In 2009, Travis co-founded Uber, a mobile application connecting travelers with drivers for hire. Uber is currently in 100+ cities globally. Prior to Uber, he successfully co-founded the peer-to-peer file-sharing company Red Swoosh that took advantage of increased bandwidth efficiencies to enable larger files to be shared between users. Red Swoosh was acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2007 freeing up Kalanick, a serial entrepreneur at heart, to start Uber.
Chris is the head of engineering for Google’s self-driving car program and was the director of technology for the team that won the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. He has developed several robotic navigation architectures and software systems currently in use by NASA JPL, NASA Ames and Carnegie Mellon University, where he is also an adjunct professor. He earned his PhD in 2005 from Carnegie Mellon and his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1998.
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