Fiber-optic Quantum Communications
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Professor Kumar is affiliated to Northwestern University.
Prem Kumar is AT&T Professor of Information Technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Center for Photonic Communication and Computing in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern. He joined Northwestern in 1986 after spending five years at MIT as a research scientist. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980. His research focuses on developing novel fiber-optic devices for ultrahigh-speed optical and quantum communication networks. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. In 2004 he received the 5th International Quantum Communication Award established by the Tamagawa University in Tokyo, Japan.