The Tenth IASTED International Conference on
Signal and Image Processing
SIP 2008

August 18 – 20, 2008
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA


All-Optical Circuits for Ultrafast Information Processing and Computing

Dr. José Azaña
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada







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Biography of the Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker Portrait

José Azaña received the Telecommunication Engineer degree (six years engineering program) and Ph.D. degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He completed part of his Ph.D. research at the University of Toronto (Canada) and University of California, Davis (USA).
From September 2001 to mid 2003 he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). In 2003, he joined the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), a graduate degree - granting research institute in Montreal, where he currently works as a Professor-Researcher. His research interests focus on fiber and integrated technologies for ultrafast optical signal processing and optical pulse shaping, for various applications, including fiber-optics telecommunications, optical computing, measurement and characterization of ultrafast events and photonics/optoelectronic components and devices, biomedical imaging, and ultra-wideband (UWB) microwave waveform generation and processing. His research work has resulted in more than 160 publications in top scientific and engineering journals and leading conferences, including about 90 publications in high-impact ISI journals and various (co-)invited presentations.
Prof. Azaña is a member of IEEE and OSA. He has served as a Guest Editor of the only two monographs entirely devoted to the emerging area of Optical Signal Processing, published by EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing (2005) and IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology (2006). Prof. Azaña was awarded with the XXII national prize for the "best doctoral thesis in data networks" from the Association of Telecommunication Engineers of Spain (2002) and with the "extraordinary prize for the best doctoral thesis" from his former university, UPM (2003). He is also the recipient of the 2008 IEEE-LEOS Young Investigator Award, recognizing outstanding scientific contributions to the area of photonics (broadly defined) before reaching the age of 35, for "pioneer contributions on innovative ultra-fast optical pulse processing techniques using all-fiber grating technologies".