Colin Beavan is a transformational coach and consultant, public speaker, author and an instigator of thought and action. He is the Executive Director of the No Impact Project, an international, environmental, nonprofit project. Beavan is also the author of No Impact Man, a book based on Beavan's attempt to live a life with zero impact on the environment while living in the heart of Manhattan. Beavan received both his Bachelor of Engineering and his PHD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from from the University of Liverpool.
Ada was born and raised in Hong Kong. She received her B.Eng degree from the EEE department at the University of Hong Kong and her Ph.D. degree from the EECS department at the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. Her dissertation attempted to connect information theory with electromagnetic theory so as to better understand the fundamental limit of wireless channels. Upon graduation, she spent one year at Intel as a senior research scientist building reconfigurable baseband processors for flexible radios. Afterwards, she joined her advisor’s startup company, SiBeam Inc., architecting Gigabit wireless transceivers leveraging 60 GHz CMOS and MIMO antenna systems. After two years in industries, she returned to academic and joined the faculty of the ECE department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since then, she has changed her research direction from wireless communications to integrated biomedical systems. In 2008, she moved back to California and joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She is a Terman Fellow at Stanford University. She received the Okawa Foundation Research Grant in 2010 and NSF CAREER Award in 2013.
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