Dr. Farhad Rostamian is currently a professor at UCLA teaching courses at both Anderson School of Management and Samueli School of Engineering. Prior to this academic position, he spent over 25 years making highly innovative and iconic products such as the pill camera (with Given Imaging), the camera for Apple’s 1st iPhone (working directly with Steve Jobs), and sensors for disposable insulin pumps (with Medtronic). He has worked in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He holds five US and international patents. His passion lies, though, in education and mentorship.
Over the last 13 years, he has successfully developed and taught courses to graduate, undergraduate and high-school students – all focused on innovation. He focuses on providing the most relevant curriculum that prepares students for the workplace, and especially for careers on technology. Dr. Rostamian’s teaching are heavily influenced by his deep industry know-how, global experience and academic expertise. His class times are filled with real world stories and examples of most innovative companies and products. He has had the pleasure of teaching and watching over 1,200 of his students graduate to join highly innovative industries and corporations or become part of the start-up revolution.
Dr. Rostamian has four degrees from UCLA: B.S., M.S., and Doctoral degree in
Electrical Engineering, plus an MBA.