Dr. Yi Zou received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, in 2014. He is now an assistant professor and principal investigator in the School of Information Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University. Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he was a research associate professor in College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Nanjing University. He has published more than 70 research papers and served as a reviewer for more than 30 international journals. His research focuses on integrated photonics and nanophotonics with applications ranging from optical computing, optical interconnects to optical sensing.