Entrepreneurship Series: The Story of Broadcom - How a UCLA Professor Became a Successful Entrepreneur
Winter Quarter 2015 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
Dr. Henry Samueli is Broadcom's co-founder and serves as chairman of the board and chief technical officer. In this role, he is responsible for driving the vision of Broadcom's research and development activities as well as helping to lead corporate-wide engineering development strategies.
Dr. Samueli has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of communications systems engineering and digital signal processing. In 1985 he began serving as a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA, where he has supervised advanced research programs in broadband communications circuits and digital signal processing, and he has published more than 100 technical papers in these areas. He has been on a leave of absence from UCLA since 1995. Dr. Samueli is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at UCI. He was the chief scientist and one of the founders of PairGain Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and consulted for PairGain from 1988 to 1994. From 1980 until 1985, Dr. Samueli served in a variety of engineering management positions in the Electronics and Technology Division of TRW, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of military broadband communications systems.
Dr. Samueli received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA. He is a named inventor in 73 U.S. patents. In 2012 Dr. Samueli was awarded the Marconi Society Prize and Fellowship, and in 2011 the Global Semiconductor Alliance named him the winner of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital. Free and open to the public.
For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.