Computing at the Speed of Light: How Optical Data Movement Will Transform Future Systems

Keren Bergman, 

Charles Batchelor Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

Keren Bergman is the Charles Batchelor Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. She was a founding member and currently serves as the inaugural Scientific Director of the Columbia Nano Initiative launched in 2014. Dr. Bergman received the B.S. from Bucknell University in 1988, and the M.S. in 1991 and Ph.D. in 1994 from M.I.T. all in Electrical Engineering. Prof. Hermann Haus was her advisor through her graduate research at M.I.T. which focused on quantum noise reduction and soliton propagation in optical fibers.

At Columbia, Prof. Bergman leads multiple cross-disciplinary programs at the intersection of computing and photonics. Her research focuses on the architectural design exploration and implementation of photonic systems that incorporate the advantages of manipulating information in the optical domain and provide critical functionality to multiple scales of advanced computing. Prof. Bergman is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 1995, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator in 1996, and in 1997 the CalTech President’s Award for work on optical packet networks. In support of pioneering work on photonic networks-on-chip, Prof. Bergman received the IBM Faculty Award in 2008. In 2010 she was selected to join the Defense Science Study Group, a two year program introducing faculty to the science and engineering challenges facing national security. Prof. Bergman has published two books and four book chapters on optically interconnected networks for computation systems ranging from chip-scale to supercomputers. She authored or co-authored over 400 journal articles and conference papers. Prof. Bergman is a Fellow of the OSA and IEEE


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