"Cognition-enabling techniques in heterogeneous and flexgrid optical communication networks"

Dr. Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Professor at DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark

February 4th (Monday), 11:30am
Engineering Science Building (ESB), Rm 2001

This talk will present our recent progress in the introduction of cognition-enabling techniques at the physical layer and in the control plane with the aim to fully exploit the benefits of emerging flex-grid and elastic bit rate optical networks. These activities are performed within the European project CHRON: Cognitive Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Optical Network.

About Dr. Idelfonso Tafur Monroy:

photo of idelfonso tafur monroy Idelfonso Tafur Monroy received the Graduate degree and M.Sc. degree in multichannel telecommunications from the Bonch-Bruevitch Institute of Communications, St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1992, the Technology Licentiate degree in telecommunications theory from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1996, and the Ph.D degree in engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 1999. He is currently a Professor and the Head of the Metro-Access and Short Range Communications Group, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, until 2006. He has participated in several European research framework projects in photonic technologies and their applications to communication systems and networks and is currently involved in the ICT European projects GiGaWaM and EURO-FOS, in addition to being the Technical Coordinator of the ICT-CHRON project. His research interests include hybrid optical-wireless communication systems, high-capacity optical fiber communications, digital signal processing for optical transceivers for baseband and radio-over-fiber links, application of nanophotonic technologies in the metropolitan and access segments of optical networks as well as in short range optical-wireless communication links.

Hosted by: Professor John Bowers, Electrical and Computer Engineering