Dr. Akash Despande
Founder and CTO, Teja Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Deshpande has over 15 years of experience in the networking and software industries. Throughout his
distinguished career, Dr. Deshpande has authored numerous research papers on topics ranging from
programming languages and operating systems to networking and transportation. He also speaks regularly
at engineering conferences around the world. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Deshpande worked as a
Senior Engineer for Teknekron Communications Systems, Inc., (now TCSI Corp.), and held engineering
positions at AT&T Paradyne and Tata Consultancy Services. After earning his Ph.D. in Electrical
Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994, Dr. Deshpande
taught graduate courses in systems theory and served as a Research Engineer for the University. Dr.
Deshpande received an M.S. in EECS from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a B.Tech in EE from
the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.