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Birju Shah

Adjunct Faculty


2311 N. Campus Drive
Suite 1400
Evanston, IL 60208

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Master of Engineering Management Program


MBA, Sloan School of Management, MIT

BSE, Northwestern University


Most recently, Birju was the former head of product at Uber Health , which leverages Uber's on-demand network to efficiently move people, workers and goods to medical facilities with the goal of providing access to medical transportation to increase adherence.

Prior to this role, Birju owned multiple groups at Uber that look to solve the most difficult real-world problems with advanced technologies like AI, computer vision and sensing and perception. Problem examples include making sure we can pick you up on the right side of the street, square foot accuracy of GPS, a rider or driver identities, predicting/preventing accidents, and much more.

His current product focus is on machine data, machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms for multiple consumer and enterprise use cases.

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 early-stage founders. His philosophy is to teach product strategy, product planning and product management through a case and action learning approach. His classes teach student teams to build excellent products for their customers, either in a startup or a large corporate setting, while providing context of how product organizations are run at large corporations.

Birju holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Business, where he was a McGovern Scholar and a Legatum Scholar. Birju is a graduate of Northwestern University with a BSE in Industrial Engineering.

Courses Taught

  • MEM490: Product Management
  • ENTREP495: Product Management

Significant Professional Service

  • Head of Product Uber Health
  • Head of Product Uber AI/ML
  • Group Product Manager Climate Corp

Other Affiliations

MIT - Legatum Fellowship