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Joyce Poon

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Academic Appointments

2017: Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
            University of Toronto
2013: Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 
            University of Toronto
    2014 (Aug-Dec): Visiting Associate, Caltech
    2014 (Jan-Mar): Visiting Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2012: Canada Research Chair in Integrated Photonic Devices
2007: Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 
            University of Toronto


2007: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
2003: M.S., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
2002: B.A.Sc., Engineering Science (Physics), University of Toronto

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Selected Awards and Honors

2017: ECE Departmental Teaching Award
2017: OFC Top-scored paper (Active optical devices and photonic integrated circuits category)
2013: McCharles Prize for Early Career Research Distinction
2012: MIT TR35
2012: Canada Research Chair - Tier 2
2010, 2011: IBM Faculty Award

2009: Ontario MRI Early Researcher Award
2008: NSERC University Faculty Award
2007: Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Thesis Prize, Caltech (top thesis prize)
2005: OSA Dekker Graduate Student Award
2005: IEEE LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship
2004-2006: NSERC PGS-D Research Award
2002-2004: NSERC Julie Payette PGS-A Research Award
2002: Centennial Thesis Award, University of Toronto (top undergraduate thesis prize, Engineering Science)

Professional Activities

2015-present: Member, OFC Technical Program Committee
2016-present: Subcommittee Chair (Photonic Devices), IEEE Group IV Photonics
2014-present: Member, IEEE Photonics Conference Technical Program Committee
2013-present: Member, OSA Publications Council
2014-present: Member, IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference Technical Program Committee
2017-present: Member, IEEE EDS Optoelectronic Devices Technical Committee
2017: Member, IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits
2015-present: Member, IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award Committee
2017-2018: IEEE Frederik Philips Award Committee
2015-2016: Member, IEEE Group IV Photonics Technical Program Committee
2014-2015: Feature issue development editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America B
2014-2016: Member, OECC Technical Program Committee
2014-2015: Subcommittee Chair, FiO Technical Committee (Integrated Photonics)
2012-2014: Member, FiO Technical Committee (Integrated Photonics)
2010-2012: Member, IPR Technical Committee (Photonic Devices and Integration)

2010-2013: Assistant Topical Editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America B
2012-2013: Subcommittee Chair, CLEO (S&I 09: Components, Integration, Interconnects and Signal Processing)
2009-2011: Member, CLEO Technical Committee (S&I 09)

2010-11: Local organizing committee, Advanced Photonics Congress

Talks and Seminars

2017: Photonics North, Lumentum, IEEE/MRS DRC, OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, OECC, FiO, IPC

2016: CEA-Leti, SPIE Photonics Europe, Finisar, Keysight Labs, CMOSET, CAP Congress, OECC Workshop on Emerging Materials for Photonic Processing, Abbe Centre for Photonics

2015: IEEE Summer Topicals, CSICS

2014: IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference, CLEO, Photonics West, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Hong Kong, Peking University, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford, Caltech, USC, UCSB, UCSD

2013: IEEE Photonics Conference, NUSOD, PIERS-Stockholm, A*Star IME, HKUST Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics Workshop, UCalgary

2012: USC, Caltech, UC-Berkeley, UBC, MIT, CMOSET, University of Victoria

2011: GreenTouch, SUNY-Buffalo, IBM Yorktown Heights, IBM Bromont, McGill / IEEE Photonics Society Montreal, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, National Research Council

2010: OSA Integrated Photonics Research, Photonics North

2009: Intel (Santa Clara, CA), HRL Laboratories (Malibu, CA), University of Southern California (EE), University of California - San Diego (ECE), IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY), Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories (Holmdel, NJ)

2008: Queen's University (Physics CMP-AMO), University of Toronto (Physics QO-AMO)

2007: University of California - Berkeley (EECS), IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Physics and ECE)

2006: University of Southern California (EE), Johns Hopkins University (ECE)