How To Approach Open Ended Questions In Interviews

28 Oct

Dealing with open ended questions is a significant stumbling block for a lot of engineering job candidates. In my experience, I have always been asked open ended questions during my job interviews. On the other side, as a part of the hiring group,  I have always posed open ended questions to the interviewees. One example […]

Public speaking: How I delivered a keynote address to more than 500 highly technical folks

21 Oct

The keynote was at a highly prestigious Liquid Crystals conference. The attendees, quite simply put were Liquid Crystal geeks including very senior professors, upcoming researchers, and PhD students. After the talk, I received many compliments along with interesting questions for future research. It felt so good to be appreciated and people genuinely learned something new […]

Francisco Castro – From Engineering to Patent Law

16 Oct

Interview with Dr. Francisco Castro on his journey from engineering to the field of patent law. The field of patent law is a very important one for the technical industry. Engineers in the high-tech industry are working on exciting  innovations, which need to be protected by patents. A patent lawyer is in touch with the cutting […]

Seven Mistakes That Young Engineers Make

14 Oct

Every new person in a company will face a new set of challenges. It will be a new work atmosphere, new colleagues, new people, and new technology. Understandably, there are a lot of things going on in the head. After working with engineers over the years, I have seen some people bungle up things really […]

How to file for a patent as a student – Part 2

6 Oct

This is a continuation of another article titled “How to #file for a #patent as a student – part 1”. If you haven’t read that, I encourage you to read it first and then return here. Part 1 sets the context for patenting and more importantly requires you to take some action steps (short exercise, […]

How to file for a patent – Part 1

2 Oct

An important part about my work requires the filing of inventions if we come up with a new solution or discover a novel approach to improve an existing method. I also lead an innovation-focused group that brainstorms about various issues people face in their daily lives and how my company’s technology can be used to […]

Bhairav Mehta – Data Science Manager / Statistician at Apple

28 Sep

Folks, this week I got the opportunity to speak with Bhairav Mehta, a Data Science Manager / Statistician with extensive experience and management skills. Bhairav works for Apple Inc. as Data Science Manager. He is responsible for the strategic data science initiatives and business intelligence for Apple services and channel management. He has an interesting journey starting […]

Why you won’t get hired despite having a great interview

20 Sep

I distinctly remember the time I was applying for jobs in the last year of my PhD. My advisor, Dr. Adam Fontecchio, and I were happy with the research results and we both felt that it was time to write my dissertation. Simultaneously I had started to look for jobs. I just had one really […]

Kim Spillman – Software Engineer

19 Sep

Hemang: Can you tell me something about yourself? What got you started in engineering? And, how did it get you to where you are right now? Kim: When I was eight years old, my dad bought an Apple II. We were in the computer store, buying computers, I was looking at computer books and my […]

Interview on Product Engineering with Dhaval Sheth

26 Aug

In today’s interview we are going to talk about product engineering with Dhaval Sheth. Dhaval is a Product Engineer in Analog Engineering & Operatons group at Texas Instruments. He has worked extensively on semiconductor yield improvement. It involves finding root cause by statistical data analysis and micro-probing Integrated Circuits (IC) and then finding resolutions by upgrading design, process, […]