Omid Sojoodi Vice President of R&D, Application and Embedded Software As Vice President of R&D for Application and Embedded Software, Omid Sojoodi leads the continued advancement and development of NI application and embedded software, including LabVIEW. Sojoodi joined NI in 1993 and spent six years working on LabVIEW making significant contributions in many areas of the product. From 1999 to 2003, he was an employee and development manager at @hand Corporation where he developed a platform for building, deploying, and managing applications that run on handheld devices that need data from and connectivity to enterprise systems. Sojoodi returned to NI in 2003 and has since held leadership roles across R&D. Sojoodi is the inventor or coinventor of 10 patents. Sojoodi holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and psychology from Duke University and a master’s degree in computer science from The University of Texas at Austin.