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Dr. Ram Rajagopal

Professor Ram Rajagopal is the Academic Director of the Global Projects Center, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and by Courtesy, of Electric Engineering. Rajagopal's primary research focus is on advancing the design, optimization and data-driven modelling of electric power systems. His work involves creating novel sensing and control platforms, robust data processing algorithms and dynamical statistical decision methods. He has also extensively worked on sensing infrastructure systems and transportation networks.


Mike Steep

Michael Steep is Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center's Digital Cities Program. Michael is also  former Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations for the PARC innovation center in Palo Alto, California. He has over two decades of operating experience managing global P&L's, sales, digital marketing, strategy, business development, and strategic alliances for Microsoft, Lexmark (IBM), Apple, and HP. Mr. Steep’s team at Apple launched the first digital camera.

Dr. Ashby Monk

Dr. Ashby Monk is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center. He has a strong track record of academic and industry publications. He was named by CIO Magazine as one of the most influential academics in the institutional investing world. His research and writing has been featured in The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Reuters, Forbes, and on National Public Radio among a variety of other media. His current research focus is on the design and governance of institutional investors, with particular specialization on pension and sovereign wealth funds. Outside of Stanford, he is the co-founder and Chairman of Long Game Savings. He received his Doctorate in Economic Geography at Oxford University and holds a Master's in International Economics from the Universite de Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne and a Bachelor's in Economics from Princeton University.

Dr. Raymond Levitt

Dr. Raymond Levitt earned his BSCE at Witwatersrand University and his MSCE and Ph.D. at Stanford University. He served on the MIT CE faculty from 1975-80 before moving to Stanford in 1980. Ray teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive education classes in strategy, organization design and governance for development of capital facilities and other project-based endeavors. Ray's Virtual Design Team (VDT) research group has developed new organization theory and computer simulation tools to optimize the execution of complex, fast-track, projects and programs.

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