Who We Are
C. Randy Giles, PhD, NAE

C. Randy Giles, PhD, NAE

Chief Scientist, ISS U.S. National Lab

Dr. C. Randy Giles is the Chief Scientist of the ISS U.S. National Laboratory and is responsible for the laboratory’s science strategy to ensure the highest impact of the R&D programs focused on benefits to life on Earth. Prior to joining the ISS U.S. National Laboratory in 2016, Dr. Giles worked at Bell Laboratories on photonic technologies enabling ultra-broadband, flexible, optical networking. As a research director at Bell Labs, Dr. Giles led programs in micromechanical systems, 100 GB/s transport technology, optical signal processing, quantum devices, laser video projection, and telematics. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Giles was the founding Executive Director and President of Bell Labs Seoul in South Korea, which focused on broadband services and enabling technologies. Before joining Bell Laboratories in 1986, Dr. Giles was a member of scientific staff at Northern Telecom's research labs in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Giles is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and of Bell Laboratories and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Giles is a Laureate of the Millennium Technology Prize awarded by the Finnish Government and is the recipient of awards from the OSA, the IEEE Photonics Society, and the Columbus Foundation.