Scott Gardner . CEO
Scott is CEO of the technology company developing GunDetectTM, which he has championed as a perfect application for the company’s computer-vision hardware and software. Not only is gun detection a great technical challenge, but Scott and his talented team believe in the mission to build a product that helps solve one of society’s intractable problems. Over Scott’s 25-year career he has led software and hardware teams working on everything from real space-based laser weapons to computer games. An electrical engineer with an MBA, Scott is an experienced executive in the semiconductor industry and brings a passion for computer vision. He helped launch the Embedded Vision Alliance and continues to focus on developing low-cost, low-power smart cameras that can operate for a year on batteries. Once that dream becomes reality, Scott believes that GunDetect technology can be used everywhere.
Parviz Palangpour, Ph.D. E.E. . CSO
Parviz pairs "Deep Learning" software developed in the laboratory with affordable compact hardware that runs on a low power budget. His Ph.D. E.E. degree perfectly prepared him for his role in making the GunDetectTM systems, allowing him to demonstrate how products and services can be used now and in the future to extract additional information from images.
Ronald Foster Co-Founder . COO
Ron spearheads R&D and keeps everything running smoothly. His M.S. in Physics from University of Arkansas and twenty-years with Texas Instruments and Honeywell led him back to U of A to lead an innovation incubator focused on turning research projects into commercial products. He is helping the NanoWatt team turn cutting-edge imaging software into the GunDetectTM.
Perry Holman, Ph.D. E.E. . CTO
Dr. Perry Holman, Ph.D. E.E., has a long career of bringing both his and other’s ideas to meaningful production. He had a distinguished career at Honeywell as Principal Design Engineer in the Semiconductor Integrated Circuit facility in Richardson, Texas. In this role, he led teams to bring over 20 devices to production. Further, he independently created software tools related to modeling of electromagnetics and semiconductor devices, and statistics supporting design-for-manufacturing. Dr. Holman served on the Intellectual Property committee for a $1B division, and was a key advisor on multiple M&A’s. At University of Texas Dallas he taught graduate-level courses in electromagnetics, semiconductor device physics, advanced engineering mathematics, analog circuit design, and lasers. He left Honeywell in 2012 to found a company developing App software for the healthcare industry. Perry sold the primary product into over 300 hospitals across the US and Canada, resulting in a 2017 acquisition by a Fortune 500 company. Dr. Holman has 10 awarded U.S. Patents and is a Senior Member of IEEE.