Santa Barbara, CA, June 6, 2007 – The Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering has given the 2007 Venky Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award to Yulun Wang, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of InTouch Health, which pioneers remote presence robot systems that enable healthcare professionals to provide more effective and efficient healthcare. He received a PhD in electrical engineering from UCSB.
The Venky Narayanmurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and success in the high technology entrepreneurial community in the region.
“Yulun’s companies have contributed significantly to advancing world wide health care while engaging with and encouraging potential entrepreneurs,” said Gary Hansen, Associate Dean, Technology Management Program.
The Venky Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Award is made possible through a generous endowment to the College of Engineering’s Technology Management Program. The endowment honors Professor Venkatesh 'Venky' Narayanamurti, whose tenure (1992-1998) as Dean of the College of Engineering at UCSB was distinguished for its leadership and support for the development of a thriving local entrepreneurial economy, and dedication to the infusion of entrepreneurial spirit into all aspects of the College of Engineering.
About the College of Engineering at UCSB
The College of Engineering at UC Santa Barbara is a global leader in bioengineering, chemical and computational engineering, materials science, nanotechnology and physics. UCSB boasts five Nobel Laureates (four in sciences and engineering) and one winner of the prestigious international Millennium Technology Prize. Our students, professors and staff thrive in a uniquely-successful interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial culture. Our professors’ research is among the most cited by their peers, evidence of the significance and relevance of their work.
Released by Barbara Bronson Gray