Jelena Notaros is currently a Ph.D. student and researcher in the Photonic Microsystems Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015 and M.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2017. Her research interests are in integrated silicon photonics devices, systems, and applications.
Jelena's work has been published in top-tier Nature, OSA, and IEEE journals and conference proceedings. She is a Top-Three DARPA Riser, a DARPA D60 Plenary Speaker, an MIT Presidential Fellow, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, an MIT EECS Rising Star, and an AIM Photonics Academy Supporting Instructor. Jelena was an invited speaker at 2020 SPIE Photonics West, 2019 OSA CLEO, 2019 OSA IPR, 2020 OSA NETWORKS, and 2019 IEEE Photonics North. She was the recipient of the 2019 OSA CLEO Chair's Pick Award, 2014 IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition Award, 2019 MIT MARC Best Overall Paper Award, 2019 MIT MARC Best Pitch Award, 2018 and 2014 OSA Incubic Milton Chang Student Travel Grant, 2014 Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Award, 2015 CU Boulder Chancellor’s Recognition Award, 2015 CU Boulder College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate for Academic Achievement Award, and 2015 CU Boulder Electrical Engineering Distinguished Senior Award.