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Choose from the five finalists and cast your vote for the 2017 DesignCon Engineer of the Year.

to learning and mentorship goes beyond the workplace. He teaches a number of evening semiconductor engineering courses to his peers within the industry, sharing his passion for technology to help others learn more about their field and upgrade their existing technical knowledge. Krishnaswamy’s persistent dedication to technological advancement, coupled with his passion for problem solving and his devotion to mentoring his younger peers, makes him a standout engineer within the semiconductor community. Forever seeking new and better way to do things, he has devoted his life to creative innovation.


Yuriy Shlepnev
CEO, Simberian Inc.
Yuriy Shlepnev is President and Founder of Simberian Inc., where he develops Simbeor electromagnetic signal integrity software. He received M.S. degree in radio engineering from Novosibirsk State Technical University in 1983, and the Ph.D. degree in computational electromagnetics from Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Informatics. He was principal developer of electromagnetic simulator for Eagleware Corporation and leading developer of electromagnetic software for simulation of signal and power distribution networks at Mentor Graphics. The results of his research are published in multiple papers and conference proceedings.

Yuriy is active in the Technical Program Committee for DesignCon and serves at a co-chair for Track 14. At DesignCon this year he will be presenting at two sessions, “ Cost-effective PCB Material Characterization for High-volume Production Monitoring ” and “ Back to Basics: The onset of skin effect in circuit board traces .”


Ransom Stephens
Principal, Ransom’s Notes
Ransom Stephens is a well-regarded physicist who’s work helped bring us to the Higgs Boson. He’s a respected engineer in the test and measurement space, including pioneering efforts in the field of jitter analysis. Ransom is also an author, and has recently released a new book, The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs , which discusses how to prime your brain for innovative thinking. In December, he presented a keynote on the concepts in this book at UBM’s Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.

Ransom is the UBM 2016 ACE Awards’ Contributor of the Year for the countless articles and blogs he’s written sharing knowledge over the course of decades. At DesignCon this year, Ransom will be participating in the panel discussion, “ The Case of the Closing Eyes - 400G Signal Integrity ” and presenting a talk at the Chiphead Theater on his new book . He also serves on the Technical Program Committee for the conference.

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