Assistant Professor of the College of Engineering
Mable Fok is an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, in the division of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She is the director of the Lightwave and Microwave Photonics Laboratory. Her recent research interest is on microwave photonics devices and systems, hybrid photonic-neuromorphic signal processing, and fiber optics sensor for biomedical, robotics, and civil engineering. Mable was an associate research scholar in Lightwave Communications Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. She has been supervising both undergraduate and graduate students since she joined the group in 2007. She has published over 160 journal and conference papers, including 18 invited papers. She is a contributing author of the book Optical switches Materials and design, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010.
Mable Fok received her B. Eng., M. Phil., and Ph.D degrees in Electronic Engineering in 2002, 2004, and 2007, respectively, all from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Her research focus is on new development of nonlinear techniques for optical signal processing and advanced laser sources. She also investigates new designs and applications of optical birefringent filters in fiber communications. During her undergraduate study, she worked in ASM Assembly Automation Ltd. as an Engineer Trainee for one year. She won the championship of the CUHK Graduation Project Contest in 2002 for her work on photonic analog-to-digital conversion. Before she began her master study, she was a summer intern at the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute where she worked on high-speed photonic transceiver modules for data communications. In 2005 summer, she carried out research on supercontinuum laser source generation in the Optoelectronics Circuits and Systems Group at UCLA. From July to December 2006, she worked on all-optical processing of photonic signals for advanced modulation format based communications in the Optical Communications and Photonic Networks Group of UCSB.