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Yale Tech Innovators in Computer Science

Yale Entrepreneurial Institute & InnovateHealth Yale

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

Yale Tech Innovators in Computer Science

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Yale Tech Innovators in Computer Science


Dr. Daniel Abadi (Chief Scientist) and Justin Borgman (CEO) of Hadapt, one of the most promising big data startups in Boston.


Y. Richard Yang, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, a leading Yale innovator who is finding new ways to optimize traffic in networks, stream data and increase cellular network bandwidth.


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About Daniel Abadi & Justin Borgman: Daniel Abadi is an associate professor of computer science at Yale whose patented research led to the formation of the big data startup Hadapt together with Yale SOM student Justin Borgman. Adabi, Hadapt’s Chief Scientist, discovered a way to create a new type of database based on the open source platform Hadoop that would manage both structured and unstructured data. Borgman, Hadapt’s CEO, recognized the major potential of this technology to assist businesses from banks to retail stores. Abadi and Borgman will talk about their journey — from research discovery, to forming a startup with the help of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute’s Technology Commercialization Program, to growing a successful business in Boston which employs 40 software engineers and has raised $17 million in venture financing from top tier funds.

About Y. Richard Yang: Y. Richard Yang is a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Yale and leads Yale’s Laboratory of Networked Systems (LANS). Yang is one of Yale’s leading tech innovators who is researching ways to optimize traffic in networks and intelligently route data based on geographic server location and is advancing this research for use in delivering multimedia and gaming content to mobile devices. He is also collaborating with other institutions using the largest collection of antennas in the world to figure out how to increase cellular network bandwidth.

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Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
55 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510

Friday, October 4, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

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About the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is a University department that supports the efforts of Yale students to launch successful, scalable ventures. YEI is staffed by experts with deep scientific and business expertise and provides access to a Mentor Network of more than 100 experts. YEI offers year-round services to student entrepreneurs to develop and launch their businesses, including the Venture Creation Program for nurturing early-stage startups, the Technology Commercialization Program for forming faculty-student startups around cutting-edge research and the competitive 10-week Summer Fellowship where teams are given the funding, tools and connections to launch viable businesses by the summer’s end. There are currently 75 active YEI companies that have raised over $70 million in funding and created over 300 jobs. More information is available at yei.yale.edu.

About InnovateHealth Yale

Innovate Health Yale is committed to one concept: change. We are a group of Yale faculty, program directors, and students focused on using the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation to promote health and prevent disease. InnovateHealth Yale is a home for those at Yale interested in creating innovative solutions to health challenges. We will train students to become change agents, catalyze interdisciplinary entrepreneurial efforts to address national and global health problems, and bring to Yale social innovators as role models and mentors. More information is available at innovatehealth.yale.edu.

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