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Waks, Edo

Waks, Edo

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
Joint Quantum Institute
1202H, IREAP Building
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EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

BACKGROUND

Edo Waks received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University while working with Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto in the area of quantum optics and quantum information. After graduating, he became a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, working with Professor Jelena Vuckovic in the Ginzton Laboratory on nanophotonic implementations of quantum information processing, before joining the ECE Department as assistant professor for the Fall 2006 semester. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the Electrical Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
 
Waks is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow and was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, at Stanford. He won the Department of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellowship Award sponsored by the Army Research and Development Activity, which funded his postdoctoral research. He received a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1996-1999), and the William Huggins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Computer and Electrical Engineering, from Johns Hopkins University (1995).

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • DURIP Award for Research Instrumentation
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • NSF Career Award
  • Department of Central Intelligence Postdoctoral Fellowship Award sponsored by the Army Research and Development Activity
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1996-1999)
  • William Huggins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Computer and Electrical Engineering, from Johns Hopkins University (1995).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

NSF Fellow
Tau Beta Pi

  • Application of photonic crystals to quantum information processing
  • Use of photonic crystals for practical tools in optical telecommunication and sensing

Semiconductor quantum transistor opens the door for photon-based computing

UMD researchers have demonstrated the first single-photon transistor using a semiconductor chip.

Three ECE Students Named Outstanding Graduate Assistants

Shahriar, Usman, and Aneesh have been named among the top 2% of campus GAs in a given year.

ECE and MSE Researchers' Work Featured on Cover of Advanced Optical Materials

Active control of light makes new semiconductor devices.

Four Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants

DURIP supports university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense.

New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum light

Photonic chip guides single photons, even when there are bends in the road. 

Waks Named 2017 APS Fellow

Prof. Waks joins top silver of physics society’s membership.

Team of Researchers from UMD, Duke, and Stanford Awarded $2 Million Dollar EFRI Grant to Study Quantum Communication Networks

In this project, the researchers will engineer silicon-chip traps and integrated photonic circuits to provide the core hardware for a scalable and efficient quantum communication network. 

Clark School Researchers Represented on Four 2017 MURI Awards

UMD is one of the top universities represented among the highly competitive grants awarded this year.

Waks, Chellappa, Milchberg and Sprangle Participate in Different Department of Defense MURI Projects

Research teams at UMD receive grants for multidisciplinary research initiatives.

Optical Society of America (OSA)

American Physical Society (APS)