Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Georgia Electronic Design Center
Technology Square Research Building (TSRB)
85 Fifth Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Area Hotels

Georgia Tech Hotel (attached to Global Learning Center)
800 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308
404.838.2100 - Reservations
404.347.9440 - Hotel Main

Marriott Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel - 678.412.2400
866 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Regency Suites Midtown Atlanta - 404.876.5003
975 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309



A parking deck, attached to the Georiga Tech Hotel and Conference Center, offers easy and convenient parking. It's accessible from Spring Street and hourly rates are from $1.50 (for less than an hour) to $15 for the day. The parking garage address is 770 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031. Limited metered street parking is also available.


Maria Matheson
Georgia Electronic Design Center
Georgia Tech and the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology


Welcome to the GEDC
Spring Review 2019

Welcome to the Georgia Electronic Design Center 2019 Spring Industry Review.

The mission of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) is to enable our faculty and our industry partners to be technology leaders and to transfer our scientific and engineering advances to industry and commercialization.

The GEDC is a center within the Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), an Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Georgia Tech.  The GEDC is one of the largest centers on campus with more than 150 faculty, graduate students and research professionals.

The GEDC supports industry partnerships ranging from educational memberships that support the general efforts of our faculty, to embedded design centers that share space and research goals with our faculty here in the Technology Square Research Building.  Industry membership in GEDC provides our industry partners numerous benefits including the ability to work with our faculty and students on problems directly relevant to industry needs.  The GEDC also provides additional resources allowing us to create and maintain state of the art laboratories and test facilities including the entire Keysight Technologies suite of design tools for mixed signal design, electronic device and system characterization tools from DC to millimeter-wave, and a Terabit optical networking test bed that allows testing of photonic and electronic systems and software within a variety of realistic fiber optic network environments.

We hope that the 2019 Review will allow you to see new possibilities for collaborating with GEDC faculty and inspire confidence in the commitment we all have to our industry partners.

Best Regards,

Dr. Stephen E. Ralph
Director, Georgia Electronic Design Center
Director, Georgia Tech Terabit Optical Networking Consortium
Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  Keynote Speaker:

  Gordon Keeler,  
   Program Manager -
   Microsystems  Technology

   Defense Advanced Research Projects



Dr. Gordon Keeler is a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. While at DARPA, his work focuses on accelerating the development of emerging photonics, electronics, and integration technologies and to enable revolutionary optical microsystems.

Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Keeler was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. At Sandia, his research focused on the creation of compound semiconductor optoelectronics and heterogeneous integration techniques to prototype solutions for optical sensing, imaging, communications, and high performance computing applications. His technical interests include semiconductor lasers, modulators, and detectors; nanophotonics and plasmonics; semiconductor materials and device physics; nonlinear, RF, and ultrafast photonics; novel photonic materials and their integration with mature platforms; and microscale optoelectronic packaging technologies.

Dr. Keeler has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings, and holds several patents in the field of photonics. He was the chair of the Albuquerque Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society, is an IEEE senior member, and a member of the OSA. He received the Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Lakehead University, and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Physics from Stanford University.