Mehrdad is one of the founders of Acacia Communications and also serves as its Vice President of Hardware and Software. Mehrdad brings to Acacia extensive expertise and experience in the area of software and hardware development. Prior to joining Acacia, Mehrdad was the consulting optical engineer of Mintera. Prior to that, he served as the principal hardware engineer of Sycamore Networks, and as the principal hardware engineer of Tektronix. Mehrdad holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.