- Communication & Computation Subsystems
- High Speed I/O Design
- Optical Interconnects
- Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics
Jon Proesel specializes in analog and mixed-signal circuit design for optics and silicon photonics, a field he has worked in since 2010. His research pushes the boundaries of performance in high-speed optical communications for computercom applications, reducing power and increasing network bandwidth for data centers and supercomputers. His other research interests include electrical communications, data converters, sensing, and bioelectronics.
He was hired at IBM Research as a postdoctoral researcher in silicon photonics in 2010, and was promoted to research staff member in mixed-signal communications IC design in 2012. Prior to joining IBM Research full-time, he held summer internship positions with IBM Research in 2009 and IBM Microelectronics in 2004. He received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and 2010, respectively. In his doctoral dissertation, he demonstrated the use of combinatorial redundancy and statistical element selection to reduce random offsets in flash analog-to-digital converters.
Dr. Proesel is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He is the recipient or co-recipient of the Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award in 2008, the SRC Techcon Best in Session Award for Analog Circuits in 2009, the Best Student Paper Award for the 2010 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, and the IBM Eminence and Excellence Award in 2013.