Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) Celebration 2023

August 18, 2023

Keynote Speakers

Alan Lee (Chief Technology Officer at Analog Devices, Inc).  In 2023, Analog Devices, Inc. appointed Alan Lee to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Alan will identify and work to advance the next-generation technologies that will disrupt and shape the semiconductor industry and its markets. Lee studied math at Yale. In 1999, he worked for Intel where he led an effort for coding microchips. From there, he led a successful financial start-up until its IPO. He joined AMD in 2007, where he built a research group of about 80 people at locations in 3 different countries. He has served on the Executive Board of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), and he has organized a high level effort on computation and simulation, involving major corporations (e.g., Dow, Chevron, Exxon, P&G) and the DOE labs.


Nancy Potok (CEO of NAPx Consulting). Nancy Potok is the former Chief Statistician of the United States. Until 2016, she was the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the U.S. Census Bureau. She has more than 30 years of public, private, and nonprofit senior management experience. She was the COO of McManis & Monsalve Associates and the Senior VP and Director of the Economic, Labor and Population Studies Department at the University of Chicago National Opinion Research Center. Dr. Potok is also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). She earned a PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration from The George Washington University.