Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Huaxi Gu

Prof. Huaxi Gu is a professor affiliated with the State Key Lab of ISN, Xidian University, senior member of Chinese Institute of Electronics, senior member of China Computer Federation. His research interests include networking technologies, network on chip, optical interconnect etc. Prof. Gu is the principal investigator for one key, two general and one youth project from National Natural Science Foundation. He is also PI for the joint projects with Intel Labs China, Shannon lab (HUAWEI), Communication Technology Lab(Huawei), ZTE, and CETC. Prof. Gu has published over 160 journal and conference papers, including more than 60 papers indexed by SCI as the first author / correspondence author. He received Second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award (in 2016), and First Prize of Science and Technology Award of Shaanxi Province (in 2015). He received the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award from IEEE ISVLSI2009, and Best Paper Award from ACM TURC 2017(SIGCOMM China). Prof. Gu has applied for more than 40 Chinese patents, with 20 patents granted. Prof. Gu served as a TPC member of GLOBECOM2017and PDCAT2016 and the technical reviewer for multiple journals including IEEE Transaction on Computer, IEEE Transaction on VLSI, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, and INFOCOM2016.






Speech Title

Optical interconnect for future computing systems



As we enter the Exascale computing era, the interconnection networks will dominate the performance of the computing systems. The conventional metallic interconnect is becoming the bottleneck with limited bandwidth, long delay, and high power consumption. Optical interconnectis a promising candidate to overcome these limitations. This talk will explore the role of optical interconnect in future computing systems, recent developments in network topology, router architecture and the challenges of on-chip optical interconnect.