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Seminar by Dr. Reza Nejabati (University of Bristol)

August 1, 2018

Speaker: Dr. Reza Nejabati (University of Bristol)                                                                                        

Title:  Deeply Programmable and Machine-Learning Assisted Optical Network

Date: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Time: 10am

Room: EV 3.309


This talk will present recent achievements of High Performance Network group in University of Bristol on creating a fully programmable, ML assisted and softwareized  optical network with their applications. This talk will show how combination of deep network learning assisted by AI, advanced network monitoring and programmable hardware  can be used to virtualize network functions deep into transport layer. Furthermore, utilizing these capabilities, the talk will present several use cases including a new approach for creating quantum secured optical network, as well as a real life implementation of the presented technologies in the first end-to-end 5G test-bed deployed in Bristol City.



Dr. Reza Nejabati is Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy, Reza obtained his MSc with distinction in Telecommunication and Information Systems and a PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering from theUniversity of Essex, following his BSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from S.B.U (Meli) University, Iran.

Reza joined Univerity of Bristol from Essex University, where he was a Lecturer and previously an RCUK fellow, in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. Reza has academic and industrial experience in the field of telecommunication and computer science. 

His current area of research is in the field of disruptive new Internet technologies with focus on application of high-speed network technologies. He has a successful track record in working at the interface between optical networks and computer science, as well as between academia and industry. Throughout his research career, he has made important and pioneering contributions to the fields of Optical Networking, Grid Networking, Data center Networks, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Virtualization, and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

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