Meet The Team

Kevin Weekly, PhD

Founder and CEO, Principal

Kevin is a seasoned technologist with a PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley, a double major in EE and CS from UT Dallas, and over a decade of industry experience. With a robust background in robotic systems, encompassing aquatic vehicles, autonomous lawnmowers, industrial AMRs, car-carrying robots, and autonomous trucks, Kevin combines scientific expertise with hands-on knowledge in robot perception and SLAM. His proficiency extends to digital signal processing, where he pioneered Fitbit Research’s next-gen heart rate algorithm. As the CEO of Think Circuits, Kevin leverages his broad skill set, which also includes PCB circuit design and embedded software development, to help clients achieve their technological visions. Kevin’s commitment to innovation continues to drive advancements in every new venture.

Google Scholar Profile | PhD Dissertation

Former UC Berkeley labs/programs:
Floating Sensor Network | SinBerBEST | Swarm Lab | BEARS | BSAC | CITRIS | Mobile Sensing Lab

Former Industry programs:
Fitbit PurePulse | iRobot Terra | Volley Automation | OMRON AMR research | Embark Autonomous Trucks

Michael Lorek, PhD

CTO, Principal

Michael is a PhD (Berkeley EECS), inventor and entrepreneur with 10+ year industry experience. Michael’s engineering expertise spans the hardware and software stacks used to acquire actionable data from sensors, including low-noise analog circuit design, embedded systems, system architecture, power management, energy harvesting, PCB design, IC design, firmware, analog/digital signal processing, machine learning, wireless networking, and cloud computing. He has years of experience bringing hardware ideas to life from conception through lab proof-of-concept, system integration, and manufacturing in early-stage startups. Experienced with clients as an engineering consultant. Contributions to major companies such as AMD, Qualcomm, and NIST. He holds five US patents.

Suraj Gowda, PhD

Principal

Suraj’s (PhD Berkeley, EECS) technical expertise is deriving useful metrics from sensors and spans the domains of data science, signal processing, machine learning and implementation of these algorithms in systems that involve embedded system targets. His experience has involved many different types of biosignals for a variety of physiological sensing applications, including brain-machine interfaces to assist communication and mobility for those afflicted by paralysis, sleep apnea detection and other sleep quality measures on fitbit devices, and ultrasound wireless power for tiny medical implants. Suraj’s 8+ years of industry experience have involved new product development of class II and class III medical devices, including most recently at iota Biosciences where as a founding engineer he helped scale the product development efforts as the company expanded from 15 employees to more than 150 and developed systems for late-stage preclinical testing. He has years of experience in multiple domains bringing sensing-based projects from idea to prototype and beyond.

Donna Weekly

Founder and COO

Donna is a versatile professional with a broad interest across fields. Holding a degree in Geography, Political Economies from UC Berkeley, she’s currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology, demonstrating her commitment to understanding human behavior. As a managing member of Think Circuits, Donna’s leadership shines in building high-functioning teams, driving business development, and applying her keen insights into social psychology. With a passion for both the human mind and the dynamics of successful organizations, Donna continues to make meaningful contributions at the intersection of psychology, business, and team development.

Advisors & Contributors

PhD – Head of Research, BrainCo Inc.

Neo, Head of Research at BrainCo, boasts a distinguished career that spans roles at MIT Media Lab and Apple, complemented by a PhD from MIT, a Master’s from the University of Oxford, and dual engineering degrees from Tehran Polytechnic. His teenage self-taught foray into theoretical physics earned him Khwarizmi prizes and a full scholarship. Neo’s expertise encompasses computational neuroscience, AI, human-computer interaction, and biosignal modeling, with groundbreaking research in self-supervised learning cited in prestigious publications. Notably, he developed Physiophone, an open-source medical device, and has earned accolades such as the Bill Mitchell Design Award and the Koch AI Prize for his visual artistry and innovation.

Product and Organizational Development Leader

Hiten has over two decades of experience leading program teams up to 150 people and program budgets up to $60M.  His teams have designed 10+ different products across B2B, B2G and B2C industries and shipped over 4 million units.  Hiten helps our clients accelerate product development using iterative approaches, cutting MVP scope and adopting a sales-driven product management strategy.  Hiten supports Think Circuits as an expert in taking prototypes to mass production, including product verification, regulatory compliance, contract manufacturer selection and cost optimization.  Clients can also reach out to Hiten for assistance in organization design, process development and program management.  Finally, Hiten is a technical expert for Think Circuits in FPGA design.

Development Team

Developer

Perry is a systems engineer, trained in mechanical, computer and electrical engineering. He supports Think Circuits as a developer and research assistant. His skills and background include applying physics-informed machine learning to estimation problems, experimental design and execution, full-stack development, C/C++, Python, and iOS app development. Perry holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a B.S. in ME and minor in Computer Science also from the University of Texas at Austin.

Developer

Ralfy is a mechatronics engineer, Master’s in Robotics from University at Buffalo. Ralfy has industry experience with companies such as BrainCo and NIDO Machineries. Ralfy specializes in mechanical CAD design of robotics systems and electronics enclosure designs.
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