"Opportunities for Optics in Mobile Evolution"

Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy

December 10th (Thursday), 3:00pm
Engineering Science Building (ESB), Room 2001

Mobile traffic is expected to increase very rapidly in the next few years. That is why, the fifth generation of cellular networks (5G) is expected to support a thousand-fold traffic growth by 2020 while providing end-users with enhanced Quality of Experience (QoE). This presentation will outlook how optics can support the mobile evolution. In particular, it will focus on how SDN-controlled optical networks complemented with photonic integration will play a role in the terrestrial mobile networks.

About Luca Valcarenghi:

photo of Luca Valcarenghi Luca Valcarenghi holds a Laurea degree in Electronics Engineering (1997) from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering (1999), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Telecommunications (2001) both from The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Between January 2002 and August 2002 he was Research Associate of the Optical Networking Advanced Research (OpNeAR) Lab of the University of Texas at Dallas Erik Jonsson School of EE/CS. From September 2002 until December 2014 he was Assistant Professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy where is currently an Associate Professor. Dr. Valcarenghi main research interests are optical networks design, analysis, and optimization; communication networks reliability; energy efficiency in communications networks; optical access networks;terrestrial transport networks for mobile communications. He published more than two hundred papers in International Journals and Conference Proceedings.

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