David Cheskis, Lumentum

David Cheskis, Lumentum

Committee Member - 2021 Conference Chair

David Cheskis, PhD, serves as the 3D Sensing Product Line Director at Lumentum where he is responsible for new sensing products. Dr. Cheskis is an expert in semiconductor, optoelectronics and communications technologies, products and markets and started the first 6-inch GaAs VCSEL wafer foundry business in 2013.

Since 1996, Dr. Cheskis has led the development of semiconductor and optical technologies and products for wireless, wireline and optical products at diverse sensing and communications companies including LeddarTech, IQE plc, II-VI Incorporated, ANADIGICS Inc, Oclaro Inc., Sarnoff Corporation, Jazz Semiconductor, Multilink Technology Corporation, and Vitesse Semiconductor. He has also worked with several joint ventures and startup companies developing business opportunities, technologies and product portfolios.

Dr. Cheskis earned PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a BSEE degree in Microelectronic Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

David was the CoInnovateCS 2019 & 2021 Conference Chair