Proven Leadership

Jeeva is fueled by a team of world-renowned experts in ultra-low power wireless communications, smart networks, IoT technologies, energy harvesting systems, open standards, and product design and development. We are deeply committed to a better, more connected world.

In summer Josh makes jam from local Seattle blackberries. The best blackberry picking spots are a tightly guarded trade secret.

Joshua Smith, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board

Joshua is an experienced entrepreneur with multiple start-ups in the IoT space as well as a professor jointly appointed in the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. Joshua holds a Ph.D. from the Physics & Media group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Scott enjoys sailing, back-country skiing, rock climbing, and riding home-built electric skateboards.

Scott Bright
Chief Executive Officer

Scott leads Jeeva’s commercialization initiatives and oversees business development, marketing, revenue and operations at Jeeva. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Shyam enjoys hiking, scrambling, cross-country skiing, and yoga.

Shyam Gollakota, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, President

Shyam is an associate professor in the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington where he leads the Networks and Mobile Systems Lab. He earned his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.Tech. degree from IIT Madras.

Vamsi enjoys cooking, hiking in the Pacific Northwest wilderness and long-distance running.

Vamsi Talla, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Vamsi oversees all aspects of technology development at Jeeva. Prior to co-founding Jeeva, Vamsi earned his Ph.D. and completed the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate (TEC) program at the University of Washington.

Aaron still hasn’t completed all 130 projects from the “130-in-1 Electronics Project Lab” kit that got him started in engineering at age 9.

Aaron Parks, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Aaron is responsible for product strategy and development at Jeeva with a deep background in low-power wireless and system design. Aaron was awarded a 2015 Google Ph.D. fellowship for his work on ambient backscatter and radio harvesting. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Kristofer is a big fan of Seattle sports, and loves to get outside and play whenever he can.

Kristofer Hunt
Vice President of Strategy & Business Development

Kristofer leads Jeeva’s customer and business development initiatives. Kristofer worked in management consulting focused on supply chain optimization before joining Jeeva, and holds a BA in Economics from Willamette University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Aishwarya is a history buff, who enjoys traveling and exploring new places, sketching and reading novels.

Aishwarya Lincoln Choppara
Digital Design Engineer

Aishwarya is responsible for the development, implementation and testing of logic systems for Jeeva products. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from India and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Before making a career change to pursue electrical engineering, Ryan graduated with a B.A. in Economics from UC Davis and worked as an IRA account manager for E*Trade.

Ryan Rogel
Sr. RF & Hardware Design Engineer

Ryan is responsible for RF System and PCB design, along with RF testing and firmware development. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UW Seattle with a focus in Wireless Communications, and a M.S.E.E. in RF circuit design from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Tremaine enjoys riding, fixing, building, and shopping for bicycles. When he’s not in the saddle, he’s probably playing video games or listening to the Hamilton soundtrack again.

Tremaine Ng
Hardware Engineer

Tremaine works on electronic hardware design and big-picture integration, from writing code to organizing meetings across different teams. Tremaine holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Matthew enjoys playing games on his desktop and Nintendo switch, and also going on runs and trying new desserts.

Matthew Phan
Software Engineer

Matthew works primarily on front-end applications including demos, phone apps, and web apps. Matthew has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Washington, Bothell.

Jonathan enjoys playing the guitar, hiking, typing in Dvorak on his ErgoDox EZ.

Jonathan Hamberg
Firmware Engineer

Jonathan’s rigorous and experienced approach to development has contributed to robust toolchains, continuous integration workflows, and well-architected systems that have become models for all engineering projects at Jeeva. Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Anthony skis in the winter, hikes in the summer, and attends local concerts year-round.

Anthony Weinand
Hardware Design Engineer

Anthony is Jeeva’s antenna specialist with responsibility for RF system design, simulation, and testing. He also designs and prints enclosures and fixtures and does some PCB layout. Anthony hails from Seattle and received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Gonzaga University.

Stiliyan enjoys hiking, practicing boxing, and fixing cars.

Stiliyan Dimanov
Firmware Engineer

Stiliyan is responsible for implementing and testing/validating firmware on wireless SoC’s. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.