Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

 

Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

Assistant Professor, McGill University
McGill University Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
McConnell Engineering Building R. 531
3480 University Street Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 2A7
514.398.6901
odile.liboiron-ladouceur@mcgill.ca

 

Academic Background

  • PhD Columbia University, Electrical Engineering (2007)
  • MSc Columbia University, Electrical Engineering (2004)
  • BEng McGill University, Electrical and Computer Engineering (1999)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor - Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of McGill University (2008 to present)
  • Post-Doctorate Fellow - Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of McGill University - Research on ultra-high bit rate optical transport and access networks (2007-2008)
  • Summer Intern - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center - Research development on chip-to-chip optical interconnects (2006)
  • Summer Intern - Texas Instruments Kilby Research Center - Theoretical investigation of digital high-speed I/O interconnection for backplane applications (2003)
  • Design and Test Engineer - Texas Instruments Inc. in Dallas - Optical Business Unit (2000-2002)
  • Applications Engineer Teradyne Inc. in Boston - Datacom Group (1999-2000) 

Publications

  • Referred Journal Publications

    1. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, I. Cerutti, P.G. Raponi, N. Andriolli, and P. Castoldi, Energy Efficient Design of a Scalable Optical Multi-Plane Interconnection Architecture, IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Mar/Apr. 2011.
    2. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, H. Wang, A.S. Garg, and K. Bergman, Low-power, transparent optical network interface for high bandwidth off-chip interconnects, Optics Express, 17: 6550-6561, 2009.
    3. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, A. Shacham, B.A. Small, B.G. Lee, H. Wang, C.P. Lai, A. Biberman, and K. Bergman, The Data Vortex Optical Packet Switched Interconnection Network," [invited] IEEE/OSA J. of Lightwave Technology, 26 (13): 1777-1789, 2008.
    4. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur and K. Bergman, Optimized Switching Node for Optical Multistage Interconnection Networks, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 19: 1179-1190, 2007.
    5. C. Hawkins, D.S. Wills, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, and K. Bergman, Hierarchical Clustering of the Data Vortex Optical Interconnection Network, OSA Journal of Optical Netw., 6: 1179-1190, 2007.
    6. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, K. Bergman, M. Boroditsky, and M. Brodsky, Polarization Dependent Gain in SOA-based Optical Multistage Interconnection Networks, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technologies, 24: 3959-3967, 2006.
    7. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, K. Bergman, M. Boroditsky, and M. Brodsky, Impact of Cumulative Polarization Dependent Gain on SOA-based Optical Packet Switching Networks, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 18: 1548-1550, 2006.
    8. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, C. Gray, D.C. Keezer, and K. Bergman, Bit-Parallel Message Exchange and Data Recovery in Optical Packet Switched Interconnection Networks, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 18: 779-881, 2006.
    9. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, B.A. Small, and K. Bergman, Physical Layer Scalability of a WDM Optical Packet Interconnection Network, IEEE/OSA J. Lightwave Technology, 24: 262-270, 2006.
    10. A. Shacham, B.A. Small, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, and K. Bergman, A Fully Implemented 12?12 Data Vortex Optical Interconnection Network, IEEE/OSA J. Lightw. Techno., 23: 3066-3075, 2005.
    11. W. Lu, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, B.A. Small, and K. Bergman, Cascading Switching Nodes in Data Vortex Optical Packet Interconnection Network, IEE Electronics Letters, 40: 895-896, 2004.

 

  • Refereed Conference Proceedings and Technical Digests

      2010
    1. B. Behnam and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Investigation of Long-Range Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation in a Multi-layer Structure, IEEE Photonics Society 23rd Annual Meeting, TuX3, 2010.
    2. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Design approaches for energy-efficient optical interconnects in computing platform,[invited] IEEE Photonics Society 23rd Annual Meeting, ThB1, 2010.
    3. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, I. Cerutti, P.G. Raponi, N. Andriolli, and P. Castoldi, Multi-Plane Optical Interconnection for Energy-Proportional Network Architectures, IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meetings, MD2.2, 2010.
      2009
    4. D. Cotruta, X. Xu, D.V. Plant, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Polarization Dependent Frequency Shift Induced BER Penalty in DPSK, 22nd Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), WM1, 2009.
    5. D. Cotruta, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Y.K. Lize, D.V. Plant, Polarization Dependent Power Penalty in DPSK Demodulation, The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) and The International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC), JThE78, 2009.
    6. B. Chatelain, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, F. Gagnon, and D.V. Plant, Optimized Pulse Shaping for Mitigating Optical Nonlinearity, The Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) and The International Quantum Electronics COnference (IQEC), CTuL2, 2009.
    7. B. Chatelain, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, F. Gagnon, and D.V. Plant, Bandwidth Efficient Precompensation Using a Single Digital-to-Analog Converter,,Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optical Engineering Conference (OFC/NFOEC), JWA35, 2009.
    8. H. Wang, A.S. Garg, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, and K. Bergman, Experimental Demonstration of End-to-End PCI Express Communication over a Transparent All-Optical Photonic Interconnection Network Interface,Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optical Engineering Conference (OFC/NFOEC), OTuA4, 2009.
      2008
    9. X. Xian, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, and D.V. Plant, XPM penalty mitigation for a 42.7-Gb/s DQPSK channel co-propagating with 10.7-Gb/s OOK channels using SSMF and dispersion map, 21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), WH4, 2008.
    10. G. Zheng, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, D.V. Plant, J. Wu, and J. Lin, A Novel Hybrid WDM/TDM GPON Topology with Central Bandwidth Allocation and QoS Support, 21st Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), WW2, 2008.
    11. G. Zheng, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, D.V. Plant, J. Wu, and J. Lin, Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Algorithms for Hybrid WDM/TDM GPON Network, Proceeding of OPNETWORKS, 2008.
    12. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Y.K. Lize, and D.V. Plant, Development of Optical Devices for the Demodulation of DPSK Optical Signals in Ultra-High Bit Rate Optical Transport Networks, SYTACom Research Workshop and CIPI General Annual Meeting, 2008.
    13. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur and D.V. Plant, Deployment Challenges at 40 Gbit/s and beyond in Optical Transport Networks, Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optical Engineering Conference (OFC/NFOEC), JThA106, 2008.
      2007
    14. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, H. Wang, and K. Bergman, Transparent, Low Power Optical WDM Interface for Off-Chip Interconnects, 20th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), WW7, 2007.
    15. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, H. Wang, and K. Bergman, All Optical PCI Express Interface for Optical Packet Switched Interconnection Networks, Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), JWA59, 2007.
    16. L. Shares, C.L. Schow, F.E. Doany, R.A Budd, C.W. Baks, R.A. John, J.A. Kash, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, R. Dangel, F. Horst, and B.J. Offrein, Terabus and beyond : prospects of waveguide-based optical interconnects, [invited] IEEE 10th International Symposium on Contemporary Photonics Technology (CPT), 10 (E-2): 43-46, 2007.
    17. C. Gray, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, D.C. Keezer, and K. Bergman, Co-Development of Test Electronics and PCI Express Interface for a Multi-Gbps Optical Switching Network, IEEE International Test Conference (ITC), 22.1, 2007.
      2006
    18. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, C.L. Schow, P.K. Pepeljugoski, F.E. Doany, R.A. John, and J.A Kash, A 17 Gb/s, 200-meter Multimode Optical Fiber Link using CMOS Analog ICs and Silicon Carrier Packaging, 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), WQ2, 2006.
    19. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur and K. Bergman, Bistable Switching Node for Optical Packet Switched Networks, 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), WW5, 2006.
    20. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur and K. Bergman, Optical Packet Routing in Distributed Grid Computing Architectures, 32nd European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC). We3P.136, 2006.
    21. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur and K. Bergman, Hybrid Integration of a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier for High Throughput Optical Packet Switched Interconnection Networks, Proceedings of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Photonics North, 6343G: 1-5, 2006.
    22. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, K. Bergman, M. Boroditsky, and M. Brodsky, Effects of Cumulative PDG on the Scalability of SOA-Based Optical Packet Switching Networks, Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC), JThB16, 2006.
    23. C.L. Schow, F.E. Doany, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, C.W. Baks, D. Kuchta, L. Schares, R. John, and J.A. Kash, 320-Gb/s, 16-Channel Full-Duplex, Single-Chip CMOS Parallel Optical Transceiver, Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC), OThG4, 2006.
    24. C. Gray, D.C. Keezer, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, and K. Bergman, Multi Gigahertz Source Synchronous Testing of an Optical Packet Switching Network, International Mixed-Signals Test Workshop, 2006.
      2005 and before
    25. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, R. Jordan, and K. Bergman, 10 Gbps NRZ-DPSK Modulation in SOA-based Optical Packet Switching Networks, 31st European Conference on Optical Communication, 4:875-876, 2005.
    26. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, C. Gray, D.C. Keezer, and K. Bergman, Ultra-Low Latency, Bit-Parallel Message Exchange in Optical Packet Switched Interconnection Network, 15th Annual Workshop on Interconnections within High Speed Digital Systems, 2005.
    27. B.A. Small, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, A. Shacham, K. Bergman, C. Gray, C. Hawkins, D.C. Keezer, K.P. Martin, D.S. Wills, and G.D. Hughes, Ultra-Low Latency Optical Networks for Next Generation Supercomputers, Proceeding ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing, P34, 2005.
    28. B.A. Small, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, A. Shacham, J.P. Mack, and K. Bergman, Demonstration of a Complete 12-Port Terabit Capacity Optical Packet Switching Fabric, Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), 2005.
    29. O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, W. Lu, B.A Small, and K. Bergman, Physical Layer Scalability Demonstration of a WDM Packet Interconnection Network, 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), WM3, 2004.
    30. A. Shacham, B.A. Small, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, J.P. Mack, and K. Bergman, An Ultra-Low Latency Routing Node for Optical Packet Interconnection Networks, 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), WM2, 2004.
    31. W. Lu, B.A Small, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, J.N. Kutz, and K. Bergman, Optical Packet Switching through Multiple Nodes in the Data Vortex Architecture, 16th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), MF2, 2003.
    32. D.C. Keezer, J.S. Davis, M. Haris, S. Bezos, D. Minier, M.C. Caron, K. Bergman, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Recent Advances in Low-Cost Multi-GigaHertz Testing, Napa KDG Packaging and Test Workshop, pp. 41, 2003.
    33. J.S. Davis, D.C. Keezer, K. Bergman, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Application of a Digital Test Core to a Test Bed for Bit-Parallel Optoelectronic Communications, International Mixed-Signal Test Workshop (IMSTW), 5.2, 2003.
    34. D.C. Keezer, J.S. Davis, S. Bezos, D. Minier, M.C. Caron, K. Bergman, and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur, Low-Cost Strategies for Testing Multi-Gigahertz SOPs and Components, IEEE 5th Electronics Packaging Technology Conference, pp. 410-414, 2003.
    35. J.S. Davis, D.C. Keezer, O. Liboiron-Ladouceur and K. Bergman, Application and Demonstration of a Digital Test Core: Optoelectronic Test Bed and Wafer-level Prober, IEEE of the International Test Conference (ITC), 1:166-174, 2003.

February 2014

  • Meet Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur and her student Peicheng Liao who will be at OFC 2014 presenting our recent paper from the RODIN project: "Gain Effect on the Scalability of SOA-based Optical Space Switches" (paper M3E.5).

    September 2013

    • We wish the best to our team members Xi Lu who graduated with an M.Eng now working at Ciena and Postdoc Mehrdad Mirshafiei now with the R&D team at Ericsson.

      August 2013

      • Meet Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur at ECOC 2013 in London where she will present on September 25 "A Compact Silicon-on-Insulator Optical Hybrid for Low Loss Integration with Balanced Photodetectors," paper We.2.B.2.

      June 2013

      • Meet one of our Photonic DataCom team members at the IEEE Summer Topicals this summer in July were we will present our recent work. Prof. Liboiron-Ladouceur is also giving an invited presentation at Photonics in Switching on July 5th in Kyoto, Japan.

      September 2012

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented two papers (WM4 and TuI3) at the IEEE Photonics Society Conference in San Francisco next September.

      Summer 2012

      • Professor Liboiron-Ladouceur is Chapter Chair of the IEEE Photonics Society. For information about local events go to website

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented three papers at the SPIE Photonics North Conference in Montreal.

      May 2012

      • We congratulate Mr. Meer Sakib for receiving the SPIE Graduate Scholarship.

      February 2012

      • Our project RODIN was awarded the Premio Venezia from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada honouring excellence in collaborations between Quebec and Italy.

      October 2011

      • Professor Liboiron-Ladouceur has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Photonic Interconnects

      • The Photonic DataCom team presented three papers at the IEEE Photonics Conference in Arlington, VA (Oct. 9-13)

      September 2011

      • We wish the best to Mr. Venkat Mahalingam (M.Eng. 2011) who is now working at Telus in Montreal as a network design engineer

      August 2011


      • We congratulate Mr. Meer Sakib for receiving the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship