Karen Matthews, a native of Baltimore, MD, began her academic career at the US Naval Academy, received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University (1989) and a MEng (1991), a PhD in Electrical Engineering (1998) and an MBA (2007), all from Cornell University.
Karen has held senior positions in Corning Incorporated’s Science & Technology Division in opto-electronic packaging as a research and then senior research scientist, and now works in early innovation stage markets and technologies for the optical communications sector to identify and help implement new growth opportunities. Her focus on moving concepts through to commercialization remains, with a current emphasis the wireless industry.