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.
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. 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.
Bowen Yu is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at New York University. He is also an adjunct instructor teaching Algorithmic Problem Solving and the coach of the university’s programming team. Bowen actively participates in algorithmic programming contests. His team won the North American Champion at the ICPC World Finals 2014. He participated in IEEEXtreme 8.0 and his team got 2nd place. Bowen is also a problem writer for ICPC North American regionals and qualifiers.
Tittu is a co-founder and CTO of Servntire Global, a company which is specifically focusing on blockchain technology. He is holding a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Cochin University of Science and Technology.
He is a full-stack developer and an active open source contributor for various blockchain projects across the development community.
Tittu is an active volunteer in IEEE for the last 6 years and organized many events across various levels of IEEE including IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Mansi is currently enrolled in a graduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She graduated as a computer science engineer from Indira Gandhi Technical University for Women (all women colleges) in 2016. After which she worked as Software Engineer at Microsoft, Hyderabad for 2 years.
She was awarded the IEEE Richard E Merwin Scholarship in 2015 to recognize and reward her for volunteering in student branches and for her academic and professional efforts.
Prof. Oded Margalit earned his PhD in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University in 1993, under the supervision of Professor Zvi Galil. He has been serving as a judge continuously since 2008, and was awarded the IEEE MGA Achievement Award. His professional experience contains, among others: Machine Learning; Constraint Satisfaction Programming; and Formal Verification, Currently, he is the CTO of IBM’s Center of Excellence in Beer Sheva and a full professor adjunct to the computer science department at Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He also the author of IBM research’s Ponder-This monthly challenge site. An avid riddle and puzzle maven, Margalit has been known to focus this passion on setting up contests and challenges for coding, puzzle-solving, and mathematical challenges.
I’ve studied physics at Porto University, where I first started to program. Then, I pursued a scientific career in Mathematical Physics. After living at several cities I’ve decided to come back to Portugal where I am a software engineer.
Dr. Jeremy Blum is an associate professor of Computer Science at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA, US. Prior to joining Penn State Harrisburg, Dr. Blum worked as a research scientist at the Center for Intelligent Systems Research at George Washington University. Dr. Blum received a D.Sc. in Computer Science, and an M.S. in Computational Sciences, both from George Washington University, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Washington University. His research interests include computer networks, computer security, and transportation safety. This will be the seventh IEEEXtreme competition for Dr. Blum. He served as a proctor for IEEEXtreme 5.0 through 7.0, as a judge for IEEEXtreme 8.0, and the Judges & Industry Lead for IEEEXtreme 9 and 10.
Vincent obtained his M.S. from École Normale Supérieure of Cachan and his Ph.D. from Télécom Bretagne. His research interests include information theory, neuroscience, and theoretical and applied computer science. His intent is to propose models of neural networks inspired by information-theory principles, what could be called informational neurosciences.
He ranked fifth out of 1,515 in the IEEEXtreme programming competition in 2011.
Sachin Bharadwaj S is a hardware engineer at Google. He has earned his graduate degree from University of California, San Diego and bachelor’s degree from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. Sachin has also worked at Analog Devices, Inc. as a Software Engineer. He has previously interned at Google, Aeronautical Development Establishment and Raman Research Institute. Sachin is very enthusiastic about programming and has also made contributions to the open-source projects like Wiselib under Google Summer of Code.
Sachin has been involved with IEEE as a student volunteer since 2011, when he was an undergraduate student. He was involved in activities related to IEEEXtreme in his IEEE student branch, and also been part of a competing team in IEEEXtreme for editions 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0. He has worked on problem development and verification in IEEEXtreme 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0.
Jonathan currently is a researcher at Universidad Católica San Pablo and he is pursuing a master’s degree in computer science. He is very passionate about competitive programming and continues practicing in his free time. Jonathan has competed in the world final ACM-ICPC and IEEEXtreme, placed 4th in IEEEXtreme 5.0 , 2nd in IEEEXtreme 6.0 and 1st in IEEEXtreme 7.0.
Nikolaos Papaspyrou is an associate professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), since 2002, and a member of the Software Engineering Laboratory. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the NTUA (1998), a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Cornell University (1995) and a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the NTUA (1993). He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University (2000-2001) and as a visiting researcher on sabbatical at Google’s compiler group (2015-2016). His interests lie in the area of programming language theory and implementation: semantics, type systems, compilers, static analysis, formal verification. Since 2006, he volunteers as a coach, problem setter and evaluator of students who participate in the Greek national contest in Informatics, organizes the preparation camp for the contest’s finalists, and participates as leader or deputy leader in many delegations of the Greek national teams to such programming contests.
Alfonsus Raditya Arsadjaja is a Full Stack Software Engineer in Dekoruma.
Raditya studied Informatics at Institut Teknologi Bandung, where he focused on parallelizing the automatic speech recognition process, and get his degree in 2018. Raditya participates in IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 9.0, 10.0, and 11.0. In the latter, he joined as AingeST from Indonesia and ranked 4th overall.
Wiwit Rifa’i is a university student at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. He was always passionate about competitive programming. He has competed in the last three years in IEEEXtreme, placing 6th in IEEEXtreme 9.0, 13th in IEEEXtreme 10.0, and 4th in IEEEXtreme 11.0. And this year, he also participated in ACM ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing.
Adamos is a senior student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus. He is the trainer of National Team of Cyprus for Informatics Olympiad. Also represented University of Cyprus in Southeastern Europe Regional Contest of ICPC and was ranked in top100 in IEEEXtreme 11.0 competition. In addition he was member of the national team of Cyprus in Informatics Olympiad and participated in IOI 2014 and IOI 2015.
Dr. Maria T. Earle is an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Lone Star College located in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Earle earned a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, a masters degree in Software Engineering from Penn State University, and a doctorate in education, with an emphasis on technology education, from University of Houston. Dr. Earle is CEO of Intellifunda LLC, home of the MePower IOT Learning Apps. In addition, Dr. Earle is CEO of MePower INC, a 501 (c) (3) organization providing computer technical training and scientific research. This will be Dr. Earle’s first IEEEXtreme competition and she is honored to have this opportunity to serve as a judge in the 2019 IEEEXtreme Competition.
Bhagvan Kommadi is the Founder of Architect Corner & has around 18 years’ experience in the industry, ranging from large scale enterprise development to helping incubate software product start-ups. He has done Masters in Industrial Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (1997) and Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1993). He is member of IFX forum,Oracle JCP and participant in Java Community Process.
He founded Quantica Computacao, the first quantum computing startup in India. Bhagvan has engineered and developed simulators and tools in the area of quantum technology using IBM Q, Microsoft Q# and Google QScript. Company’s focus is on developing quantum cryptographic tools which will be able to provide quantum proof data security, which will help the banking institution to protect their transactions.
He is a hands on CTO who has been contributing to open source , blogs , latest technologies stack like go, python, Django, node.js & java, mysql, postgres, mongo and cassandra.He is an Individual member of Oracle JCP. He is the technical reviewer for Packt publishing and reviewed – building-serverless-python-web-services- zappa. He has written Packt Publishing – Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Go. He is writing for Learn-Q-Programming—Fundamentals-of-Q# and Hands-On Quantum Computing with Python . He has presented in PyCon before on topics such as Adaptive Learning etc.,
Dr. Eugene Charles is a senior academic at the Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Dr. Charles obtained his bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka and his PhD from Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, United Kingdom. His teaching and research fields includes programming, data structures & algorithms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Dr. Charles has served as a proctor for IEEEXtreme 12.0.
Carson Mok is a Technical Product Manager in Ottawa, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from York University in Toronto, Canada. With a diverse background in opto-electronics, he is a passionate advocate for Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) outreach. He is happy to be part of the excting and engaging IEEEXtreme 12.0 team.
Cyprien is a PhD student working in the proof theory field and a recurring contestant in various programming contests. Once a competitor in the IEEEXtreme, he is now happy to help to make the contest even better.