Karén Khachikyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. He graduated from the National Polytechnical University in Armenia with the highest honors and received the Presidential Award as a Best Bachelor and Master Student of Armenia. During the university years, he started working at Synopsys as an Analog Design Engineer and was a designer of the first in the market DDR5 memory Synopsys IP. He is author of 11 scientific papers published in industry-leading conferences and journals. In 2017 he founded Expper Technologies and started building socially assistive robots for hospitalized children. Karen is now the Chief Executive Officer at Expper Technologies, a Health Tech company.