Rick Calle

Expert in Residence – Vanguard Tech

Location: SF
Rick Calle


Rick is an Expert in Residence for M12, working at the intersection of AI algorithms, hardware efficiency, and novel AI use cases. He brings deep practical experience in computationally efficient hardware and systems to the team. His recent tenure with Qualcomm’s AI Research team culminated in the launch of Qualcomm’s AI Engine into over 100 different models of AI-enabled mobile phones. Rick has developed emerging business around always-on edge low energy AI, Autonomous driving sensors, AI-based cybersecurity, and efficient high performance computing. Rick has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and is an alumnus of UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Executive Program.