Irvine, CA. (May 7, 2019) — Anurag Bist, PhD, Founder and CEO of Monet, the Humanized Data™ platform, was honored Thursday evening, April 25, by the University of Hawai’i with the Dean’s Award of Excellence. This award is bestowed upon remarkable graduates at the Annual College of Engineering Banquet to honor “achievements in academic and research excellence and outstanding service and leadership.” Bist was one of two recipients of the 2019 award along with Juniper Networks Founder and Chief Scientist, Pradeep Sindhu.
Dr. Bist earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering at UH, a Masters degree at Princeton University [where he continues as an Admissions Interviewer] and a Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur where he earned the IIT Alumni Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership & Technology Innovation.
No Stranger to Academic Honors
Bist was also 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.”
Anurag’s most surprising moment of academic acknowledgement happened in high
school when he heard the Government of India Central Board of Education announce on National TV that “10th grader Anurag Bist had scored first among the 1.2 million high school students in all of India across multiple academic disciplines, including a perfect 150/150 score on math.”
An Inventor, Scientist and Prolific Technology Entrepreneur
Dr. Bist is recognized for contributing to and leading several seminal technology
trends and companies over the past two decades. He holds some 30 patents
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.
Prior to founding Monet, Anurag was co-founder of VxTel, the semiconductor
company that led the transformation from traditional telecom infrastructure to VoIP
technology. 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.
Science Collides With Art
Too modest to have shared his remarkable story on his own, Dr. Bist acknowledges his greatest aspiration still lies ahead. With the founding of Monet he saw an opportunity to humanize data by leveraging the power of AI to better guide decision makers blinded today by an ever-proliferating maze of faceless data. In his own words, “When I learned that every blink of the eye, every furrow of the brow, reveals a world of emotion hidden deep below the conscious mind, I became a scientist fascinated with the art of decoding human expression.”
Monet is an AI-powered technology and data analytics platform that captures subconscious and conscious emotional reactions, at scale. It then harmonizes these reactions with attitudinal and behavioral data so decision makers can see the whole picture to validate and optimize content at every stage of investment.
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