Tuesday, 08 March 14:30 – 15:30
Theater III

Session Description:

This session will provide a broad overview of DARPA's photonics portfolio; specifically highlighting PIPES and several other programs. There will be a focus on the technical PIPES results and a higher-level update on the other DARPA programs.

Moderator: 

Gordon Keeler, Program Manager, DARPA, USA

Panelists: 

Gordon Keeler, Program Manager, DARPA, USA
DARPA PIPES and Related Photonics Programs

Keren Bergman, Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering; Scientific Director, Center for Integrated Science and Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Columbia Univ., USA
Energy Efficient Multi-terabit Photonic Connectivity for Disaggregated Computing

Firooz Aflatouni, Associate Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Monolithic Electronic-photonic Systems for Low-power Terabit Links

Yohan Frans, VP Wired Communication Engineering, Xilinx, USA
3D-Integrated 16-λ WDM Silicon Photonics Transceivers

Biographies: 

Firooz Aflatouni, Associate Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Firooz Aflatouni received a Ph.D. degree from USC in 2011. He was a post-doctoral scholar at Caltech before joining UPenn in 2014, where he is an Associate Professor. His research interests include electronic-photonic co-design with applications in communication, computation, sensing, imaging, and bio-technology.

Keren Bergman, Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering; Scientific Director, Center for Integrated Science and Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Columbia Univ., USA
Keren Bergman received a Ph.D. at M.I.T. and currently is the Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where she leads research programs at the intersection of computing and photonics. She is the recipient of the IEEE Photonics Engineering Award and is a Fellow of Optica and IEEE.

Yohan Frans, VP Wired Communication Engineering, Xilinx, USA
Yohan Frans received electrical engineering B.S degree from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, in 1995 and M.S. degree from Stanford University, California, in 2001. From 2001 to 2012, he was with Rambus Inc. where he worked on high-performance serial links and memory interfaces. Since 2012 he has been with Xilinx Inc, San Jose, CA. He is currently leading high-speed electrical and optical transceiver developments as VP of Engineering in Wired and Wireless Communications Group.

Gordon Keeler, Program Manager, DARPA, USA
Gordon Keeler received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University before joining Sandia National Laboratories, where his research focused on compound semiconductor optoelectronics and optical microsystems. He is currently a program manager at DARPA, where he seeks to accelerate the development of emerging electronics, photonics, and integration technologies.