The research of optical networks is evolving by leaps and bounds due to the exponential progress of network traffic, the appearance of next-generation services, and the limitations of the existing technologies. Due to the availability of significant high bandwidth in optical fiber, the recent forecast suggests that the optical communication system and networking market will significantly grow towards a billion-dollar size industry. Therefore it is crucial to investigate the building blocks for next-generation optical networks and develop a long-term efficient end-to-end solution. This workshop focuses on capturing various aspects in this context where several veterans from Industry and academia will share their valuable inputs. We believe this workshop will help the attendees understand the architecture of the future optical network and its associated cross-layer areas like network management, planning, security, etc.
Audience: This workshop is targeted toward students, researchers and industry professionals interested in the research of optical networks.
Dr. Abhijit Mitra (Host)
Research Interests - Elastic Optical Networks, Passive Optical Networks -Access Networks, Visual Light Communication, Free Space Optics, Quantum Key Distribution over fiber.
Bio - Abhijit Mitra is presently working as a DST Inspire Faculty in Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, IIIT Delhi. He received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (2017) and his Master of Science (Engineering) from the University of Leeds, UK(2011). As a PhD student and BT Research Fellow at IIT Delhi, he demonstrated the benefits of operating optical networks with reduced Link Margin. Due to his research contributions and fostering strong research collaboration between India and the UK, he has been awarded the Professional Achievement Award-2019 by the British Council. Considering his research contributions, the United States India Education Foundation awarded him the Nehru-Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2019) at University of California Davis, USA. As a Postdoctoral researcher he evaluated the benefits of operating optical networks over C+L Bands for large geographies like the USA and India. He has published in prestigious venues like Proceedings of IEEE, JLT, JOCN, OFC, and ECOC. His current research focuses on Multi-band Optical Networks, Visible Light Communication and Quantum Key Distribution. He is currently leading funded projects by DST, MIETY and DRDO in the capacity of PI/Co-PI.
Prof. Anand Srivastava
Research Interests - Digital Communications, Wireless and Optical communications, Optical Networks.
Bio - Anand Srivastava did his M.Tech. and Ph.D. from IIT Delhi. Before joining IIIT Delhi, he was Dean & Professor in School of Computing and Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, HP, India and also Adjunct Professor at IIT Delhi. Prior to this, he was with Alcatel-Lucent-Bell Labs, India as solution architect for access and core networks. Before joining Alcatel Lucent, he had a long stint (∼ 20 years) with Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT), a telecom research center of Govt. of India where he was Director and member of CDOT Board. He was also closely involved with ITU-T, Geneva in Study Group 15 and represented India for various optical networking standards meetings. His research work is in the area of optical core & access networks, Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) architectures, optical signal processing, free space optical communications and energy aware optical networks.
Dr. Vivek Ashok Bohara
Research Interests - Device-to-device communication, Visible Light Communication, Hybrid VLC-RF architecture, Proof-of-concept testbeds and experimental validation.
Bio - Vivek Ashok Bohara got his PhD in electrical and electronics engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2011. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor at IIIT-Delhi. His research interests include cognitive radio, cooperative communication and designing digital predistortion algorithms for wideband power amplifiers. During his doctoral research at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore he designed and implemented a prototype WiFi module (IEEE 802.11a) and mobile WiMAX system (IEEE 802.16e) on reconfigurable NI modular instruments as well as on Lyrtech SFF software defined radio platform. For his work on Mobile WiMAX he has awarded 1st prize on 2010 National Instruments ASEAN Virtual Instrumentation application contest. During his tenure as a Post-Doctoral researcher (Marie Curie Fellowship) in ESIEE Paris, University Paris-East, he was actively involved in designing and implementing critical blocks for cognitive radio (CR) transmitters.
Rana Kumar Jana (Website)
Registrations are free but mandatory to receive the zoom link of the workshop. Link will be emailed separately after registration, 2-3 days before the day of the workshop. Those who want to attend the Workshop in-person can do so at A-007 R&D Building, IIIT Delhi