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 received the John Tyndall Award and Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize and is a Fellow of the Society. He is a Laureate of the Millennium Technology Prize and a recipient of the Discover Award.