Anjali Joshi is an accomplished technology executive and electrical engineer who has held important leadership roles in several high-growth companies. Joshi is an eleven year veteran at Google, Inc. where she served as Vice President for Product Management. During her tenure at Google she led teams on marquee Google products such as Search and adapted cutting edge technologies to solve major healthcare issues in underserved populations. Ms. Joshi received her B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1981. Following it, she went to the USA and obtained her master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the State University of New York and another master’s in Engineering Management from Stanford University.
When: May 6, 1999
“Converging Technologies in Biotechnology: Ten Year Case Study”
A serial enterprenuer, he has founded of a long list of biotechnology and instrumentation companies including Biometric Imaging Inc, Surromed, QDOT, Entigen, Biometric imaging, Lumisys, Molecular Dynamics, and Digital Optics Corp.
Presently Dr. Manian is involved with Surromed, Q DOT Corporation, and Entigen. Previosly he was the founder-chairman of Biometric Imaging Inc, a systems company dedicated to advancing cellular therapeutics, which has since been acquired by medical device giant Becton Dickinson & Co. Prior to founding Biometric Imaging, Dr. Manian founded both Lumisys and Molecular Dynamics in 1987. Lumisys manufactures and markets Tele-radiology systems to the medical imaging market. Molecular Dynamics, manufactures and markets analytical instrumentation systems to molecular biology and genetic engineering research. Both Lumisys (LUMI) and Molecular Dynamics (MDYN) went public on the NASDAQ before their acquisition by Eastman Kodak and Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, respectively. Dr. Manian founded Digital Optics Corp in 1980, an optical instrumentation and systems development company that was acquired by Matrix Corp in 1984.
An expert in the design of electro-optical systems, Dr. Manian holds more than 30 patents, many of which have resulted in successful commercial products. Additionally, Dr. Manian has authored more than 35 scientific publications. He has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Madras, an M.S in Applied Optics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue Universiy. He has been a Faculty Member at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics for four years, teaching courses in optical fabrication and testing, optical instrumentation and holography. Dr. Manian left the institute in 1974 to pursue commercial opportunities.
Dr. Manian has been recognized by the award of an “Academy Certificate” from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inventing the special effects technology used in movies like “Return of the Jedi” and the Indiana Jones Trilogy. The technology developed by Bala Manian, David DiFrancesco and Thomas Noggle, at Digital Optics Corp., and transferred to Lucas film Ltd. in 1983, allowed filmmakers to insert special effects into movies using computerized digital imaging. This was a considerable improvement over existing technology, which involved an expensive and painstaking procedure whereby two different sets of images, almost two movies, had to be created and combined to achieve the same special effects.