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Professor Charles Kao, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his Nobel prize
Date: 2016/7/19             Browse: 310

Professor Charles Kao, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his Nobel prize

Speaker: Lian-Kuan Chen

Time: Jul 19, 10:30am - 11:30am.

Location: Room 410, Building Center


2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal paper by Prof. Charles Kao and  Hockham that led to the development of optical fiber — the enabler of high speed internet to allow vast information exchange and gave birth to giant internet companies, like Google, Facebook, and Baidu.  In this talk, I will tell a story about Prof. Kao; about his Nobel prize, his impact to optical communication research and to the science and technology development in Hong Kong, his vision on other topics and finally his activities in recent years, a life of “返璞歸真”.


Lian-Kuan Chen (陳亮光) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1983 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 1992. He joined the faculty of Department of Information Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and established the Lightwave Communications Laboratory in 1992. He was the Department Chairman in 2004-06. His research includes broadband local access networks, transmission systems, optical/electronic signal processing, performance monitoring, and bio-photonics. He has published more than 250 papers in referred international conferences and journals. Professor Chen is a senior member of IEEE Photonics Society and Communications Society, and a member of OSA.? He has served as an associate editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and for OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking.  

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