Company

Military-Grade Performance in Autonomous Vehicles

AEye was founded in 2013 by CTO and President Luis Dussan, a leading technologist at Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, responsible for designing mission-critical targeting systems for fighter jets that searched for, identified and tracked incoming threats. Dussan realized that a self-driving car faces a similar challenge: it must be able to see, classify, and respond to an object – whether it’s a parked car or a child crossing the street – in real time and before it’s too late.

At AEye, Luis applied these same principles. He brought together a team of esteemed scientists and electro-optics engineers from NASA, Lockheed, Northrop, the U.S. Air Force, and DARPA to create the highest performing sensing and perception system for the most challenging situations, ensuring the highest levels of safety for autonomous driving. The result is AEye’s patented iDAR™ (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) platform, which leverages a modular, software-configurable system architecture that employs deterministic artificial intelligence processed at the edge of the network. AEye’s solid-state iDAR™ introduces a number of industry firsts, including a bistatic MEMS scanner and receiver architecture that enables the collection of better information with less data, for faster, more accurate decision-making – key to the safe rollout of autonomous and partially automated applications for automotive, trucking, railroads and adjacent industries.

Management Team

Blair LaCorte

Blair LaCorte

CEO and Board Member
Luis Dussan

Luis Dussan

Founder, President, CTO and Board Member
Bob Brown

Bob Brown

CFO
John Stockton

John Stockton

SVP of R&D
Dr. Allan Steinhardt

Dr. Allan Steinhardt

Chief Scientist
Rick Tewell

Rick Tewell

COO
Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes

General Counsel
Stephen Lambright

Stephen Lambright

CMO
Jordan Greene

Jordan Greene

Founder and VP of Corporate Development
Brent Blanchard

Brent Blanchard

SVP and Chief of Staff
Nate Ramanathan

Nate Ramanathan

SVP of Operations
Abhijit Thatte

Abhijit Thatte

SVP of Software Engineering & AI
Andrea Haviley

Andrea Haviley

VP of Finance
Philippe Féru

Philippe Féru

VP of Systems Engineering
Ben Hua

Ben Hua

VP of NPI
Akram Benmbarek

Akram Benmbarek

VP of Business Development & Strategic Initiatives
Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson

VP of Sales

Advisory Board

AEye Advisory Board posing in front of AEye's autonomous vehicle with AEye's iDAR smart sensor

AEye's Advisory Board: Luke Schneider, Willie Gault, Adrian Kaehler, Admiral David Bill, Scott Pfotenhauer, David Gardner, Greg Hitchan, James Doty, and Elliot Garbus.