Guilhem de Valicourt

Current Young Scholars Role Chairman
Research Area Photonic integrated circuits for optical interconnects, optical communications and optical switching.
Current position Member of Technical Staff, Nokia Bell Laboratories
Education PhD, Communication and Electronics, Telecom ParisTech
Master, Photonics Devices, Systems and Networks, University of Essex
Engineer, Physics, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse
Young Scholar Prize Research Novel semiconductor optical devices, in particular reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers (RSOAs). Achievements include demonstrating the first RSOA working at 10 Gbit/s without any electronic compensation and developing, fabricating and optimizing high-performance devices that are considered to be well beyond the state of the art.
Other Honors – 2015 Harm Dorren Commemoration Award.
– Marconi Young Scholar 2012
– Finalist for the ParisTech PhD prize 2012
– Winner of the Alcatel-Lucent’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp
– National French Scholarship, CIFRE (ANRT)
– International M.Sc. program Scholarship
– EURUJI Bsc. Scholarship
Fun Fact In my free time, I like to brew beer in my basement

Aakanksha Chowdhery

Current Young Scholars Role Finance Vice Chair
Research Area Network architectures and data analytics, including fog networking, cyber-physical systems, communications theory, wireless networks, for next-generation Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications.
Current position Associate Research Scholar, Edge Lab, Princeton University
Education PhD, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
B. Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Young Scholar Prize Research High-speed last-mile internet connectivity through the use of Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) techniques for next-generation copper-access networks, allowing order-of-magnitude improvement in data-rates and stability of digital subscriber lines (DSLs) enabling millions of internet-enabled devices.
Other Honors 2012 Paul Baran Marconi Young Scholar
2010-2012 DARE Fellowship, awarded to top 16 Stanford doctoral students with potential to diversify academia
2012 Rising Stars Program
2010 Finalist for Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship
Fun Fact I have hiked up to the Mt. Rainier base camp.

Keun Yeong Cho

Education PhD, KAIST
MS, KAIST
BS, Electrical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul
Young Scholar Prize Research Wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical networks (WDM PON), long considered an ultimate solution for the broadband optical access network, working to overcome deployment cost limitations due to the installation and maintenance of necessary wavelength-specific lasers.

Aleksandr Biberman

Current position Co-Founder and President, Jisto, Inc.
Education PhD, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
MPhil, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
MS, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
BS, Electrical and Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Young Scholar Prize Research Commercializing photonic communication systems.