I am a Research Staff Member in the Communication and Computation Subsystems Department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, which I joined in 2004. I am currently working on parallel optical interconnects, in particular on how to integrate optics into future datacenters and supercomputers. Prior to joining IBM, I received the Diploma (MS) and the Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, in 1998 and 2004, respectively. I serve on the datacom/computercom program committee of the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference. I have authored or coauthored more than 90 technical publications.