Consortium for On-Board Optics Presentations


Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President, Platforms

Dr. Nagarajan brings more than 20 years of experience in the area of high-speed optical interconnects and design, development and commercialization of large-scale photonic integrated circuits.  Dr. Nagarajan is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA and IET (UK). In 2006, he shared the IEEE/LEOS Aron Kressel Award for his work on commercializing large-scale photonic integrated circuits. He has been awarded more than 195 US patents. He received his B.Eng. from the National University of Singapore, M.Eng. from the University of Tokyo, and Ph.D. from the UC, Santa Barbara.


Senior Technical Director, Systems/DSP Architectures

Dr. Ilya Lyubomirsky joined Inphi in 2017 as a Distinguished Engineer to work on coherent DSP for 400G ZR.  Currently, Ilya is a Senior Technical Director, leading the Systems/DSP Architecture team on the research and development of 400G/800G PAM4 DSP ASICs. Dr. Lyubomirsky brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of digital communications, signal processing, DWDM systems, and data center interconnects. Prior to Inphi, Ilya led the engineering team on Facebook’s Voyager project, successfully demonstrating the world’s first 800 Gb/s DWDM white box coherent transponder. Prior to that, Dr. Lyubomirsky held various engineering and academic roles at Finisar, Infinera, University of California, Ciena and Telcordia. During his career in industry and academia, Ilya has contributed extensively to IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards, has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and is an inventor or co-inventor on 15 patents. Dr. Lyubomirsky received dual B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at University of Maryland in 1991, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 and 1999, respectively.