Keith Berkoben




Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Cambridge, MA

Master of Science in Engineering Systems, Technology & Policy, Sept 2011.

Thesis:  “Extending Broadband past the Urban Fringe with Wireless Mesh:  A strategic analysis with policy implications for Kenya’s Universal Access Fund


Harvard University 

Cambridge, MA

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences, with honors, 2004

Senior Design Project:  “A Wireless Interactive Teaching Solution


Relevant coursework:  System Dynamics & Analysis, Program Monitoring & Evaluation, Computer Science, Real Options, Microeconomics, Applied Statistics, Electronics Design, Calculus, Linear Algebra.




Fabfi Wireless; Cambridge, MA –

Engineering Lead


Fabfi Wireless develops an open source platform for building city-scale broadband networks in harsh environments using low-cost 802.11b/g/n  wireless equipment .

o    Designed, implemented and validated the performance of an OpenWRT-based router firmware allowing consumer-grade wireless routers to form mesh networks at the physical scale of a city. 

o    Provided on-site technical and business development training to students in Afghanistan and Kenya, leading to the creation of two small businesses and three sustainable wireless ISPs.

o    Managed activities of software developers across multiple continents toward common goals.

o    Created a web and social media presence with thousands of online references (google: fabfi).

o    Achieved International press coverage, including front page image in New York Times, Sunday Ed.


InterMed Health Technologies (formerly InterMed Advisors, Inc.); Cambridge, MA

Engineering Manager


InterMed was a Health IT startup focused on home monitoring and data-driven management of patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity.  

o    Managed a team of eight engineers developing an integrated hardware and software product from requirements gathering, through design and manufacturing, to field-pilot.

o    Successfully led the implementation of an ISO-13485 quality system, and the achievement of FDA 510k clearance for company product.

o    Managed vendor relationships and negotiated contracts.

o    Analyzed intellectual property claims against company technology. 


InterMed Advisors, Inc; Arlington, MA



o    Developed SOAP interface and XML data schema to support communications between InterMed server and remote patient monitoring devices.

o    Created interactive web interface to display patient data.

o    Tested 3rd party medical devices for communication interface compatibility with company product.

o    Demonstrated company technology at investor meetings toward successful first-round financing.


Technical Skills

Computer:  Network / Server administration (Windows and Linux), Virtualization (VMWare), System Dynamics and Real Options simulation (Vensim/Excel), Computer-aided design, Office productivity suite. 
Programming and Scripting: Bash, SQL, HTML/JavaScript, XML, JAVA, .NET framework, C, Perl, PHP.

Mechanical: Computer-aided machining, woodworking, expert bicycle mechanic.

Other: Expert-level photographer with images in international publication. 


Awards / Press

Legatum Summer Seed Grant Recipient, 2011

Harvard University, Adams House Arms Award, 2004

May company National Merit Scholar, 2000

Copyright 2002-2011 Keith Berkoben

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