Abhijit Mitra received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (2017) under the funding of the British Telecom Fellowship. His experience has been in modeling and network planning for metro and core optical networks. He has been a reviewer in reputed journals like the Journal of Optical Communication and Networking (JOCN), and the Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT). He has published in major venues like Proceedings of the IEEE, JOCN, JLT, Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference, and the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) with due industry-academic collaborations. Further, he has led funded projects by DST, MIETY, and DRDO in the capacity of PI/Co-PI and functioning as a collaborator in a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA. He has been awarded DST Inspire Faculty Fellowship (2017-2022) by DST, British Council (Alumni Awards): Professional Achievement Awards (2019) by British Council, the prestigious Fulbright Post Doctoral Research Fellowship by the United States India Education Foundation (USIEF) and Sparkle-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund Fellowship (2022, not availed). Overall he has 10 years of research experience in Transport Optical Networks.