Creating Technology that Improves Our Society and World

Chancellor Khosla and Rady School of Management Dean Bob Sullivan with Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti and COO Troy Otillio

Earlier this week, Chancellor Khosla visited Aira, a company created by UC San Diego alumnus Suman Kanuganti, at its new headquarters in University City.  Aira is a technology company that provides smart glasses solutions for the blind and visually impaired.  Kanuganti received his MBA from UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management in 2014.  Upon acceptance to Rady’s StartR accelerator program, Kanuganti recruited two UC San Diego engineering undergraduates to start the company.  Aira now employs more than 100 employees and contractors, including four Rady alumni, and is widely recognized for its positive societal impact.  Aira was recently listed by the New York Times as one of the 2017 Technology for Good companies and as one of PC Magazine’s Best New Technology.  During the visit, the Chancellor was able to see firsthand the powerful impact of the Aira technology in helping the blind and visually impaired.

Chancellor Khosla and Suman Kanuganti