The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

2018 Awards Recipients

John Tyndall Award
IEEE Communications Society Fellows
IEEE Photonics Society Fellows
The Optical Society Fellows
The IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology - JLT Best Paper Award

    John Tyndall Award

  • Peter J. Winzer

    Peter J. Winzer

    Nokia Bell Labs, USA

    For contributions to understanding and advancing the capacity of coherent optical communication systems in advanced modulation formats and spatial multiplexing.

    IEEE Communications Society Fellows

  • Erik Agrell

    Erik Agrell

    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    For contributions to coding and modulation in optical communications.

    IEEE Photonics Society Fellows

  • Erik Agrell

    Erik Agrell

    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    For contributions to coding and modulation in optical communications.

  • Po Dong

    Po Dong

    Nokia Bell Labs, USA

    For contributions to silicon-based photonic devices and integrated circuits.

  • Andrea Galtarossa

    Andrea Galtarossa

    University of Padova, Italy

    For contributions to low polarization mode dispersion fibers.

  • Yoshihito Hirano

    Yoshihito Hirano

    Mitsubishi Electric, Japan

    For leadership in the development of 1.5-micron wind sensing lidar.

  • Alexei Pilipetskii

    Alexei Pilipetskii

    TE Subcom, USA

    For contributions to transoceanic fiber-optic transmission systems.

  • Clint Schow

    Clint Schow

    University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

    For contributions to high bandwidth optical interconnects.

    The Optical Society Fellows

  • George Bayz

    George Bayz

    Synopsys, Inc, USA

    For impactful leadership to the OSA and the optics industry, both through his exemplary volunteer service as Treasurer and ongoing leadership of a leading optical design tools company, ORA/Synopsys.

  • Periklis Petropoulos

    Periklis Petropoulos

    University of Southampton, UK

    For contributions to optical signal processing and the applications of novel photonic technologies in communications.

  • Nick Doran

    Nick Doran

    Aston University, UK

    For technical leadership on nonlinear fiber transmission and devices including amplifiers and switches, and pioneering contributions to soliton transmission and processing.

  • Andrew Ellis

    Andrew Ellis

    Aston University, UK

    For pioneering contributions in the areas of all-optical signal processing and mitigation of linear and nonlinear transmission impairments.

  • Rinat Esenaliev

    Rinat Esenaliev

    University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, USA

    For pioneering contributions and outstanding achievements in biomedical optics, optoacoustic/photoacoustic imaging, monitoring, and sensing, nanophotonics, nanoparticle-mediated therapy and drug delivery, OCT, laser tissue ablation, laser-based therapy, and two-photon photophysics, photochemistry, and photobiology.

  • Nicolas K. Fontaine

    Nicolas K. Fontaine

    Nokia Bell Labs, USA

    For groundbreaking contributions to spatial multiplexing components and systems, ultra-high speed receivers using digital optical bandwidth interleaving and wavelength selective switches.

  • Boon S. Ooi

    Boon S. Ooi

    King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

    For pioneering contributions to optoelectronic device technologies, particularly in light emitting devices in visible wavelengths, and their applications to lighting and optical communications.

  • Takashi Saida

    Takashi Saida

    Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation, Japan

    For seminal contribution to advances in waveguide-type polarization devices for coherent optical networks.

  • Hon Ki Tsang

    Hon Ki Tsang

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    For contributions to nonlinear silicon photonics, sub-wavelength silicon waveguide gratings, and hybrid integration of graphene on silicon waveguides.

  • Paul Westbrook

    Paul Westbrook

    OFS Laboratories, USA

    For outstanding innovation, technical and program leadership in photonic devices, particularly development and application of fiber Bragg grating technology for communications and sensing.

    The IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology - JLT Best Paper Award

  • Erik Agrell

    Erik Agrell

    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Replacing the Soft-Decision FEC Limit Paradigm in the Design of Optical Communication Systems

  • Alex Alvarado

    Alex Alvarado

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

    Replacing the Soft-Decision FEC Limit Paradigm in the Design of Optical Communication Systems

  • Polina Bayvel

    Polina Bayvel

    University College London, UK

    Replacing the Soft-Decision FEC Limit Paradigm in the Design of Optical Communication Systems

  • Domaniç Lavery

    Domaniç Lavery

    University College London, UK

    Replacing the Soft-Decision FEC Limit Paradigm in the Design of Optical Communication Systems

  • Robert Maher

    Robert Maher

    Infinera Corp, USA

    Replacing the Soft-Decision FEC Limit Paradigm in the Design of Optical Communication Systems

  • Jim A. Tatum

    Jim A. Tatum

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Deepa Gazula

    Deepa Gazula

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Luke A. Graham

    Luke A. Graham

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • James K. Guenter

    James K. Guenter

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Ralph H. Johnson

    Ralph H. Johnson

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Jonathan King

    Jonathan King

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Chris Kocot

    Chris Kocot

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Gary D. Landry

    Gary D. Landry

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Ilya Lyubomirsky

    Ilya Lyubomirsky

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Andrew N. MacInnes

    Andrew N. MacInnes

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Edward M. Shaw

    Edward M. Shaw

    Finisar, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Kasyapa Balemarthy

    Kasyapa Balemarthy

    OFS, India

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Roman Shubochkin

    Roman Shubochkin

    OFS, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Durgesh Vaidya

    Durgesh Vaidya

    OFS, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Man Yan

    Man Yan

    OFS, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

  • Frederick Tang

    Frederick Tang

    Broadcom, USA

    VCSEL-Based Interconnects for Current and Future Data Centers

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