IEEE Seattle and Vancouver Joint Communications Chapter Virtual Holiday Party! With Dan Gelbart as a speaker

11 December 2020 @ 18:00 – 20:00

Event details and registration info
Meeting link will be sent at least 2 days in advance of the event to all registrants.

This event is co-organized by IEEE Seattle and Vancouver Joint Communications Chapters.

Title: Oliver Heaviside and Charles Kao

Presented by: Dr. Dan Gelbart, Rapidia

Date and time: Friday, December 11, 2020, from 6 pm to 8 pm

Abstract: Heaviside and Kao are less known than Shannon and Hamming while their contribution to telecom is of the same magnitude. What was the contribution and how they achieved it makes a fascinating story. The talk will include showing some historical objects from Heaviside’s period.

Biography: Dan Gelbart is a well known Canadian inventor and entrepreneur. He has 128 US patents to his name and was a founder of several successful high tech companies in Canada. Cumulative revenues from these patents are several billion $. Dan was the co-founder of Creo, which revolutionized the printing industry by imaging printing plates thermally instead of photonically. Creo was sold to Kodak in 2005 for a billion $. Dan is also the co-founder of Kardium, a medical device company which has a treatment for atrial fibrillation showing much improved results compared to current treatments. Other successful companies based on technology developed by Dan were MDI (sold to Motorola) and Cymbolic Sciences (sold to Shlumberger). Currently Dan is the president of Rapidia, a company he founded to supply 3D printers for metals. Dan received numerous scientific awards, two honorary doctorates and won several  crowd-sourced scientific competitions such as Innocentive. He also has a popular YouTube course on building prototypes. He has an MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel institute of Technology.