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Plenary Speakers

Jean-luc Doumont

An engineer (Louvain) and PhD in applied physics (Stanford), Jean-luc Doumont is acclaimed worldwide for his no-nonsense approach, his highly applicable, often life-changing recommendations on a wide range of topics, and Trees, maps, and theorems, his book about “effective communication for rational minds.” For additional information, visit www.principiae.be.

Peter Delfyett

Peter Delfyett received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from The City University of New York. After obtaining his Ph.D., he joined Bell Communication Research as Member of the Technical Staff. Dr. Delfyett joined the faculty at CREOL in 1993, where he is Trustee Chair Professor of Optics & Photonics, and Director of the Townes Laser Institute at CREOL The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida. His technical expertise is in the area of ultrafast photonics, in the generation, transmission, detection and application of ultrafast optical pulse trains for applications in communications, signal processing, manufacturing and imaging. Dr. Delfyett was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, and Editor of IEEE LEOS Newsletter. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), OSA, IEEE, APS, SPIE and has served as member of the OSA Board of Directors, the Board of Governors of IEEE-LEOS and President of NSBP. Dr. Delfyett is the recipient of the NSF PECASE Award, the APS Edward Bouchet Award, the 2014 Medalist of the Florida Academy of Science, and the UCF Pegasus Professor Award, the highest honor awarded by the University. Dr. Delfyett has over 700 articles/presentations, & has been awarded 40 US patents. He also helped found Raydiance Inc., which manufactures the world’s first software-controlled ultrashort pulse laser systems for industrial manufacturing and research.