Keynote Speaker

Prof. Chao Lu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

OSA Fellow

Prof. Chao LU obtained his BEng in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1985, and his MSc and PhD from University of Manchester in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore in 1991 and served there as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor until 2006. From June 2002 to December 2005, he was seconded to the Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, as Program Director and Department Manager leading a research group in the area of optical communication and fibre devices. He joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as Professor in 2006 and is Chair Professor of Fibre Optics there now. Over the years, he has published more than 300 papers in major international journals such as Optics Express, Optics Letters, IEEE Photonic Technology Letters and IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. He has been organizer or technical program committee member of many international conferences. His current research interests are in the area of high capacity transmission techniques for long haul and short reach systems and distributed optical sensing systems. In addition to academic research work, he has had many industrial collaborative research projects and has a number of awarded patents. He is fellow of the Optical Society (OSA).