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Towards a Dynamic and Smart Connected World: From Photonics to Neuromorphic
Release time:November 5, 2019

Topic: Towards a Dynamic and Smart Connected World: From Photonics to Neuromorphic

Speaker: Dr. Mable Fok, University of Georgia

Time: Friday, November 8, 2019, 2:00 pm

Venue: F708, New Main Building


Microwave system is an essential element in commercial, civilian, federal, and defense marketplace. It governs a variety of systems including wireless communications, satellite communications, sensor networks, instrumentation, and warfare systems. The demand of anywhere anytime high-quality service imposes challenges to existing microwave processing systems, due to the tight requirement on mobility, dynamic, adaptation, bandwidth, and operational frequency. Our research focuses on the use of both photonics techniques and neuromorphic algorithms for the development of enabling technologies for smart, adaptive, and dynamic wideband microwave systems. During this seminar, Prof. Fok will discuss the technologies they developed for dynamic heterogeneous multiband communications, point-by-point spectral shaping, spectral-coexist full-duplex systems, and bio-inspired jamming avoidance in uncoordinated communications.


Dr. Mable Fok is currently an Associate Professor at the College of Engineering at University of Georgia. She received her B.S., MS, and Ph.D from the Chinese University of Hong Kong studying photonic signal processing for high-capacity optical communications. She finished her postdoctoral training at Princeton University in network security and neuromorphic processing prior to joining University of Georgia. Her research lab–WAVE Lab, aims to bring fiber optics and photonics techniques to inter-disciplinary areas, by understanding, designing, building a wide range of novel photonics-based systems. She has published over 200 journal and international conference papers and hold 3 US patents. Her work has been funded by National Science foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), UGA Office of the Vice President for Research, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Dr. Fok is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, University of Georgia Creative Research Medal, Excellence in Research Faculty Award, Research Mentoring Award, and Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

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