IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Machine Learning and Optical Systems

Wednesday, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2020, 7:00-9:30 PM
Location: Online Seminar

October 21, 2020
8:15 PM

Online Seminar

Photonic Accelerators for Machine IntelligenceVideo

Prof. Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


Prof. Dirk Englund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Abstract:  Recent advances in materials, control, and nanofabrication now open the prospect for scalable photonic and quantum technologies based on solid-state quantum systems. In particular, photonic integrated circuits (PICs) now allow routing photons with high precision and low loss, and solid-state artificial atoms provide high-quality spin-photon interfaces. The first part of this talk will review progress on PICs for processing classical and quantum information in deep learning neural networks architectures.


Biography:  Dirk Englund received his BS in Physics from Caltech in 2002. After a Fulbright fellowship at T.U. Eindhoven, he completed an MS in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford University in 2008. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, he joined Columbia University as Assistant Professor of E.E. and of Applied Physics. He joined the MIT EECS faculty in 2013. Recent recognitions include the 2011 PECASE, the 2011 Sloan Fellowship in Physics, the 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2017 ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award, and the OSA's 2017 Adolph Lomb Medal, and a Bose Research Fellowship in 2018.


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For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Keisuke Kojima, (, Chair
2) Ajay Garg, (, Co-Chair
3) Dean Tsang, (, Co-Chair
4) Bill Nelson, (, Co-Chair