Sumeet KumarChief Executive Officer
Uma MaheshChief Operating Officer
Amir ZjajoChief Scientist
Rene van LeukenChief Advisor
Sumeet is a seasoned technologist with a background in leading strategic R&D efforts to identify and bridge technology gaps in industry roadmaps. He has held product engineering positions at Indrion Technologies, where he was responsible for developing ultra-low power processors for IoT nodes, and at Intel, where he worked on building design tools used to create powerful media processors in Intel Atom and Core-series SoCs. Sumeet also held leadership positions at the Delft University of Technology, where he conceived, launched, and led multiple EU-funded R&D programmes worth over €100M in close collaboration with European industry (BMW, Maserati, Scania, Infineon, NXP, Bosch…), to develop critical perception technologies for highly automated vehicles.
Sumeet holds a BE in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India, an MSc. in Microelectronics, and a PhD in Microelectronics and Computer Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Sumeet is a co-founder of Innatera, and serves as its Chief Executive Officer.
Mahesh is a veteran entrepreneur, with a strong record of contributions to the Indian semiconductor ecosystem since the early nineties. He was the founding team member of India’s first private semiconductor company, Arcus Technology, the country’s first next-generation semiconductor company, Insilica, and most recently, the world’s earliest IoT-based intelligent automation solutions company, Indrion. Mahesh was also a founding, Executive Council Member, and Secretary of the India Electronic and Semiconductor Association (IESA), India’s semiconductor industry body. He also serves as Executive Council Member, and Secretary of the Advanced Computing and Communications Society of India (ACCS).
Mahesh holds a BE degree from the Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology), Allahabad, an M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, an ePGP diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, and a Postgraduate diploma in IPR from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Mahesh is a co-founder of Innatera, and serves as its Chief Operating Officer.
Amir is a distinguished scientist with a stellar record of research in the areas of mixed-signal VLSI design, and neuromorphic circuits and systems. Amir served as a member of research staff in the Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems Group at Philips Research Laboratories between 2000 and 2006, and subsequently, as Senior Research Scientist with Corporate Research at NXP Semiconductors until 2009. Amir joined the Delft University of Technology the same year, and was responsible for leading ground-breaking research into resilient circuits, and intelligent systems within a range of EU-funded research projects.
Amir has published over 90 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and holds more than 10 US patents or patent pending. He is the author of the books Brain-Machine Interface: Circuits and Systems (Springer, 2016), Low-Voltage High-Resolution A/D Converters: Design, Test and Calibration (Springer, 2011, Chinese translation, China Machine Press, 2015) and Stochastic Process Variations in Deep-Submicron CMOS: Circuits and Algorithms (Springer, 2014). He serves as a member of the Technical Program Committee of several top-tier IEEE conferences on IC design and test.
Amir holds MSc. and DIC degrees from the Imperial College London, UK, and a PhD degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, all in electrical engineering.
Amir is a co-founder of Innatera, and serves as its Chief Scientist.
Rene van Leuken
Rene is an Associate Professor at the Circuits and Systems group of the Delft University of Technology’s faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. He heads the section on VLSI design, and is responsible for forward-looking research on neuromorphic computing hardware, high-level digital system design, high-performance compute engines, and system-design optimizations. Rene’s group focuses on the design of complex, heterogeneous computing hardware, and detailed simulation and modelling frameworks to aid in their development. His group consistently produces engineers that are highly sought after by the industry.
Rene has been actively involved in the inception, creation, and execution of several high-impact research and development projects under the JESSI, MEDEA, ENIAC/CATRENE, and ARTEMIS banners, and recently, also ECSEL and PENTA. He serves as a reviewer for EU-funded projects, as well as on the Technical Program Committee of several top-tier IEEE conferences on system design, optimization, and test. He has over 90 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings, several of which received best paper awards over the years.
Rene holds an MSc. and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Rene is a co-founder of Innatera, and serves as its Chief Advisor.
The Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) is a world-class university ranked 20th for engineering and technology in the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Established in 1842, it is the largest and oldest institute of technology in the Netherlands. TUDelft’s eight faculties are home to over 20,000 students and over 900 academic staff and cover the entire spectrum of technology, with a combined science, engineering and design focus.
Delft Enterprises (DE) is the entrepreneurial venture arm of the Delft University of Technology. DE supports and incubates innovative, early-stage, technology based spin-offs of the university.