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João Barros

João Barros

CEO and Founder - Veniam, Portugal

An award-winning wireless engineer, academic leader and passionate entrepreneur, João loves to turn complex theorems and algorithms into products and services that can make a real difference in people’s lives.

After 15 years developing new wireless networking technologies at Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Universidade do Porto, MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford, João founded two venture-backed startups, Streambolico and Veniam, where he serves as CEO. His work has led to one book, 180 science and technology papers, 22 patents, and feature articles by NPR, BBC, MIT Technology Review, The Atlantic, and TechCrunch, among others.

Prof. Barros has received numerous awards, including the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the 2011 IEEE ComSoC and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, Cablelabs, Wireless broadband alliance, TU Automotive, and a state-wide best teaching award by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany), his undergraduate education in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto, Portugal and Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, and a performing arts degree in flute from the Music Conservatory of Porto, Portugal.