Our Team

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Yahel Ben-David

Executive Director and Co-Founder
Dr. Ben-David is a social entrepreneur who works at the intersection of wireless networks, freedom enhancing technologies, and social...
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Eric A. Brewer

Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board
Prof. Brewer leads the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions group (TIER) at Berkeley, he focuses on all aspects of Internet-based systems...
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AnnaLee Saxenian

Board of Directors
AnnaLee is Dean and Professor in the School of Information and professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of...

Tamir Scheinok

Tamir joined De Novo Group in 2019 to lead the group’s growth and diversity of projects. Tamir brings over 20 years of C-level, corporate...
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Vivek Sharma

Network Operations Lead

Aseem Mahajan

Lead Software Developer

Prabhat Bhardwaj

Software Development

Tjender Kumar

Software Development
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Rupali Thakur

Network Operations

Yatharth Sharma

Network Operations

Tonisha Thakur

Network Operations

Henry Gomez

Software Development

Advisory Board


Dr. Divya Ramachandran

Divya Ramachandran earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She is affiliated...

Dr. Sonesh Surana

Sonesh Surana focuses on the design and implementation of low-cost ICT and related power infrastructure for developing regions...

Dr. Rabin Patra

Co-Founder, Board Secretary
Dr. Rabin Patra is a co-founder at Tarana Wireless, a startup that builds smart antenna based wireless radio technology that...

Dr. Melissa Densmore

Co-Founder, Advisory Committee Chair.
Melissa is a Researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India. She completed her PhD at...

Prof. Alice Agogino

Alice M. Agogino is the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and affiliated faculty at the Haas...

Prof. Sachin Katti

Sachin received his PhD in EECS from MIT in 2009, and his B.Tech in EE from IIT Bombay in 2003. His research focuses on

Prof. Tapan Parikh

Tapan Parikh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, where his research interests...

Prof. Vern Paxson

Vern is a professor on the EECS faculty at UC Berkeley, and in addition leads the Networking and Security Group at the International Computer

Mr. James Prince

Jim is the founder and president of the Democracy Council. He was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Financial Advisory Services...

Prof. Sylvia Ratnasamy

Sylvia Ratnasamy is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in...

Prof. Scott Shenker

Scott Shenker works in a variety of areas, including Internet architecture, Software-Defined Networking, data analytics, and large-scale...

Prof. Ion Stoica

Ion’s main research emphasis is on cloud computing and networked computer systems. Past work includes the Dynamic Packet State...

Prof. Umesh Vazirani

Umesh Vazirani received his B.Tech. in computer science from MIT in 1981 and his Ph.D. in computer science from U.C. Berkeley in 1986. He