Chair E8 screening committee – Tech due diligence lead MBA, PhD
Molly H. Shor (AB, MBA, PhD) left her engineering faculty position at Oregon State University in 2011 to find ways to contribute to clean technology. She earned an MBA from Oregon State University with a focus on clean technology then joined E8, a clean-tech angel investment group first as a fellow, then as senior fellow. During time as E8 senior fellow, she led and co-led deal due diligence teams, served on the screening committee, supported the pre-screening process, and built up and led the E8 due diligence technology fellows program. Molly has invested in clean-technology angel investment deals and has served as panelist and judge at investment events. She has served as committee chair and advisor for Keiretsu Forum Northwest and Rockies chapters. She now serves on the board of directors of E8 Angels and as E8 co-chair for deal screening and due diligence.
Dr. Shor’s technology background within engineering includes decision and control, optimization, estimation, signal processing, communication engineering, and software. She was awarded a degree in applied mathematics from Harvard University and a PhD in electrical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. During her time as an engineering faculty member at Oregon State University, she taught upper division and graduate-level coursework, was awarded several research, laboratory, curriculum, workshop, and other grants on which she served as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI, managed the advising process, co-led a curriculum committee, and served as a representative on the faculty senate. Her laboratory became an early demonstration project at Superconducting 1995 for remotely accessible laboratory education. She later conducted collaborative research with computer systems faculty at Oregon Graduate Institute (now merged into Oregon Health Sciences University).
In addition to her university service, Molly co-founded the Women in Control international professional network for women in the control systems field, twice served as a member of the board of governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) professional society, chaired an IEEE awards committee, and served many roles in the organization of international conferences, primarily for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the American Control Conference, including finance chair for conferences. Molly has provided business consulting to an engineering test services business, earned a Distinguished Toastmasters distinction through Toastmasters International, and currently manages her family’s midwestern farm.