Category Archives: M5 TALK

M5 Talks: Peter Petrakis

On Friday, Feb. 17th, M5 kicked off its first talk session of the year featuring Peter Petrakis in Euler’s room at 3:30pm.

Peter Petrakis is a Software Engineer at Canonical Ltd. who received his undergraduate degree in Computer Systems Engineering at UMass in 2008. He is a storage architecture and has been an Open Source advocate since 1999.

During the talk Petrakis talked about his career as a Kernel Engineer for Canonical, which is the backbone support company for Ubuntu Linux distribution. With 30+ students present at the talk, Petrakis engaged the engineering students into trivia contests with prizes for the winners, and hung around for some chatter after the session ended.

Petrakis chatter
Petrakis chatting with students

 

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Audio invitation by Chris Montoya

Check out Chris Montoya’s audio invitation [mp3] to all you folks wondering how designers decide which capacitor is best:

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M5 TALK on Friday, 2 March 2012 at 3:30 PM

Chris Montoya, EE ’06
“Capacitors! Real vs. Ideal”
time: Friday, 2 March 2012 at 3:30 PM
speaker: Chris Montoya, Principal RF Engineer at Test Evolution (TEV, testevolution.com)
location: Euler’s Good Room in M5, UMass Amherst, Marcus Hall, Room 5 (Lower Level)
tickets: FREE at eventbrite. DOOR PRIZES FOR REGISTERING!
Please join us for refreshments after the talk.
Have you ever wondered how real capacitors differ from their ideal cousins? Have you ever wondered how to choose between electrolytic, tantalum, thin film and ceramic capacitors? Why does Digi-Key carry over 65,000 capacitors? Alumnus Chris Montoya will shed some much-needed light in this mysterious corner of the circuit design world.
Mr. Chris Montoya graduated from UMass Amherst in 2006 with the BSEE. For his Senior Design Project Chris and his teammates, designed and built a 3D computer mouse called The Bat. It used ultrasound sensors to resolve the mouse position. His first engineering position was with Kollmorgen in Northampton, Mass. He is currently the Principal RF Engineer at a small start-up called Test Evolution (TEV, testevolution.com) in Hopkington, Mass. His most ambitious design to date is the AXRF automated test system, a low-cost general-purpose RF semiconductor tester.

 

M5 TALK: Christ Montoya, EE ’06 – “Capacitors! Real vs. Ideal”

M5 TALK on Friday, 2 March 2012 at 3:30 PM
Chris Montoya, EE ’06
“Capacitors! Real vs. Ideal”
time: Friday, 2 March 2012 at 3:30 PM
speaker: Chris Montoya, Principal RF Engineer at Test Evolution (TEV, testevolution.com)
location: Euler’s Good Room in M5, UMass Amherst, Marcus Hall, Room 5 (Lower Level)
tickets: FREE at eventbrite. DOOR PRIZES FOR REGISTERING!
Please join us for refreshments after the talk.
Have you ever wondered how real capacitors differ from their ideal cousins? Have you ever wondered how to choose between electrolytic, tantalum, thin film and ceramic capacitors? Why does Digi-Key carry over 65,000 capacitors? Alumnus Chris Montoya will shed some much-needed light in this mysterious corner of the circuit design world.
Mr. Chris Montoya graduated from UMass Amherst in 2006 with the BSEE. For his Senior Design Project Chris and his teammates, designed and built a 3D computer mouse called The Bat. It used ultrasound sensors to resolve the mouse position. His first engineering position was with Kollmorgen in Northampton, Mass. He is currently the Principal RF Engineer at a small start-up called Test Evolution (TEV, testevolution.com) in Hopkington, Mass. His most ambitious design to date is the AXRF automated test system, a low-cost general-purpose RF semiconductor tester.