Meet The Team

Prakash Thakur

Co-Founder & CEO

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Co-Founder & CEO

Prakash has 12+ years of experience in a diverse areas of biomedical technologies & business in both academic/industrial settings with prior startup experiences in emerging technologies.

With advanced graduate degrees in biomedical, technology innovation followed by an MBA, Prakash has led and mentored interdisciplinary teams of engineers and business professionals in a variety of roles, including strategy consulting for tech startups, innovation management, R&D, market/equity research and industry trend analysis for early and growth stage companies. He has been consulting for several startups in both Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh.

 

Prakash has been invited speakers in various international conferences across Asia, Europe and Americas and exhibits strong intercultural, empathy and servant-leadership skills. He has authored more than 30 articles in original research, conference papers, book chapters and business case studies. He is a nominated lifetime member of the international BGS business honors society for outstanding scholarly achievements in business and an elected member at Sigma Xi. Invited as peer-reviewer for several science/business journals, he also serves as Award Judge/Co-Chairs for student-led technological innovations at the international stage, including Intel-ISEF, IEEE-Ro-Man conferences and hackathons.

As an avid learner, Prakash is well adept to new technological innovation with a knack of understanding the future trends. His recent interests include Artificial Intelligence in Health-tech, Design Thinking, Human-Machine/Robot Interactions, Brain-tech, Social Innovation, Nature & Biodesign-inspired Product Development.

 

His passion and hobbies include international travel, exploring nature & wildlife, culture, eco-conscious lifestyle, health & wellness, yoga and meditation.

Dr. Ker-Jiun Wang

Co-Founder & CTO

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Co-Founder & CTO

Ker-Jiun (KennyG) brings over 10 years of experience in a wide spectrum of engineering subjects, including mechanical, electrical, computer and biomedical engineering.

He holds an MS degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to the USA, he was a full-time lecturer at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, from which he had graduated with BS in Mechanical Engineering. 

Ker-Jiun has authored more than 15 articles/conference papers in his areas of research that include Human-Robot Interaction, Automatic Control, Machine-Learning, Brain-Computer Interface and Wearable Devices development. He serves as several IEEE international conferences & workshops (RO-MAN, ROBIO, ICIT) session co-chairs, and is a Judge of high school science fairs in City of Pittsburgh (PRESEF, PJAS, Intel ISEF).

 

Ker-Jiun has won several awards throughout his academic career, including AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science (Swanson School of Engineering); 1st Prize by Intelligent Robotics Control Engineer Academy (Taiwan); 1st Prize in Brain-Computer Interface Hackathon (IEEE-SMC); and 1st prize at the Chinese Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (North America, New York Division). 

 

Ker-Jiun is passionate about emerging technologies in BCI, teaching engineering students at all levels, world traveling, hiking, camping and playing basketball. 

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