Currently a researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center working on eletro-optic modulation technology, Rosenberg received her Ph.D. from Caltech at age 23 after graduating from Bryn Mawr College at 17.
“I went into industry rather than staying in academia and becoming a professor, because I like the idea of having an effect on the world,” Rosenberg said. “I think helping make faster computers will do that. This particular area of technology that uses light, photonics, is here to stay. The work is very exciting, and the goal of the project is really inspiring to me. I think the most important thing is excitement. I’ve always been excited to learn new things.”