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Soft Skills: Secret Ingredients for a Successful Career with SSCS Pioneer Marcel Pelgrom

10:00 AM ET
Webinar - Online
Abira Altvater –
Marcel Pelgrom

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This webinar is part of the SSCS Webinars for Young Excellence program. Following through the commitment of IEEE SSCS to help professionals evaluate their career goals, the IEEE SSCS Webinars for Young Excellence (WYE) is dedicated to YP members to gain more insights in industrial design practices, collect career advice, present research ideas and beyond.

Abstract: You have developed solid technical skills with an established record of university accomplishments and are now in the first few years of your career. Have you planned for career advancement in the future? Are you comfortable to lead a team? Have you thought of how to shift from a technical to management position? Is this even the right thing to strive for? Or more generally and importantly, what soft skills do you need as your career progresses? In this webinar, SSCS pioneer Marcel Pelgrom will offer his insights on requisite soft skills for a successful career and insights on career strategies and planning. Our interview will conclude with live questions from participants.

Speaker Biography: Marcel Pelgrom received his PhD from Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands. In 1979, he joined Philips Research Laboratories, where his research has covered topics such as charge coupled devices, MOS matching properties, analog-to-digital conversion, digital image correlation, and various analog building block techniques. He has headed several project teams and was a team leader for high-speed analog-to-digital conversion. From 1996 until 2003, he was a department head for mixed-signal electronics research. In addition to various activities concerning industry-academic relations, he was a Philips Research Fellow working on the edge of design and technology. In 2003, he spent a sabbatical in Stanford University where he served as a consulting professor and in 2014 as a lecturer. From 2006 until 2013, he has been a member of the technical staff at NXP Semiconductors. Dr. Pelgrom was twice an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and has written three books on ADCs, over 40 publications and seven book chapters, and he holds 37 US patents.
He has published 34 columns in the SSCS Magazine (2012-2020).

His 1989 mismatch paper is most cited in the IEEE J.SSC. He currently lectures at Delft University, Twente University and for MEAD Inc. He is an honorary professor at the KU Leuven, where he supervises a few Ph.D. students. He is the 2017 recipient of the Gustav R. Kirchhoff IEEE field award.


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