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.
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.
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 Gollakota, Ph.D.
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 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 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.
Director of 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 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.
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 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 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’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.
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.