Arun Ramaswamy, PhD
University of Central Florida
Arun has been the Chief Engineer for Nielsen since 2001. As top inventor at Nielsen with 112 US patents, he has received the 2012 Chairman’s Award, the ARF Great Minds Award in 2010 and 2012, the Edison Innovation Award and the 2016 UCF Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has also received three Engineering and Technology Emmys from the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences. Arun is active with Employee Resource Groups, specially the Asian American Group. As a two-term coach, he mentors associates for Nielsen’s Diversity Leadership Network. Arun is on the Dean’s advisory board for the College of Engineering at UCF where he promotes diversity. He is also focused on driving diversity in his Global Engineering organization, where under his leadership they support and offer STEM activities for local schools, Emma Bowen Internships and Ph.D Fellowships.