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A scientist with demonstrated early-stage company experience and success, Dr. Daneshrad co-founded Silvus Technologies with a vision of manufacturing cost-effective MIMO solutions that could deliver communications to the most harsh and demanding environments. In 2001, Dr. Daneshrad co-founded InnovICs Wireless, raising $14M in venture capital to develop the first multi-antenna, diversity-enabled WCDMA-3G mobile terminal ASIC. From 1996 to 2019, he served as a Professor with the UCLA Electrical Engineering Dept., his Alma Mater, and currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus there. He is well published in the areas of wireless communications and VLSI for wireless system and is recognized for bridging the gap between theory and practice. Prior to UCLA he was with AT&T Bell labs carrying out breakthrough research to enable broadband wireless communications.
After graduating with an MSEE degree from Ohio State University, Weijun Zhu worked as a research staff member in the E.E. department at Ohio State University from 2001~2002, where he successfully led the effort of developing a narrowband wireless networking test bed that supports both infrastructure mode and ad-hoc mode. Weijun then spent three years as a research staff member designing and implementing a 3×4 narrowband MIMO test bed and a 4×4 wideband MIMO–COFDM test bed in the UCLA E.E. department.
With these test beds, he successfully field tested numerous MIMO coding and spatial multiplexing schemes. After joining Silvus in 2005 as a communication system engineer, he quickly became the technical lead for Silvus’s R&D effort and product development. At Silvus, Weijun successfully led the effort of fulfilling the requirement of the $15M DARPA MNM contract, designing and delivering a synthesizable 802.11n IP to multiple customers, and developing the StreamCaster mesh networking radio product series.
Enlisted in 1999 as a Satellite, Wideband, and Telemetry Systems Technician in the United States Air Force, Jimi Henderson operated and maintained a variety of advanced digital communications systems, gaining years of valuable working knowledge from a user’s perspective. After transitioning to the private sector in 2004, Jimi worked as a Production Technician at Global Microwave Systems, Inc. and year later was promoted to Test Supervisor. In this role he also acted as the company’s main point of contact for technical support and repairs. In 2008, Jimi transferred to GMS’ sales department, where he would quickly rise to the position of Sales and Marketing Manager. After GMS was acquired by Cobham PLC, Jimi was appointed as Director of Sales for the Broadcast, Airborne, and Unmanned Systems markets, leading the business through a time of unprecedented growth.
In 2012, Jimi was tapped to join the Silvus team. As VP of Sales, Jimi has succeeded in introducing the StreamCaster product line to market, and building the Silvus sales organization from the ground up.
After graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, Cyrus began his career at Quinn Emanuel, one of the country’s top litigation law firms, where he represented a range of clients including both individuals and Fortune 500 companies. Five years later he moved to K&L Gates, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. In 2013, Cyrus started his own private practice, where he handled a range of issues and obtained a published appellate decision in his client’s favor. During this time, he expanded his skillset beyond litigation, to include every aspect of a business’ legal needs. It was also here where he was ultimately retained by Silvus and met the Silvus team.
In 2019, Cyrus was asked to join Silvus full-time as its Legal Counsel and VP of Business Operations, and accepted wholeheartedly. Since then, he has been working to ensure Silvus continues and expands its policies promoting ethical manufacturing, and keeping up-to-date on the ever-changing legal landscape.
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