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Birju Shah

Adjunct Faculty


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Master of Engineering Management Program


MBA, Sloan School of Management, MIT

BS, Industrial Engineering and Economics, Northwestern University


Birju Shah is a currently a Group Product Manager in the sensor intelligence group at Uber and a guest lecturer for the MEM course “Intro to Product Management”. He also is an advisor to several Silicon Valley, Boston, and Chicago start-ups. Birju draws upon 15 years of building, launching, and scaling software, hardware, and big data solutions to solve large consumer problems.

In aggregate, he has launched products that are used by over 1+billion people in 190 countries.  Birju’s products include: Climate Yield Analysis application, Arrowstream OnDemand, Smart contact lens, maps traffic algorithms, diabetes management.  His product focus is on machine data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence platforms.

His philosophy when building products is to “Trust the process.  Go to Work.”  Using a case based and action learning philosophy, Birju teaches the process of how to build products & companies to scale.  His classes focus on: ideation, problem identification, design, usability, measurability, engineering execution, go to market, fundraising, partnerships, scale, moving the needle, and the path to profit.

Birju hopes to work with students who are eager to achieve scale and see ideas to execution either as product innovators in large organizations or as their own founder.

Courses Taught

  • MEM490: Product Management

Significant Professional Service

  • Group Product Manager - Climate Corporation
  • Senior Director of Product Management - Arrowstream Inc
  • Partnerships & Product - Large Search Engine
  • Co-Founder - Stealth Healthcare Start-up
  • Consultant - Diamond Management & Technology Consultants