Brian Koch graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2003 with a B.S. in Physics with Honors. He received his M.S. in 2005 and is currently pursuing his Ph. D in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSB. His research interests include the design, fabrication, and testing of high speed optoelectronic devices and highly integrated photonic circuits, and the applications of these components in optical networks. His Ph. D. research is concentrated on monolithic mode locked lasers and photonic integrated circuits that perform optical clock recovery, 3R regeneration, and optical signal processing. He is currently an intern at Intel, where he is researching hybrid silicon lasers.