally. For over a decade, he has successfully launched large-scale transformational global initiatives that brought together academic institutions, industries and government agencies to address pressing global challenges faced in developing nations and improved the living conditions of children with disabilities, impoverished women and students from marginalized communities. He has delivered 250+ invited talks in international forums, premier technology conferences, industry panels organized by UN, IEEE, ITU, World IoT forum and Top universities around the globe. He has authored  and published 30+ research publications and thought leadership articles in leading global conferences, journals and magazines. His technological innovations and leadership excellence  were featured in cover stories of global media such as IEEE TV, IEEE spectrum, USA today, E-week, AI-news and IEEE transmitter, THE BRIDGE and ACM-News.

Stephen M. Goodnick

Pi Chapter Member
Stephen M. Goodnick is a professor of electrical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the deputy director of ASU LightWorks® in the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation.

He served as President (2012-2013) of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, and served as President of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society Board of Governors, 2011-2012.

Some of his main research contributions include analysis of surface roughness at the Si/SiO2 interface, Monte Carlo simulation of ultrafast carrier relaxation in quantum confined systems, global modeling of high frequency and energy conversion devices, full-band simulation of semiconductor devices, transport in nanostructures, and fabrication and characterization of nanoscale semiconductor devices. He has published over 400 journal articles, books, book chapters, and conference proceeding, and is a fellow of IEEE (2004) for contributions to carrier transport fundamentals and semiconductor devices

Dr. Rajan Kapur

Dr. Rajan Kapur started his career at the world-renowned Bell Labs in USA. Thereafter, he worked in start-ups, with micro-chips in the Silicon Valley, and then micro-displays in Colorado. In 2006, he transitioned to renewable energy and founded a solar micro-inverter company. Now he runs a sustainability incubator in his garage, working with small dispersed teams on early-stage projects, with participants from academia and industry.
In the leadership team at IEEE Smart Village, an all-volunteer social venture fund cum incubator, he works with local entrepreneurs in underserved regions around the world. They leverage renewable energy, education and enterprise based on the productive use of electricity to improve livelihoods. Under his leadership, they have also started “vocational awareness” initiatives for children to better prepare for a more electrified future.
Dr. Kapur holds Electrical Engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, Rice University, Houston and the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds five issued patents.

Prof. Mohamed Essaaidi, PhD

Prof. Mohamed Essaaidi, PhD is Director General of Moroccan School of Engineering Sciences (since January 2023), Chief of Party of Interactive Digital Center Morocco (since November 2020) and a Professor and past Dean of ENSIAS School of Computer Science of Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco (since 2011), Past Director of International Cooperation at the Ministry of General Affairs & Governance, Morocco (2019), and past faculty member (Professor & Assistant Professor) at the Faculty of Science of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetuan, Morocco (1993-2011).

He is IEEE HTB Programs Committee, Chair, IEEE Global Cities Alliance, MEA Chair (2021-2022), IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Assessment Committee Member (2021-2022), IEEE EAB Teaching Excellence Editorial Hub, Member (2021-2022), and IEEE Public SafetyTechnology, Education Chair (2022). He is the founder and past Chairman of the IEEE Morocco Section (2005-2016), co-founder and chair of IEEE Morocco APS/MTT-S joint Chapter (2005-2010), IEEE Communications / Computer Society Chapter (2006-2008) and IEEE Education Society Morocco Chapter chair from 2007 to 2009.

He has authored and co-authored 10 books and more than 200 papers in international refereed journals and conferences in the field of Electrical and Computer engineering and its diverse applications. He has been Guest Editor of several international journals. He is also an active member of the editorial boards of several international journals in the same fields mentioned above.

Jawad Yaseen Siddiqui

Jawad Yaseen Siddiqui is currently working as a Visiting Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, India (On leave). He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta in 2005. He worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Royal Military College of Canada and Visiting Researcher at Queen’s University, Canada at different periods during 2008-2021. He has more than 150 publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences. His research areas include printed circuits and antennas, radar and nano-photonics. He is a Co-Principal Investigator of Stratosphere Troposphere (ST) Radar Project at the University of Calcutta. He is the recipient of 2022 Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)-S.N. Mitra Memorial Award for contribution and leadership role in radio broadcast science and technology.

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is currently the IEEE AP-S Committee Chair for AP-S SIGHT Committee. He is a Member of the APS COPE Committee. He is also a Member of IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee and Member Management Council, IEEE Smart Village. He is a Member, MTT-S Meetings and Symposia Committee. He served as Chair for the AP-S and MTT-S Jt. Chapter in IEEE Kolkata Section and SIGHT Chapter, IEEE Kolkata Section. He is Vice Chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Chapter Activities Committee.

Dr. Luis Kun

Dr. Luis Kun is the (2023 and 2024) IEEE President of the Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of National Security (CHDS/NDU). Born in Montevideo, he graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in Uruguay and holds a BSEE, MSEE, and PhD degree in BME, all from UCLA. He is an IEEE Life Fellow, a Fellow of the: American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, and the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine. He is the founding Editor in Chief of Springer’s Journal of Health and Technology 2010-2020. He spent 14 years at IBM and was the Director of Medical Systems Technology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. As Senior IT Advisor to AHCPR, he formulated the IT vision and was the lead staff for High Performance Computers and Communications program and Telehealth. In July 1997, he was an invited speaker to the White House and was largely responsible for the first Telemedicine Homecare Legislation signed by President Clinton in August 1997. As a Distinguished Fellow at the CDC and an Acting Chief IT Officer for the National Immunization Program, he formulated their IT vision on 10/2000. Dr. Kun received many awards including: AIMBE’s first-ever Fellow Advocate Award in 2009; IEEE-USA Citation of Honor Award with a citation, “For exemplary contributions in the inception and implementation of a health care IT vision in the US.” In 2009, he was named “Profesor Honoris Causa” by Favaloro University, (Argentina) and in 2013 “Distinguished Visitor” by the City of Puebla, Mexico. He served as an IEEE Distinguished Visitor for the CS and as a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) for the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and SSIT where he chairs the DL Program since 2016. Since 2014, he serves as an Honorary Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department at the School of Engineering of the University in Montevideo, Uruguay. He received in 2016 the Medal of Merit from Mexico’s National Unit of Engineering Associations and was named Visiting Professor by the National Technological University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2017.

Fred Schindler

Fred Schindler is IEEE VP-elect Technical Activities, past Division IV Director, past chair of the IEEE Conferences Committee. He served as MTT Society President in 2003 and General Chair of the International Microwave Symposium in 2009. He is active in several boards and committees in IEEE and the MTT. He currently works as an independent consultant and serves as CTO of Anlotek Ltd. Previously he has led managed organizations at Qorvo, RFMD, IBM, ATN Microwave and Raytheon, focused on RF and microwave semiconductors. His column has appeared in IEEE Microwave Magazine since 2011.

Lwanga Herbert
HTB Chair 2023

Lwanga Herbert, is a Technology promoter, innovator, researcher, entrepreneur and enthusiast best known for promoting technology, innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of communities and society as whole. Additionally, he puts his emphasis on promoting those technologies that address humanitarian challenges that prevail with diverse communities and the world at large. Lwanga Herbert currently serves a Global chair of the IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board (HTB) that focuses on supporting impactful and ethically informed volunteer-led initiatives, programs and projects, and mutually beneficial partnerships, as well as to inform policy formulation that harness technology and innovation to address societal challenges in a responsive, effective, and sustainable way. Previously (2021 – 2022) he served as a Chair of IEEE SIGHT. He is also a co-founder of Logel Science Foundation, a non-profit organization which focuses on conducting research, development and innovation activities whose end results are aimed to benefit humanity. The organization also uplifts the efforts of upcoming innovators and technologists to ensure that they transform communities through concrete engineering and technology approaches.

In his career development, he also co-founded LOG`EL GROUP Ltd a technology company which emphasizes use of local talent to develop technology solutions that address locally based challenges and concerns. Through this approach, the local talent is bound to grow and develop as it addresses societal challenges using a home grown approach. Previously, he has won different awards among others which includes the Ugandan Presidential Innovation Award 2005 – that focused on rewarding young innovators.

Dr. Hulya Kirkici

Xi Chapter Member
Dr. Hulya Kirkici is Professor and the Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of South Alabama. She received B.S. and M.S. in physics from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey; and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University (currently NYU), NY.  Previously, Dr. Kirkici was Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Auburn University (1992-2016), visiting scholar and Summer Faculty Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory – Wright Patterson Air Force Base, (2014-2015), and visiting scientist/engineer at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (1999-2000).

Dr. Kirkici is a Fellow of IEEE for “contributions to high frequency, high field dielectric breakdown and electrical insulation for space and aerospace power systems” and a recipient of the IEEE Eric O. Forster Distinguished Service Award and the IEEE William G. Dunbar Award (High Voltage Technical award).  Dr. Kirkici served as 2019 IEEE Vice President – Publications, IEEE Director and was a Member of the IEEE Board of Directors and the Chair of Publications Services and Products Board.  She was the President of IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, the Vice President of IEEE Sensors Council (2014-2015), and Treasurer and Finance Chair of IEEE PSPB (2011-2014).  She serves as the 2023 IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governor-At-Large and Chair of its Alumni Committee.

Dr. Fernando Guarin

Dr. Fernando Guarin retired in July 2022 as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Global Foundries in East Fishkill New York where he led the reliability team responsible for the qualification of 5G technologies. In 2015 he retired from IBM’s Semiconductor Division after 27 years with the Senior Member of Technical Staff title. He earned his BSEE from the “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana”, in Bogotá, Colombia, the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of Arizona, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NY. He has worked in microelectronic reliability for over 40 years.

Dr. Guarín is an IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Electron Device Society (EDS), where he has served in many capacities including; member of the IEEE’s EDS Board of Governors, Chair of the EDS Education Committee, Secretary for EDS. He was the EDS President 2018-2019.

Dr. Julio Romero Agüero

Dr. Julio Romero Agüero is Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Innovation at Quanta Technology. He has 28 years of experience; he provides leadership to Quanta Technology in the areas of technology and business strategy, innovation, grid modernization, distribution systems planning, reliability, resiliency, and integration of distributed energy resources and emerging technologies. He has developed solutions in these areas for electric utilities and regulatory boards in the USA, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE PES, and currently serves as Vice President, Chapters and Membership in the IEEE PES Governing Board. He has served as Chair of the 2020 and 2021 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference – North America (ISGT – NA), Chair of the IEEE Distribution Subcommittee, Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Distributed Resources Integration, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He is an Adjunct Professor at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Victor Oludare

Epsilon Delta Chapter Member
Victor Oludare received his B.S degree in electrical engineering from Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria and his Masters and PhD degrees in electrical engineering with a focus in computer vision and machine learning from Tufts University. His research focused on the use of computer vision techniques and deep learning methodologies for conservation purposes, image enhancement, object detection, recognition and tracking. He is a member of IEEE. He now works as a machine learning engineer at Apple Inc.

Joseph Greene

Kappa Sigma Chapter Member
Joseph Greene is a doctoral candidate at Boston University and the chair of the IEEE-HKN’s Graduate Student Activities Subcommittee. He was elected for two consecutive terms on the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors, where he developed policy and initiatives on behalf of 269 international student chapters. Over his volunteer history, Joe has developed IEEE-HKN’s first mentoring program, numerous student-oriented events and webinars, and two IEEE-HKN podcast series to directly impact hundreds of students. Joe believes in finding common ground across IEEE to build initiatives that benefit our greater community as we strive towards advancing technology together.


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