Professor Vivek Wadhwa is a Visiting Scholar, School of Information, UC-Berkeley; Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, and Exec in Residence, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; Senior Research Associate, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School; Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University; and faculty member and advisor at Singularity University.
He helps students prepare for the real world; lectures in class; and leads groundbreaking research projects.He is also an advisor to several start-up companies,a columnist forTheWashington Post and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and writes occasionally for several international publications. Prior to joining academia in 2005,Wadhwa founded two software companies. Since joining Duke University, in August 2005, he has researched globalization, its impact on the engineering profession, and the sources of the United States’ competitive advantage.
Wadhwa holds an MBA from New York University and a B.A. in Computing Studies from the University of Canberra, in Australia. He is founding president of the Carolinas chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TIE), a non-profit global network intended to foster entrepreneurship. He has been featured in thousands of articles in worldwide publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Science Magazine and has made many appearances on U.S. and international TV stations, including CNN,ABC, NBC, CNBC, and the BBC.