Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

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Karimulla Shaikh

Karimulla Shaikh

Adjunct Faculty

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.

  • Cloud software
  • Enterprise product development
  • Machine learning
  • Solving large scale problems
  • Integrated Innovation for Large-Scale Problems
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Software Management Independent Study
  • 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