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Anurag Bist


Anurag Bist, Ph. D., is an inventor, a scientist and a prolific technology entrepreneur. He is recognized for contributing to and leading several seminal technology trends and companies over the past two decades. He most recently invented the Monet Humanized Data solution. Dr. Bist has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with 30 patents issued, pending and spanning technologies including audio + video signal processing, wireless telecom, data processing and consumer Internet applications. He was intimately involved with the International Telecommunications Union in the formation of low bit rate video algorithms including MPEG-4 and H.264 which continue to be the de facto standards for video compression today. Anurag was co-founder of VxTel, the semiconductor company that led the transformation from traditional telecom infrastructure to VoIP technology. In 2001, Intel acquired VxTel for $550 Million cash. Previously, he was Founder and CEO of Moxair, a technology start-up that developed solutions for low power display technology in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for Apple, Samsung, LG and Nokia. Prior to becoming a founder, Anurag held technical and management positions at Intel, Conexant, Rockwell Semiconductor and AT&T Bell Labs. Anurag was the first recipient of the coveted Capocelli Prize for best student paper presented at the Data Compression Conference by IEEE, “the world’s largest technical organization for the global advancement of technology and humanity.” He also earned the IIT Alumni Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership & Technology Innovation. Anurag earned a B.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, an M.S. degree from Princeton University, currently an admissions interviewer, and his Ph.D. from University of Hawaii. Still his most electrifying career moment continues to be when the Government of India Central Board of Secondary Education announced on National TV that 10th grader Anurag Bist had scored 1st across multiple academic disciplines, including a perfect 150/150 score on math, among all 1.2 million high school students in all of India.