Prof. Emmanuel Desurvire
Emmanuel Desurvire (Ph.D, 1983, Sc.D, 1998, Fellow IEEE, ALU and Thales) has been involved in optical communications for over 25 years. He has authored 220 technical publications, 35 patents, and five reference books on Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA), Global Telecommunications, and Classical & Quantum Information Theory. He is Scientific Director of Thales Research and Technology, France, and has held previous positions at Stanford University, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbia University and Alcatel. For his pioneering work on EDFAs, he has received numerous recognitions including the 1994 Prize of the International Commission for Optics, the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Engineering, the 2005 William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, and in 2007, the IEEE/LEOS John Tyndall Award, the France’s National Council of Engineers and Scientists (CNISF) “Engineers of the Year” Award, and the France-Telecom Prize of the Académie des Sciences. He is also Laureate of the 2008 Millennium Technology Prize and of the 2011 European Inventor Award.