Shiva received a PhD in Electrical Engineering (EE) from the University of Arizona in 2013, and from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, in 2012 under a dual doctoral degree program. He is a co-inventor of the novel patented LDPC decoding algorithms and concepts that the company was founded on as part of his doctoral research. After his graduate studies, he co-founded the company with his PhD advisors, and since then has served as its CEO.