Judges

Aditya Punjani
Aditya is a Software Engineer at Facebook, where he works on building high-performance mobile experiences. Previously Aditya was the Tech Lead of Flipkart Lite, the world's first Progressive Web App. Aditya likes to push the Web forward and is passionate about mobile application development.
Ahlem Bedoui
Ahlem is Android Developer / Teacher at Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology of Sousse from 2013. She is IEEE Student Member, Co-founder of Google Developers Group Monastir and Lead of Women Techmakers Monastir. Ahlem began her PhD in the field of Management in the Department of Computing at ENSMA France and ISG Tunisia. She is a big fun of Japanese Manga and passionate about events that empower Women in Technology. Her favorite quote is: “La vie n'est pas un restaurant mais un buffet. Levez-vous pour vous servir.”
Faisal Abid
Faisal is a Google Developer Expert, Entrepreneur, and Engineer @ Zoom.ai. He is a programming language enthusiast and loves solving software engineering challenges across the stack. You can find Faisal developing mobile applications either on iOS/Android, or writing backends in Dart.
Jeremy Blum
Jeremy is an associate professor of Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA, USA. His research interests include computer networks, computer security, and transportation networks. Dr. Blum is actively involved in increasing student interest in IEEE-affiliated fields. He has organized programming contests for college students in the region, which were held at Dickinson College in 2013 and 2014. For the past three years, he has been an organizer for the South Central Pennsylvania Robotics Competition.
Juan Carlos Montero
Juan is the IEEE Power & Energy Society Vice President of Membership & Image. He has previously held several other volunteer leadership roles within the IEEE Power & Energy Society at the local and international levels, including the Chair of the Costa Rica Chapter and Central America Chapter Representative. Mr. Montero received the Bachelor and Licentiate degree on Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He is a Network Analyst in the Costa Rican National Power Control Center (CENCE). He was also Part-Time Lecturer Professor at the University of Costa Rica. Mr. Montero is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Ray Umali
Ray has worked extensively in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, South America and Southeast Asia as a fiber optic commissioning engineer and through non-profit and volunteer initiatives with Techsoup Global and Peace Corps. Ray began working with open source and Drupal while living in Poland, and ever since, he has been an advocate of open source and open science. As an IEEE product manager, he contributed to the launch of the IEEE Open Engineer mobile app and the IEEE PES Resource Center. Currently, Ray supports IEEE Collabratec and IEEE.tv with IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA).
Ricardo Queirós
Ricardo holds a PhD on Computer Science and is an assistant professor of Computer Science at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. He is also a researcher in the field of e-learning interoperability and programming languages learning at the Center for Research in Advanced Computing Systems (CRACS) research group of INESC TEC Porto. He is one of the development team members that created Enki, a gamified IDE for learning computer programming powered by Mooshak (a system for managing online programming contests often used in the IEEEXtreme competitions). He is also the author of 5 books regarding Android development and has almost 100 scientific publications focused on computer science education.
Xun Luo
Xun is currently a full professor of Computer Science at Tianjin University of Technology, and adjunct professor with University of California, San Diego. He had over 10 years tenure in the industry with Qualcomm Research and Motorola Labs. Dr. Luo conducts applied research in networking, systems, and applications in the pervasive and ubiquitous computing & communications context with 21 issued and pending U.S. patents, numerous conference/journal papers and three book chapters. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with doctoral degree in Computer Science. Dr. Luo had been a long time judge for IEEE paper contests and Micromouse competition in Region 6 (western United States). He also served in over 20 IEEE conference committees, including the role of tutorial chair for IEEE GlobeCom conference in 2012.