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Clinton Randy Giles

Clinton Randy Giles made significant contributions to emerging technologies and holds more than 50 patents for his work. His research on erbium-doped fiber amplifiers was significant to the global deployment of wavelength-multiplexed optical transport systems, the core network of the Internet.

Giles was the founding Executive Director and President of Bell Labs Seoul in South Korea, where he led broad R&D collaborations across academic, government, and industry that enabled new research in areas such as telematics, mobile applications, data analytics, and smart grid technology. Before joining Bell Laboratories in 1986, Dr. Giles worked on Northern Telecom’s first gigabit optical transmission systems.

In 2016, he joined the ISS National Lab as chief scientist.

Giles has won the John Tyndall Award and the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize from OSA, is a Fellow of OSA, a Laureate of the Millennium Technology Prize, and a recipient of the Discover Award.

Document Created: 5 Feb 2020
Last Updated: 5 Feb 2020