Paulraj is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He is a pioneer of MIMO wireless communications. He has won over a dozen awards, notably the Marconi Prize and Fellowship, 2014 and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, 2011. In 1999, Paulraj founded Iospan Wireless Inc., acquired in by Intel Corporation in 2003. In 2004, Paulraj co-founded Beceem Communications Inc., acquired by Broadcom Corp. in 2010. During his 30 years in the Indian (Navy) (1961-1991), he founded three national level laboratories in India and headed one of India’s most successful military R&D projects – APSOH sonar.
Yong Jae is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. His lab works on computer vision and machine learning research, with a particular focus on recognition algorithms that can learn with minimal human supervision. Yong Jae received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and UC Berkeley.