Lawrence Trask received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA, in 2016. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in optics and photonics at CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.
Dr. Mohammad Umar Piracha received his PhD degree from the College of Optics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida, where he developed a long range Lidar system using a mode locked laser, under the supervision of Prof. Peter Delfyett. He has been involved with several startups, including Luminar Technologies, and IMEC (USA). Dr. Piracha has 32 conference and journal publications, and 3 patents. He is a Sr. member of IEEE, and serves as the Associate Editor for SPIE’s Optical Engineering Journal, and as a reviewer for NSF's SBIR/STTR program. He is currently working as a Staff Lidar Systems Engineer at AEye Inc., California.
Chinmay Shirpurkar has completed his Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar and is currently pursuing a PhD. in Optics and Photonics from the College of Optics & Photonics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida. His research interests include ultrafast photonics, metrology and optical communications
Bonggu Shim has completed his undergraduate education from Seoul National University in South Korea and graduate education from the University of Texas at Austin. His Ph.D. project was experimental harmonic generation from atomic clusters under intense femtosecond laser fields. During his postdoctoral training at Cornell University, he worked on experimental and computational laser filamentation and laser micromachining. He is currently working as an associate professor for Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY) and his group at Binghamton focuses on experimental and computational nonlinear optics.