The spirit of high-tech innovation permeates Allen Salmasi’s career. As an entrepreneur, he has launched companies that have revolutionized wireless communications. Salmasi earned his degrees in electrical engineering and industrial management at Purdue.
In 1983, Salmasi founded Omninet Corp. and led development of the world’s first and largest commercial terrestrial mobile satellite communications for two-way messaging called OmniTRACS. In 1989, as president of wireless communications and chief strategic officer of Qualcomm Inc., he initiated and developed the company’s wireless business. He later initiated the Globalstar satellite communications project with partner Loral Space and Communications.
In 1996, he formed NextWave Telecom Inc. He and his team developed the first Mobil Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service with MCI Corp. Today, wireless service plans in every corner of the globe are offered through MVNOs.
Currently, Salmasi is CEO of Veea Inc., a computing and communications firm. And through his venture capital firm NLabs Inc., he supports innovation through investments in media, communications, computing and biotechnology.
Investments in Infrastructure
Expansions and improvements to teaching and learning spaces, laboratories, offices
Elevating Student Experience
Scholarships, student opportunities, diversity programs, student clubs
Dedicated to the Cause
Fundraising, event hosting, activity planning, advisory boards, networking with alumni
Laboratory infrastructure and equipment, project startup funds, graduate student support
Administrative funds, student travel and networking, unexpected opportunities
Rewarding, retaining, recruiting faculty and promoting diversity in engineering