Sunday Program

To kick-off the conference week, the IEEE Photonics Society has year-over-year put together an innovative and comprehensive Sunday Program to introduce new forums and panels to the IEEE Photonics Conference. Below is the list of this year's programs.

Sunday Showcase: Photonics in Texas

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 13:00-15:00

Session Chairs: Weidong Zhou, University of Texas at Arlington, USA and Christina Lim
University of Melbourne, Australia

This session showcases the various photonics activities in Texas, featuring presentations by local experts from academic and industry to discuss their research and vision. This will be followed by a panel-based discussion on emerging opportunities and challenges of photonics research and development.


Jim Coleman
UT Dallas

Tomasz Tkaczyk
Rice University

Additional panelist:
Paul Pinsukanjana
Intelliepi, USA

Deepa Gazula

Panel Session: Getting Familiar with the Peer Review Process

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 15:30-17:30

Session Organizers: Amol Choudhary, IIT Delhi, India, David Marpaung, University of Twente, Netherlands, Christina Lim University of Melbourne, Australia

Session Mediator: Chennupati Jagadish

Have you ever wondered what constitute a good review? This educational panel session provides a comprehensive coverage of paper review skills and the opportunity to network with our editors and top reviewers. We aim to bring together editors, reviewers, early career researchers and students to discuss and learn the best practices in the peer review process.


Jianping Yao
Ottawa University

Carmen Menoni
Colorado State University

Nikola Alic
University of California – San Diego

Aaron Hawkins
Brigham Young University

Thas A Nirmalathas
University of Melbourne

Sunday Evening Social 

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 18:00-20:00
Location: La Vista D/E

Join us for an evening social and networking event on Sunday, following the conference’s Peer Review Panel Session. Conference attendees, local IEEE members and collaborative partners are all encouraged to attend.

There will be stations/demos, each staffed with a researcher experienced in lab automation, ranging from simple remote control of optical instrumentation, data processing and photonic design simulations.

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Session Chair:

Nick Fontaine
Nokia Bell Labs