Thomas H. Byers is professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University and founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, which is dedicated to accelerating technology entrepreneurship education around the globe. After receiving his B. S., MBA, and Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Byers held leadership positions in technology ventures including Symantec Corporation. His teaching awards include Stanford University’s highest honor (Gores Award) and the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering.
Richard C. Dorf is professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor of management at the University of California, Davis. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the society, as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE). The best-selling author of Introduction to Electric Circuits (8th ed.), Modern Control Systems (11th ed.), Handbook of Electrical Engineering(3rd ed.), Handbook of Engineering(2nd ed.), and Handbook of Technology Management, Dr. Dorf is cofounder of seven technology firms.
Andrew J. Nelson is assistant professor of management at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business. Dr. Nelson holds a Ph. D. in management science and engineering from Stanford University, an M. S. from Oxford University, and a dual B. A. from Stanford. He is a Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and has received research awards from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the T&J Meyer Foundation. He is well known for his studies on technology diffusion networks and the commercialization of university research.