WAMICON 2022 Keynote Speaker - Dev Palmer

Dev Palmer is the Deputy Director of the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office, working closely with the office Director to set strategy, guide the development of new programs and execution of existing programs, and identify and recruit new Program Managers. His talk is titled “Faster and Farther: MTO in the EM spectrum.” Prior to joining DARPA, he was Chief Technologist at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories where he directed the independent research and development program and implemented technology strategy. Earlier in his career he directed a portfolio of programs ranging from basic research to advanced technology transition in Program Manager roles at DARPA and the Army Research Office. Dr. Palmer is a Fellow of the IEEE, author on over 100 publications, and inventor on four US patents.

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WAMICON 2022 Plenary Speaker - Imran Mehdi

Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Lab

Unlocking mysteries of the Universe: Role of THz Technology

Speakers at Young Professionals and Women in Microwave Session

Kristin Fullerton

Kristin Fullerton is a senior application engineer architect at Cadence supporting the Virtuoso RF Solution product line. Prior to Cadence, she held positions as an application engineer at Synopsys and an analog design engineer at Harris Semiconductor. Kristin holds a BSEE and an MSEE from the University of Florida.

A Single Integrated Solution for Next-Generation RFIC, RF Module, and Multi-Chip Module Design

In recent years the amount of RF content in IC designs has grown substantially and as these designs become more complex, analysis can no longer be done in isolation. The design does not end at the boundary of the RFIC; the engineer needs to make sure that the IC works in the context of the module and the substrate. Along with the increasing complexity, the new era of More than Moore means that analysis and verification requirements will extend to more complex structures such as heterogeneous integration of chiplets.

Cadence is responding to these challenges with the Virtuoso® RF Solution, which provides a single, integrated design flow that combines the industry-leading Virtuoso platform with best-in-class tools for packaging and analysis. This presentation will overview the Virtuoso RF solution, highlighting its benefits to the IC and package designer and where it fits in the overall Cadence product portfolio

Christine Parry

Christine Parry is a Program Manager and Assistant Group Leader at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center that develops advanced technologies in support of national security. Her research focuses on sensing and decision support systems for transportation applications, with concentrations in advanced radar systems, autonomous vehicles, and artificial intelligence. She develops low-cost phased array radar systems for a variety of mission spaces, including aviation, meteorology, and public safety. She is particularly passionate about developing systems and solutions to support inclusivity and sustainability in the transportation domain. Christine has a B.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Information Technology and Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Amanda Schrand

Dr. Amanda Schrand currently serves as a Senior Engineer and Group Leader for the Resilient Hybrid Additive Development (RHAD) Team at the Munitions Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RW) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. She is the Principal Investigator for several efforts including a Cross Service efforts on 3D printed conformal antennas and other printed RF-related electronics funded by the Joint Enhanced Munitions Technology Program (JEMTP) and AFRL Commander's Research and Development Fund (CRDF) project on precision printed electrodes for selective fiber waveguide excitation. Her efforts in ceramics printing innovation have resulted in 2 recent patent awards. She has over 20 years of experience in multidisciplinary fields including Biological Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics, has authored >50 journal articles, book chapters, handbooks and International conference proceedings.

Valentina Palazzi

Valentina Palazzi received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in industrial and information engineering from the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, in 2014 and 2018, respectively. She was Visiting Ph.D. Student with the Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland, in 2015, with the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2016, and with the Agile Technologies for High- Performance Electromagnetic Novel Applications Research Group, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 2017. Currently, she is an associate researcher at the University of Perugia.

Her research interests include the design of RF components, wireless sensors, radar front ends, wireless power transfer technologies, additive manufacturing processes, and conformal electronics.

Dr. Palazzi was a recipient of the First Place Award of the Student Design Competition on Wireless Energy Harvesting held at the 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium in San Francisco, the IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship in 2017, the 2017 MTT-S Prize—Italy Chapter Central and Southern Italy, the URSI Young Scientist Best Paper Award conferred at the 2019 URSI Italian National Meeting, and the URSI Young Scientist Award at GASS 2021. She is the Chair of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTT-S) Technical Committee—26 RFID, Wireless Sensor, and IoT, and is Early Career Representative of the URSI Commission D—Electronics and Photonics. She has co-authored 1 patent, 1 book chapter, and more than 40 scientific papers in international journals and proceedings.