The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Tingye Li Innovation Prize

The Tingye Li Innovation Prize, established in 2013, honors the global impact Dr. Li made to the field of Optics and Photonics. The prize is presented to a young professional who has demonstrated innovative ideas in, or made significant contributions to, their research via a paper and reference documents submitted for consideration during the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference. The first prizes were presented in 2015.

The grand prize recipient receives a $3,000 prize, a special invitation to the OFC Chairs’ Reception, special recognition during the conference and a certificate.


The prize is endowed by Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc., AT&T, The Optical Society, IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Communications Society, Thorlabs, Inc, The Li Family and supporters of the Tingye Li Memorial Fund. and is administered by the OSA Foundation.

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