Keynote Speaker

Jackson Klein

Senior R&D Manager Lumerical Inc

Tuesday, April 24

8:15 AM

Kitslano Ballroom D

Title: Silicon Photonics Design: From Devices to Systems


Jackson Klein received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, in 1993, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, in 1995 and 1999, respectively, from UNICAMP, Brazil, and the M.B.A. degree from the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada.


He has been working with design and development of computer-aided design and analysis tools for optical communication systems and photonic integrated circuits for almost 20 years. He joined Optiwave’s research and development group after receiving his Ph.D. as the main researcher and designer of OptiSystem and OptiSPICE technologies. In 2011 He joined Lumerical where he leads the R&D team responsible for INTERCONNECT, the leading photonic integrated circuit simulator for silicon photonics. He is the author of over 35 conference papers and technical articles.