Someone once told me that being an entrepreneur was “the right combination of passion and stupidity, in the face of the impossible.” I’ve met my share of wannabe entrepreneurs, people who think that they have the entrepreneurial spirit in their blood and who talk a big game, and then, there are the real entrepreneurs, the people […]

I recently read Mary Barra’s 2014 commencement address at the University of Michigan, and this part of her speech jumped out at me. “Don’t wait to be invited to important meetings, or asked to work on crucial assignments. Instead, do whatever it takes to ensure that you work in the middle of your business. Speak up. […]

Seriously, what were the odds of us being around after 5 years? YinzCam started off in 2007 as a research project out of Carnegie Mellon University, headed by a computer-engineering professor and with a number of undergraduate/graduate engineering and design students for employees. We spun off from the university in May 2009. We had a zero track-record […]

I moved to Pittsburgh in 2001 to become a professor in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. I was born in India, raised in Africa, and I was not a sports fan to begin with. Going to my first live hockey game changed everything for me–I fell in love with the sport, with the […]