Professor Takeo Kanade earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering in 1974 from Japan’s Kyoto University. Post-graduation, he stayed on at the university and held a faculty position in the Department of Information Science. In 1980 he joined Carnegie Mellon University, and served as Director of the Robotics Institute from 1992 to 2001. Prior to joining Movidius, Professor Kanade founded the Digital Human Research Center.
A mobile electronics visionary known around the world, Dr. David Tupman, D.Sc. h.c. launched his career with a degree in electronic engineering from Salford University in the United Kingdom. After graduation, Dr. Tupman spent the next thirteen years growing his skills and creating innovative technologies. He first served as lead engineer at oilfield services provider Schlumberger, then as a top hardware division manager for Psion.