Vice President, Amazon
Babak received his BA in Literature from University of Washington, BS in Electronics from Sharif University of Technology, MS in Physics from University of Michigan, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Univ. of Michigan; and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. Prior to joining Amazon he was a Google Distinguished Engineer and a Director at Google [x], where he created Google Glass, co-founded the smart contact lens program, and founded the robotic surgery program. His interests span novel computing and communication paradigms, high-tech with social impact, bionanotechnology, nano-scale devices, and photonics. His work has been put on display at the London Museum of Science and has received numerous recognitions and awards including NSF Career Award, MIT Technology Review 35, Time magazine’s best invention of the year (2008 and 2012), IEEE CAS Industrial Pioneer Award, Your Health Top 10 Medical advance of the year, and About.com top invention and has been reported on in thousands of articles worldwide.