Bhavin J. Shastri is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Physics at Queen’s University. He received a PhD from McGill University in 2012 and was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University. With research interests in photonic computing at the intersection of silicon photonics, neuromorphic computing, and quantum neural networks, Bhavin is developing photonic processors to enable applications in artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing that are intractable at present by conventional computing techniques.
Bhavin is the recipient of the 2022 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award and the 2020 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics “for his pioneering contributions to neuromorphic photonics.” He has published more than 90 journal articles and 120 conference proceedings, seven book chapters, and given over 80 invited talks and lectures, five keynotes and four tutorials. He is a co-author of the book Neuromorphic Photonics, a term he coined with Prof. Prucnal.