Associate Research Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hamed Dalir is an associate research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also the CTO and co-founder of Optelligence LLC, a deep-tech venture startup focused on photonics computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Dr. Dalir has received nearly $10 million in investment from private investors and numerous awards from government agencies such as
AFWERX, ARO, NSA, ONR, and NASA through the SBIR and STTR programs. In 2016, Dr. Dalir worked at the University of California, Berkeley as a research associate. Following that, he worked as a senior research scientist at a Texas-based tech start-up, where he secured over $4 million in funding as the Principal Investigator (PI) for multiple SBIR/STTR projects funded by NASA, AFOSR, AFWERX, ARMY, NIST, and Broadcom Inc. For his work, Dr. Dalir has received multiple awards, among them are the Yoshida Foundation Award (YFA) for the Development of Future Leaders for Changing Times, the Young Scientist Award from JSPS (2014) and the AFOSR Research Award (2021). He is a Senior Member of OPTICA and IEEE, as well as a committee/session chair of SPIE. Dr. Dalir is the editor of Photonics (MDPI) and Printed Electronics (Frontiers).