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Our partnership with Georgia Tech

Northampton, MA – News Direct – Keysight Technologies

By Jay Alexander, CTO at Keysight Technologies

Keysight has a long history of engagement with major colleges and universities around the world. We enjoy staying connected to the latest research, supporting researchers and students with electronic measurement solutions, and providing employment opportunities for the next generation of innovators. We offer a wide range of education solutions which includes tutorials for teaching labs, and earlier this week we announced a new remote access lab solution for online learning. The software for this solution is cloud-based and integrates with popular lab management systems such as Moodle, Blackboard and Canvas. Pandemic ongoing or not, blended learning using this type of technology is here to stay.

One of the schools we are proud to partner with is Georgia Tech. Among other accolades, they are one of the world’s best producers of electrical engineering and computer talent. And as you would expect for such an institution, they develop and promote awesome leaders within their own organization. At the start of this year Dr Raheem Beyah was named dean of the School of Engineering, and in August he featured in a great article and video that you can see here. Raheem is pictured above left, alongside Georgia Tech President Dr Ángel Cabrera. This image and video were taken on the premises of the school Interdisciplinary Design Communes (IDC), a state-of-the-art three-story makerspace that was created inside a former auditorium. I was fortunate enough to visit the building several years ago during its fit-up, and it’s wonderful to see how the new space has come to fruition, with all of Keysight’s great amenities.

Thanks to Todd Cutler for sending the play featuring Dr. Bayeh My Way. Raheem covers quite a bit of ground for such a short interview, including how he came to pursue engineering, the importance of various role models, and how he thinks about what needs to happen next for Georgia Tech and the profession. I love how he describes his role as “the best job on campus,” as well as this statement he makes about why engineering is cool:

“I tell my son that an engineer looks at where we are, takes that as a starter, then dreams. Engineers use math and science to actually build the things we dream of.

Raheem’s predecessor as Dean was Steve mclaughlin, my undergraduate classmate from Northwestern, who is now the provost of the university (lots to go Steve!), and Steve followed Gary May, who is now chancellor at UC-Davis. What a great flow of leadership talent, and I will note that all three are from the ECE department.

In addition to supporting labs like IDC with hardware and software, Keysight has had numerous collaborations with researchers at Georgia Tech, and our PathWave design the software is used in some of the electronic design classes. The strength of Georgia Tech’s research and teaching programs is one of the reasons we decided to locate our software design center in downtown Atlanta, integrated with the physical and cultural environment of the ‘university. We have a great team there, and they are an important part of the overall innovation equation for Keysight as well as a force for good within the college community and beyond. I miss the opportunity to visit in person and very much appreciate the resilience they have shown throughout the pandemic.

My thanks to the members of the Atlanta team at Keysight, including our site general manager Chauhan depth for everything you do, and to all of our supporters like Dean Bayeh. We will keep the innovations –– in the way teaching and learning is done, in our software development practices, and in our products and solutions –– for the remainder of this year and beyond.

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