Bardia Pezeshki, PhD
Bardia Pezeshki generated, developed, and commercialized optoelectronic technology that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue. High points include the tunable laser developed at Santur, selling over 500,000 units and >$0.5B in revenue, the first practical multiwavelength high bandwidth optical transceivers at 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s with MEMS-based integration technology at Kaiam, and most recently working a new way of making very dense connections for chip-to-chip communications.
Rob Kalman, PhD
Rob Kalman is co-founder and CTO of Avicena. Rob has a long history of successfully bringing leading-edge optical communications solutions to market. He was on the founding teams of Optivision, ONI Systems, and Luminous Networks. Most recently, he was VP of Engineering for Kaiam where he led development of 100Gbps and 400Gbps optical transceivers for hyperscale data centers. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.