The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California, USA

2021 Committee

2021 Committees

General Chairs

Po Dong, II-VI Incorporated, USA
Jun-ichi Kani, NTT, Japan
Chongjin Xie, Alibaba, USA

Program Chairs

Ramon Casellas, CTTC, Spain
Chris Cole, Luminous Computing, USA
Ming-Jun Li, Corning, USA

Subcommittees

Track D: Components, Devices and Fiber

D1: Advances in prototypes and product developments of components and subsystems for data centers and optical networks
Hanxing Shi, Liturex, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Jiashu Chen, II-VI (Finisar), USA
Long Chen, Acacia, USA
Friedel Gerfers, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Fred Kish, North Carolina State Univ., USA
Di Liang, HPE, USA
Andreas Matiss, Corning, Germany
Reza Motaghian, Amazon, USA
Hideyuki Nasu, Furukawa, Japan
Zuowei Shen, Google, USA
Min Sun, Tencent, China
Jian Wu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications, China


D2: Passive optical devices for switching and filtering
Richard Jensen, H+S Polatis Inc., USA, Subcommittee Chair
Glenn Bartolini, II-VI (Finisar), USA
Qixiang Cheng, Univ. of Cambridge, USA
Giampiero Contestabile, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna di Pisa, Italy
Kazuhiro Ikeda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Yuqing Jiao, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands
Nicolas Riesen, Univ. of South Australia, Australia
Lucas Soldano, Italy
Cheryl Source-Agaskar, MIT Lincoln Labs, USA
Ching-Fong (Yikai) Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China
Kenya Suzuki, NTT Device Technology Laboratories, Japan
Ming Wu, Univ. of California Berkeley, USA
Yu Yu, Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics, China


D3: Active optical devices and photonic integrated circuits
Yasuhiro Matsui, Finisar Corp., USA, Subcommittee Chair
Tomoyuki Akiyama, Fujitsu Limited, Japan
Gloria Hoefler, Infinera, USA
Hai-Feng Liu, HG Genuine, China
Geert Morthier, Ghent Univ. – IMEC, Belgium
Frank Peters, Univ. College Cork, Ireland
Matt Sysak, Ayar Labs, USA
Mitsuru Takenaka, The Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Michael Tan, Hewlett Packard, USA
Erman Timurdogan, Analog Photonics, USA


D4: Fiber and propagation physics
Tetsuya Hayashi, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan, Subcommittee Chair
Rodrigo Amezcua Correa, Univ. of Central Florida, USA
Peter Andrekson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
Cristian Antonelli, Univ. of L'Aquila, Italy
Xin Chen, Corning Research & Development Corp., USA
Louis-Anne de Montmorillon, Prysmian Group, France
Lara Garret, Subcom, USA
Eric Numkam Fokoua, Univ. of Southampton, UK
Roland Ryf, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Taiji Sakamoto, NTT Corporation, Japan
Benyuan Zhu, OFS Laboratories, USA


D5: Fiber-optic and waveguide devices and sensors
Francesca Parmigiani, Microsoft, UK, Subcommittee Chair
Raja Ahmad, OFS Laboratorie, USA
Xiaoyi Bao, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada
Yongmin Jung, Univ. of Southampton, UK
Sergio Leon-Saval, Univ. of Sydney, Australia
Chigo Okonkwo, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Chester Shu, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hidehisa Tazawa, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Japan
Michael Vasilyev, Univ. of Texas, USA
Joel Villatoro, Univ. of the Basque Country, Spain
Yinying Wang, Jinan Univ., China

 

Track S: Systems and Subsystems


S1: Digital subsystems and systems for data centers
Masahito Tomizawa, NTT, Japan, Subcommittee Chair
Sai Chen, Alibaba Group, China
Madeleine Glick, APIC Corporation, USA
Yue-Kai Huang, NEC Laboratories, Japan
Fotini Karinou, Microsoft Research Ltd, USA
Hoon Kim, National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
Theodor Kupfer, Cisco Systems, USA
Xiaodan Pang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Stephen Ralph, Georgia Tech, USA
Norman Swenson, Collinear Networks, USA
Hongbin Zhang, Acacia Communications, USA


S2: Optical, photonic and microwave photonic subsystems
Daniel Blumenthal, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Titziana Cones Bond, LLNL, USA
Maurizio Burla, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Fumio Futami, Tamagawa Univ., Japan
Hao Hu, DTU Fotonik, Denmark
Lu Li, TE SubCom, USA
David Marpaung, Univ. of Twente, Netherlands
Ana Pejkic, Univ. of California San Diego, USA
Ben Puttnam, NICT Japan, Japan
Mary Salit, Honeywell, USA
Radan Slavik, Univ. of Southampton, UK
Dawn Tan, Singapore Univ. of Technology and Design, Singapore


S3: Radio-over-fiber, free-space and sensing systems
Mohamed-Slim "Slim" Alouini, King Abdullah Univ. of Science & Tech (KAUST), Saudia Arabia, Subcommittee Chair
Nan Chi, Fudan University, China
Chi Wai Chow, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Baris Erkmen, Google-X, USA
Volker Jungnickel, Fraunhofer, Germany
Sang Yeup Kim, NTT Access Network, Japan
Christina Lim, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
Anthony Ngoma, Corning, Inc., USA
Dominic O'Brien, Univ. of Oxford​, UK
Luca Palmieri, Universita degli Studi di Padova​, Italy
Peng-Chun Peng, Natl. Taipe Univ. of Technology, Taiwan
Morio Toyoshima, NICT, Japan
Stefan Wolf, Infinera, USA


S4: Digital and electronic subsystems
Xi (Vivian) Chen, Nokia, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Neng Bai, Facebook, USA
Hussam Batshon, NEC Laboratories Americas, Inc., USA
Hung-Chang Chien, ZTE USA, Inc., USA
Ivan Djordjevic, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Zhensheng Jia, Cable Labs, USA
Timo Pfau, Acacia Communications, USA
Dan Sadot, Ben Gurion Univ., Israel
Laurent Schmalen, KIT, USA
Takahito Tanimura, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
Xiaoxia Wu, SpaceX, USA
Fan Zhang, Peking Univ., China
Liang Zhang, Huawei Technologies, Germany


S5: Digital transmission systems
Oleg Sinkin, TE SubCom, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Eleni Diamanti, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie​, France
Tobias Eriksson, Infinera, USA
Rene-Jean Essiambre, Nokia Corporation​, USA
Johannes Fisher, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut​, Germany
Lida Galdino, University College London​, UK
Werner Klaus, National Inst of Information & Comm Tech​, Japan
Rui Lin, Chalmers University of Technology
Hisao Nakashima, Fujitsu Limited, USA
Marco Secondini, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna di Pisa​, Italy
Kohki Shibahara, Japan
Jianjun Yu, Fudan UniversityUSA

 

Track N: Networks, Applications and Access

 

N1: Advances in system, network and service developments and field trials in commercial data centers
Steve Grubb, Facebook, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Mei Du, Tata Communications, USA
Qian Hu, Nokia, USA
Praveen Kumar, Airtel, India
Georg Mohs, Subcom, USA
Pacal Pecci, ASN, France
Albert Rafel, BT, UK
Shuto Yamamoto, NTT, Japan
Sheldon Walklin, Nokia, USA
Xiang Zhou, Google, USA

 

N2: Optical networking for data center and computing applications
Reza Nejabati, Univ. of Bristol, UK, Subcommittee Chair
Paraskevas Bakopoulos, Mellanox, Israel
Manya Ghobadi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Hideaki Hideaki, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
Ken-ichi Kitayama, Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (GPI), Japan
Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain
Yvan Pointurier, Huawei, France
Bhavin Shastri, Queen’s Univ., Canada
Yawei Yin, Microsoft, USA
Ben Yoo, Univ. of California Davis, USA
Georgios Zervas, Univ. College London, UK


N3: Architectures and software-defined control for metro and core networks
Achim Autenrieth, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany, Subcommittee Chair
Maite Brandt-Pearce, Univ. of Virginia, USA
Kostas Christodoulopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
Antonio Eira, Infinera, Portugal
Mark Filer, Microsoft Corp., USA
Ricardo Martinez, CTTC, Spain
Paolo Monti, Chalmers Univ., Sweden
Gangxiang Shen, Soochow Univ., China
Jane Simmons, Monarch Network Architects, UK
Hidenori Takahashi, KDDI Research, Inc., Japan
Takafumi Tanaka, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
Christine Tremblay, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Canada


N4: Optical access networks for fixed and mobile services
Elaine Wong, Univ. of Melbourne, Australia, Subcommittee Chair
Liang Du, Google Fiber, USA
Michael Freiberger, Verizon, USA
Masamichi Fujiwara, NTT Access Service Systems Laboratories, Japan
Daniel Kilper, Univ. of Arizona, USA
Xinying Li, Corning Inc., USA
Luiz Anet Neto, Orange, France
Paola Parolari, Politechnico di Milano, Italy
Marco Ruffini, Trinity College, Ireland
Dora Van Veen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Guo Yong, ZTE, China
Junwen Zhang, CableLabs, USA


N5: Market Watch, Network Operator Summit & Data Center Summit (Invited Program)
Loukas Paraschis, Infinera, USA, Subcommittee Chair
Robert Blum, Intel, USA
Mehran Esfandiari, AT&T Corp., USA
Ed Harstead, Nokia, USA
Hideki Isono, Fujitsu, Japan
Diego Landa, Facebook TIP, USA
Karen Matthews, Corning, USA
Takashi Saida, NTT, Japan
Andrew Schmitt, Cignal AI, USA
Ryohei Urata, Google, USA
Helen Xenos, Ciena, USA
Jimmy Yu, Dell Oro, USA

 

OFC Steering Committee

IEEE/Photonics Society
Seb Savory, University of Cambridge, UK, Chair
Gabriella Bosco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Christopher Doerr, Acacia Communications, Inc., USA
Dalma Novak, Pharad LLC, USA

 

IEEE/Communications Society
Stephen B. Alexander, Ciena Corporation, USA
George Rouskas, North Carolina State Univ., USA
Jane M. Simmons, Monarch Network Architects, USA
Ann von Lehmen, DARPA, USA


The Optical Society (OSA)
Robert Jopson, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Steve Plote, Nokia, USA
Laurent Schares, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Jun Shan Wey, ZTE TX, USA
 

Ex-Officio

Ramon Casellas, CTTC, Spain
Chris Cole, Luminous Computing, USA
Po Dong, II-VI Incorporated, USA
Junichi Kani, NTT Labs, Japan
Ming-Jun Li, Corning Research & Development Corp., USA
Shinji Matsuo, NTT, Japan
David Plant, McGill Univ., Canada
Chongjin Xie, Alibaba Group, USA

 

OFC Budget Committee

Neal Bergano, Comcast, USA
Loudon Blair, Ciena Corporation, USA
Douglas M. Razzano, IEEE Photonics Society, USA
Elizabeth A. Rogan, The Optical Society, USA
Seb Savory, University of Cambridge, UK
Harold Tepper, IEEE Communications Society, USA

 

OFC Long Range Planning Committee

Steven Alexander, Ciena Corporation, USA, Chair
Stu Elby, MSG Ventures, USA, Past Chair
Tom Giallorenzi, The Optical Society, USA, Vice Chair
Seb Savory, University of Cambridge, UK, Steering Chair
Neal Bergano, Comcast, USA
Steven Alexander, Ciena Corporation, USA
Martin Birk, AT&T, USA
Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany
Loukas Paraschis, Infinera Corporation, USA
Douglas M. Razzano, IEEE Photonics Society, USA
Elizabeth A. Rogan, The Optical Society, USA
Harold Tepper, IEEE Communications Society, USA
Vijay Vusirikala, Google, USA
Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon Communications, Inc., USA
Peter Winzer, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

 

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