Hardware Action Group Co-Chair, Impinj, Inc.
Dr. Chris Diorio, Impinj's chairman and CTO, serves as an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, as a co-chair of the EPCglobal Hardware Action Group, and as a project co-editor for ISO 18000-6. Dr. Diorio received his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1997, and has over 20 years of experience in semiconductor and radio engineering. He has published more than 70 journal and conference articles, earned 35 issued patents and received numerous awards, including the 2007 WSA Technology Innovator of the Year Award, CMP Technology's 2007 RFID Visionary of the Year Award, the 2007 AIM Global Ted Williams Award, The Wall Street Journal's 2006 Technology Innovator of the Year Runner-Up, the UW's 2001 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 1996 IEEE EDS Paul Rappaport Award. He has also received Packard, Sloan, Presidential and ONR Young Investigator fellowships. Dr. Diorio has worked as a senior staff engineer at TRW Inc., as a senior staff scientist at American Systems Corp., and as a technical consultant at The Analytic Sciences Corp.