I am a professor and an entrepreneur. I am ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and Winner of ACM Mark Weiser Award 2015, and obtained my Ph.D from Princeton University. I currently serve as a Qualcomm Chair Professor in Mobile Computing at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In parallel to my academic career, I have also co-founded three companies, with the first two successfully exited to public companies. Currently I am busy with my third startup, Whova. It has gained substantial customer traction worldwide.

What attracted you to the Keller Center?

My first startup was started from Princeton right after my Ph.D. I always want to contribute back to Princeton. I was so impressed by what Keller Center is doing. It goes way beyond typical startup incubator. It also serves as a bridge for students from different parts of campus to work together in social entrepreneurship and local community outreach.

What advice would you have for students about getting involved at the Keller Center?

Participate in projects. Interact with other. Learn from others. And be open-minded.

What are your current career interests?

Make more social impact via my own venture and research, and mentor more students to pursue their dreams.