Photonics for Compute Acceleration 2023

May 17, 2023, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Co-hosted by the University of Toronto and CMC Microsystems, this one-day symposium will include presentations from research experts and industrial leaders on one of the most important applications of photonics – computing.

This event is open to academics and industry and is also included with registration in the Actives Photonics Fabrication Workshop.


  • Bottlenecks and Acceleration in Compute
  • Photonics in Datacenters, Co-Packaged Optics
  • Photonic Neural Networks
  • Photonics for Quantum Computing


Name Institution
Andreas Moshovos Professor of the University of Toronto
Tony Chan Carusone Professor of the University of Toronto and CTO of Alphawave IP
Bhavin Shastri Professor, Queen’s University
Tatsuhiro Onodera Scientist, NTT Research and Cornell University
Darius Bunandar Chief scientist, Lightmatter
Dirk Englund Professor of MIT and Co-founder of QuEra Computing
Christian Weedbrook CEO of Xanadu
Noel Wan Manager, QuEra Computing
Ryan Hamerly Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nish Sinnadurai VP, Cerebras Systems
Martin Snelgrove CTO, Untether AI
Joyce Poon Professor of the University of Toronto and Max Planck Institute
Francesco Bova Professor of Rotman School of Business
  More speakers will be announced soon.

Pricing and Registration

The registration fee is $25*.

* Note: Attendees from the University of Toronto can register for free – contact Jessica Zhang at zhang@cmc.ca for assistance.

Travel and Accommodations

Participants make their own arrangements for travel and accommodations. Recommendations include


If you have any comments or questions regarding the course content or registration, please contact Jessica Zhang at zhang@cmc.ca.


Course cancellations must be received in writing at least one (1) week before the beginning date of the course in question to receive a full refund of the registration fee. A cancellation made after the deadline will not receive a refund. CMC Microsystems makes no commitments on refunds for travel or accommodations.

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