Madeleine Glick

madeleine dot glick at intel dot com

4720 Forbes Ave. Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 297-4100
(412) 297-4110 (fax)


Madeleine Glick is a principal research scientist at Intel Labs Pittsburgh where she leads the optical systems work. Her research interests include signal processing and coding for optical links and optical switching for high performance computer interconnects.

Madeleine received the Ph.D. degree in physics from Columbia University, New York, in 1988. Her research examined electooptic effects in GaAs based quantum wells. After receiving her degree, she joined the Physics Department, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, where she continued research in electrooptic effects in GaAs- and InP-based materials.

From 1992 to 1996, she was a Research Associate with CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the Lightwave Links for Analogue Signal Transfer Project. From 1997 to 2001, she was with GEC Marconi, first in Caswell, U.K., as a Project Leader for the work on high-speed InGaAs photodetectors, and then with the Marconi Research Laboratory, Cambridge, U.K., where she pursued research in optical systems.

Madeleine is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of the UK EPSRC Peer Review College, a project reviewer for EU research projects, an editor of the OSA Journal of Optical Networking and on the editorial advisory board of OSA Optics and Photonics News. She is on the technical program committees for ECOC and the IEEE LEOS General Meeting. She has published over 100 articles and conference proceedings.

Research Efforts

State-of-the-art data center networks cannot satisfy the bandwidth requirements of upcoming applications. My research addresses optical datapaths for future interconnection networks in order to increase capacity and efficiency, and lower system power consumption and cost. The research projects focus particularly on the design of systems that improve network performance by optimizing the coupling of photonics, electronics and software. Research projects include Digital Signal Processing for low cost optical links in collaboration with University College London and Carnegie Mellon University and Multiwavelength-Striped Optical Interconnect for High Performance Cluster Computing in collaboration with Columbia University. The Cloud Connect project will explore dynamically reconfigurable optical links for high-bandwidth data center networks.

Recent Publications

M. Glick, "Optical interconnects in next generation data centers; an end to end view" IEEE Hot Interconnects 2008

J Beals, N Bamiedakis, A Wonfor, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, J. V. DeGroot, T. V. Clapp, M. Glick, Terabit capacity passive polymer optical backplane, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2008, CLEO 2008.

M. Dales, M. Glick, Networking Challenges in High-Capacity, Low-Latency, Optically-Switched Interconnects , Photonics in Switching (invited) July 2006.

Philip Watts, Madeleine Glick, Polina Bayvel, Robert Killey, An FPGA-based Optical Transmitter Design Using Real-Time DSP for Advanced Signal Formats and Electronic Predistortion , to be published IEEE J. Lightwave Technology 25, 3089-3099 (2007).

T. Lin, K. A. Williams, R. V. Penty, I. H. White, M. Glick, Capacity Scaling in a Multi-Host Wavelength-Striped SOA-Based Switch Fabric IEEE J. Lighwave Technology 25, 655-663 (2007).

A full listing of publications is available here