Joe Goodman, President and Chairman of the Board.
Joseph W. Goodman received an A.B. Degree from Harvard, an M.S degree and a Ph.D. degree, both from Stanford University. He joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford in 1967, chaired the department from 1989 to 1996, and served as Senior Associate Dean of Engineering from 1996 until 1999. He retired from Stanford in January of 2001. Dr. Goodman is the author of the books Introduction to Fourier Optics (now in its 4th edition), Statistical Optics (2nd edition), and Speckle Phenomena in Optics (2nd edition). He has received numerous awards from the I.E.E.E., the A.S.E.E., the O.S.A., the S.P.I.E., including the highest awards given by the latter two societies. He was a cofounder of Optivision, Inc., Roberts & Co. Publishers, and NanoPrecision Products, Inc., and was founding Chairman of the Board of ONI Systems. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.