Friday, July 8, 2016

OSA Student Chapter Alumni Talk: "The light at the end of the tunnel…and you’ve got the light part down!" By Evelyn Strunk, 7.12.16/10:30AM-11:30AM/CREOL RM 103

OSA Student Chapter Alumni Talk: "The light at the end of the tunnel…and you’ve got the light part down!" By Evelyn Strunk
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
CREOL Room 103

http://www.creol.ucf.edu/People/images/200x300Portrait/13214.jpgEvelyn Strunk

Abstract: I am a Manufacturing Engineer for Lockheed Martin in the Optical Components Center. I work in a class 1000 clean room where we use a photolithography process to make the coating for the exterior windows under the F-35 that shield EOTS (Electro-Optic Targeting System). There are many daily challenges that I face as an engineer and not all pertain to engineering itself. It was not an easy adjustment coming from school and going straight into industry and I will share what some of the challenges are and how I work towards overcoming them. I will explain why I chose life in industry instead of academia and my personal battle between getting a Master’s vs. a PhD. I will also share the details about how I landed my interview and position for my dream job and my journey that lead me here.

Biography: Originally from Florida, I wanted to stay in the sunshine state. I graduated from UCF undergrad with a degree in Physics in May 2014. While I was in undergrad I started doing research with the Nonlinear Optics group, where I continued doing research while pursuing my Masters. I graduated with my Master’s in December 2015 and had a job lined up since September 2015. I am currently a Manufacturing Engineer at Lockheed Martin.

For Additional information:
Md Javed Rouf Talukder

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TODAY! Seminar: "Energy Efficiency Transceiver for On Board Optical Communications" By Dr. Kambiz Jamshidi, 7.05.16/12:00PM-1:00PM/CREOL RM 103

Seminar: "Energy Efficiency Transceiver for On Board Optical Communications" By Dr. Kambiz Jamshidi
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
CREOL Room 103

Dr. Kambiz JamshidiTechnische Universit├Ąt Dresden

Abstract:
Energy consumption and ecological impact of ICT section is growing rapidly. Communication networks, computers and data centers share this energy consumption. In order to address this issue, various solutions have been pursued in hardware, architecture, and software levels so far. In Dresden, a collaborative project, funded by German Research Foundation, named Highly Adaptive Energy-efficient Computing (HAEC) has been started to research towards technologies which enable computing systems with high energy efficiency without compromising on high performance. In this talk, initially a brief overview about the ongoing activities of integrated photonic devices group in TU Dresden will be presented. After that, the reverse biased modulator, to be used for on-board optical communications in HAEC, will be discussed using a system model approach. Tradeoffs of various modulator designs (slow light as well as ring structures) in terms of bandwidth, optical energy efficiency, and electrical energy efficiency will be described.

Biography:
Kambiz Jamshidi received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran in 2006. In 2009 he moved to Germany and worked as a postdoc in Leipzig and TU Berlin. He is working as an assistant Professor in Communications Laboratory of TU Dresden in the field of integrated photonic devices since March 2013.

For additional information:
Dr. Sasan Fathpour