RSVP Required for hot meal: Please register by Monday, September 7, so that we can provide an accurate count of the number of meals needed. Pay online by credit card or PayPal, or at the door by cash or check.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST
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Elks Club in Goleta 
150 N. Kellogg Ave.
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner 
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
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Opportunities and Challenges for Photonics in Next-Generation Data Centers

Our September Presentation: Data centers are driving the development of next-generation photonic technologies with the promise of higher performance at lower cost. Worldwide research encompasses multi and single-mode links, all-photonic switching and routing technologies, and hybrid networks combining electrical and optical switching.

This talk will provide background on the current role of optical interconnects in data centers and will highlight opportunities for photonics to dramatically improve the connectivity and performance of future installations.  Integration of large-scale photonics with electronics in next generation multi-chip modules will be required, which raises a host of challenges and risks that provide fertile ground for research and innovation.

Our Speaker: Clint Schow joined the ECE department as a Professor in the summer of 2015. He earned undergrad and graduate degrees at the University of Texas at Austin, finishing with a PhD in 1999.  After positions at IBM in Rochester, MN and Agility Communications in Santa Barbara, he spent more than a decade at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

As a Research Staff Member and Manager, he led demonstrations of the first parallel optical transceivers capable of terabit/s data rates, set multiple records for the fastest and most efficient photonic links, and developed Si photonics technologies and components for transceivers and switches.  Dr. Schow is a Senior Member of the OSA and the IEEE, has published more than 150 journal and conference articles, and has more than twenty issued patents.

This meeting is sponsored in part by
Reicker, Pfau, Pyle and McRoy, Attorneys

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Our meetings are held at the Santa Barbara Elks Club at 150 N. Kellogg Avenue, just off Calle Real in Goleta. Please park on the mountain side of the Elks building and use the front door. SEC meets in the first room to the left. When you RSVP, you can choose either the hot meal option or an endless salad and soup bar. (If you do not RSVP and pay in advance, you may be limited to the salad bar option only.) Both options include drinks and dessert. 

From our Co-Presidents Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz:     Plan now and save the date for our October 14 meeting! Tom Strelich from Northrop Grumman will speak on model-driven engineering.