Dr. M. H. Shahine is a Senior Principal Optics engineer at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Prior to that, he was leading product engineering group at Acacia Communications, and before that, he was the Founder and CTO of LaserRays Incorporated. Prior to LaserRays, he was with Ciena Corporation, Linthicum, MD, from August 1997 until August 2014 where he was a Senior Principal Engineer in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer Organization. Prior to Ciena Corporation, he held senior technical positions at SDL Inc., The National Research Council of Canada and Nortel Networks. • Dr. Shahine served as a member of the board of directors for OIDA (Opto-electronic Industry Development Association) in Washington, DC. representing Ciena Corporation from 2007 until 2012. He also served as the Graduate School Program Chair and Professor for Telecommunications at the University of Maryland system. He received a Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, both in electrical engineering. • He was awarded twice in 2013 and 2015 the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award for Innovation from the Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering. • He is a senior member of the IEEE, Photonics and Communications Societies. He holds 9 issued and several pending patents. He is the co-author of a book chapter on Semiconductor Laser Diode.