Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Karimulla Shaikh

Karimulla Shaikh

Instructor of Integrated Innovation

Mountain View, CA


Karim has built his career over the last 20 years as a seasoned product development executive at both startups and publicly-traded companies. He currently leads product development at Virtual Power Systems, a startup focused on intelligent software-defined power for data centers. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Product Development at SDL Language Technologies, a global leader in delivering machine translation and translation management systems to Fortune 100 companies. His experience leading product management and software engineering spans a wide range of domains. 

While he enjoys getting into the technical guts of scalable and reliable cloud products for enterprises and professionals, Karim is also passionate about building high-performance teams by simplifying people and process interactions.

Areas of Expertise

Cloud Software, Enterprise Product Development, Machine Learning, Solving Large Scale Problems

Integrated Innovation Courses

  • Integrated Innovation for Large Scale Problems
  • Machine Learning
  • Architecture & Programming Principles


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ABD in Computer-Aided Engineering & Management - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Master of Science in Computer-Aided Engineering - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Bachelor of Technology - Indian Institute of Technology, Madras