First Round of Abstract Submission Ends: Apr 30, 2024
Extended Early Bird Ends: May 28, 2024

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Hongwei Chen
Tsinghua University, China
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Hongwei Chen is currently a Full Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. He is a senior member of OSA and IEEE. His current research interests include opto-electronic signal processing, photonic intelligence, silicon photonics and microwave photonics. Hongwei Chen has won the gold prize of national invention exhibition in 2017, the first prize of technological invention of Optical Engineering Society in 2019. His scientific achievements have been reported by media including MIT Technology Review, SPIE newsroom, EurekAlerk, China Science Daily, ScienceNet, etc. He is a reviewer for top-rank Nature/IEEE/OSA/SPIE journals and was invited to serve as a technical committee member in high-level international conferences including OFC/CLEO/Photonics West/MWP.
Dr. Serge Bidnyk
Enablence Technologies, Canada
Title: How AI technology transforms the design and manufacturing of photonic chips
Dr. Serge Bidnyk is the Senior Director of R&D at Enablence Technologies, a leading supplier of integrated photonic chips and the company he co-founded in 2004. He also holds an Adjunct Professor position at the University of Ottawa (Canada). Dr. Bidnyk has 20 years of leadership experience in the semiconductor field. Leveraging progress in artificial intelligence, Dr. Serge Bidnyk oversees the deployment of machine learning and cloud services in the high-volume fabrication of photonic chips. His use of deep learning algorithms in design and manufacturing has resulted in industry-leading chip performance with unparalleled fabrication yields. Working closely with research and technology centers around the world, Dr. Bidnyk has pioneered numerous photonic chip architectures used in LiDAR, advanced vision, medical imaging, optical computing, and telecommunications. Dr. Bidnyk has over 80 scientific publications and 80 conference presentations worldwide, as well as numerous patent filings. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from Oklahoma State University (USA).
Prof. Benfeng Bai
Tsinghua University, China
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Prof. Benfeng Bai received his B.Sc. degree and Ph.D degree in Optical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2009, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Physics and Mathematics in University of Joensuu, Finland. In 2009, he became a faculty member in the Department of Precision Instrument in Tsinghua University. He is now the principal investigator of the Nanophotonics Group with research emphases on advanced nano-devices, nano-fabrication and nano-measurement based on near-field optics. He has published more than 100 research papers in SCI journals including Nature Communications, Light: Sci. & Appl., Nano Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, etc. with 7400+ citations, has given 30+ invited talks in international conferences, and has been granted 30+ patents. He is now the board member of many academic organizations such as the National Technical Committee on Standardization of Nanotechnology of China and the Sino-French Optoelectronics and Photonics International Research Network. He has won the Award of Jin Guofan Young Scholar issued by the China Instrument and Control Society in 2011 and SPIE Community Champion in 2022. He has been a Topical Editor for Optics Letters (2014-2020) and is now a board member of journal Micromachines.
Dr. Jonghwan Lee
Brown University, USA
Title: Combining photonics and artificial intelligence for early prediction of Alzheimer's disease
Jonghwan Lee is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Brain Science at Brown University. Prior to joining Brown, he worked as a faculty member and postdoctoral fellow in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He received BS in Physics and PhD in Neural Engineering at Seoul National University, South Korea. He is the recipient of NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award, and Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Research Award.
Prof. Chao Zuo
Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), China
Title: Deep Learning enabled high-speed 3D imaging with fringe projection profilometry
Dr. Chao Zuo is a professor in optical engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), China. He leads the Smart Computational Imaging Laboratory (SCILab: www.scilaboratory.com) and is also the director of the Smart Computational Imaging Research Institute of NJUST. He has long been engaged in the development of novel Computational Imaging and Measurement technologies, with a focus on Phase Measuring Imaging Metrology such as Holographic Interferometric Microscopy, Noninterferometic Quantitative Phase Imaging (QPI), Fringe Projection Profilometry (FPP), and Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM). He has published >200 peer-reviewed articles with over 13,000 citations. These researches have been featured on journal cover (including Light, Optica, PhotoniX, Adv. Photon., etc.) over 30 times. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of PhotoniX and OLEN. His growing cache of prestigious and highly regarded awards include the "Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury" at Geneva's International Exhibition of Inventions (2022, 2023), EPS-QEOD Fresnel Prize (2023), Photonics Young Investigator Award (2023), ICO-IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics (2022), Rising Star of Light - Popescu Winner Award (2022), JPhys Photonics Emerging Leaders (2020), etc. He is a Fellow of SPIE and Optica, and listed as a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.
Prof. Kouichi Akahane
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
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Kouichi Akahane received B.E., M.E., and Ph.D degrees in Material Science from University of Tsukuba in 1997, 1999, and 2002, respectively. He joined the Communications Research Laboratory (known as National Institute of Information and Communications Technology from April 1, 2004,), Koganei, Tokyo in 2002. He is now the Director of Optical Access Technology Laboratory of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and is currently working on optical access network, photonics devices, and compound semiconductor crystal growth.
Prof. Xueli Chen
Xidian University, China
Title: Computational Raman imaging and spectroscopy
Xueli Chen is a “Distinguished Professor” of Huashan Scholars at Xidian University, a “UM Distinguished Visiting Scholar” at University of Macau, Director of Advanced Diagnostic & Treatment Technology and Equipment Key Laboratory of Higher Education Institutions in Shaanxi Province, Director of Xi'an Key Laboratory of Intelligent Sensing and Regulation of Cross-scale Life Information. He has been selected as national and provincial young talents. He mainly engaged in research on new technologies and applications of biomedical photonics. In the past five years, he has published more than 40 SCI papers (including Science Advances) and 2 English chapters as the first or corresponding author; authorized two US patents and 16 Chinese patents. He also won the second prize of Shaanxi Provincial Natural Science and the first prize of Shaanxi University Science and Technology.
Prof. Alex Yasha Yi
University of Michigan, USA
Title: Ultra high NA Metasurfaces lens for near-eye display applications
Dr. Alex Yasha Yi is currently Fellow of Optica (Optical Society of America) and a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, and was a Post-Doctoral Associate with the Electronic Materials Processing Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, where he was involved in research on integrated nano optoelectronic devices. He had extensive research experiences with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the 3M Corporate Research Laboratory. He is also a Professor Affiliate with the Microsystems Technology Laboratory at MIT and faculty fellow at Air Force Research Laboratory. He has authored more than 100 journal papers, has edited one book and written three book chapters, and holds 17 U.S. patents and 16 international patents. He has led several government/industry-funded projects, has been at review panel for NSF, DOE and DOD, and has been a reviewer for leading journals. His research interests are intelligent semiconductor chip, solid-state electronics, semiconducting devices, photovoltaics and energy-related optoelectronic devices, solid-state lighting (LEDs), bioinspired nanooptoelectronic structures, nanoelectronics/MEMS, and intelligent vehicle and transportation system. He is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the IEEE Southeast Michigan Section, the associate editor of IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter, Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, and Editorial Board Member for Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.
Prof. Yandan Lin
Fudan University, China
Title: Modelling the non-visual biological effects of light for human eyes
Yandan Lin received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Light Sources & Illuminating Engineering, Fudan University in 1999 and 2005, respectively. She also received PhD education in Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, based on the DAAD Joint PhD Program. She is now a full professor at the School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University. Her research interests include visual comfort, color vision, and human-centric lighting. She has been awarded more than 30 funding projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Special Projects for China Commercial Aircraft and Railway Vehicles. She is the Chair of CIE TC 1-91 (Color Quality of White Light) , Chinese representative for CIE Div4, Chairman of the Intelligent Transportation Lighting Committee of China Illuminating Engineering Society,member of SAC/TC114 and SAC/TC224, Chairman of The China International Automotive Lighting Forum(IFAL), and is active in the field of color vision and lighting. She was the laureate of the 2023 WFEO Gree Women in Engineering Prize.
Prof. Charlotte Hauser
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
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Prof. Chik Patrick Yue
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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C. Patrick Yue (S’93–M’98–SM’05–F’15) received the B.S. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering (Highest Hons.) from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994 and 1998, respectively.

Based on his Ph.D. thesis work, he co-founded Atheros Communications in 1998 and contributed to the development and deployment of the world's first IEEE802.11a CMOS Wi-Fi transceiver system-on-chip (SoC). In 2002, he joined Aeluros to work on CMOS high-speed PHY/SerDes IC design and signal integrity issues in chip packaging. Between 2001 and 2003, while working at the start-ups, he served as a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford in the EE Department focusing on research in the area of high-frequency CMOS IC design and RF device modeling. In 2003, he joined Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 2006, he moved to the University of California, Santa Barbara and was promoted to full professor in 2010. Since 2011, he has been a Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the first Associate Provost for Knowledge Transfer at HKUST. In 2016, he took a sabbatical leave from HKUST to Tsinghua University, Beijing, PRC as a Visiting Chair Professor in the Institute of Microelectronics. In 2017, he founded LiPHY Communications to commercialize visible light communication (VLC) technology for smart building and IoT market. Currently, he is the Director of the HKUST Integrated Circuit Design Center (ICDC), the Optical Wireless Lab (OWL), and the HKUST-Qualcomm Joint Innovation and Research Lab. His research interest includes optical wireless physical layer circuits and systems, high-speed wireline communication SoC, millimeter-wave communication and sensing circuits, indoor positioning and image processing technologies for robotic applications, and edge computing accelerator design for IoT applications.

Prof. Yue has contributed to more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, 20 granted patents, and 2 book chapters. He was awarded the eleventh Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Youth Award by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in 2016. He and his students received the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Best Student Paper Award in 2003, the IEEE International Wireless Symposium (IWS) Best Student Paper Award in 2016, and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Outstanding Young Author Award in 2017. He has served on the technical program committees of the ISSCC, the IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI-Circuits), the IEEE RFIC Symposium (RFIC), the IEEE European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), the IEEE IWS, and the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC). He was an Editor for IEEE Electron Device Letters and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine, and a Guest Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. Since 2018, he has been an Editor of the Proceedings of the IEEE. He was an Elected AdCom Member from 2015 to 2017 for the IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society (SSCS) and was a SSCS Distinguished Lecturer between 2017 and 2018. He served as the Vice-President of Membership of the IEEE SSCS between 2016 to 2021. Prof. Yue is a Member of ACM and a Fellow of IEEE and OSA.
Prof. Mahmoud Rasras
New York University, Abu Dhabi
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Mahmoud Rasras, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University, Abu Dhabi. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, conducting research at IMEC on spectroscopic photon-emission microscopy for CMOS device reliability. Dr. Rasras has extensive industrial research experience at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia), USA, focusing on integrated optical components for advanced photonic networks. He previously held a faculty position at Masdar Institute (now part of Khalifa University), Abu Dhabi, and directed the SRC/GF Center-for-Excellence on Integrated Photonics. Dr. Rasras' NYUAD research group addresses communication bandwidth limitations through high-speed transceiver circuits and the integration of 2D materials on Silicon photonics platforms. He authored 190+ peer-reviewed papers, holds 34 US patents, and is a Senior IEEE Member, OSA member, and Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists. Dr. Rasras also served as an Associate Editor of Optics Express.