Richard Han is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focus is on computer systems, including mobile cloud systems, social networks, wireless sensor networks, web systems, and cyber-physical systems. He is an NSF CAREER Award Winner, an IBM Faculty Award winner, and recipient of multiple Best Paper awards. He has co-founded several startups, and teaches courses in entrepreneurship at CU Boulder. He received his PhD in electrical engineering in 1997 from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering with distinction from Stanford University in 1989.