Daniel Kilper was born in Chicago, IL, in 1968. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the B. S. degree in physics from the State University, Blacksburg, in 1990, and the M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1992 and 1996, respectively.
He was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with the Department of Physics, Optical Technology Center, Montana State University. In 1997, he became an Assistant Professor of physics with the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In 2000, he joined the Advanced Photonics Research Department, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff. In 2006, he became a member of the Optical Networks Research Department, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent. While at Bell Laboratories, he has conducted research on optical performance monitoring and transmission, architectures, and control systems for transparent and reconfigurable optical networks, and energy-efficient networks.
Dr. Kilper is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. He served on technical program committees for International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC), Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO) Europe, Conference on the Optical Internet (COIN)/Australian Conference on the Optical Internet (ACOFT), and Optical Technology in the Carolinas Conference, and was the General Chair of the OPTO-Southeast Conference. During 2003?2006, he was a member of the Bell Laboratories Advisory Council on Research. He was the Bell Laboratories Photonics Deputy Strand Leader in the Center for Telecommunications Value Chain Research (CTVR) and is currently the Chair of the GreenTouch Consortium technical committee.