TOP Conference 2024 will once again include posters from academics across the industry, showcasing collaboration portfolios.
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Mr. Nura Adamu, currently pursuing a PhD in optoelectronics at the Optical Research Center (ORC), University of Southampton, UK. His research interest is ultra-wideband optical transmission systems, which focus on extending the solid-core silica fiber transmission window usage for higher system capacity. He received his BSc in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt in 2016, and MSc in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the university of Portsmouth, UK in 2020.
Akanksha Ahuja, an EPSRC-ICASE PhD student and Anita Borg Scholar(Google Women in Computer Science) at the University of Cambridge excels in machine learning, focusing on geometric and graph modelling techniques applicable across various scientific fields. Collaborating with the Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and British Telecommunications, her research aims to automate optical network design and enhance data transmission across the UK's national fibre infrastructure, making it more resilient, efficient and cost-effective. With an MSc in Computer Science from Oxford, Akanksha improved the particle collision detection efficiency of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) in collaboration with the Department of Physics using graph neural networks. Working as a Project Associate for the CMS experiment at CERN, she boosted computational and storage efficiency, impacting a global network (Worldwide LHC Grid) spanning 60 countries and 120 centres. While in the AWAKE group, her software development skills significantly improved magnet control and allowed faster error detection. Akanksha's work, spanning India, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, Greece, and the UK, exemplifies her global impact and interdisciplinary expertise.
Mariia is a PhD student at Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, specializing in optical parametric amplification for Optical Communications. She received her BA and MSc in Laser and Nonlinear Optics. Her research project focuses on the optimisation of novel fibre optical parametric amplifiers for high gain, wide-band, and low noise optical communications. Mariia has been awarded the Corning Women in Optical Communications Scholarship in 2024 for her work in optical communications and networking.
Nelson Castro is a PhD candidate at Aston University in the UK. His research focuses on developing machine learning-aided schemes to improve the performance of fibre optic communication systems by addressing nonlinear impairments. He earned his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Honduras in 2016 and, in 2018, was granted an EMJMD scholarship to pursue the SMARTNET master’s degree program jointly offered by Télécom SudParis and Aston University. His fields of interest include machine learning, optical networks, and digital signal processing.
I have gained experience in developing and controlling Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Systems. Besides system performance testing, developing python skills in data processing, building time synchronization between devices, and doing research activities, I have published a paper to Infocommunications Journal and my work contributed to IvDs and a Patent in this area. Currently, I am a PhD student in the field of informatics with the research area of quantum security in modern infocommunication networks.
Safiya is a doctoral researcher at Aston Institute for Photonics Technologies AiPT, where she focuses on developing Machine-Learning based solutions for boosting the fibre channel capacity. Prior to entering the doctorate programme, she earned the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship SMARTNET for a double master’s degree in Smart Telecom at Aston University, United Kingdom and University of Athens, Greece. Safiya's undergraduate education was pursued in Bahrain, where she has obtained a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering. Safiya has an industrial experience as an Industry 4.0 Engineer from Bahrain Fibreglass (BFG) International.
Aleksandr Donodin is conducting his Ph.D. at Aston University in the framework of the ETN WON project. His doctoral research focuses on the design, optimisation, and implementation of Bismuth-doped fibre amplifiers for wideband optical networks. Aleksandr’s background includes experimental research and numerical modelling in the fields of Fibre Optics, Femtosecond Fibre Lasers, Optical Frequency Combs, Supercontinuum Generation, Nonlinear Optics, Optical Amplification Media, and Optical Amplifiers. He received his Bachelor degree in Optical Engineering and his Master Degree in Laser Engineering and Laser Technologies at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
Geraldo earned his bachelor's in Electronic Engineering from the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil) and has worked as an electronics engineer since then. His career includes developing electronic products for automotive, biomedical, and power sectors. Nowadays he is a PhD student at Aston University, researching applications of machine learning techniques and digital signal processing to improve energy efficiency, throughput, and robustness of digital coherent receivers.
Xin Huang is a PhD candidate at in optoelectronics at the Optical Research Center (ORC), University of Southampton, UK. She received her BSc and MSc degrees in Physics from Shandong Normal University and Berihang University, respectively. Her research interest is wideband optical fibre amplifier and associated technology, encompassing both experimental research and simulations in the field of Erbium-doped fibre amplifier, Ytterbium-doped fibre amplifier and long period fibre gratings.
Yanwu Liu graduated in BEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London in 2019. She continues to pursue an MSc degree in Wireless and Optical communications at UCL, followed by a MRes degree provided by UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems. She then joined the Optical Networks Group at UCL as an MPhil/PhD student in December 2021. Her research interests include optical switching and networking for quantum and classical data centers.
Sarah is currently pursuing her doctoral studies within the Photonics Research Group at Ghent University and imec. She is an early stage researcher in the Marie-Curie project PostDigital, which explores non-digital computing alternatives. Her research is focused on leveraging photonic-based machine learning for telecommunications applications.
Jing Meng is a second-year PhD student in Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at University of Southampton. She earned her master’s degree in Optical Fibre and Photonic Engineering at University of Southampton after completing her undergraduate studies in Photoelectronic Information Science and Engineering at Shandong Normal University, Shandong, China. Her current research centres on advancements of fibre components for energy-efficient applications.
Long H. Nguyen is a PhD student at Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University, UK. He obtained his BEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam in 2017. He then attended the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and Networks (PIXNET) at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy and Aston University, UK in 2018-2020. He is currently working as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in the European Training Network project "POST-DIGITAL” where his research focuses on signal processing techniques using machine learning for channel equalization in advanced fibre-optic communication systems.”
Dini Pratiwi is a PhD student at Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AiPT), Aston University. Her research focused on All-Raman amplification for ultrawideband optical network. She received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering in Indonesia. She was granted an EMJMD scholarship to pursue master's degree in Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and Networks (PIXNET) at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Italy, Osaka University, and Aston University in 2019-2021.
Mostafa Rady is a Senior R&D engineer at Coherent Corporation. He was granted Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree (EMJMD) in Photonics Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks (PIXNET) at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy and Aston University, UK in 2020-2022. During his master’s degree, he focused on 14xx nm pumps for Raman amplification and conducted a feasibility study for uncooled Raman pumps. He is working on the design and the developments of pump lasers modules used in EDFA and Raman amplification
Cristian Rosero Arias
I'm Cristian Rosero Arias from Colombia. I hold a double degree from the University of Twente in the Netherlands and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. My background is in Physics Engineering with Masters in both Nanotechnology and Computer Science. I specialize in combining new technologies with optics and photonics. I am passionate about using artificial intelligence for material manufacturing. My goal is to contribute to the future of technology and science.
Qing Wang is an early-stage researcher at Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. She is currently enrolled in the EU Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Networks (ITN) project ‘‘multi-scale fibre-based optical frequency combs (MEFISTA)’’ under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), her research focus on the study of soliton dynamics using mode-locked fibre lasers. Qing received her master’s degree in optical engineering from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in 2019, with a research emphasis on fibre sensing during her master’s study.