Technical Program Comm.
General Co-chair

Jianping Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Professor in School of Electronic, Information and Electrical Engineering
Research interests include silicon photonic devices and integration, photonic signal processing and applications, and transmission, switching and sensing photonics

General Co-chair

Yi Luo, Tsinghua
Professor in Department of Electronic Engineering
Research interests include semiconductor lasers, optical modulators and integration of DFB lasers/EA modulators, GaN LEDs, fabrication technology of the semiconductor devices, materials growth by MOVPE or MBE, novel photonic device, photonic integrated devices

TPC Co-chair

Xinwan Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Associate Dean & Professor in UM-SJTU Joint Institute
Research interests include optical sensing and networks, optical fiber and fiber lasers

TPC Co-chair

Xinliang Zhang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Professor in School of Optical and Electronic Information & Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics
Research interests include Optical signal processing Devices & Integration for optical network, high performance computing and instrumentation.

TPC Co-chair

Jian Wu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Professor in Institute of Information Photonics and Optical Communication
Research interests include optical interconnect network, optical switching, high-speed optical transmission and all optical signal processing.

Category / Workshop Chairs and Co-chairs

C1 Optical Communication Transmission Systems and Subsystems


Fan Zhang, Peking university
Fan Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China in 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he was with Optoelectronics Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong, as a Senior Research Associate. From 2004 to 2006, he was with Technische Universit?t Berlin, Germany, as a Humboldt Research Fellow. In 2006, he joined Peking University and is currently a full professor. His research interests include high speed optical transmission, advanced modulation format, fiber nonlinearities mitigation, optical and electrical equalization, coherent optical communication, digital signal processing, etc. He has published more than eighty academic articles in peer-reviewed international journals and prestigious conferences. Dr. Zhang is a senior member of IEEE and a member of Optical Society of America.


Yan Li, Beijing Univ. of Post and Telecom.
Yan Li is an associate Professor in Institute of Information Photonics and Optical Communications. Her research interests include high speed optical transmission, free space optical communication and optical signal processing.

Chongjin Xie, 
Alibaba Group
Chongjin Xie received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China in 1996
and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2001, he worked at Photonics laboratory, Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden for one and half years to conduct post-doctorate research. He joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) in Holmdel, New Jersey, USA in 2001 and was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, doing research on optical communication systems and networks. In November 2014, he joined Alibaba Group, working on datacenter optics. His research interests cover many aspects of fiber optical communication systems and networks, including high-speed lightwave transmission, advanced modulation formats and detection techniques, digital signal processing for optical communication systems, fiber nonlinearities and compensation, polarization effects and mitigation, optical performance monitoring, optical signal processing, etc. He has authored and co-authored more than 190 journal and conference publications, and two book chapters. He is an associate editor of Journal of Lightwave Technology, and has served in many conferences as chairs, TPC chairs or TPC members. Dr. Xie is a senior member of IEEE and a fellow of OSA.

Takeshi Hoshida, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Takeshi Hoshida received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1993, 1995, and 1998, respectively. Since 1998, when he joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, he has been engaged in the research and development of dense wavelength-division multiplexing optical transmission systems. From 2000 to 2002, he was with Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., Richardson, TX. Since 2007, he has been with Fujitsu Limited, Kawasaki, Japan. Dr. Hoshida is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers and the Japan Society of Applied Physics.

TPC members
Hao Hu, Technical University of Denmark
Alan Pak Tao Lau, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Periklis Petropoulos, University of Southampton
Itsuro Morita, KDDI R&D Laboratories
Michael Eiselt, ADVA Optical Networking SE
Changyuan Yu, National University of Singapore
William Shieh, University of Melbourne
Danish Rafique, Coriant R&D GmbH
Qi Yang, Wuhan Research Institute of Post & Telecomnunication
Johannes Fischer, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Jin-Xing Cai, TE Subsea Communications 
Hoon Kim, KAIST
Hwan Seok Chung, ETRI
Toshihiko Hirooka, Tohoku University
Akihide Sano, NTT

C2 Optical Networking and Switching Technologies

Christophe Peucheret, University of Rennes 1
Christophe Peucheret received the graduate engineering degree from Télécom Bretagne, Brest, France, in 1994, the M.Sc. degree in microwaves and optoelectronics from University College London, London, U.K., in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2003. He has been with the Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark between 1997 and 2013. Since September 2013 he is with the Foton Laboratory (CNRS UMR 6082), ENSSAT, University of Rennes 1. His research interests are in the field of optical fiber communication systems and currently include optical signal processing, parametric processes in nonlinear fibers and waveguides, silicon photonics, applications of micro-resonators and applications of nanophotonic components.


Lilin Yi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Lilin Yi has received the BS (2002) and MS (2005) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. He achieved the PhD degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST, currently named as Telecom ParisTech), France and SJTU, China on Mar. and Jun. 2008 respectively as a joint-educated PhD student. After graduation, he worked at Avanex R&D center as a product development manager, presided projects of Alcatel-Lucent 100G novel optical amplifier and Avanex next generation optical amplification platform. Since 2010, he joined the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Network, SJTU. Currently he is working as an associate professor. His main research topics include novel optical access networks, photonic signal processing, Graphene photonics and secure optical communications. Dr. Lilin Yi is the author or coauthor of more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, including more than 10 invited papers, which have been cited by more than 800 times (Google Scholar). Dr. Yi has achieved the awards of “National excellent PhD thesis in China” and "National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars of China". 

Jiajia Chen, Royal Institute of Technology
Jiajia Chen received a B.S. degree (2004) in information engineering from Zhejiang University, China, and a Ph.D. degree (2009) from KTH the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Optical Networks Lab (ONLab) at KTH, leading a research group on datacenter networks in Sino-Swedish Joint Research Center of Photonics (JORCEP). She is co-author of over 90 publications in international journals and conferences. Her research interests include optical networks for both telecom and datacom.

Joerg-Peter Elbers, Adva Optical Networking
Joerg-Peter Elbers is Vice President Advanced Technology in the CTO Office at ADVA Optical Networking in Munich, Germany, and responsible for technology strategy, new product concepts, standardization, and research. In his role, he is directing research activities in the optical and Ethernet area such as software-defined networking and network function virtualization, high speed optical transmission, packet-optical networking, and next-generation optical access. Prior to joining ADVA in 2007, Joerg was Director of Technology in the Optical Product Unit of Marconi (now Ericsson). From 1999 to 2001, he worked at Siemens AG, last as Director of Network Architecture in Siemens Optical Networks. Joerg received his diploma and Dr.-Ing. Degrees in electrical engineering from Dortmund University, Germany, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical presentations, 3 book chapters and 15 patents. Joerg is a member of the IEEE, heads the VDE (German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) expert committee for optical communications, serves on the program committee of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), and is associate editor of the OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN). He also serves on the board of the European Technology Platforms on Photonics and Networking.

TPC members
Didier Erasme, Telecom ParisTech
Jesper Bevensee Jensen, Technical University of Denmark
Yueping Cai, Chongqing University
Ming Xia, Ericsson
Ming Tang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Massimo Tornatore, Politecnico di Milano
Anna Tzanakaki, Bristol University
Didier Colle, Ghent University
Takehiro Tsuritani, KDDI Labs
Takashi Inoue, AIST
Akio Sahara, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories
Keren Bergman, Columbia University
Andrew Lord, BT

C3 Optical Fibers, Cables, Devices and Modules

Aihua Yu, O-Net Communication Group Ltd
Dr Aihua Yu is the Vice President of R&D at O-Net Communications, responsible for optical module and subsystem product development.  Prior to joining O-Net in 2004, he worked at Lucent technology (UK) and Innovance Networks (Canada) as a senior member of technique staff from 1998 to 2004. Dr Yu obtained BSc and MSc from Southeast University of China in 1981 and 1984 respectively. He also earned a PhD degree in 1993 from University of Essex, UK, where he also hold positions of senior research officer and chief research officer from 1993 to 1997. Dr Yu has been working in the field of optical fiber communications for more than 20 years with extensive experiences in both industry and academic research. He has published more 30 papers in the international journals and conferences in the fiber optics related area. He also holds more than 10 patents.


Kunzhong Lu, Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co., Ltd
Dr. Kunzhong Lu is the national distinguished expert and vice president of Wuhan Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co., Ltd ( Raycus ). In 2010, he was selected as the “thousand person plan”. In 2001, He earned the Ph.D. degree at Connecticut University under the tutelage of Pro. Niloy Dutta. From 2001 to 2010, he work in the America Multiplex company, served as the engineer, product line manager, production director, senior director. During the period, he was mainly engaged in high-end optoelectronic device development, production and marketing, and designed and developed the 10Gb/s EML chip and 10Gb/s tunable EML laser. As the product of the person in charge, he successfully developed including TOSA, GPO, 14 Pin and 21 Pin with drive 10G and 40G high speed EML laser package, high power pump laser and APD ROSA devices. In 2010, he returned to the China by thousand person plan, and served as chief scientist of Wuhan post ASTRI State Key Laboratory, mainly engaged in high-end optoelectronic chip and device.

Zehua Hong, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Zehua Hong received the Ph.D. degree in Electromagnetic and Microwave Technology from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2012. Then he joined China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. His current research interests include Infrared information processing, integration photonic devices and optical information processing.

Chen Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
He received the Ph. D. degree in micro-electronics and solid electronics from Huazhong University of Science and technology in 2004. He joined the Telecom department of Huazhong University of Science and Technology as postdoctor. From 2006, he was an associate professor at School of Optoelectronic Science and engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His current research interests include Optical and wireless integration of communications, optical wireless communication, LED and its application.

Jiangnan Dai, 
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
He received the Ph.D. degree from Light emitting materials and Devices Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education in 2007. He joined the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), Huazhong University of Science and Technology as postdoctor. From 2010, he was an associate professor at WNLO. His current research interests include semiconductor material growth and optoelectronic device.

TPC members
Lei Su, University of Liverpool
Hua Ji, Technical University of Denmark
Weiqi Xue, Technical University of Denmark
Yin Yan, Soochow University
Shuguang Li, CASC
Haimei Luo, Jiangxi Normal University
Wei Jia, CASC
Xiaomeng Sun, Technical University of Berlin
Anjin Liu, Technical University of Berlin
Gan Zhou, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Xiaoke Yi, University of Syndey
Bin Tang, Changzhou University
Xinfang Jiang, Changzhou University
Swook Hann, Korea Photonics Technology Institute

C4 Optical Fiber Sensors and Microwave Photonics

Shilong Pan, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Shilong Pan received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2010, he was a “Vision 2010” Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Microwave Photonics Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. From 2010 to present, he has been with the College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where he is currently a full professor and executive director of the Key Laboratory of Radar Imaging and Microwave Photonics (Nanjing Univ. Aeronaut. Astronaut.), Ministry of Education. His research has focused on microwave photonics, which includes Radio over fiber, photonic generation of microwave, mm-wave and THz, photonic processing of microwave signals, photonic microwave measurement and photonic integrated circuits. Dr. Pan has authored or co-authored over 170 papers, published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Pan is a steering committee member of the IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP 2013-2015) and the TPC Chair of the high-speed and broadband wireless technologies subcommittee of the IEEE Radio Wireless Symposium in 2013 and 2014. He was the organizer or co-organizer of the microwave photonics workshops in ACP 2013 and PIERS 2013. He was also a committee member of numerous international conferences. Dr. Pan is a senior member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, the IEEE Photonics Society and and a member of the Optical Society of America.


Jungwon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Jungwon Kim received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1999, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. From 1999 to 2002, he was a Development Engineer at FiberPro Inc. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Associate with the Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, USA. Since 2009, he has been with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, where he is currently an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering and an Adjunct Professor in Electrical Engineering and Physics. He is the author of 30 journal papers and 70 conference papers, and holds 7 patents. His research interests include ultralow-noise and compact femtosecond lasers and their applications in timing and synchronization, photonic signal processing, accelerators and ultrafast electron sources, long-distance transfer, and remote sensing.

Weiwen Zou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Weiwen Zou received the B.S. degree in physics and M.S. degree in optics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in optoelectronics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2008. In 2003, he was engaged in research of non-volatile photorefractive-based holography at University of Electro-Communications, Japan, as an exchange student. Since 2005, he had been working on Brillouin-scattering-based discriminative sensing of strain and temperature for his doctoral research in electronic engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo. In 2009, he became a Project Assistant Professor of the University of Tokyo. In 2010, he joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an Associate Professor. His current research interests include fiber-optic distributed sensors, fiber-optic measurement, and photonic signal processing. He is the author of peer-reviewed 45 journal papers and 35 conference papers, and holds 3 patents. Dr. Zou is a senior member of the IEEE and a life member of the Optical Society of America (OSA).

Yosuke Mizuno, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Yosuke Mizuno received the B.E., M.E., and Dr.Eng. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2005, 2007, and 2010, respectively. From 2007 to 2010, he was engaged in Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry for his Dr.Eng. degree at the University of Tokyo. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Research Fellow (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). From 2010 to 2012, as a Research Fellow (PD) of JSPS, he worked on polymer optics at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. In 2011, he stayed at BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany, as a Visiting Research Associate. Since 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he is active in fiber-optic sensing, polymer optics, and ultrasonics. Dr. Mizuno is the winner of the Funai Research Award 2010, the Ando Incentive Prize for the Study of Electronics 2011, the NF Foundation R&D Encouragement Award 2012, and the Kenjiro Nakamura Prize 2012. He is a member of the IEEE, the Japanese Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), and the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan.

TPC members
Long Jin, Jinan University
Qizhen Sun, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Yu Wu, University of Electronic Science and Technology
Jun Yang, Harbin Engineering University
Ken Kashiwagi, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Kokoro Kitamura, Shimane University
Michiko Nishiyama, Soka University
Chao Wang, University of Kent
Toshiaki Kuri, NICT
Xiaoke Yi, University of Sydney
Thas A Nirmalathas, University of Melbourne
Hyuk-Kee Sung, Hongik University
Anatoly Khilo, Masdar Institute
Ryan Scott, UC Davis

C5 Laser Technologies and Applications


Shinji Yamashita, Tokyo University
Shinji Yamashita was born in Osaka, Japan, on August 14, 1965. He received the B.E., the M.E. and Dr. Eng. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in 1988, 1990, and 1993, respectively. He was appointed as a Research Associate in 1991, a Lecturer in 1994, an Associate Professor in 1998, and a Professor in 2009, at the University of Tokyo. At present, He is a Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), the University of Tokyo. From 1996 to 1998, he stayed at Optoelectronics Research Center (ORC), University of Southampton, UK, as a visiting research fellow. He has been engaged in research of coherent optical fiber communications, optical fiber amplifiers, fiber nonlinearities and fiber lasers. His current interest is in fiber lasers and nonlinear devices for optical fiber communications and sensors. He has published and presented over 300 refereed papers in the field. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Optical Society of America (OSA), the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan (IEICE), and the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP).


E. Kelleher, Imperial college
E. Kelleher is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, Imperial College London. Edmund was born in Norwich, England in 1986. He holds a First-class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Warwick, a joint M.Sc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices from the University of St Andrews and Heriot-Watt University, and a Ph.D in Physics from Imperial College London, awarded in 2007, 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2013 he was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship from Imperial College London, and a Research Fellowship from the UK Royal Academy of Engineering – the position he currently holds within the Department of Physics, Imperial College London. His research interests lie in the field of ultrafast nonlinear optics, with themes including bright and dark soliton, and dissipative soliton dynamics, high energy mode-locked fibre lasers, parametric processes, supercontinuum generation and optical frequency combs. He also has a keen interest in the application of low-dimensional nanomaterials for the development of advanced photonic and plasmonic devices.

Han Zhang, Shenzhen University
Han Zhang, Professor of photonics, SZU-NUS Collaborative Innovation Centre for Optoelectronic Science & Technology, Shenzhen University. He was born in Hubei, China, in 1984. He received the B.S. degree from Wuhan University in 2006 and received the Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University. He is the winner of National “Thousand Talents Program” for Distinguished Young Scholars, a government endowed professorship, and National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars. His current research includes: Graphene and graphene-related materials based photonics and Optoelectronics and laser optics and nonlinear optics. He has published more than 60 papers including Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, PRL, Scientific Reports etc. His total citations are more than 3500 times and H-factor is 30.

Kan Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Dr. Kan Wu received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Electronic Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2006 and 2009. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in 2013. In 2013, he worked as a postdoc researcher in Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) in NTU. Since later 2013, Dr. Wu joined SJTU as a lecturer in the State Key Lab of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks. His research interests include dynamics and noise of mode-locked laser, photonic properties and applications of novel 2D materials, high-speed and high-resolution optical sampling, and microwave photonics. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers. Dr. Wu is currently a member of IEEE.

TPC members
Tomoyuki Miyamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Norihiko Nishizawa, Nagoya University
Kyunghwan Oh, Yonsei University
Fabian Rotermund, Ajou University
Perry Ping Shum, Nanyang Technological University
Miro Erkintalo, University of Auckland
Meng Zhang, Beihang University
Sven Hofling, University of St Andrews
Fengqiu Wang, Nanjing University
Zhiping Cai, Xiamen University
Jin-Wei Shi, National Central University
Wen-Cheng Xu, South China Normal University
John Travers, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Ajoy Kar, Heriot Watt University

C6 Micro/Nano Photonic Devices and Integration

Andrew Poon, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Andrew Wing On Poon received his Ph.D. and M. Phil. degrees in physics from Yale University, New Haven, in 2001 and 1998, respectively.  He received his B.A. degree (with honors) in physics from The University of Chicago, Illinois, in 1995.  In 2001 he joined the department of electronic and computer engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), as an assistant professor.  He is now a professor.  He has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers in journals and international conferences, co-authored three book chapters, co-edited one book, and awarded one patent.  He has served as the chair of The IEEE Photonics Society Hong Kong Chapter (2008-2009).  During his 2nd term tenure, the Hong Kong Chapter was awarded the Society “Chapter of the Year” Award 2009.  He has served on various technical program committees of international conferences.  He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.  His current research interests include silicon photonics, optical microresonators, optical interconnects, optical manipulation of particles and optical biosensing.

Laurent Vivien, Université Paris-Sud XI
Laurent Vivien has joined the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) at the University of Paris-Sud in 2003. His activities are about silicon-based photonics from the passive structures including slot waveguides, , optical couplers, photonic crystals, polarization rotators… to optoelectronic devices including optical modulators, Ge on Si photodetectors, Ge/SiGe quantum well structures, strained silicon, carbon nanotubes based optoelectronic devices. Since 2006, he is in charge of the silicon photonics group at IEF. Laurent Vivien is currently involved in several ANR and European projects as coordinator or WP leader. He coauthored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal and conferences publications, and holds 7 patents. He also presented his work in more than 200 international conferences and contributed to several books.

Po Dong, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Po Dong is currently a member of technical staff at Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent. He is working on developing photonic integrated circuits toachieve high-bandwidth and low-power optical links. Previous to Bell Labs, he worked as a principal research engineer at Kotura Inc., where he was leading the silicon photonic effort on ultraperformance nanophotonic intrachip communications and photonic analog signal processing engines.From 2005 to 2007, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. He received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His research areas mainly include photonic integrated circuits, nonlinear optics, and atomic coherence.

Linjie Zhou, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Dr. Linjie Zhou received his B.S. degree in microelectronics from Peking University in 2003. He received his Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Davis. Currently he is an associate professor in the State Key Lab of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests include silicon photonics, optical microresonators, micro/nano plasmonics, and optical integration for telecommunications and interconnects. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed international journal and conference papers, including more than 10 invited papers. He was granted the award of "National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars of China" in 2014. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America (OSA).

TPC members
Ben Eggleton, University of Sydney
Dan-Xia Xu, National Research Council Canada
Joyce Poon, University of Toronto
Lin Yang, Institude of Semiconductor, CAS
Zhiping Zhou, Peking University
Ciyuan Qiu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Larry Yuan, Shenzhen University
Siyuan Yu, Sun Yat-sen University
El-Hang Lee, Zhejiang University
Delphine Marris-Morini, University of Paris Sud
Hong Tsang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Koji Yamada, NTT Microsystem Integration Laboratories
Ching Eng Jason Png, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing
Nick Fontaine, ALU Bell Labs
J. M. Fedeli, CEA-LETI

C7 Biomedical Optics


Chi-Kuang Sun, National Taiwan University
Chi-Kuang Sun received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, in 1987 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Harvard University in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, between 1992 and 1994, and was with the NSF Center of Quantized Electronics Structures, University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1995 to 1996 as an assistant research fellow. In 1996, he joined the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering at NTU, where he is now a life distinguished professor and the Y. Z. Hsu science chair professor. He served as the Deputy Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and was the founding Chief Director of NTU Molecular Imaging Center. He is an adjunct research fellow at the Institute of Physics and Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. He leads the NTU Ultrafast Optics Group and his research interest is primarily concerned with biomedical optics, nano-acoustics, femtosecond laser technology, and THz optoelectronics. Dr. Sun is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), and a fellow of the IEEE Photonics Society.  He was the recipient of year 2000 C.N. Yang Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Association of Asian Pacific Physical Society, the 2001 Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Researchers from Academia Sinica of Taiwan, the 2003 Leica Microsystems Innovation Award, the MERIT Award from the National Health Research Institute of Taiwan (2003-2009; 2010), the 2004 NTU Research Achievement Award, the Outstanding Research Award (2004-2006; 2009-2015) and the Outstanding Research Grant Award (2008-2011) from National Science Council of Taiwan, the 2008 Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Paper Award, the 2008 Outstanding Electrical Engineer Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering, and the 2010 Engineering Medal from the Taiwan Photonic Society.


Xueding Wang, University of Michigan
Dr. Xueding Wang is currently a tenured Associate Professor with the University of Michigan, Department of Radiology, holding an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  Before working as an independent principle investigator, Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University and Postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Wang has extensive experience in imaging system development and adaptation of novel diagnostic technology to laboratory research and clinical managements, especially those involving light and ultrasound.  Sponsored by NIH, NSF, DoD and other funding agencies, his research has led to over 100+ peer-reviewed publications.  His paper published in 2003 on Nature Biotechnology has received around 1000 citations up to now, and is the most cited paper focused on biomedical photoacoustic imaging.  At the University of Michigan Medical School, a major part of his research is focused on clinical applications of photoacoustic imaging, including those involving breast cancer, arthritis, prostate cancer, liver conditions and brain disorders.  Dr. Wang is the recipient of the Sontag Foundation Fellow of the Arthritis National Research Foundation in 2005, Joint Research Fund for Overseas Chinese Scholars and Scholars in Hong Kong and Macao from National Science Foundation of China in 2011, and the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Academy of Radiology Research in 2013.  He is also sitting on the editorial boards of journals including Photoacoustics,Ultrasonic Imaging,and Molecular Imaging and Dynamics.

Sung-Liang Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Sung-Liang Chen received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering and M.S. degree in electro-optical engineering from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. He obtained the postdoctoral training at University of Michigan Medical School. He then joined the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute as an assistant professor in 2013. His work on photoacoustic detection of pulsed terahertz radiation was reported by Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Michigan News, R&D Magazine, Radiology Daily, Science Daily, etc. His research interests include optical resonators for sensing applications, optical imaging systems, and photoacoustic imaging for biomedical applications.

TPC members
Jigang Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Zhiwei Huang, National University of Singapore
Junle Qu, Shenzhen University
Song Liang, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guohai Situ, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics
Dan Zhu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Shi-Wei Chu, National Taiwan University
Donghyun Kim, Yonsei Institute of Medical Instruments Technology
Chinlon Lin, Lightel 
Yasuyuki Ozeki, Tokyo University
Chao Tao, Nanjing University

C8 Optoelectronic Materials for Communications, Display and Energy

Bin Cai, University of Shanghai for Sci. & Tech.
Bin Cai received the Ph.D. degree in optical materials from Tohoku University, Japan in 2003. Then he joined Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, and was engaged in organic nonlinear materials for telecommunication applications. From 2012, he was a full Professor of School of Optical-electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China. His current research interests include organic/inorganic optical nanocomposites, nonlinear optical materials and terahertz materials and devices. 


Toshikuni Kaino, Tohoku University
Toshikuni Kaino received the Ph.D. degree in quantum electronics from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1990. He joined NTT Research Laboratories, Tokyo, and was engaged in research and development of organic materials for telecommunication applications. He did a pioneering works of the development of low loss plastic optical fibers. From 1996, he was a Professor at the Institute of Chemical Reaction Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan where he engaged in research works of electro-optic polymers, polymer nano-composites and polymer optical waveguides. Since 2008 he is a Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University Sendai, Japan.

Zhenquan Tan, Dalian University of Technology
Prof. Tan received his BS degree from Peking University, China in 2002 and his MS and PhD degree in organic solid state chemistry from Tohoku University, Japan in 2005 and 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2010 he was a post doctor at Osaka University, Japan. He joined Kobe University, Japan as an assistant professor in 2010, and then returned to Osaka University as a researcher fellow in 2013. In 2014 he became a full professor in the School of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering at Dalian University of Technology, China. His current research interests include tailored-made and self-assembly of organic and inorganic nanocrystals for optoelectronic materials and devices, ceramics and carbon-based functional nanomaterials for environmental and energy applications.

Xiaojun Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

TPC members
Jean-Christophe Valmalette, Université de Toulon
Yikai Zhou, Shanghai Normal University
Ling Zhang, University of Shanghai for Sci. & Tech.
Gongjie Xu, University of Shanghai for Sci. & Tech.
Fuxing Gu, University of Shanghai for Sci. & Tech.
Okihiro Sugihara, Utsunomiya University
Freddy Susanto Tan, Utsunomiya University

S1 Optical Wireless Communications

Zhengyuan Xu, University of Science and Technology of China
Zhengyuan Xu received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1989 and 1991, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, in 1999. From 1991 to 1996, he was with Tsinghua Unisplendour Group Corporation, Tsinghua University, as system engineer and department manager. In 1999, he joined University of California, Riverside, first as Assistant Professor and then tenured Associate Professor and Professor. He was Founding Director of the multi-campus Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-Light), University of California. In 2010, he was selected by the “Thousand Talents Program” of China, appointed as Professor at Tsinghua University, and then joined University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He is Founding Director of the Optical Wireless Communication and Network Center of USTC, Founding Director of Wireless-Optical Communications Key Laboratory of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a chief scientist of the National Key Basic Research Program (973 Program) of China. His research focuses on wireless communication and networking, optical wireless communications, geolocation, intelligent transportation, and signal processing. He has published over 190 journal and conference papers. He has served as an Associate Editor and Guest Editor for different IEEE journals, and serves as Associate Editor for the OSA/SIOM journal Photonics Research and Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC - Special Issue on Optical Wireless Communications. He was a Founding Chair of IEEE Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications.


Zabih Ghassemlooy, Northumbria University
Professor Zabih Ghassemlooy, CEng, Fellow of IET, Senior Member of IEEE: Received his BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1981, and MSc and PhD in Optical Communications from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), in 1984 and 1987, respectively. From 1986-87 worked in UMIST and from 1987 to 1988 was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the City University, London. In 1988 he joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer, becoming a Professor in Optical Communications in 1997. From 2004-2012 was an Associate Dean for Research in the School of Computing, Engineering and from 2012-2014 Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK. He currently heads the Northumbria Communications Research Laboratories within the Faculty. He has been a visiting professor at a number of institutions and currently is at University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Optics and Applications, and British Journal of Applied Science & Technology. His research interests are on optical wireless communications, visible light communications and radio over fibre/free space optics. He has received a number of research grants from UK Research Councils, European Union, Industry and UK Government, has supervised a large number of PhD students (> 48) and published over 550 papers (192 in journals + 4 books) and presented several keynote and invited talks (over 60). He is a co-author of a CRC book on “Optical Wireless Communications – Systems and Channel Modelling with Matlab (2012); a co-editor of an IET book on “Analogue Optical Fibre Communications”. From 2004-06 he was the IEEE UK/IR Communications Chapter Secretary, the Vice-Chairman (2004-2008), the Chairman (2008-2011), and Chairman of the IET Northumbria Network (Oct 2011-). 

Julian Cheng, University of British Columbia
Julian Cheng received a B. Eng. Degree (First Class) in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada in 1995, a M.Sc. (Eng.) degree in mathematics and engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada in 1997, and a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2003. In July 2006, He joined the School of Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, in Kelowna, BC, Canada as an Assistant Professor. In July 2011, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the same School. Previously, Dr. Cheng worked for Bell Northern Research (BNR) and Northern Telecom (later known as NORTEL Networks), and taught at both University of Alberta and Lakehead University. His current research interests include digital communications over wireless channels, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, spread spectrum communications, statistical signal processing for wireless applications, and optical wireless communications. Dr. Cheng co-chaired the 12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT 2011), which was held May 18-22, 2011 on UBC Okanagan campus. In 2012, he chaired the 2012 Wireless Communications, which was held July 3-5, 2012 in Banff, Canada. Currently, he serves as an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and a Guest Editor for a special issue of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on optical wireless communications. Dr. Cheng is also a Senior Member of IEEE. Dr. Cheng held an Adjunct Professor position with the University of Alberta (2005-2010). He is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Dr. Cheng was also the founding chair of IEEE Okanagan Subsection.

Maite Brandt-Pearce, University of Virginia
Maite Brandt-Pearce is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include nonlinear effects in fiber-optics, free-space optical communications, optical networks subject to physical layer degradations and biomedical and radar signal processing.

Zhaocheng Wang, Tsinghua University
Zhaocheng Wang received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. From 1996 to 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From 1997 to 1999, he was with OKI Techno Centre Pte. Ltd., first as a Research Engineer and then as a Senior Engineer. From 1999 to 2009, he was with SONY Deutschland GmbH, Berlin, Germany, first as a Senior Engineer and then as a Principal Engineer. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. His research interests include wireless communications, optical wireless communications, digital broadcasting, and millimeter wave communications. He is a holder of 33 granted U.S./EU patents and is the author of around 70 SCI indexed journal papers. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET FELLOW). He is currently the Editor of IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, the Editor of IEEE Communications Letters, and has served as technical program committee co-chairs of many international conferences.

S3 Design and Fabrication Technology for Photonics Electronics Convergence

Koji Yamada
He received his B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from Kyushu University, Japan, in 1986, 1988 and 2003, respectively. He joined NTT laboratories in 1988 and has been engaged in studies on synchrotron light sources, and recently is engaged in studies on silicon-based photonic integration platform. He is now a senior research engineer, supervisor and distinguished technical member in NTT Device Technology Laboratories. From 2010, he also joined PETRA as a leader of photonic wiring and waveguide research team for PECST project, Japan. He is a member of IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Atomic Energy Society of Japan and the Particle Accelerator Society of Japan.

S4 Hybrid Nanophotonics

Massimo Gurioli, University of Florence
Massimo Gurioli is Associated Professor of Condensed Matter at the University of Florence since 2002, before he was Associated Professor of Condensed Matter at the University of Milano-Bicocca since 1998. He is the head of the nanostructures and the nanophotonics laboratories of the European Laboratory fon Nonlinear Sectroscopy in Florence (LENS). His main research interests include semiconductor nanostructures, individual quantum dots for quantum emitters, nanophotonics and nanoplasmonic, nanofluidity for tailoring photonic systems. In nanostructures and nanophotonics he is a well recognized experts. He organized international conferences and workshops and he is a frequent invited speaker to conferences and colloquia. He is an author of more than 210 papers with more than 2600 citations and H index of 27.

W1 Optical Sampling and Photonic Analog-to-digital Converters

Guiling Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Guiling Wu received his B.S. in optical electronic Technology from Haerbing Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 1995, and a Ph.D. degree in physical electronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2001. From 2001 to 2003 he was a post doctor at State Key Lab of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, china. He joined SJTU, China as an associate professor in 2004. His current research interests include microwave and RF photonic signal processing and transmission, fiber optic time and frequency transfer.


Kaikai Xu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Kaikai Xu received the B.S. degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China in June 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) in June 2014. Since September of 2014, he has been appointed as a Distinguished Associate Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China. Since December of 2014, he has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor of Sichuan Province, China (i.e., the member of the 1000 Plan of Sichuan Province, China). His current research interest includes optoelectronic devices, silicon based photo-electric and electro-optical device integration for photonic ADC, and the application of silicon photonics for optoelectronic integrated-circuits (OEICs) systems.

W2 Photonics of Two-dimensional Materials
Kan Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Biography refers to T5 Laser Technologies and Applications

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