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ECE 2011-2012
Distinguished Lecturer Series

"Strategic Research and Innovation in Optical Communications: An Excited-State Lifetime of Forty Years at AT&T Bell Laboratories"

Tingye Li
AT&T Bell Laboratories (retired)


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Tingye Li
AT&T Bell Laboratories (retired)

May 9, 2012

3:00 p.m.
Roselle Center for the Arts: Gore Recital Hall
Reception to follow in Roselle Lobby

Tingye Li retired in 1998 after 41 years at AT&T. Since joining Bell Labs in 1957, he has contributed more than 100 journal papers, patents, books and book chapters. His early work, considered a classic, established the basis for the understanding of laser operation. Since the late 1960s, he has been engaged in pioneering research on lightwave systems, which are now ubiquitously deployed worldwide. His latest work with his colleagues on amplified WDM systems has revolutionized long-distance communications.  He holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern, and is a Fellow of numerous societies including OSA, IEEE, AAAS, and the Photonic Society of Chinese-Americans. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Academia Sinica, and a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Among the many awards he has received are the IEEE 1975 W. R. G. Baker Prize, the IEEE 1979 David Sarnoff Award, the OSA/IEEE 1995 John Tyndall Award, the 1997 AT&T Science and Technology Medal, and the IEEE 2004 Photonics Award.  He has been active in various professional societies, and was President of OSA in 1995.

Current Lectures

2011 - 2012 Lecturer Series

Past Lectures
2010 - 2011 Lecturer Series

2009 - 2010 Lecturer Series


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