About

Grüezi wohl! I’m Kevin Kells. I received my PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich in computer simulation of semiconductor devices. I hold an MBA with areas of focus in entrepreneurship and business analytics from the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management as well as M.Sc. and Bachelor’s from Georgia Tech in Electrical Engineering.

Through my career I have worked as an R&D Engineer in software systems in the Financial and Semiconductor industries in Switzerland, Silicon Valley, and Ottawa, and currently work with real-time data and news feed systems at a major market news and data company in New York City. I also bring extensive experience in non-profit management, both in the area of human systems and IT systems.

Curiosity and research led me across 6 continents, and I coincidentally speak 6 languages. I play mainly progressive music and love good art, kind people, and enjoy a good laugh.

Research Interests

Approaches to large scale, complex human challenges at the confluence of government, industry, academia, and non-profit sectors.

In other words, using technology to help our communities solve the seemingly unsolvable.