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ESE Senior Design

Judges for Demo Day, 18 April 2006

Phil Farnum, adjunct faculty, ESE, U of Pennsylvania

*  Principal Member Engineering Staff, Lockheed Martin (Retired)
*  38 years of electronic design experience (28 in hardware, 10 in systems)
*  Specialized in design of military RF communication equipment (60 Hz-50 GHz) , Transmitters (1-5,000 watts), Receivers , Frequency synthesizers, Antennas

Ken Laker, Professor, ESE, U of Pennsylvania, Graduate Chair, ( ex- IEEE President (Intl.) ),

Phil Lopresti, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, was with AT&T
at its Princeton, NJ, Engineering Research Center from 1970 until 1996. While at
AT&T, he performed and directed research and development studies in computer
process control and electronics test. He retired from AT&T Bell Laboratories,
now Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories, in 1996.
He joined the adjunct faculty at Penn in 1997 after spending a year working on
a consulting assignment in telecommunications systems test.
Before joining AT&T, he taught a wide variety of electrical engineering courses
at The Illinois Institute of Technology and at Notre Dame, Purdue, and
Northwestern Universities.

John Sheldahl, Engineering Manager from RCA/GE/Lockheed-Martin.
Responsible for the design of radio frequency hardware from HF to
microwave.  Designed all the UHF communication equipment (both in the
Shuttle and in the space suits) that the astronauts use when they go on
their "space walks".

Jerry Lomurno is president of Eastern Instrumentation of Philadelphia, a
leading manufacturer's  representative in the  Philadelphia  area  for  not
only electronic test equipment but also RF, Microwave and Lightwave
(including high speed digital) components.  Some of his clients are:
Watkins Johnson, K&L Microwave, Avantek, E-Tek Dynamics, Sumitomo, EEsof,
Wavetek, Anritsu, Hitachi, and Signetics.  He has extensive experience in
the fields of microwave measurements and precision equipment calibration.

Harris Romanoff, EE'99

Harris works at NeatReceipts, a Digital Business Processes company based in Philadelphia, where he heads up new product development. Digital Business Processes specializes in converting paper-based data into digital data through leading edge imaging technologies. Harris is also a board member of the Penn Engineering Alumni Society where he currently serves as CoChairman of the Alumni Society Mentoring program.

Paul Chow, EE '99

Paul Chow is a Senior Systems Engineer at Integrated Systems and
Solutions, Lockheed Martin Corporation, in King of Prussia, PA. He has
provided hardware support for an onsite computer laboratory and other
customer sites for a Navy project. He has worked with Unix and PC
servers, routers, switches, and other communications devices.

Olivia Koentjoro, BSE -'99, MSE - '99

Ms. Olivia Koentjoro is a Senior Consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young LLC's Management Consulting Practice based in New York City. She has more than 3 years of experience in web development, application re-engineering and web application implementations. She has experience in leading and executing build processes as well as leading development efforts for specific modules within web development projects.
Prior to joining CGEY, Ms. Koentjoro researched and implemented wireless solutions involving IP telephony and cellular technologies at a nationwide telecommunication company.
Ms. Koentjoro earned her MSE in Telecommunications and Networking and BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania

Harry Vartanian, BSE '02, MSE '03

Mr. Vartanian, a '02 and '03 SEAS Graduate in Electrical Engineering, currently works as a Patent Prosecutor for the law firm of Volpe and Koenig in Philadelphia.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vartanian was employed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner responsible for examining domestic, international and Patent Cooperation Treaty patent applications related to the telecommunications field.
Mr. Vartanian has industry experience as an electrical engineer in Wi-Fi meshing technology with a startup company and was a founding member and VP of Marketing for a custom e-business development company.

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