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Jeff has been writing about power electronics, electronic components, and other technology topics for over 30 years. He started writing about power electronics as a Senior Editor at EETimes. He founded Powertechniques, a power electronics design magazine with a monthly circulation of over 30,000. He subsequently founded Darnell Group, a global power electronics research and publishing firm. Among its activities, Darnell Group published PowerPulse.net, which provided daily news for the global power electronics engineering community. He is the author of a switch-mode power supply textbook, titled “Power Supplies,” published by the Reston division of Prentice Hall.

Jeff was co-founder of Jeta Power Systems, a maker of high-wattage switching power supplies acquired by Computer Products. Jeff is also an inventor. His name is on 17 U.S. patents in the fields of thermal energy harvesting and optical metamaterials. He is an industry source and frequent speaker on global trends in power electronics. He has been invited to speak at numerous industry events, including the Plenary Session of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, Semicon West, Global Semiconductor Alliance Emerging Opportunities Conference, IBM Power and Cooling Symposium, and Delta Electronics Senior Staff Seminar on Global Telecommunications Power. Jeff has a Masters Degree in Quantitative Methods and Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lack of Standards Hinders RPA Adoption Jeff Shepard
Robotic process automation (RPA) is about democratization, and that implies some level of standardization. But there are almost no standardization efforts. So far, the only standard available is a taxonomy from the IEEE, while RPA vendors continue to offer proprietary and disjointed solutions.

Robots Search for Climate Change Clues Jeff Shepard
The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project (SOCCOM) is deploying a robotic observing system composed of about 200 autonomous floats that will provide nearly continuous coverage in time and horizontal space over the entire Southern Ocean.

MHDV Electrification Creates Spin-off Benefits Jeff Shepard
The power electronics and energy storage technologies being developed for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles (MHDVs) will benefit other application areas such as smart grids, microgrids, renewable energy, grid-scale energy storage, industrial systems, and even LDVs.

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