Emilie Viasnoff graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Lyon, France) as a physicist specializing in optics and photonics. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of PARIS Sud, France, on optical properties of photonic crystals. From 2005 to 2009, she worked as an R&D project leader at Saint-Gobain. In 2009, she moved to CEA-LETI and then CEA-DRT, where she spent 12 years in various positions as manager of R&D teams in display technologies, optics, photonics, microelectronics, and microsystems. In 2021, she moved to the Bay area, where she is now in charge of the strategy and business development for the Optical Solutions Group within Synopsys. Emilie Viasnoff has published over 15 publications, papers, books, and articles and holds eight patents.