IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society


December 9, 2021
7 PM

Online Seminar

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Evolution of Machine Learning for Photonic Research Slides Video

Dr. Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA


Dr. Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA

Abstract:  In the past years, machine learning has been widely used for various research themes. In this talk, we first overview the trends of machine learning techniques applied to optics and photonic research. Focusing on two mainstreams, optical fiber communications and photonic integrated circuits, we then introduce some or our R&D works at MERL. Specifically, we present learning-based nonlinearity compensation techniques for coherent optical communications, and also inverse design framework for nano-photonic devices. Beyond past works, we finally foresee potential future trends including quantum machine learning for photonic research.


Biography:  Toshiaki Koike-Akino received the B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in communications and computer engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2002, 2003, and 2005, respectively. During 2006–2010 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard University, and joined Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2010. His research interests include signal processing for data communications, computing and sensing. He received 14 prestigious awards including the YRP Encouragement Award 2005, the 21st TELECOM System Technology Award, the 2008 Ericsson Young Scientist Award, the IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 Best Paper Award in Wireless Communications Symposium, the 24th TELECOM System Technology Encouragement Award, and the IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 Best Paper Award in Wireless Communications Symposium. He has more than 260 publications in peer-review journals/conference proceedings, more than 250 patent applications, and more than 3,700 citations worldwide. He is an author of 4 book chapters. He serves TPC members for major conferences including OFC 2022. He is a Fellow of Optica (formerly OSA).


Location:  Online Seminar