Dr. Barry Behnken is Co-Founder and Senior VP of Engineering at AEye, Inc. He is a 25-year defense/aerospace executive with deep experience in LiDAR, electro-optics, and computational physics. Prior to AEye, he was Engineering Fellow for Emerging Laser Technologies at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, where he led the development and fielding of new DARPA imaging technologies. He served twenty years as a senior physicist and program manager in the U.S. Air Force, and has extensive experience developing, managing and deploying disruptive imaging technologies for various applications throughout the world. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics, as well as an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.