E-Magazine Editorial Board

Yatin Trivedi, Editor-in-Chief

Yatin Trivedi Yatin Trivedi, Editor-in-Chief, is Director of Standards and Interoperability Programs at Synopsys. He is a member of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors (BoG), Standards Board (SASB) and Standards Education Committee (SEC), vice chair of the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG), chair of the Industry Connections Committee (ICCom) and serves as vice-chair for Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC) under Computer Society. Since 2012 Yatin has served as the Standards Board representative to IEEE Education Activities Board (EAB). He represents Synopsys on the Board of Directors of the IEEE-ISTO and on the Board of Directors of Accellera. He represents Synopsys on several standards committees (working groups) and manages interoperability initiatives under the corporate strategic marketing group. He also works closely with the Synopsys University program.

In 1992, Yatin co-founded Seva Technologies as one of the early Design Services companies in Silicon Valley. He co-authored the first book on Verilog HDL in 1990 and was the Editor of IEEE Std 1364-1995™ and IEEE Std 1364-2001™. He also started, managed and taught courses in VLSI Design Engineering curriculum at UC Santa Cruz extension (1990-2001). Yatin started his career at AMD and also worked at Sun Microsystems.

Yatin received his B.E. (Hons) EEE from BITS, Pilani and the M.S. Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of IEEE-HKN Honor Society.


Donald Heirman

Donald HeirmanDonald Heirman is president of Don HEIRMAN Consultants, LLC, which is a training, standards,and educational electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) consultation corporation. He chairs, or is a principal technical contributor to, US and international EMC standards organizations including ANSI ASC C63®, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) International Special Committee on Radio Interference(CISPR). He is a life Fellow of the IEEE and an honored life member of the IEEE EMC Society and member of its Board of Directors, chair of its technical committees on EMC measurements and Smart Grid, Vice President for Standards, past EMCS president, and past chair of its standards development committee. He is also past president of the IEEE Standards Association (SA), past member of the SA Board of Governors and past member of the IEEE’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.


Amin KarimAmin Karim

Amin Karim is a higher education consultant specializing in curriculum development and accreditation of electrical and computer engineering programs. He is currently serving as a consultant for institutions in Saudi Arabia and in Bangladesh. He retired as the national Dean of the College of Technology at DeVry University in 2012. He is a past Chair of the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Department Heads Association of the American Society for Engineering Education and served as a TAC of ABET evaluator for engineering technology programs.


Nitin Aggarwal

Nitin AggarwalNitin Aggarwal is Associate Professor of Business in the department of Management Information Systems at San José State University. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. He has published in reputed journals like the MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and Electronic Markets. He has also presented his research in a number of national and international conferences such as ICIS, HICSS, and AMCIS. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems, the professional forum for IS professionals. Dr. Aggarwal is an active researcher in the area of standards and standardization. His research includes organizational and governance issues, intellectual property issues, transactional issues, and economic issues involved in standardization.


Glenn Parsons

Glenn ParsonsGlenn Parsons is an internationally known expert in mobile backhaul and Ethernet technology. He is a standards advisor with Ericsson Canada, where he coordinates standards strategy and policy for Ericsson, including network architecture for LTE mobile backhaul. Previously, he has held positions in development, product management and standards architecture in the ICT industry. Over the past number of years, he has held several management and editor positions in various standards activities including IETF, IEEE, and ITU-T. He has been an active participant in the IEEE-SA Board of Governors, Standards Board and its Committees since 2004. He is currently involved with mobile backhaul standardization in MEF, IEEE and ITU-T and is chair of IEEE 802.1. He is a Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine and Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Communications Magazine Standards Supplement. He graduated in 1992 with a B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.