Alumni Hall Of Fame

Zeki Mokhtarzada

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Graduation Year:
2001

Zeki Mokhtarzada is a trailblazing technology innovator. His career highlights include contributing to the creation of the world's first web-based operating system during the dot-com era in 1999. He co-founded Free Webs (later known as Webs), where he served as an engineer, architect, and CTO, overseeing its technological evolution to serve tens of millions of monthly visitors. Vistaprint acquired Webs in 2011. Zeki's entrepreneurial spirit also led him to co-found Truebill, a subscription management tool, in 2016. From 2019 to 2023, he served as CTO at Tenovos Corporation in the Digital Asset Management space. In addition to his various ventures, Zeki actively advises and invests in early-stage technology companies. He proudly holds an alumni status from the University of Maryland. Zeki, with his brothers, established the Mokhtarzada Hatchery Program at the Department of Computer Science. Established in 2021, the Mokhtarzada Hatchery supports University of Maryland students in conceptualizing and launching startups.

Inductees

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Narendra Ahuja
PhD 1979

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Michael Antonov
Bachelor's 2003

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J. Gary Augustson
Master's 1969

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David Baggett
Bachelor's 1992

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Suman Banerjee
PhD 2003

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Sergey Brin
Bachelor's 1993

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Paul Capriolo
Bachelor's 2006

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Anthony Casalena
Bachelor's 2005

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Charles Dyer
PhD 1979

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Martin Farach
PhD 1991

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Gary Flake
PhD 1993

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Rajiv Gandhi
PhD 2003

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Howard Gobioff
Bachelor's 1993

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Naresh Gupta
PhD 1993

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Patrick Jenkins
Bachelor's 2006

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Vipin Kumar
PhD 1982

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Ronald Larsen
PhD 1981

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Haroon Mokhtarzada
Bachelor's 2001

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Idris Mokhtarzada
Bachelor's 2010

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Zeki Mokhtarzada
Bachelor's 2001

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Shmuel Peleg
PhD 1979

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Andrew Reisse
Bachelor's 2001

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Glenn Ricart
PhD 1980

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Debanjan Saha
PhD 1995

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Pooja Sankar
Master's 2004

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Jagdeep Singh
Bachelor's 1987

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Aya Soffer
PhD 1995

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Lee Spector
PhD 1992

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Granger Sutton
PhD 1992

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Qiang Yang
PhD 1989

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Shayan Zadeh
Master's 2002