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About Us

Founded in 2000, Ubiquiti designs and develops advanced data-driven software products based on our proprietary artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) technologies. With decades of experience in applying technology research to solve real-world problems, the Ubiquiti team specializes in transforming complex data into measurable business value.

Our customers include small, medium and large companies across the globe, and we participate in advanced research efforts and publications with leading universities & laboratories. Our customers span several industries, with a focus on the automotive supply chain, automotive retail & repair, as well as manufacturing and healthcare.

We pride ourselves on our ability to address our customers’ most difficult technical and business problems, and to exceed their expectations. Our solutions are known for their quality, efficacy, and applicability in varied settings. Most customers are also our references, and are willing to discuss their experience with Ubiquiti.

Leadership Team

Ubiquiti is led by a team of world-class technologists with decades of business experience, often with roots in university research and technology development programs.

Nandit Soparkar

Nandit is Ubiquiti’s CEO and leads business and technical development. Prior to co-founding Ubiquiti, he was a tenure-track professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Many of Nandit’s former students now hold senior faculty and research positions around the world, and he has advised publicly-traded software companies. His research focused on time-constrained concurrent computing, data mining & analysis technology, and logic-enhanced memory for data-intensive computing. He previously worked at the AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, and at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights NY, and has published books and research papers, holds multiple pending & issued patents, and has peer-reviewed research in several fields. He holds a B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Keith Thompson

Keith is Ubiquiti’s CTO and leads the research, design, and development of Ubiquiti’s technology platform and algorithms. Keith has two decades of experience in product design, process development, and quality control. Prior to co-founding Ubiquiti, he held senior technical positions at Ford Motor Company, where he led the development of improved design and manufacturing methods. He is a co-inventor on several pending & issued patents, has won multiple technical achievement awards, and has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed forums. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering) from Stanford University, as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

James Lee

James heads Product Development at Ubiquiti, focusing on user-interface design and Java-based development. He has been instrumental in the design and development of Ubiquiti’s core platform and products. Prior to joining Ubiquiti, James held software development positions in other technology companies. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

David Sturtz

David heads Business Development and Marketing at Ubiquiti, and is responsible for partnerships and new business opportunities. He has 15 years of executive experience in automotive technology, beginning as the founder and CEO of RepairPal, the industry-leading consumer automotive repair application. He subsequently held executive roles in product, marketing and business development at Xtime, TrueCar and Dealer-FX. Prior to founding RepairPal, David ran a global-macro hedge fund and worked as a software research analyst on Wall St. He holds a B.A in Economic Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduate degrees in Engineering and Political Economics from Stanford University.

Advisors

Akshay Gupta

Akshay has a broad leadership background in driving innovation and growth in information technology businesses that serve the healthcare, manufacturing and financial service industries. He currently the Co-founder and Executive Partner at CoPatient, a new company helping healthcare consumers save money on their confusing, expensive medical bills. He previously was President of Solution Design & Client Engagement at Equian (now part of United Healthcare) — a company that provides payment integrity solutions to health plans. His prior entrepreneurial ventures, T3 Worldwide, IntelliClaim and B-Bop Associates were acquired by Equian, McKesson Corporation and Progress Software respectively. His experience also includes various roles at pioneering organizations such as Inference Corp. — an Artificial Intelligence software vendor, Oxford Health Plans — an innovative health plan, and METAC — a consulting center at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute. Mr. Gupta holds engineering degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, and from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.

Dr. David E. Cole

Dr. Cole is Chairman Emeritus of Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, MI. Formerly the Director, Office for Study of Automotive Transportation (OSAT) at University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, he has worked extensively on internal combustion engines, vehicle design, and overall automotive industry trends. Dr. Cole's recent research has focused on strategic issues related to the restructuring of the North American industry and trends in globalization, technology, market factors, and human resources. He was formerly a member of the Energy Engineering Board of the National Research Council and the US-Canada Free Trade Pact Select Panel. He is also a director of Original Equipment Suppliers Association, and a director of seven automotive supplier companies. In addition, Dr. Cole is a member of the Executive Committee of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and was recently appointed by the Governor to the Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board and the Michigan Renewable Fuels Commission. He was named a co-chair of Detroit Renaissance's “Road to Renaissance” Project in the fall of 2006. At University of Michigan, he is a member of the Energy Research Council and the Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Denso Foundation Board. Dr. Cole was formerly a director of the Automotive Hall of Fame and a member of the Board of Trustees of Hope College. He is active in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), including serving two terms on the Board of Directors. In February 1986, he was named a fellow of SAE. He is also active in the Engineering Society of Detroit and was elected to fellow status in 1990. In 2000, he received the Engineering Society’s highest award, the Horace H. Rackham medal. In 1993, he received the National Automobile Dealers Association Foundation's International Freedom of Mobility Award. In 1994, Design News selected Dr. Cole as one of eight engineering leaders, and he was also selected to receive Sweden's Order of the Polar Star. In the fall of 1998, Dr. Cole was named as the Marketing Educator of the Year by the Society of Marketing Executives. Additionally, he received the 1998 Rene Dubos Environmental Award for his contributions to the industrial ecology of the automobile and in 1999, Chevalier of the National Order of Merit from France. Dr. Cole has been actively involved in the start-up of five different Ann Arbor-based companies. Dr. Cole's technical and policy consulting experience includes a variety of assignments for industry, labor, and government. Dr. Cole received his B.S.M.E. and Mathematics, M.S.M.E. and Ph.D. from University of Michigan.

Dr. Elmer Bernstam

Dr. Bernstam is Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Internal Medicine, and Associate Dean for Research at University Texas at Houston. He is also the director of the Biomedical Informatics Group at UT Health Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS). His laboratory at CCTS created and maintains the UT Health clinical data warehouse, which contains health data for over 400,000 patients. Prof. Bernstam is board-certified in internal medicine and continues to practice. His research focuses on clinical and translational informatics, specifically on information retrieval, consumer informatics and clinical decision support. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics. Widely published in research and technical forums, he routinely makes presentations on healthcare informatics research, and he is closely associated with the Clinical & Translational Sciences Award activities at the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Bernstam holds degrees from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, and Stanford University, Palo Alto CA.

Prof. Pramod Khargonekar

Prof. Khargonekar is the vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). At the university, he provides strategic direction for the Office of Research, which supports and enhances the creative and scholarly activities of UCI faculty. He has held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan and the University of Florida. At Michigan, he was chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and also was the Claude E. Shannon Professor of Engineering Science. At Florida, he was dean of the College of Engineering. In addition, he served as deputy director for technology at the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. Prof. Khargonekar has received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the American Automatic Control Council's Donald P. Eckman Award and O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowships, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers' W.R.G. Baker Award, the IEEE Control Systems Society's George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, and the Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Service awards from the Indian Institute of Technology. At the University of Michigan, he was honored with the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the International Federation of Automatic Control.