by Jorge Cham
Subject:   The Tera Era
Sponsor:   US Japan Technology Management Center
Speaker:   Dr. Waguih Ishak
Date:   Thursday, April 6, 2000
Time:   4:15pm - 5:30pm
Location:   Skilling Auditorium [look for it in a campus map]
Event URL:   http://fuji.Stanford.edu/seminars/spring00
Sponsor URL:   http://fuji.Stanford.edu/
Costs:   FREE (Open to Public)
ABSTRACT: We are approaching an era in which people will need 1-Gbit/s communications ports in their offices, their homes, and even on the road. These high-speed communications ports will enable telecommuting, telemedicine, teleeducation, and a variety of multimedia applications for entertainment and computing. These demands for high-speed communications will require new telecommunications and data communications infrastructure with terabit/s data rates. Additionally, these communications networks will require very high-speed computers (Tflops), very high-speed instrumentation (THz), and large information storage (Tbytes). The technologies needed to reach these rates are being worked on at many R&D organizations around the world. In fact, many demonstrations have been completed in 1996-1997 showing 1-Tbit/s communications links over more than 100 kilometers, 1-Tflops computers, and 1-THz instrumentation. -Thus, we can safely say that the Tera Era is on the horizon. SPEAKER BIO: Waguih Ishak is the director of the Communications and Optics Research Laboratory (CORL) at Agilent Labs in Palo Alto, Calif. Waguih received bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from Cairo University in 1971 and in mathematics from Ain Shams University, located near Cairo, in 1973. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, in 1975 and 1978, respectively. Waguih joined HP Labs in 1978 and began designing magnetic bubble propagation and detection circuits and surface acoustic wave (SAW) low-loss filters. In 1987, he became the manager of the Photonics Technology Department and in 1995 was named the director of CORL, which explores photonics (fiber optics, integrated optics, optoelectronics, and micro optics) and integrated electronics. In December of 1995, Waguih became the manager of the Communications & Optics Research Laboratory in the Measurement Research Center at Agilent Laboratories. Waguih has written about 40 journal and conference papers, four chapters in the "Handbook of Electronic Instruments." He is named an inventor in seven patents.
Event history: Submitted by fclark on 04-Apr-2000;
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