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ECE Seminar* Silicon Photonics for Lidar, Augmented Reality, and Beyond by Dr. Jelena Notaros

When: Friday, March 17, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Cost: Free
Description: Topic: Silicon Photonics for Lidar, Augmented Reality, and Beyond

Speaker: Dr. Jelena Notaros, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Location: Science & Engineering Building (SENG), Room 222

By enabling the integration of millions of micro-scale optical components on compact millimeter-scale computer chips, silicon photonics is positioned to enable next-generation optical technologies that facilitate revolutionary advances for numerous fields spanning science and engineering. In this talk, I will highlight our work on developing novel silicon-photonics-based platforms, devices, and systems that enable innovative solutions to high-impact problems in areas including augmented-reality displays, LiDAR sensing for autonomous vehicles, free-space optical communications, optical trapping for biophotonics, 3D printing, and trapped-ion quantum engineering.

Jelena Notaros is the Robert J. Shillman Career Development Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from MIT in 2020 and 2017, respectively, and B.S. degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015. Her research interests are in integrated silicon photonics devices, systems, and applications. Jelena was one of three Top DARPA Risers, a 2018 DARPA D60 Plenary Speaker, a 2023 NSF CAREER Award recipient, a 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Listee, a 2021 MIT Robert J. Shillman (1974) Career Development Chair recipient, a 2020 MIT RLE Early Career Development Award recipient, a 2015 MIT Herbert E. (1933) and Dorothy J. Grier Presidential Fellow, a 2015-2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a 2019 OSA CLEO Chair's Pick Award recipient, a 2022 OSA APC Best Paper Award recipient, a 2022 OSA FiO Emil Wolf Best Paper Award Finalist, a 2014 IEEE Region 5 Paper Competition First Place recipient, a 2018 MIT EECS Rising Star, a 2014 Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award recipient, and a 2015 CU Boulder Chancellor's Recognition Award recipient, among other honors.

The Seminar is open to the public free of charge.

*For further information, please contact Dr. Honggang Wang at 508.999.8469, or via email at
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Topical Areas: General Public, University Community, College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering