Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., helps engineers advance to the highest data rates by teaching the concepts engineers need to design better systems, better serdes, and better ways to find problems and come up with solutions. Ransom started in basic research at labs in the US and Europe specializing in digging weak signals out of strong backgrounds. Since 2005, when he started Ransom’s Notes, his seminars have helped thousands of EEs understand key nuances of their work. He is also an accomplished book author, publishing the novels The God Patent and The Sensory Deception as well as nonfiction popular science, The Left Brain Speaks the Right Brain Laughs. Ransom holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California.