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Perry Ping Shum Appointed as IEEE Photonics Society President

Perry Shum

The IEEE Photonics Society’s Board of Governors is proud to announce that Perry Ping Shum Ph.D., chair professor of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at SUSTech, China, has been appointed as the Society’s President for the term of 2024-2205.

In addition to chair professor at SUSTech, Shum is the Director of Guangdong Key Laboratory of Integrated Optoelectronics Intellisensed and an IEEE Fellow. In the areas of fiber-based technology, laser, biophotonics, medical imaging and silicon photonics, he has published 400 journal papers with about 20 thousand citations, and H-index of 70. In recent years, his department has been granted research funds of more than 60 million.

Shum served as Director of the Network Technology Research Centre (NTRC), Photonics Centre of Excellence (OPTIMUS), and Centre for Optical Fibre Technology (COFT), and Associate Chair in charge of academic programs in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During this period, a world-class fiber research/processing center was created, which enables Singapore to have the ability to manufacture special fiber optics, special fiber lasers and sensors.

He has chaired several major international conferences, including CLEO-PR | OECC | PGC 2017; and initiator of several international conferences such as PGC, ICOCN, ICAIT, OGC, etc.

To learn about Perry Shum Ping’s goals and directives as President, click here to read his column within the IEEE Photonics Newsroom.