Company Overview

In 2014, the founders of Building Brains recognized an opportunity for America's aging population to improve their standard of living through smart devices and foster an Aging-in-Place lifestyle. Since our inception, it has been our mission to create “Internet of Things” smart devices and software to foster Aging-in-Place living conditions for America’s growing older adult population.

 

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The Team

Ryan Diebel

Ryan Diebel

Founder & CEO
Affiliation :      Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company through Maintech
Qualification :  Bachelor of Science in BA

Before founding Building Brains, Ryan worked in IT support for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company through Maintech and Trustwave.

Ryan has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, International Business and Finance. He studied overseas on the Semester-at-Sea program based out of the University of Pittsburgh where he sailed around the world visiting 12 countries.

Surjith Bhagavath Singh

Surjith Bhagavath Singh

Design and Firmware Engineer
Affiliation :         Silicon Labs, National Renewable Energy Limited, University of Colorado at Boulder
Qualification :  Master of Science in ECEE

Surjith Bhagavath Singh moved to Boulder from India in 2015 for his higher studies in Electrical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder. He finished his Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. He has done a lot of projects involving IoT and Embedded Systems. He formerly worked at Silicon Labs,Austin and currently working at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden.

He is an avid researcher working under Dr.Sam Siewert on Software defined Multi-Spectral Imaging for Arctic sensor networks and Machine Learning. He loves to make things! He is developing the prototype for our first product with an excellent team here at Building Brains.

Chinmay H Shah

Chinmay H Shah

Design and Firmware Engineer
Affiliation :       TCS, University of Colorado at Boulder
Qualification :  Master of Science in ECEE

Chinmay Hitesh Shah moved to Boulder from Mumbai, India in 2015 for his higher education in Computer and Electrical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder. He finished his Bachelors in Electronics Engineering at Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering. He has formerly worked at Tata Consultancy Services as a System Engineer for maintenance and testing of web based project and as a Research Assistance working on Robotic Materials at Correll Labs(UCBoulder). Presently working as a TA at University of Colorado Boulder (PSoC).

He has done projects related to IoT and Embedded Systems during his professional and educational exposure. He likes to find solutions to new engineering problems. He is developing the prototype for our first product with an great team here at Building Brains.

John Hoopes

John Hoopes

Security Architect
Affiliation :       Trustwave
Qualification : Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

John Hoopes has been a consultant specializing in penetration testing, and application security. John’s specialties include Application Testing, Embedded Solution Testing, Code Review and Reverse Engineering.  John has been testing applications since 2001, and consulting since 2006.  John also participates in Capture the Flag competitions across the world (team qualified for Defcon CTF twice). John enjoys providing education in the fields of Security Testing, and Secure Application Development.  In his spare time John is involved in his local hackerspace (Denhac).  John is also fluent in the German language.

Suraj Charukondala Sridhar

Suraj Charukondala Sridhar

Design and Firmware Engineer
Affiliation at Boulder: Robert Bosch GmBH, University of Colorado Boulder
 Qualification: Master of Science in ECEE (Embedded Systems)

 Suraj Sridhar moved to Boulder from India in 2015 for his higher studies in Embedded Systems at University of Colorado, Boulder. He completed his Bachelors in Electronics and Communication from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore. HE has been involved in various projects in the field of Embedded Systems and has also worked for National Aersospace Laboratories (NAL) in designing an Autopilot for Micro Air vehicles. He has worked for Robert Bosch GmBH, in the infotainment sector, where he was involved in designing the Sports Module for Sirius XM, which is currently used in all Nissan cars out in the market.

He worked as an Assistant under Prof Keith Graham during summer where he was involved in implementing the practical applications of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in the field of IoT. Currently his focus is on the hardware development of Embedded Systems.

A message from our CEO

The more that I studied and learned about the current state of the “smart home” industry, the more I realized that the majority of the current "smart home" systems were not that smart. I realized that there was a long way to go for these systems to truly make a home "smart". We realized that there are many opportunities and various ways that we could build more brains into these buildings and homes so as to bring more benefits and usefulness to their inhabitants. So we decided to embark upon a journey to develop more smarts to bring to this so called "smart home" industry.
Ryan Diebel

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