IMS2016 | IEEE International Microwave Symposium | Speaker Bios

RF Bootcamp is pleased to welcome the following speakers for our session in 2016.

Joanne Mistler (Keysight)

Microwave engineer with expertise in low-noise synthesizer design and test, RF/MW Applications Engineering, Technical Strategic Marketing and Business Development.

  • Design work in microwave missile guidance seekers with noise-degenerating phase- and frequencylocked-loops and low-noise amplifiers.
  • Test and integration work in seeker and low-noise synthesizer characterization in the lab, under vibration and in the field, and ATE system specification and development.
  • RF/MW Applications expertise in Phase-Noise and Digital Communications. Developed and taught many seminars and classes covering all aspects of RF/MW fundamentals and testing.
  • Technical Marketing and Business Development experience in commercial and defense markets, including DOCSIS Test Solutions, Medical Imaging, Test & Measurement, Aerospace/Defense and Wireless Communications.
  • BSEE – Northeastern University
  • MSEE – Tufts University
  • HighTech MBA – Northeastern University

Dr. Larry Dunleavy (Modelithics, Inc.) 

Co-founded Modelithics in 2001 as a University of South Florida spinout company, to provide improved modeling solutions and high quality microwave measurement services for radio and microwave frequency circuit designers. He is currently serving as President & CEO at Modelithics. He also maintains a position as a tenured Professor within USF’s Department of Electrical Engineering, where has been a faculty member since 1990. In this role, he has been teaching in the area of RF & Microwave circuits and measurements for over 25 years. 

Rob Hill (AntennaMagic, LLC.)

Rob is presently the CEO and Founder of AntennaMagic LLC and provides Consulting and Custom Antenna Design Services on demand.  Before AntennaMagic, he spent 8 years at Apple Inc., and was responsible for all technical issues regarding Antenna Design for Apple’s  Wireless Products.  He is credited with the antenna designs for the first iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4s product line.  While at Apple, he held the position of Distinguished Engineer, Scientist and Technologist (DEST).

Prior to working at Apple, Rob was the VP of Engineering and a Technical Fellow at Rangestar Wireless.  In the 1980s and 1990s, Rob contributed antenna innovations at leading Silicon Valley companies including L3 Communications, TRW/ESL, Trimble Navigation, and Glenayre.  Rob has more than 50 United States Patents granted, 30 International Patents granted, and in 2000, his Low-Profile Omnidirectional Antenna was named Wireless Design & Development Magazine’s Product Of The Year.