Bra-Ket Science was founded to develop fundamentally new information devices using quantum photonics. That is, new architectures based on the very nature of light.
Who: Jim Gable (President of Bra-ket Science) & Duncan MacFarlane (Associate Dean for Engineering Entrepreneurship at SMU)
What: Uncovering the relationship between Universities and Startups
Where: Capital Factory + The DEC (3102 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite 109, Dallas, TX 75219)
When: March 25th from 5:30pm-7:30 pm
What Else: Beats, Eats & Treats Provided
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Associate Dean for Engineering Entrepreneurship
A long-time technology executive, Jim Gable is President of Bra-Ket Science, a start-up in the field of quantum information processing.
With 30 years of technology work in Silicon Valley and Northern Virginia, Jim’s consulting ranges widely including internet connected consumer devices and AI driven dialog systems. At Comcast he served as an Executive Director for the big data and novel discovery services for the X1 platform and more. Jim's past roles include advisor to Hillcrest Labs regarding their breakthrough pointer remote used in LG smart TVs; support of the Amazon team that built the original Kindle; Vice President at 3Com Corporation following 3Com’s acquisition of Kerbango, a critically acclaimed Internet radio company he co-founded and where he served as President; Vice President of Software Product Marketing for Apple Computer, part of a 12 year span; and Associate at the Boston Consulting Group.
As an innovator, Jim has enjoyed a long career introducing leading-edge consumer electronics. The Comcast personalization system won a Technical & Engineering Emmy Award in 2015. The Kerbango radio won Best of Show at the 2001 Consumer Electronics Show and appeared in many newspapers and magazines including USA Today, Newsweek and Rolling Stone. At Apple, he was instrumental in shipping several of Apple's most successful products such as Mac OS 8, the original Power Macintosh, TrueType fonts and the LaserWriter II. Jim holds a Master's in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor's in History from Stanford University. He holds a Master's in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Duncan MacFarlane holds the Lyle Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University. Duncan has written more than 100 technical papers or patents in the general area of photonic systems and components. Specific research projects have included micro-optics, ultrafast lasers, photonic integrated filters, nonlinear optics, semiconductor lasers, RF and optical communications, and advanced displays. His work in photonic filters is used widely by practicing optical component and system engineers in industry. He pioneered the manufacture of micro-optics using ink jet techniques, and invented a novel 3-dimensional volumetric display which has found application in aerospace.
Prior to joining SMU, Duncan spent 26 years at The University of Texas at Dallas. An early hire in the then nascent Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science he contributed to the definition and growth of a top engineering school. Duncan served as Program Head of Telecommunications Engineering, and as Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs he started three new departments (Materials Science and Engineering, Bioengineering, Systems Engineering and Management) and six new degree programs. He has worked at Schafer Associates, Texas Instruments and at JDS Uniphase, and helped start Celion Networks, a telecommunications system start-up backed by Sequoia. He is a co-Founder of MRRA, a company dedicated to improving medical imaging through supporting instrumentation. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering, Optics, Probability and Statistics, Signals and Systems, Communication Systems and Electronics. Duncan received his BSEE and MSEE from Brown University, his Ph.D. from Portland State University and his MBA from SMU. Duncan is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
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