Upcoming Events



6:30PM - 9:30PM

Caltech Alumni Entrepreneurship Group: Lessons from an Entrepreneurial Journey with Rajiv Gupta (MS '87, PhD '91)

Location: Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, CA 94306


Rajiv will share insights from his entrepreneurial endeavors, both successful and unsuccessful, from ideation to fund-raising to execution to exit. He draws from his experiences at 3 startups he co-founded, all of which were VC funded and all of which were acquired.

About our Speaker
Mr. Rajiv Gupta co-founded Skyhigh Networks, Inc. in 2011 and served as its CEO until its acquisition by McAfee on Jan 3, 2018. Rajiv now runs Skyhigh as SVP Cloud reporting to the CEO at McAfee. Rajiv has more than 20 years of successful enterprise software and security experience and is widely recognized as a pioneer of Web Services.

Prior to Skyhigh, Rajiv served as the VP/GM of the Policy Management Business Unit within Cisco. Rajiv joined Cisco when it acquired Securent Inc, a company in the application entitlement market and where he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to Securent, he was a Co-Founder and CEO of Confluent Software, a company in the policy-based web-services management market and which was acquired by Oblix/Oracle. Before co-founding Confluent, Rajiv spent 11 years at Hewlett-Packard. In his last position there he was General Manager of the E-speak Division. E-speak delivered some of the earliest Web Services technologies and standards and has been inducted into the Smithsonian Historical Archives.

With more than 45 patents to his name, Rajiv is the inventor or co-inventor of some of the seminal concepts that underpin Web Services. Rajiv earned his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology and his PhD in Computer Science from Caltech.

Fee: Free Event



11:30AM - 2:00PM

Monthly Alumni Luncheon

Location: Bay Café
1875 Embarcadero Road,
Palo Alto, CA 94306


This month, Fei-Fei Li will discuss, “AI and Healthcare.”

Fei-Fei is the Professor and Director of Stanford University’s AI Lab, and the Chief Scientist at Google Cloud AI/ML. Her main research areas are in computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, and cognitive and computational neuroscience. She is the lead inventor of ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge, a critical large-scale dataset and benchmarking effort that has contributed to the recent deep learning and AI revolution. Her work in object recognition and visual understanding has made fundamental breakthroughs in the field of computer vision. She has published nearly 200 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including Nature, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ECCV, IJCV, and IEEE-PAMI.

In industry, Fei-Fei is widely known for her impactful work in Democratizing AI at Google Cloud. She has led the team to significantly increase the number of AI services to customers, the number of total Cloud AI customers, and has overseen the development of some of the most cutting edge Cloud AI products on the market.

In addition to her technical contributions, Fei-Fei is a national leading voice for advocating diversity in STEM and AI. She is the co-founder of Stanford’s renowned SAILORS outreach program for high school girls and its ensuing national nonprofit organization called AI4ALL.

Fei-Fei received her B.A. degree in physics from Princeton in 1999 with High Honors, and her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Caltech in 2005. She joined Stanford in 2009 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. Prior to that, she was on the faculty of Princeton University (2007-2009) and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2005-2006).

For her work in AI, Fei-Fei was awarded the IAPR J.K. Aggarwal Prize, the 2016 Nvidia Pioneer in AI Award, 2014 IBM Faculty Fellow Award, 2011 Alfred Sloan Faculty Award, 2012 Yahoo Labs FREP award, 2009 NSF CAREER award, the 2006 Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship, and a number of Google Research awards. She has delivered keynote speeches on her work in numerous prestigious venues, including TED 2015 main conference, the White House Frontiers in Science Conference in 2016, Grace Hopper Conference in 2017 as well as top-tier academic conferences, including ICML, IROS, and RSNA.

Work from her lab has been featured in a variety of popular press magazines and newspapers including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Science, Wired Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and Financial Times. She was selected as a 2017 Women in Tech by the ELLE Magazine, a 2017 Awesome Women Award by Good Housekeeping; a Global Thinker of 2015 by Foreign Policy; and one of the “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” in 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation, with past winners including Albert Einstein, Yoyo Ma, Sergey Brin.

Fee: $20.00, including lunch, tax, and gratuity
$5.00 for those not eating the buffet (Please state “not eating” after your name when you register)



12:00PM - 1:00PM

Webinar - Pivot Your Career: Strategies for Planning and Executing Your Second Act

Location: Webinar


Pivoting your career and changing course in the middle of your career may be a bit scary, but it can also be strategic. Whether you are shifting employers, taking on new tasks, moving to a new city, or changing careers or industries altogether, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that you achieve your goals in an efficient and satisfactory manner. We will focus on developing the strategy and employing the tactics to find an opportunity that is right for you. Go after it, complete a smooth transition, and maintain a stellar reputation in and after the process. Let’s prepare you for your new adventure!

About the Presenter
Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her first book, Networking for Nerds, was published by Wiley in July 2015, and beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today Magazine. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she is a prolific speaker and writer on career development and professional advancement, particularly for the STEM and technical communities. Levine has delivered over 700 speeches for clients in the US, Europe, Mexico, and Canada (including Caltech and the Caltech Alumni Association) and has written over 350 articles in international publications such as Science, Nature, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, and others. She is a career columnist for Physics Today and the American Physical Society’s APS News, and a regular contributor to ScienceCareers.org. @AlainaGLevine

Fee: Free Event



3:30PM - 9:30PM

Breakthrough: The Caltech Campaign

Location: Fairmont San Jose
170 South Market Street,
San Jose, CA 95113


Break Through is an ambitious philanthropic initiative that will provide Caltech’s remarkable scholars and inventors with resources to discover and innovate for generations to come. And for donors who thrill at the thought of exploring uncharted territory, Break Through is an opportunity to help change the world. Join us.

Join us for all activities, or any part of the day!
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

Complimentary valet parking
Business casual

Children 15 years of age and older are welcome to attend.

Explore: 4:00PM
Student Experience - Hear from a panel of undergraduate and graduate students about life at Caltech today.
Scientific Adventures - Immerse yourself in game-changing research. Select two of four presentations by Caltech faculty in the areas of entrepreneurial finance, climate science, mechanics of materials, and medical engineering.

Connect: 6:15PM
Reception - Mingle with Caltech alumni, Associates, faculty, students, parents, and friends. Refreshments and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Engage: 7:30PM
The Power of Big Ideas - Hear from President Rosenbaum about how the campaign is enabling breakthrough discoveries at Caltech. Enjoy fast-paced presentations from Caltech faculty who are reshaping the way we think about our world. Dessert reception will follow.

Fee: Free Event