Keynote Speakers

SUM/PSC 2024 Keynote Speakers

Yosuke Aragane

Talk Title: Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) for a Sustainable World by Photonic Technologies

Dr. Yosuke Aragane Bio

Dr. Yosuke Aragane is Vice President, Head of IOWN development office, NTT. His responsibilities are managing IOWN R&D in NTT Labs and leading IOWN Global Forum operations with diverse IOWN Global Forum members.

Jonathan Hoffman

Talk Title: The Future of Quantum Sensing

Dr. Jonathan Hoffman Bio:

Dr. Hoffman is a program manager in the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office. His research interests include quantum sensing, PNT, optics, and photonics. Hoffman received a BA in mathematics and physics from Boston University with summa cum laude distinction. He received a PhD in physics from University of Maryland, College Park.

Paul Prucnal
Princeton University

Talk Title: Neuromorphic Photonics

Paul Prucnal Bio:

Paul Prucnal is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University. He is co-author of the book, Neuromorphic Photonics, and is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and Fellow of Optica and the National Academy of Inventors. He was the recipient of Princeton‘s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Roland Ryf
Nokia Bell Labs

Talk Title: The Power of Digital Signal Processing for Coherent Optical Communication and Sensing

Roland Ryf Bio:

Roland Ryf is a fellow at Nokia Bell Labs, NJ where he has been working on MEMS based large port-count optical cross-connect switches, high-resolution optical wavelength filters, multimode components and optical amplifiers, and numerous first experimental demonstrations of long-distance high-capacity space-division multiplexed transmission over multimode fibers and coupled-core multicore fibers.