Automate your world

ECE Pulse is an annual student-run conference held at Illinois that showcases innovation in electrical and computer engineering technologies. The conference is comprised of design competitions, hands-on workshops, tech talks, workshops, and networking sessions for students, alumni, faculty, and corporate representatives. Our aim is to inspire students by connecting them with cutting-edge technologies and innovative projects in the corporate world. This year's theme — Automate your World — will focus on showing attendees how our world is evolving to become more connected and collaborative everyday.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Dankberg, CEO of ViaSat

Mark D. Dankberg is a co-founder of ViaSat Inc. and has served as CEO and Chairman of the company, since its inception in 1986. Under his leadership, ViaSat has consistently been one of America's fastest growing technology companies.

Mr. Dankberg is an acknowledged industry expert in aerospace, defense, and satellite communications, and is the leading visionary for a new generation of high-capacity satellite systems. He has received a number of awards for innovation leadership, including induction into the SSPI Satellite Hall of Fame in 2015.

Mr. Dankberg began his career with the Collins Radio Division of Rockwell International, and at Linkabit Corp in San Diego, where he held positions in engineering, technical management and business segment management.

He earned BSEE and MEE degrees from Rice University and is a member of the Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Hall of Fame.

Hear from the experts in the field of ECE. Past speakers include Irwin Jacobs of Qualcomm and Eric Klinker of BitTorrent. These presentations are more than just technical - they are filled with life advice from these brilliant minds.
Compete in various ECE related topics spanning from Signal Processing, Software, and many more. Show off your knowledge and skills in ECE-related fields while having fun and winning prizes.
Learn some new skills with our hands-on workshops! We'll have a web development software workshop, a microcontroller workshop, and two circuit workshops for beginners and others alike.

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