Kevin Nesmith

Project Manager, Software Engineer, and Consultant in Austin, Texas

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Kevin Nesmith is the CEO and co-founder of Engineering Design, Development, & Research Software (EDDR Software) and Vice President of Software Development for Modulus Media Systems. Before joining EDDR Software and Modulus, Kevin was the Chief Architect at Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), a not-for-profit standards development organization, leading the advancement of their community-driven development of integration support, debugging tools, and management for EDA and semiconductor standards activities.

With over 25 years of experience in software engineering, design, and development and 14 years dedicated specifically to the electronic design automation industry, Kevin is a respected technologist as well as an entrepreneur. Kevin currently sits as IEEE’s Central Texas Section’s Chair on the Council on Electronic Design Automation and as the Vice Chair of the Photonics Society. He is also a current member of IEEE’s Design Automation Standards Committee and Standards Association as well as SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics. Previously, Kevin served as the Chair of the Silicon Photonics Technical Advisory Board and represented Si2 for the European Seventh Framework Programme’s PLAT4M collaborative project for Photonic Libraries and Technology for Manufacturing.

Kevin regularly collaborates and contributes to standards organizations and the open source community. He is a skilled business development professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in Finance from The University of Texas at Arlington (1995).

Kevin led a collaborative chapter work for the book, Silicon Photonics III, by Pavesi and Lockwood (2016). For close to a year, he served diligently with over a dozen co-authors from Mentor Graphics, Lumerical Solutions, PhoeniX Software, Luceda Photonics, IMEC, Ghent University, and EDDR Software to contribute their combined knowledge about Design Flow Automation for Silicon Photonics.