Dr. Guru Parulkar serves as an Advisor & Angel Investor at Kumu Networks. Dr. Parulkar is a former professor of computer science at Washington University and served as director of its Applied Research Laboratory and led large multi-investigator systems projects in gigabit networking, next generation Internet, multimedia systems and networking, active networking, and network measurement and visualization. Dr. Parulkar spent several years in the Silicon Valley involved in high-tech startups. Among his multiple ventures, he co-founded Growth Networks and served as its CTO and director. Growth Networks was acquired by Cisco Systems. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Delaware in 1987.