Rick Bahr

Rick Bahr is presently an adjunct professor with Stanford University, assisting research centers in the EE & CS departments. Previously, Rick was the executive director of Stanford University’s SystemX Alliance. Prior to Stanford, Rick could be spotted as Sr VP of Engineering at Qualcomm, chartered with driving Wi-Fi technology. Rick joined Qualcomm through the 2011 Atheros Communications acquisition, a Wi-Fi product company he joined in 2000 to head engineering. Prior to Atheros, Rick held multiple leadership positions in companies such as HP, Prime, Apollo and SGI (where he last was responsible for both MIPS processor and Cray supercomputer hardware engineering). Rick’s first 2 decades of professional life were devoted to processor design and architecture. The last decade and a half to communications. 

Rick holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, both from MIT.