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Chris ColeVice President, Systems EngineeringLuminous Computing

Chris Cole is currently Vice President, Systems Engineering, at Luminous Computing, developing optical technology for machine learning applications. He is continuing as II-VI Advisor in the Office of the CTO. Previously he was Vice President, Advanced Development, Finisar Corp. (acquired by II-VI) where he architected and developed 100, 200 and 400 Gb/s Ethernet optical interfaces for Cloud Data Centers (DCs), and Carrier Central Offices (COs). He architected and led the development of multiple generations of optical transceivers leading to extensive optics industry revenue. The 40G and 100G interfaces he defined are used in most optical links in every Cloud DC, large Enterprise DC, and Carrier CO.

Chris is an IEEE Fellow elected for "contributions to 10G, 40G, and 100G Optical Ethernet and OTN interfaces." His bibliography has over 300 articles, presentations, contributions, lectures and patents in the areas of optics, communications, signal processing, integrated circuits, and ultrasound.

Prior to II-VI, Chris was with the Parallax Group, working on medical and mobile technology. Before that, he was with Acuson Corp. where he was a key contributor to system architecture, signal processing, and circuit design of the Sequoia coherent imaging ultrasound platform. He managed Hardware, ASIC and Software R&D Groups.

Chris received B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.