S. J. “Ben” Yoo served as CITRIS Director at Davis from 2001-2011.
His research involves advanced switching techniques and optical communications systems for the Next Generation Internet. Prior to joining UC Davis, he was a Senior Scientist at Bellcore leading technical efforts in optical networking research. His research activities at Bellcore included optical-label switching for the Next Generation Internet, power transients in reconfigurable optical networks, wavelength interchanging cross-connects, wavelength converters, vertical-cavity lasers, and high-speed modulators.
Yoo received a B.S. degree with distinction in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Physics, all from Stanford University. Yoo is a senior member of IEEE/LEOS and a member of OSA and Tau Beta Pi.