Invited Speakers

Optical Networks & Communication Systems

  • Alberto Gatto , Politecnico di Milano
    Topic: VCSEL-based communications for metro and access networks
  • Marija Furdek, KTH, Sweden
    Topic: Detection of intrusions and harmful signals to improve security in optical networks
  • Su Hu, Huawei Technologies
    Topic: Fast-speed Optical Cross-Connect and All Optical Data Center Networking
  • Nihel Benzaoui, Nokia Bell Labs, France
    Topic: Optical Slot Switching for edge cloud computing
  • Alexander I.Nikolaidis, FaceBook
    Topic: Intra and inter-datacenter networks
  • Albert Rafael , BT
    Topic: Next generation cost-effective metro networks

Optical Switching Functions & Building Blocks

  • Daniel Pérez, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
    Topic: Reconfigurable RF-Photonics signal processing core
  • José Manuel Delgado Mendinueta, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT), Japan
    Topic: Optical Switching System for Next Generation Data Center Networks with Time-division Spatial Super-channels and Core-joint Optical Switches
  • Richard Penty, Cambridge, UK
    Topic: Large-scale InP switches
  • Michael Vasilyev, University of Texas, Arlington
    Topic: Simultaneous nonlinear-optical processing of multiple WDM channels
  • Andrea Meloni , Politecnico di Milano,Italy
    Topic: ContactLess Integrated Photonic Probes
  • Vladimir Stojanovic , UC, Berkeley
    Topic: Electronic-Photonic Co-Optimization of High-Speed Silicon Photonic Trasmitters

Optical Switching Technology & Devices

  • Vito Sorianello, CNIT, Italy
    Topic: Graphene optical modulators
  • Roberto Morandotti, INRS-EMT, Québec, Canada
    Topic: Pulsed Quantum Frequency Combs
  • Mitsuru Takenaka, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Topic: InGaAsP/Si hybrid MOS optical modulator
  • Laurent Schares, IBM, USA
    Topic: Photonic Switch Fabrics in Computer Communications Systems
  • Takahiro Nakamura, PETRA, Japan
    Topic: Advanced optical interconnection technologies based on silicon photonics for future computing systems
  • Dominic Goodwill, Huawei, Canada
    Topic: Applications for nanosecond silicon photonic switches

Photonics in Computing Systems

  • Dr. Andrea Reale, IBM Research Ireland
  • Dr. Simon Rommel, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Topic: Data Center Connectivity by 6G Wireless Systems
  • Dr. Yichen Shen, Lightelligence
    Topic: Statistical signal processing with coherent nanophotonic circuits
  • Dr. George Michelogiannakis, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (USA)
    Topic: The role of photonics in future HPC

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