Xiang Zhou is currently a Tech Lead within Google DC optics group, leading Next-Gen optical interconnection technologies and roadmap development. Prior to join Google, He was with AT&T Labs-Research (Middletown, NJ, USA, 2001 to 2013), conducting research on various aspects of long-haul optical transmission and networking technologies, From 1999 to 2001, he was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as a Research Fellow. Xiang Zhou received his Ph. D degree from BUPT in 1999. Dr. Zhou has extensive publications in top Journals and conferences in his field, including several record-setting ‘hero’ results, which have received wide media reports. He holds more than 50 US patents with a dozen more pending. He currently serves as an associate editor for J. Lightwave Technology and is an OSA fellow. He also served on the editorial board of Optics Express and in the Program Committee of a variety of technical conferences.