Ben Lee joined NVIDIA Research in 2021 as a member of the Circuits Research Group with focus in photonics. He received the B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) in 2004, and Ph.D. degree from Columbia University (New York, NY) in 2009, both in electrical engineering. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Ben was a Research Staff Member at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. His technical interests include short-reach, high-speed, and low-energy optical interconnects and integrated photonic systems. His research has resulted in over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications as well as 19 granted US patents. He is a Senior Member of the OSA and the IEEE.