Plenary talks

Status of Advanced POF and POF Network towards IoT Society
Yasuhiro Koike, Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute (KPRI) and Professor, Keio University, Japan
9:00 AM, September 4

Yasuhiro Koike

Yasuhiro Koike is highly regarded internationally as the inventor of Graded-Index Plastic Optical fiber (GI POF). He also invented Zero Birefringent Polymer and Super Birefringent Polymer which have been used in major LCD TVs. He was a Core Researcher of the research project of Face-to-Face Communication system based on the above mentioned technologies on the FIRST Program which was initiated by the Cabinet Office of Japan in 2014.

He has been the General Chair of International POF Conference since 1992. He was conferred as an Honorary Doctorate of Eindhoven University of Technology in 2007. He is a recipient of International Engineering and Technology Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the Fujiwara Award, and Medal with Purple Ribbon awarded by Emperor of Japan, SID Special Recognition Award, etc.

Trends in Fiber Optics and Photonics for Airplane Systems
T. Kien Truong, Technical Fellow – Avionics & Fiber Optics, The Boeing Company, USA
9:30 AM, September 4

T. Kien Truong

Kien Truong is an Avionics Technical Fellow with The Boeing Company working in the fields of high reliability avionics and fiber optic systems since 1985. He has worked as a Principal Investigator in many airplane programs including the 777X, 787, and newly proposed 797. His current assignment involves development of low cost plastic optical network and sensor applications for Boeing. He enjoys swimming, kayaking, scuba diving, and building his homes on challenging terrain.