Smart Internet Lab Seminar Series Talks

10 December 2019, 11.00 AM - 14 November 2019, 12.00 PM

Dr Shuangyi Yan & Dr Krishna Coimbatore Balram

0.3, Merchant Venturers Building, University of Bristol

Speaker 1: Dr Shuangyi Yan

Title of Talk:  “On-Demand Dynamic Optical Networks with Machine Learning Technologies”


Shuangyi Yan is currently a lecturer in High Performance Networking & Optical Networking at the University of Bristol. He received the B.E degree in information engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China in 2004. In 2009, he got the PhD degree in optical engineering from Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS, Xi’an, China. His doctoral dissertation focused on key technologies in ultra-high-speed optical communication networks, such as ultra-short optical pulse generation, high-bandwidth optical signal processing. From 2011 to 2013, He worked on the spectra-efficient long-haul transmission system and low-cost short-range transmission system in Photonics Research Centre, Dept. EIE of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He was involved in several industrial funded projects. In July 2013, he joined the High Performance Networks Group at University of Bristol. His research interests include Artificial intelligence in Optical Networks, multi-dimensional programmable optical networks, multi-layer network analytics for network optimisation, and next generation data centre networks. He is the author or co-author of over 60 publications, of which consist patents and several post deadline papers in optical communication related top-level conferences.

Speaker 2: Dr Krishna Coimbatore Balram

Title of Talk: Looking at future RF systems through a photonic lens”


I grew up in Delhi, India's historic capital city and partly because of that, I have a lifelong affection for history and all things ancient. I got my undergraduate degree in India, graduate degrees in the US and started as a lecturer at Brisol in January 2017. My research interests are primarily in the field of nanoscale opto-electro-mechanical devices for information processing and sensing applications. I am particularly interested in nanoscale device fabrication and aim to produce state of the art opto-electronic devices at the Bristol nano-fabrication facility.

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