Research Fellows

 
Domanic Lavery

Domaniç Lavery

Dr Lavery's research at UCL focuses on mitigation of nonlinear interference in long-haul transmission over optical fibre, ultradense wavelength-division multiplexing for passive optical networks, coherent-enabled advanced modulation formats, and digital signal processing for optical communications. Within UNLOC, Dom is mainly involved in the second research theme by developing DSP for optical communications, and fourth research theme by assisting or conducting experimental investigation of theoretical techniques.

domanic.lavery.09[at]ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 3108 4406
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  In his spare time Dom likes to play the piano.


 

Yaroslav Prylepskiy

Yaroslav Prylepskiy is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies. His main areas of research include (i) NFT-based optical transmission, methods, optimization, including optical formats and extentions of "eigenvalue communications", lumped and distributed amplification; periodic NFT method, (ii)soliton usage for telecommunications, soliton-noise interference, spectral efficiency for soliton-based transmission, (iii)numerical methods for fast NFT signal decomposition, and (iv) spectral efficiency and capacity bounds for the optical fibre links. Within UNLOC, Yaroslav is working on RT1 with current current activities focused on (i) evaluation of capacity limits for the soliton-based transmission, (ii) mutual information evaluation for the soliton-based transmission, (iii) generalisation of the NFT-based approach, nonlinear inverse synthesis, and (iv) numerical methods for fast NFT processing.

y.prylepskiy1[at]aston.ac.uk
+44 (0)12 1204 5311
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  Yaroslav used to play piano and compose some relatively weird poetry (in Russian). The current Russian minister of Economics Alexey Ulyukaev mentioned him as one of his favourite Russian poets. He is also an NBA and LeBron James fan. Yaroslav likes the English Premier League but has recently ceased to support Chelsea.


 
Mingming

Mingming Tan

Mingming's principal research interest lies in long-haul/unrepeatered coherent transmissions system optimisation using advanced Raman fibre laser based amplification techniques. Within UNLOC, his work focuses on RT4 and experimental investigation of quasi-lossless Raman transmission link using advanced Raman fibre laser (RFL) based amplification techniques, in order to improve the transmission performance and satisfy the link requirement simultaneously for different nonlinearity compensation techniques.

tanm[at]aston.ac.uk
+44 (0)12 1204 3512
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Maria Sokorina

Mariia Sorokina

Mariia Sokorina is a Research Fellow at the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies. Her main areas of research include Shannon capacity, fibre-optic communication and all-optical regeneration. She works closely with the UNLOC deputy director Prof. Sergei Turitsyn.

sorokinm[at]aston.ac.uk
+44 (0)12 1204 5311
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Tianhua Xu

Tianhua Xu

Tianhua Xu is a Senior Research Fellow in the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department at UCL. His current research is focused on investigating nonlinear channel capacity and developing digital signal processing for mitigating nonlinearities in high speed optical communication systems. Within UNLOC, Tianhua is involved in the first and second research themes (RT1, RT2). Current activities include channel capacity estimation based on GN model, channel model investigation and verification, and digital signal processing based on nonlinear compensation.

tianhua.xu[at]ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 3108 4406
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Lidia Galdino

Lidia Galdino

Lidia Galdino is a Research Fellow at the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department in UCL. Within UNLOC, Lidia is working on maximising the capacity of optical fibre communication systems, focusing on numerical and experimental study of advanced modulation formats and their effectiveness in maximising spectral efficiency over long-distance transmission. Within UNLOC, Lidia is mainly involved in RT4 by developing and experimentally verifying point to point optical transmission systems. She is partly involved in simulation work conducted under RT2 as well.

lgaldino[at]ee.ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 3108 4406
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  In her spare time Lidia does serious rock climbing. 


 
Sezer

Sezer Erkilinç

Sezer's research is focused on cost-effective digital signal processing (DSP) based optical transceiver architectures for access and metropolitan applications, including spectrally-efficient (high-order) modulation schemes in direct detection links and simplified coherent receiver designs for passive optical networks.

mustafa.erkilinc.11[at]ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7679 4464
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Christos Tsekrekos

Christos Tsekrekos

Christos P. Tsekrekos is a Research Fellow at the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies. His research experience includes multi-mode and single-mode fibre transmission systems, radio-over-fibre systems, passive optical networks, design of passive photonic components, and all-optical signal processing. Within the UNLOC project, Christos is primarily working on advanced transponders and modulation schemes.

c.tsekrekos[at]aston.ac.uk
+44 (0)12 1204 3512
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Atalla

Atalla El-Taher

Atalla is a Research Fellow at the Aston Institute of Photonic Technology. His main research interests lie in the Ultra-long Raman fibre lasers, random laser and advanced Raman fibre laser amplifiers. Within UNLOC, he is involved in Raman fibre laser based amplification technique making both discrete and distributed amplifiers with high gain and bandwidth in optical transmission experiments.

eltaheae[at]aston.ac.uk
+44 (0)12 1204 3512
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David Ives

David Ives

Dr Ives is a Research Associate in the Electrical Engineering Division at the University of Cambridge. His research interest is in network optimisation to maximise the data transported given the physical layer nonlinear transmission impairments. Within UNLOC, David is involved in defining network throughput and understanding the main network factors that influence throughput.

di231[at]cam.ac.uk
+44 (0)122 376 2433
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Alvarado

Alex Alvarado

Associated Research Fellow

Dr Alvarado is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Signal Processing Systems (SPS) Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in The Netherlands. During 2014-2016 he was a Senior Research Associate at the Optical Networks Group, University College London, United Kingdom. Within UNLOC, Alex was involved in the first and second research themes of the project.

a.alvarado[at]tue.nl
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Watch Dr. Alvarado's lecture during the "Communication networks beyond the capacity crunch – further discussion" meeting at the Royal Society


 
Robert Maher

Robert Maher

Associated Research Fellow

Robert Maher is a senior Research Fellow in the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department at UCL. His main research interests are fast switching tuneable lasers for use in agile optical networks and physical layer implementation of dynamically reconfigurable coherent optical networks that utilise advanced modulation formats. Witihn UNLOC, Robert conducts experimental work in the fourth research theme focused on implementation and system demonstration of the developed capacity-boosting techniques within the first three themes.

r.maher[at]ucl.ac.uk
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  Robert has recently taken a liking to golf.