ECE Student Seminar
Date: Monday, 24 August 2020
Remote BlueJeans delivery: (recommend joining at least 5 mins early, to take care of any technical problems) https://bluejeans.com/710958227/9762
Meeting ID: 710 958 227
Participant Passcode: 9762
Speaker: Mr. Paul Emerson
Speaker’s Affiliation: Texas Instruments
Speaker’s Work Address: 127 Compass Point Drive; Madison, AL 35758
Seminar Title: Building a Fulfilling Career
Abstract of Talk: Paul Emerson will share his experiences and advice for building a fulfilling career starting with landing his first real job through the graduate coop program at Georgia Tech, working as an analog designer, leading development teams, running a half billion dollar / year business, leading Kilby Labs up to his current position where he works from home as technologist for the Linear Power Business. Paul will reveal some of the lessons that he has learned the hard way as well as by observing others with the desire that some of these will benefit students who are embarking on the next step of their career.
Biographical Sketch of the Speaker: Paul Emerson is currently the technologist for the Voltage Reference and Supervisor product line which is part of the Analog Power Products division of Texas Instruments. Paul is also currently serving as TI’s Campus manager for Georgia Tech and an ECE advisoryboard member. Paul was the general manager of Kilby Labs Dallas and director of nanotechnology from 2012 to 2017. Paul’s career at TI started in 1996 and he has taken on a wide range of challenging roles from analog IC design engineer to business unit manager. Paul is the inventor / co-inventor of more than 10 US patents. He earned his Bachelors of EE in 1991 and MSEE in 1992 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Outside of work, Paul is a busy parent of three who enjoys, scouting, various outdoor activities, and serves as board chair of a Christian camp and conference center in North Alabama.