About Us

Faculty

Saurabh Palan:  A Robotics engineer with over 5 years of experience in teaching robotics & electronics. He is Founder & CEO of MightyCarma, an after-market automotive startup. Saurabh is also an Associate at Silicon Valley Robotics.

Saurabh is also credited as inventor of Tactile Gaming Vest, a wearable haptic device which simulated the physical sensation of the effects (bullet hit, vibration, and/or heat) onto player’s body. 

Saurabh holds a Masters in Robotics from University of Pennsylvania.

Nathan Iyer: Has over 20 years experience designing and developing radio frequency (RF) and wireless products. He is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who specializes in new product development and provides design services to various companies. Nathan consults for several hi-tech companies such as Aurora Networks, Ivivi Technologies, Sierra Monolithics, and Triquint Semiconductor. He co-founded and served as a CTO at Ivivi Technologies, developing innovative medical devices.

He has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

SSSaurabh SurekaA technology enthusiast with expertise in Embedded Systems, Networking and Software Development. He has worked at start-ups in mobile and networking space – from inception to successful exits. 10+ years experience developing products and writing software for companies like Qualcomm, Infosys & Emulex. 

Saurabh currently serves as the Vice Chair of IEEE Communication Society – Silicon Valley.  Saurabh holds a Masters in EE from University of Texas at Arlington

 

Karen Robinson: Power systems engineer and product strategist with industry & startup experience in electrical engineering design.  She also has strategy experience with Flextronics, where she developed automotive strategy and served as tech strategy director for the Lab IX accelerator.  She is now a product strategy consultant with Tangible Product Strategy, which she founded.  

Karen holds undergraduate and masters degrees in EECS and Math from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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