Pascal joined IBM Research – Zurich as a PhD student in January 2018. He is a member of the Neuromorphic Devices & System group in the Science & Technology department. Pascal’s research focus is on physics for AI, specifically he is working on photonic neuromorphic architectures. Pascal is working towards all-optical integrated photonic reservoir computing systems (EU project Phresco). For these systems he co-integrates novel materials on a Si photonic platform and exploits material properties to speed up AI workloads. Before joining IBM Pascal received a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering after studying at ETH Zurich.