Engineers Nominated by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Karanjit Kalsi, a power system research engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Lab, is the principle investigator on Department of Energy funded research pertaining to controllable models of Smart Grid Assets and is the co-principle investigator and lead researcher on several other projects in the laboratory. Within a year of his employment at the Pacific Northwest National Lab, he has taken a central leadership role on the topic of Distributed Control of Power Systems as part of the laboratory’s Future Power Grid Initiative. He has also managed to establish several ongoing and future collaborations with both industry and academia, and senior management at the lab has noticed his leadership in research and innovation.
Karanjit holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University.
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Marshall Capps, P.E.
Marshall Capps, P.E., a software systems engineer with Texas Instruments in Plano, Texas, is currently developing the next generation of interactive display technology that will enable novel interfaces in new markets as well as further enhance student/teacher interaction in traditional classrooms. He recently invented and drove to market a projector technology that will bring interactive whiteboards to teachers and kids in rural areas, where traditional boards are too expensive. This new technology eases installation and enables teachers to interact with content away from the board and among the students, fostering better student/teacher communication. Marshall began his career at Texas Instruments developing embedded software on video processing chipsets for DLP projectors.
Marshall holds bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Texas A&M University.
Over the last five years, Vivienne Sze’s research has focused on improving video compression engines to meet the rising demand for video. Specifically, she has developed low power algorithms and architectures that reduce the energy cost of video coding and extend battery life by greater than 10 times. This work began as part of her doctoral work at MIT and she has continued her efforts at Texas Instruments where she is currently developing the next generation coding standard, called HEVC. This technology will be integrated into next generation portable electronics, enabling increased visual connectivity and mobility in the future. Vivienne has received multiple awards for her work, including the 2011 Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize, awarded for the best PhD thesis in electrical engineering at MIT, and Outstanding Design Award at the 2008 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference.
Vivienne holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, and a master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.