Jerry Fiddler is founder and member of the board of Wind River. Since its establishment in 1981 in a Berkeley garage, Wind River has grown to become the leading provider of embedded software worldwide. Fiddler sits on several corporate boards, including Tensilica, Axis, Crossbow and Nanochip, as well as a number of advisory and non-profit boards. He has worked actively both with students and in an advisory capacity at a number of universities, including University of California, Berkeley, Wharton, and University of Illinois. He was also a member of the first NRC national study of networked embedded systems. He received a BA in music and photography, and an MS in computer science, both from University of Illinois.