Diploma in engineering, Ecole Polytechnic, Palaiseau, France, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Paris, 1990.
Research assistant Thomson-Cerebrospinal fluid Central Research Laboratories, Orsay, France, 1987-1990. Research associate University Maryland, College Park, 1990-1991. Member technical staff American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, 1991-1994.
Staff scientist SDL Inc., San Jose, California, 1994-1997. Founder, Chief Executive Officer LightLogic Inc., Palo Alto, since 1998. Reviewer Electronics Letters, since 1991.
Consultant optoelectronics technical National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, since 1997.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Laser and Electro Optics Society, Optical Society of America (selection committee 1996-1997).
Married Hoang-Oanh Vo, December 24, 1996.