President and CEO, Vanu INC
"Extending Broadband to every country in an affordable way is an exciting innovation challenge for entrepreneurs and engineers across the globe. I’m am honored to serve on the broadband commission and to help make this goal a reality"
Vanu Bose is the President and CEO of Vanu, Inc. which uses software radio technology to solve challenging wireless coverage problems. Vanu, Inc. is focused on solving the coverage challenges facing rural cellular deployments in developing areas. Vanu is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Boston Museum of Science, as well as the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program Industry Advisory Board. Vanu is a member of the Army Science Board which provides the U.S. Army with independent and unbiased advice on Science and Technology issues. Vanu was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2004.
Most recently, in April 2012, Vanu was elected to serve as a Commissioner on the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was originated in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's call to step up UN efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Vanu earned all of his degrees from MIT, receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in 1999, his Master's degree in EECS in 1992, and two Bachelor's degrees, one in EECS and one in Math, in 1988. Prior to graduate school, Vanu developed a technical teaching curriculum and onboard medical, computer and satellite communications systems for a DC-10 flying hospital for Project Orbis, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to fighting world blindness.