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Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Degree Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Field Of Study: Media Arts & Sciences

Dates attended: 1999 – 2004

Activities and Societies: Student leader and organizer of the MIThril wearable computing project. Toshiba Fellow.


Worked with Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland as part of the Human Dynamics group at the MIT Media Lab. Ph.D. dissertation on "The Memory Glasses" real-time wearable memory support system.

M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (M.S.)

Field Of Study: Media Arts & Sciences

Dates attended: 1997 – 1999


Worked with Professor John Maeda as part of the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab, developed “Sol,” a novel programming language for computational graphic design.

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Texas A&M University


Field Of Study: Visualization Science

Dates attended: 1994 – 1997


Worked with Professor Donald House of the Visualization Science Program in the College of Architecture. Completed most requirements for M.S. in Visualization science, but left for MIT before degree was granted. Wrote and defended a thesis on a novel dynamics constraints approximation algorithm for computer animation applications.

B.E.D, Texas A&M University


Degree Awarded: Baccalaureate of Environmental Design (B.E.D.)

Fields Of Study: Architecture, Anthropology, Physics

Dates attended: 1989 – 1994

Activities and Societies: Tau Sigma Delta, the architecture honor society


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Founder, Hypersolve Consulting


Company Name: HyperSolve Consulting

Dates Employed: Nov 2018 – Present

Employment Duration: 2 yrs 6 mos

Location: San Francisco Bay Area


HyperSolve creates value for clients and partners by solving organizational design, innovation culture, and technical leadership challenges.


With experience ranging from technology startups to Fortune 100 executive leadership, from consumer electronics to climate change, HyperSolve can help you imagine a better future and build the roadmap to get there.

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Co-founder, Head of Venture Production, Kei.Ventures


Company Name: Kei.Ventures (formerly KVB)

Dates Employed: Feb 2019 – Present

Employment Duration: 2 yrs 2 mos

Location: London, United Kingdom


Kei.Ventures: making the impossible inevitable.


Kei.Ventures builds technology companies in collaboration with major global industries to solve their biggest problems. We combine aspects of a traditional venture capital fund with targeted venture production, major industry partnerships,  and access to a unique pool of international talent.

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Innovation Leader, Director of Engineering, Google/Alphabet/X, the Moonshot Factory


Company Name: Google/Alphabet

Dates Employed: Jun 2011 – Oct 2018

Employment Duration: 7 yrs 5 mos

Lead early-stage innovation efforts at Google [X], now X, the Moonshot Factory

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Title: Rapid Evaluation Team Lead

Dates Employed: Jul 2013 – Dec 2017

Employment Duration: 4 yrs 6 mos

Location: Mountain View, CA


Leadership of Google [x] special projects team that generates, evaluates, prototypes, and tests potential moonshots. Responsible for promoting fail-fast culture inside Google [x] and developing new Google [x] projects.

Title:  Director of Rapid Evaluation and Mad Science

Dates Employed: Jun 2011 – Oct 2018

Employment Duration: 7 yrs 5 mos

Location: Mountain View, CA

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Senior Prototype Scientist, Apple


Company Name: Apple

Dates Employed: Jan 2010 – Jun 2011

Employment Duration: 1 yr 6 mos

Investigation and rapid prototyping of new technologies and features across Apple's product line.

Founder, CEO, and President, AWare Technologies


Company Name: AWare Technologies

Dates Employed: Jan 2004 – Jan 2010

Employment Duration: 6 yrs 1 mo

Location: Cambridge, MA

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