Velodyne Lidar names Dr. Anurag Gupta Executive VP of Engineering

Dr. Anurag Gupta, Executive Vice President of Engineering, Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced it has appointed Dr. Anurag Gupta as its Executive Vice President of Engineering.

He is responsible for leading Velodyne’s engineering team in delivering high-value hardware and software solutions that help customers solve system-level problems and enable their success in achieving a safer, more efficient, more sustainable future.

Dr. Gupta was previously at Sense Photonics, where he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering, leading product development and launch of 3D flash lidar products.

Velodyne Lidar’s great industrial reach

Velodyne’s lidar sensors and software are shaping innovative autonomous solutions in a wide variety of industries, including industrial, robotics, intelligent infrastructure, and automotive.

Dr. Gupta will lead Velodyne’s engineering team to develop high-performance lidar solutions at a price point to drive mass adoption. He reports to Velodyne’s CEO, Dr. Ted Tewksbury.

“Anurag is the ideal engineering executive to sharpen Velodyne’s focus on disruptive technology innovation and our roadmap of high-performance, cost-effective lidar solutions.”

“He is an optical expert with a prolific track record of introducing successful products encompassing hardware and software. Anurag’s proven leadership will help Velodyne accelerate the introduction of high-quality lidar solutions ready for volume manufacturing.”

Dr. Anurag Gupta was excited about taking on his position at Velodyne.

“Velodyne invented lidar as we know it in commercial applications, which was the catalyst for an entirely new industry. I am looking forward to working with our incredibly talented team in further strengthening our solutions that transform a broad range of markets.”

What you must know about Velodyne’s new hire

Dr. Anurag Gupta is a senior executive with a proven track record of delivering complex technologies and products and holds more than 80 patents in several industries.

He was the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Sense Photonics, acquired by Ouster.

Before that, Dr. Gupta was V.P of Engineering at View Inc., a developer of intelligent windows, where he led the development and introduction of AI-powered IoT products.

At Google, he delivered the first version of Google Glass and as the Head of Nest Sensors, he developed the sensors and optical tech for Nest’s most commercially successful products.

He held various optical and systems engineering positions at Google, HP, and Tamarack Scientific. Dr. Gupta has a Ph.D. in Optical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors.

Velodyne, a global leader in lidar, is known for its portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies.

Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality, and performance, including autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), smart cities and security.

Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all. For more information, visit