Vivek Wadhwa

About Vivek

Vivek Wadhwa is a distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. He is the author of "The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future" and "Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology." Wadhwa is an entrepreneur and academic at Stanford, Duke, Emory and Singularity Universities where he oversees research. Wadhwa has studied the impact of globalization on U.S. competitiveness and also diversity in Silicon Valley -- or the lack of it. He is an advisor to several governments; mentors entrepreneurs; and is a frequent contributor to the PBS NewsHour.

Vivek's Recent Stories

Nation Dec 04

Why college education isn’t a bubble

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has argued that college is overvalued in this country and that not everyone should go. He's even called it a bubble -- like housing. But entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa defends higher education, calling Thiel's ideas…

Nation Nov 21

Uber’s boys club is what’s wrong with Silicon Valley

Uber is one of the most hated companies in the technology industry, writes Vivek Wadhwa. But its disrepute is largely because of its arrogance and frat-boy behavior—not only its business practices. And this behavior is only slowing the company down.

Economy May 28

Fixing Google’s gender gap shouldn’t be so hard

Silicon Valley companies justify their dearth of women technologists by claiming that there just aren’t enough to go around. And employee data from Google released Wednesday prove that the technology behemoth is no different; only 17 percent of its technology…

Economy Aug 31

Can Microsoft Be Saved? Maybe Not

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 in 2012. Photo courtesy of Lucas Jackson/REUTERS. Is Microsoft going the way of the Soviet Union? Vivek Wadhwa, vice president for academics and innovation at Singularity University,…

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