PASC19 Public Lecture & Last Call for Student Travel Grants

The PASC19 Organizing Team is pleased to announce the Public Lecture on Flexibly Scalable High Performance Architectures with Embedded Photonics by Professor Keren Bergman (Columbia University) and to remind you that applications for the Student Travel Grants close this Sunday!

PASC19 Public Lecture: Flexibly Scalable High Performance Architectures with Embedded Photonics

Computing systems are critically challenged to meet the performance demands of applications particularly driven by the explosive growth in data analytics. Data movement, dominated by energy costs and limited ‘chip-escape’ bandwidth densities, is a key physical layer roadblock to these systems’ scalability. Integrated silicon photonics with deeply embedded optical connectivity is on the cusp of enabling revolutionary data movement and extreme performance capabilities. Beyond alleviating the bandwidth/energy bottlenecks, embedded photonics can enable new disaggregated architectures that leverage the distance independence of optical transmission. We will discuss how the envisioned modular system interconnected by a unified photonic fabric can be flexibly composed to create custom architectures tailored for specific applications.

About the presenter
Keren Bergman is the Charles Batchelor Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where she also serves as the Faculty Director of the Columbia Nano Initiative. Prof. 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. At Columbia, Bergman leads the Lightwave Research Laboratory encompassing multiple cross-disciplinary programs at the intersection of computing and photonics. Bergman serves on the Leadership Council of the American Institute of Manufacturing (AIM) Photonics leading projects that support the institute’s silicon photonics manufacturing capabilities and Datacom applications. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and IEEE.

Student Travel Grant

Last call for the PASC19 student travel grants addressed to undergraduate and graduate students. The student travel grants are generously sponsored by SIGHPC and PASC19 will cover the corresponding registration fees.

Selected students will be assigned a mentor for PASC19 who will help them get the most out of the conference by suggesting relevant program sessions and introducing them to experts in their research field.

Applications are due by Sunday, February 24, 2019, and further information on the application process is available at:

Some impressions from the PASC18 Student Travel Grant winners are available at:

Further information on the conference is available at: