Behnam is at the helm of NetSeer's technological innovations. He oversees the design, architecture and development of the company's ad platforms. A prolific inventor, Behnam has authored several NetSeer's patent applications and is an expert in complex systems; data mining; computational, contextual and behavioral targeting; ad optimization, and distributed systems. Pre-NetSeer, Behnam was a lead researcher on projects that ranged from spam filtering to the structure and dynamics in large-scale biological networks, and the development of P2P network clients. Behnam holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. When not at Burning Man, Behnam might be boxing or successfully holding two conversations at once.