Ke Wang

Education PhD, National ICT Australia (NICTA)
Young Scholar Prize Research Optical-wireless technology for ultra-broadband in-building communications and reconfigurable optical interconnects.
Other Honors 2012 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship

Joseph Kakande

Young Scholars Role Former Chair
Research Area Scaling the capacity, reach, and power efficiency of fiber optic communications networks.
Current position Member of Technical Staff, Nokia Bell Laboratories
Education Ph.D., Optoelectronics, University of Southampton
MEng, Electrical Engineering , University of Hull
Young Scholar Prize Research Ultra high speed, all-optical signal processing of coherent optical communications signals, based on nonlinear fiber optic devices.
Other Honors 2008 – 2012 University of Southampton ORC PhD Research Scholarship
2004 – 2008 University of Hull Lord Wilberforce Full tuition Scholarship
2007 Institute of Engineering and Technology Prize, UK
2007 Nuffield Science Bursary for Academic Scientific Research, UK
Fun Fact Born in Uganda, which is the world’s most ethnically diverse country – we have more than 40 different languages!

Bill Ping Piu Kuo

Education PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of California at San Diego
MS, Electronic Engineering, University of Hong Kong
BS, Electronic and Communications Engineering, University of Hong Kong
Young Scholar Prize Research Developing wideband optical parametric mixers and ultra-fast transmission schemes to send and receive signals of unprecedented speed and quality – and with record low power consumption. This work opened a pathway to realize a photonic-aided analog-to-digital converter system with unprecedented bandwidth and fidelity.

Yihong Wu

Current position Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University
Education PhD, Electrical Engineering, Princeton
Young Scholar Prize Research Identifying the fundamental limits of modern data acquisition, processing and communication, revealing the best compression rate that compressors can possibly achieve.