Meet Our Team

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.

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

Vamsi Talla, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Vamsi brings far-reaching vision and industry insight as leader of the Jeeva team. 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 internal strategy and engineering execution at Jeeva. He has a deep background in low-power wireless and systems design, and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jerrold Erickson
Firmware Engineer