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Graduate Students

Alex Tait

Email: 
atait@princeton.edu
Background: 
Alex Tait received his PhD in the Lightwave Communications Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, where he also received the B.Sci.Eng. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering in 2012. His research interests include silicon photonics, optical signal processing, optical networks, and neuromorphic engineering. Dr. Tait is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and is a Student Member of the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is the recipient of the Award for Excellence from the Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Optical Engineering Award of Excellence from the Princeton Department of Electrical Engineering, the Best Student Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series, and the Class of 1883 Writing Prize from the Princeton Department of English. He has authored 9 refereed papers and a book chapter, presented research at 13 technical conferences, and contributed to the textbook Neuromorphic Photonics.
Research Interests: 
  • photonic devices for nonlinear signal processing
  • integrated systems
  • neuromorphic engineering
  • hybrid analog-digital signal processing and computing.

Eric Blow

Email: 
ecb10@princeton.edu
Background: 

Eric C. Blow graduated with High Honors from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in the Lightwave Communications Group, Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. Eric joined the lightwave laboratory as a undergraduate researcher in 2014. Prior to the his work in the Lightwave Lab, he was a research intern for the TCNJ Photonics Laboratory and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Research Interests: 

Microwave Photonics, Cancellation Systems, Photonic Integrated Circuits, RF Processing, Linear Filters.

Hsuan-Tung Peng

Email: 
hpeng@princeton.edu
Background: 

Hsuan-Tung is from Taiwan, and he graduated from National Taiwan University with a B.S. in physics in 2015. During his undergraduate years, he focused on interdisciplinary study about atomic physics and quantum information science. At Princeton University, he would like to explore theories of photonics and develop techniques for implementation of photonic neural network. Beyond academics, he enjoys outdoor sports such as biking, hiking, jogging, playing baseball and basketball. He also has cool experience in run a half marathon and cycling around Taiwan. 

Research Interests: 

‧Photonic Integrated Circuit

‧Neuromorphic Engineering

‧Nonlinear Optics

‧Optical Computing

Matt Chang

Email: 
mpchang@princeton.edu
Background: 

Matt Chang graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He is now pursuing his PhD in electrical engineering at Princeton University.

Research Interests: 
  • Photonic Neuron
  • Novel Optical and Electronic Devices

 


 

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Mitchell Nahmias

Email: 
mnahmias@princeton.edu
Background: 
Mitchell Nahmias graduated with Honors from Princeton University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a certificate in Engineering Physics. Mitch was a recipient of the John Ogden Bigelow Jr. Prize in Electrical Engineering and co-winner of the 'Best Engineering Physics Independent Work Award' for his senior thesis. Outside of research, he has an active interest in music, composition, and jazz performance: he has participated in the Princeton University Jazz Program, was a member of the Composer's Collective, and is currently the keyboard player and longest running member of the Sensemaya Afrobeat All-Stars.
 
Mitch is pursuing a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering under Prof. Paul Prucnal to continue his undergraduate work on his excitable, photonic neuron. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Research Interests: 
  • nonlinear optical signal processing
  • bio-inspired engineering
  • laser dynamics for processing
  • nontraditional computing architectures

Philip Ma

Email: 
yechim@princeton.edu
Background: 

Philip graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China with a B.S. degree in Physics in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D degree in electrical engineering at Princeton University.

Research Interests: 
  • communication security
  • network privacy

Thomas Ferreira de Lima

Email: 
tlima@princeton.edu
Background: 

Passionate about computers, Thomas has started his undergraduate studies in Computer Engineering at ITA, a top school in Brazil. Two years into his undergraduate course, he was admitted to the traditional French École Polytechnique, in Paris-Saclay, where he majored in Applied Physics with emphasis in optics and nano sciences. Physics is beautiful and pleasant for Thomas, but he enjoys engaging in exploring other sources of beauty and joy available: arts, writing, skiing, swimming, music, history & geopolitics, good cooking, travel and languages.

Research Interests: 
  • Computer architecture
  • Quantum optics
  • Optical circuits
  • Nanophotonics