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Dr. Chris Diorio is Chairman and CTO of Impinj, Inc. He also 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, has 39 issued patents, and has 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. He has worked as a Senior Staff Engineer at TRW, Inc., as a Senior Staff Scientist at American Systems Corporation, and as a Technical Consultant at The Analytic Sciences Corporation.