Dr. Luis A. Fernandes received a degree in Applied Physics in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Physics in 2012, from the Faculty of Science at the University of Porto, Portugal.
In 2008 he was awarded a Ph.D. fellowship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, to pursue his thesis entitled “Birefringence and Bragg grating control in femtosecond laser written optical circuits.” His doctoral work was researched in collaboration with the Photonics Group at the University of Toronto, where he became a postdoctoral fellow in 2013. From 2013 to 2018 he worked as a senior optical scientist at OZ Optics Ltd. At the end of 2018 he joined VIAVI Solutions Inc. as a senior optical designer.
He served as a member of the board of the University of Toronto SPIE Student Chapter from 2010 to 2013 and is a member of the IEEE, SPOF, SPF, OSA, and SPIE.
As a student, he participated in the IEEEXtreme competition in 2009, 2010, and 2012 and since 2014 he has served as a volunteer in the quality assurance team. In 2018 he joined the IEEEXtreme Executive Committee as Technical Judges Lead.
George Michael is a researcher at KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence at the University of Cyprus.
He received a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus and he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering.
He worked at the Data-Driven Multi-threading Laboratory at the University of Cyprus for a few years doing research on high-performance computing.
Following, he worked as a software developer at XM.COM and CeraNext.
His work is mostly on GNU/Linux systems.
George is an IEEE senior member and an active volunteer.
He held various positions during the past few years.
Between them he server as member of the board of:
University of Cyprus IEEE Student Branch
IEEE Cyprus Section Executive Committee
IEEE Region 8 Committee.
He was part of all previous IEEEXtreme competitions either as a contestant or as a volunteer.
On IEEEXtreme 11.0 he served as the Technical, Industry, and Judges Lead and on version 13.0 he served as the Program Lead.
Dr. Bowen Yu is a Quantitative Researcher and Software Engineer at Gotham Asset Management. He was an adjunct professor teaching Algorithmic Problem Solving at New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and a research associate at the NYU VIDA lab. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
Bowen is a competitive programming enthusiast. His team won the 2nd Place in IEEEXtreme 8.0. He was the North America Champion at the ICPC World Finals 2014. He was the coach of the NYU programming team between 2014 and 2018. Bowen serves as a judge and problem writer for various programming contests including IEEEXtreme 12.0 & 13.0, ICPC North America Championship/Regionals/Qualifiers, and the ProgNova contest series.
Dr. W. Craig Scratchley is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Scratchley received a Ph.D. in Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and has worked in companies ranging from a large multinational corporation (IBM) to a Silicon Valley .com startup (Marketocracy.com). Dr. Scratchley is the Counselor for the IEEE Student Branch at Simon Fraser University, has twice proctored IEEEXtreme, and feels honored to be helping to organize this year’s competition.
John is an Electronics and Communications Engineer. He works as a Team Manager for Amazon’s Digital and Devices Team in Hyderabad, India. He has been with IEEE for the past 8 years and has participated in and organized more than 200 events. He also serves as the Associate Editor for IEEE Potentials. He is the South Asia Coordinator for Region 10 IEEE Young Professionals and is part of various committees. he is currently the vice-chair for IEEE Xtreme.
Adwaith is a student at Central University of Karnataka, India pursuing integrated Btech -Mtech course in power and energy engineering. He had joined IEEEXtreme family in the year 2018 as an ambassador and then served as section lead for Bangalore section in the year 2019 and currently serving as Region 10 lead for IEEEXtreme14.0 PR team. Other major activities which he did at IEEE include: Student Activities Committee (SAC) member – IEEE Bangalore Section 2020 PES day Ambassador 2020 PES day Ambassador 2019 Chair, IEEE PES Chapter Central University of Karnataka 2019,2020 Vice Chair, IEEE Student Branch Central University of Karnataka 2020 Secretary, IEEE Student Branch Central University of Karnataka 2018, 2019
Omar Bishtawi is a computer engineering student in his final year at An-Najah National University.
My main expertise and field of work are on the web development field firstly then machine learning. He worked as a salesforce administrator and a full-stack web developer at dawsat health company since 2017.
Along the way, he made a lot of achievements in his life and won a lot of national and international levels in tech and entrepreneurship like (STEP2014, MADI2012, business plan competition by intel Palestine level 2012, best IEEE student branch contest 2018,best volunteer at AINC 2018 ).
He also held more than one voluntary position during his college live like :
Prasanth is a Computer Science and Engineering Graduate from Anna University. He works with REDD (R&D Company) as Associate Engineer. He Heads the Operations for 3Ding (3D Printing Division of REDD) where he is primarily responsible for acquisition of new products based on Market interest and demand, Building Sales & Marketing Strategies, Customer Relations & Satisfaction.
He is associated with IEEE for the last 5 years and organized more than 140+ events. Prasanth is a recipient of Richard E Merwin Scholarship from Computer Society and Larry K Wilson Student Volunteer Award (Runner-Up).
Prasanth is a part of IEEEXtreme Programming Competition since 2012. He is the founding Chair of IEEEXtreme Public Relation Committee involved in program outreach and identifying feedbacks for improvements. He introduced the Student Ambassadors Program and engaged more than 340+ Student Ambassadors which played a crucial role in the growth of the competition. He is currently the Program Chair for IEEEXtreme 11.0
Dr. Dimitrios Lyras was born in Kozani, Greece. He received his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his Ph.D. in Data Mining and Deductive Logic Reasoning from the University of Patras, Greece. Currently he is working as Principal Data Scientist at SAP. He has paired concrete hands-on working experience in Software Engineering with leading research on Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Statistical Computational Biology. Being equally skilled at both the practical and the theoretical level, he has authored several articles, published in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and has contributed to numerous R&D projects.
Dr. Lyras is very enthusiastic about programming and he is an active IEEE volunteer. He has been serving the IEEEXtreme Programming contest as a judge since practically its beginning, and was awarded the IEEE MGA Achievement Award in 2009. He loves being part of the IEEEXtreme community and fosters the idea that IEEEXtreme is a contest like no other…it is a 24-hour PROGRAMMING PARTY and everyone is welcome on board!
He is currently studying Mechatronics Engineering at the Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN) in the city of Ibarra Ecuador. He has actively collaborated as a volunteer and IEEE member of the IEEE-UTN Student Branch since 2015, obtaining different recognition and positions: President of the Chapter RAS IEEE UTN 2016, Outstanding Member of Section Ecuador 2017, Leader ambassador IEEEXtreme Section Ecuador 2017, Leader ambassador IEEEXtreme of Latin America and the Caribbean 2018, Ambassador IEEEMadC 2018. He currently holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Public Relations Committee of IEEEXtreme.
As a member of the Student and Young Professionals Staff of the Member and Geographic Activities Department of IEEE, he supports the Executive Committee of IEEEXtreme as well as several other committees.