Kevin Quirk

Researcher and Electro-Optical Network Access Systems Engineer

I am a communication systems engineer working on connectivity programs at Facebook. My areas of interest range from the physical through network layers in both RF and free space optical communication systems.

Prior to joining Facebook, I worked on deep space optical communication and planetary radar projects at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was a lecturer at Caltech and UCLA. I received my PhD in electrical engineering from UCSD.


Communication theory and signal processing

Latest Publications

SPIE Photonics West 2018 - February 15, 2018

Demonstration of a Bidirectional Coherent Air-to-Ground Optical Link

Chien-Chung Chen, Andrew Grier, Matt Malfa, Eric Booen, Harvard Harding, Matt Chiyun Xia, Matt Hunwardsen, Joseph Demers, Konstantin Kudinov, Gary Mak, Brett Smith, Adit Sahasrabudhe, Ferze Patawaran, Tony Wang, Alan Wang, Cen Zhao, Dee Leang, Jonathan Gin, Mark Lewis, Boyang Zhang, Dan Nguyen, Dominic Jandrain, Farhana Haque, Kevin Quirk

Optica 3 - July 19, 2016

Luminescent Detector for Free-Space Optical Communication

Thibault Peyronel, Kevin Quirk, S. C. Wang, Tobias Tiecke