Benjamin G. Lee joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in May of 2009 as a post-doctoral researcher. He is currently a research staff member investigating optical communications within next-generation computing systems. His current research is particularly focused toward increasing bandwidth density and power efficiency in highly-parallel optical interconnects by exploring both single-mode and multimode solutions. Other research interests include integrated photonic switches and networks.
Ben received the B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University in 2006 and 2009, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
Ben is an Associate Vice President of the IEEE Photonics Society, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the Optical Society (OSA). He currently serves on the technical program committees for the IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference and the OSA Optical Fiber Communications Conference. He has previously served on technical program committees for the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (2010-2013) and the OSA International Photonics in Switching Conference (2012-2014). He is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.