Management Team

Dr. Rick Twogood, CEO

Dr. Twogood has a broad range of technical and senior management experience,
including over 32 years in the U.S. national laboratory system. While at Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, he managed large organizations and programs in national security research and development, laser programs and Department of Defense programs. From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Twogood was the Deputy Associate Director for Electronics Engineering, with management responsibility for that 750-person department at LLNL. He also served as Deputy Associate Director for New Initiatives in the Engineering Directorate, and managed programs including non-acoustic anti-submarine warfare, laser guide stars, micropower impulse radar, strategic defense and other technologies. In 2010, Dr. Twogood founded Dirac Solutions Inc., a spin off from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Twogood has a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of California at Davis and has over 30 publications in the field of digital signal and image processing. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the AIAA.

Dr. Faranak Nekoogar, CTO

Dr. Nekoogar is a recognized leader in the field of ultra-wideband communications and passive RFID technology. Prior to joining DSI, she led extensive research in the field of ultra-wideband communications and passive RFID for various DOE missions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for 13 years. Before joining LLNL, Faranak had various technical and management positions in Silicon Valley electronics chip design startup companies including NASA Ames Research Center, Amphion Semiconductor, and Intrinsix Corp. , with consulting positions such as Lucent Technologies, Philips Semiconductor, IBM, and Qualcomm Corp in the area of electronic chip design and verification. She has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis, has authored 5 technical books, and over 20 patents and records of inventions in the area of wireless technology.