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Stanford University, PhD 2006
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, MS 2003
Electrical Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique, BS 2001
Applied Mathematics

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Eric Setton

Eric Setton is the Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Tango.

Eric is Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Tango where he oversees all areas of product development and leads the technical direction of the company. As the company’s key technologist, he leverages his expertise in multimedia communication, peer-to-peer networks, and video compression to connect people around the world through video calling.

Prior to founding Tango, Eric Co - Founded and served as CTO and VP of product of Dyyno, a video streaming and distribution company.

He also worked as a Rresearch Scientist at HP Labs. Eric is one of the world’s leading experts in peer-to-peer video streaming and video compression and even wrote the first book on the subject, Peer-to-Peer Video Streaming, in 2007. Eric has contributed to more than 30 research papers in his field and holds six patents either granted or pending.

Eric holds a B.S. Degree from Ecole Polytechnique, France, and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Eric’s favorite Tango moment… “When my wife went back to work after our baby girl was born, I showed her our six week old doing her first trick one morning. She was at the office, I was at home, we were using Tango on our phones. She teared up and that’s when I knew we were close to making our vision come true.”

You can follow Eric on Twitter @EricSetton.

Recent Milestones

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    Eric Setton added a position as Founder & CTO at Tango. (1/1/09)
    Posted 10/11/10 at 11:58am
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    Eric Setton added a position as Co - Founder / CTO at Dyyno. (1/1/07)
    Posted 5/6/13 at 2:55am
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    Eric Setton added a position as Researcher at Hewlett-Packard. (10/1/06)
    Posted 5/6/13 at 2:55am
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    Eric Setton added a position as Research Intern at Sagem. (1/1/01)
    Posted 7/7/13 at 2:41am



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