Jon Proesel specializes in analog and mixed-signal circuit design for optics and silicon photonics, a field he has worked in since 2010. His research pushes the boundaries of performance in high-speed optical communications for datacom applications, reducing power and increasing network bandwidth for data centers and supercomputers. His other research interests include electrical communications, data converters, sensing, bioelectronics, and AI.
He joined IBM Research in 2010, where he is currently a Research Staff Member in mixed-signal communications IC design. Prior to joining IBM Research full-time, he held summer internship positions with IBM Research in 2009 and IBM Microelectronics in 2004. He received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and 2010, respectively. In his doctoral dissertation, he demonstrated the use of combinatorial redundancy and statistical element selection to reduce random offsets in flash analog-to-digital converters.
Dr. Proesel is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He currently serves on the Symposium on VLSI Circuits Technical Program Committee. He is the recipient or co-recipient of the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2008, the SRC Techcon Best in Session Award for Analog Circuits in 2009, the Best Student Paper Award for the 2010 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, and the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Best Paper Award in 2018. He has also recieved multiple IBM technical awards for his work on optical transceivers, Si photonics, and electrical I/O.