Best Student Papers

2020 IEEE PHOTONICS CONFERENCE BEST STUDENT PAPER FINALISTS

BEST STUDENT PAPER WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE
2020 IEEE PHOTONICS CONFERENCE CLOSING CEREMONY
THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 2020 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Che-Hsuan Cheng, University of Michigan, USA
“Self-erasable and Rewritable Photonic Platform for Anti-tamper Hardware”
Che-Hsuan Cheng is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on understanding the exciton dynamics at the hybrid interfaces of TMD materials and organic molecules and realizing their potential applications in the next generation optoelectronics.

Aashu Jha, Princeton University, USA
“Reconfigurable All-optical Nonlinear Activation Functions”
Aashu Jha received the B.S. degree in physics and math from Bates College, ME, USA in 2017. She then received the MA degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, NJ, USA in 2019. She is currently a PhD candidate advised by Prof Paul R. Prucnal at Princeton University. Her current research interests include nonlinear optics, optical signal processing, neuromorphic photonics and photonic integrated circuits.

Hsuan-Hao Lu, Purdue University, USA
“Arbitrary Single-qubit Transformations on a Quantum Frequency Processor”
Hsuan-Hao Lu is a PhD candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University. After he earned his B.S. and M.S. degree in National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan in 2016, he joined Ultrafast Optics and Optical Fiber Communications Lab, led by Prof. Andrew Weiner, and conducts collaborative research with the Quantum Information Science Group at Oak Ridge National Lab. His work focuses on the demonstration of quantum frequency processor, which has found application both in high-fidelity quantum information processing and in classical WDM networks. At Purdue, he has been recognized with the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from the College of Engineering.

Cenk Ibrahim Özdemir, Ghent University – IMEC, Belgium
“InGaAs/GaAs Multi-Quantum Well Nano-Ridge Waveguide Photodetector Epitaxially Grown on a 300-mm Si Wafer”
Affiliated with Photonics Research Group at Ghent University, Belgium, Cenk Ibrahim Ozdemir is pursuing his Ph.D. degree on III-V devices monolithically grown on silicon for high-speed interconnect applications on silicon photonics at imec, Belgium. He is a graduate of B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering of METU, Turkey (2014), and M.Sc. in Microengineering of EPFL, Switzerland (2015).

Yujia Xue, Boston University, USA
“3D Fluorescence Imaging with a Computational Mesoscope”
Yujia Xue is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Boston University. He joined the Computational Imaging Systems Lab in 2017, advised by Prof. Lei Tian. Yujia’s research interests lie in the field of large space-bandwidth product microscopy by tightly integrating optics and algorithms. Yujia is currently working on building novel miniature fluorescence imaging devices for large-scale in vivo 3D neural recording. Besides hardware development, he is also interested in model-based and data-driven algorithms for computational imaging systems.