As AEye’s lidar system designer, Dr. Piracha is responsible for conceiving and designing new lidar systems to remove the challenges faced by existing systems today. In the past, he has worked at Luminar Technologies, and Imec, where he was responsible for lidar design and development. He serves as an Associate Editor for the SPIE Optical Engineering journal and as a reviewer for NSF's SBIR/STTR program. Dr. Piracha has 32 conference and journal publications, and 3 patents. He received his PhD from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida.