Dr. Behzad Moslehi received a PhD and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering and an MS degree in Applied Physics, all from Stanford University. Behzad has been involved in pioneering work on advanced fiber and integrated optic devices and circuits, including the development of photonic signal processors and optical sensors at Stanford University, XEROX PARC and Litton Systems (now Northrop Grumman). He holds 22 patents (3 pending) and has written over 200 publications and official technical reports in this area. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, OSA, and SPIE, and a Member of SPE, SAMPE and AWEA. Dr. Moslehi helped to commercialize a number of pioneering fiber optic gyroscopes (FOG) and sensor arrays at Litton. He also contributed to the design of the first WDM products before the telecom boom (WDM multiplexers based on diffraction gratings) at Physical Optics Corporation (POC). He has experience in large (Xerox, Litton) and small companies (Quantex, POC, Optivision, IFOS). His work contributed to the founding of ONI Systems (which was spun off from Optivision, went through a successful IPO in 2000 and was later acquired by Ciena (NASDAQ GS: CIEN)). An entrepreneur, Dr. Moslehi is the founder/CEO/CTO of IFOS and has been instrumental in securing over 20 million dollars of research and product development funding for the company. He has led the successful commercialization of IFOS’s products in distributed and discrete optical sensing. He has guided the company’s growth through the ups and downs of the economy. He is highly experienced in assembling world-class teams, defining business strategies, creating strategic alliances and managing profit and loss. He has strong, worldwide connections in the photonic field, and a good mix of experience in commercial and government business. Dr. Moslehi is currently serving as the Chairman of IFOS’s Board of Directors.
Dan Price, Attorney, Intellectual property & Employment Law
Dan has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years, initially in Washington, D.C and currently as the head of his own law firm in Palo Alto, California. His emphasis is on providing intellectual property and employment law counseling to and has sat on the board of directors of new and emerging high technology Silicon Valley companies although he also numbers among his clients leading national and international companies providing various technologies such as spread spectrum, broadband access, VOIP services and precision optical software. He is the former lead counsel for Source Services Corporation, then a leading national provider of information technology consulting services, and a panel member of continuing legal education program entitled “Company Assets, Confidential Information and the Mobile Employee”, sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Eau Claire, WI. Dan holds a
B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois where he was elected to membership in the Tau Beta Pi engineering honorary society, and a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. where he was invited to the staff of the Georgetown University International Law Journal.
Dr. Elgamal is a leading expert in computer, network and information security. Taher was the Chief Technology Officer of Tumbleweed Communications until its acquisition by Axway, where he currently serves as Chief Security Officer.. He was the Founder/Chair of Securify, and was the former Chief Scientist of Netscape. He is recognized in the industry as the "inventor of SSL". He wrote the base algorithm used in SSL and helped establish SSL as the Internet Security standard within standard committees and within the industry. Taher invented several industry and government standards in data security and digital signatures area including the DSS government standard for digital signatures. Several thousand publications have been written in the space referred to as "the Elgamal Cryptography". He developed security software that was used in commercial products by approximately ten companies as well as in the DSS government standard for digital signatures. Taher has public Board of Director experience with RSA Security, hi/fn, Phoenix Technology and Tumbleweed. He is an advisor to Onset Ventures and several companies in the Intenet and security space. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Cairo University.
The-Late Prof. H. John Shaw
John was a pioneering authority in the field of fiber optics particularly
devices such as those based on the polished half coupler, sensors,
and systems. He founded the field of fiber optic circuits and signal
processing. His many inventions include the fiber optic gyroscope – a
commercialization success story involving technology transfer from
Stanford to Litton. The fiber optics device group that he started
at Stanford in the late 70s was the first major university group
on fiber optic sensing and signal processing applications. The many
students, postdocs and researchers that came out of the group have
gone on to found many successful companies as well as become key
contributors and authorities in the field forming a vast network
of fiber optic
expertise throughout the world. John has been on the boards of several
startups. He has been a consultant to government agencies and to
a large number of electronic firms. He served on the IFOS
its conception. He performed research on microwave antennas,
high power microwave tubes, microwave solid state devices, microwave
devices, surface acoustic wave devices, real time acoustic imaging
systems and piezoelectric polymer devices. He has more than 300 publications
and over 90 patents, mostly in the field of photonics. He was a Life
Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering
(similar to a Fellow of the Royal Society in the UK). Dr. Shaw was a member of the Board of Directors.