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Jelena appointed inaugural Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership

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June 2019

Professor Jelena Vuckovic has been appointed the inaugural Jensen Huang Professor in Global Leadership.

Jelena joined the Stanford faculty in 2003. Since then, she has established herself as one of the most distinguished theoretical researchers and innovative experimentalists in nanoscale and quantum photonics of her generation. Jelena is leading a new initiative to bolster quantum research at Stanford and SLAC, called Q-FARM (Quantum Fundamentals, ARchitecture and Machines).

Jelena has received numerous honors for her work, including, most recently, a Distinguished Scholar award from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, where she holds a visiting position and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board. She has also been recognized with the Humboldt Prize (2010) and the Marko V. Jaric Award, awarded to scholars for outstanding achievements in physics (2012). Jelena is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America.

Excerpted from Dean Jennifer Widom's announcement.


Please join us in congratulating Jelena on this well-deserved honor.

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