"Presently working on Lidar sensors for self-driving vehicles. Previous work designing remote sensing instruments using IR detectors, including work on NASA Mars Climate Sounder instrument on the Mars Orbiter (operating in Mars orbit over 15 years now). Interested in climate issues; have been an ""expert reviewer"" for the last two IPCC assessment reports. Also interested in most all physical science and engineering. On the board of directors of the Libertarian Futurist Society."