Keren Bergman

Principal Investigator

Keren Bergman is the Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. 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.

As director of the Lightwave Research Laboratory she leads multiple research programs on optical interconnection networks for advanced computing systems, data centers, optical packet-switched routers, and chip multiprocessor nanophotonic networks-on-chip.

Curriculum Vitae

  • AIM Photonics Institute, Leadership Council (2016 - Present)
  • Founder and Faculty Director, Columbia Nano Initiative (2014 - Present)
  • Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University (2011 - 2017)
  • Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering (2011 - Present)
  • Professor of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University (2006 - 2010)
  • Sabbatical at IBM T.J. Watson Labs (2007 - 2008)
  • Director, Lightwave Research Laboratory, Columbia University (2002 - Present)
  • Visiting Research Fellow IBM T. J. Watson Research Labs (2007-2008)
  • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University (2001-2006)
  • Senior Technical Adviser, National Security Agency (1998 - 2007)
  • Senior Member of Technical Staff, Tellium, Inc. (2000 - 2001)  
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University (1994 - 2000)
  • Technical Consultant, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies (1995 - 2000)  
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (June 1994)
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (February 1991)
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bucknell University (June 1988); summa cum laude

 

  • Supercomputing 2017 (SC|17) Architectures Area Chair
  • DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC), 2016-19 term.
  • International Program Committee for the HPC2016 Cetraro, Italy June/July 2016-2018
  • Editorial Advisory Board of APL Photonics 2015-2018
  • IEEE Photonics Award Committee (2017- )
  • Architectures/Networks Technical Committee for Supercomputing SC15 conference, November 14-20, 2015, Austin, TX
  • Co-organizer ‘Future Technology Scaling for Efficient Digital Electronics’ workshop, at the Lawrence Berkley National Labs, CA March 24, 2016
  • Chairman for the UCSB Program Review Panel and committee member for the External Review Committee for the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, October 2015
  • Technical Program Committee Group IV Photonics 2015, Silicon Photonics.
  • Technical Program Committee, ACM SIGCOMM 2015.
  • Co-organizer and Chair of the OSA/DOE workshop on “Optical Interconnects for Extreme Scale Computing,” OSA headquarters Washington DC, August 9-11 2015.
  • Co-Editor in Chief for IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (2009 - present). Editor-in-Chief OSA Journal of Optical Networks (2007-2009).
  • General Chair, OSA Photonics in Switching 2014 (San Diego, July 2014); IEEE/OSA Photonics in Switching 2012, Technical Program co-Chair, Corsica France September 11-14, 2012. Photonic Switching 2013 Technical Program co-Chair.
  • Co-organizer, OSA Incubator and NSF Workshop on Scaling Terabit Networks: “Breaking Through Capacity Barriers and Lowering Cost with New Architectures and Technologies,” September 2013.
  • DOE ASCAC Subcommittee on Exascale Research Challenges 2013-14; DARPA Exascale Study Group on Technology Challenges for Achieving Exascale Systems, report co-author, “Technology Challenges in Achieving Exascale Systems,” 2007-09.
  • Supercomputing 2014 Architecture and Networking technical area; Supercomputing 2011, 2012 Architecture and Networking Subcommittee, Supercomputing 2010 (SC|10) subcommittee co-Chair.
  • IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals “Optics in Data Centers,” technical committee 2013
  • Guest editor for IEEE JSTQE Special Issue on “Optical Interconnects for Data Centers,” March 2013.
  • IEEE Globecom Optical Networks and Systems Technical Program Committee (2012-2014)
  • Co-organizer and technical program committee for DOE/NSA sponsored workshop: Photonic and Electronics Technology for Extreme Scale Computing (PETE), March 19-20, 2012.
  • National Academies Panel on Digitization and Communications Science for the Army Research Laboratory, member 2010-2012.
  • Organizer and co-chair Disruptive Technologies Panel: “Integrated Silicon Photonic Technologies in Future Computing Systems: Impact on Hardware, Software, and Applications,” Supercomputing Conference SC|11, November 13-17, 2011, Seattle WA.
  • Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) 2010-2011 Defense Science Study Group. Eight week program over 2 years, sponsored by DARPA Defense Sciences Office.
  • OFC 2012 CompuCom Technical subcommittee Chair, OFC 2010/11 co-organizer of CompuCom Symposium; OFC 2009 workshop co-organizer, “Can Integrated Photonics Enable Optical Interconnection Networks in Advanced Computing?”
  • CLEO Micro and Nano-Photonics Technical Committee (2006-2011), Chair for 2009, 2010.
  • Intelligent Aggregation Networking and Thrust 1 co-Leader for Systems and Networks on NSF ERC Center for Integrated Access Networks (led by Univ. of Arizona).
  • High-Performance Embedded Computing, HPEC Technical Committee 2009-2013
  • Technical program committee, NSF Future Heterogeneous Networks, lead “High-Speed Fiber Optic Cross-Layer,” session (San Jose, March 2011).
  • General Chair for Hot Interconnects 2009, August 2009 in New York, NY.
  • Senior Technical Leader on Interconnects for National Security Agency Advanced Computing Systems initiative and establishment of the Center for Exceptional Computing (2006-2008).
  • Co-organizer DOE Institute for Advanced Architectures and Algorithms (IAA) workshop on Interconnection Networks (San Jose, 2008); leader, emerging technologies working group
  • NSF Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), Optical Substrate Study Group (2007- 09); Co-chair for 2008 Networking Research Challenges Workshop (ONT-4) sponsored by the Large-Scale Networking Coordination Group (including multiple federal agencies, NSF, DOE, DOD, etc.)
  • National security panel on integrated high-end computing program. Panel generated CRA study report on "The Roadmap for the Revitalization of High-End Computing," Washington, D.C. (June 2003)
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Photonic Technology Letters (2004 - 2009)
  • Chair, IEEE–Photonics Society (LEOS) Committee on Optical Networking and Systems (2004 - 2007), Technical Committee (1999–2002)
  • Optical Society of America Board of Directors (2001 - 2003)
  • IEEE Photonics Society (LEOS) VP for publications (2003 - 2004); VP for membership Americas (1999 - 2002); Princeton chapter, chair (1998 - 2001); board of governors (1996 - 1999)
  • Conference co-chair, Microfabrication, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS / MOEMS DTIP 2003;
  • CLEO Ultrafast Technical Committee (2000-2003); Ultrafast Electronics and Optoelectronics (UEO) Program Committee (2001–2002); UEO program chair for 2005.
  • IEEE Photonics Engineering Award (2016)
  • Herman Haus Distinguished Lecture, MIT (2016)
  • Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering (2011)
  • IEEE Fellow (2009)
  • IBM Faculty Award (2008)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow (2003) 
  • CalTech President's Award (1997)
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator (1996–99)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Program Investigator (1995–98)
  • AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellowship (1991–94)
  • General Electric Fellow (1988–89)
  • Eastman Kodak Scholar (1985–88)