Hossein Taheri is an assistant research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). His areas of interest and expertise include nonlinear and ultrafast optics, synchronization phenomena and nonlinear dynamics, integrated photonics, and optical techniques for medical diagnosis. Prior to joining UCR, he was an R&D engineer at Foxconn Optical Interconnect Technology (now Broadcom Inc.) in San Jose CA, working on optical transceivers with a pioneering team which was previously part of organizations known as Avago Technologies, Agilent Technologies, and Hewlett Packard (HP) Optical Communications Division. He has been a consulting scientist with Bioxytech Retina, a startup based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was a research scientist at OEwaves Inc. in Pasadena CA, a JPL NASA spin-off company focused on microwave photonics products and the first to commercialize frequency comb generation in high-Q optical microresonators. He received his master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering with minor in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta GA, and his bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Tehran. His Ph.D. work focused on frequency comb and ultra-short pulse generation in optical microresonators with Kerr nonlinearity and on integrated photonic devices for on-chip optical data processing.