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Jehoshua Bruck
Michelle Effros
Ali Hajimiri
Babak Hassibi
Robert McEliece
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Arati Prabhakar
Partner, U.S. Venture Partners; Former Director of National Institute of Standards & Technology

Arati Prabhakar is a partner at U.S. Venture Partners, where her focus is investing in cleantech and IT startups. She joined USVP in 2001 after 15 years of working with world-class engineers and scientists across many fields to brew new technologies. Arati began her career as a Congressional fellow at the Office of Technology Assessment. She served as a program manager and then director of the Microelectronics Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 1986 to 1993. In 1993, President Clinton appointed Arati Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she led the 3,000-person organization in its work with companies across multiple industries. Arati came to Silicon Valley in 1997 to join Raychem as senior vice president and chief technology officer. She was subsequently with Interval Research Corporation before joining U.S. Venture Partners.

Arati is a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group on the Energy Technology Innovation System, as well as a member of the National Academies' Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) board. Arati received her B.S.E.E. from Texas Tech University and an M.S.E.E. and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.



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