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21st May 2021.

TWO REAL-NET ESRs gave their talks on recent research activities. Mohammad Hosseini (ESR1) spoke about “Cost-efficient Networking” and Pedro J. Freire (ESR2) spoke about “Neural Network Application in Optical Channel Equalization”.

Research brochure DAY OF LIGHT 2021

REAL-NET researchers described how the projects relate to the concept of “light”
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REAL-NET Transferable Skills Workshop II (TSW II)

22nd-24th March 2021 remotely online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Workshop will be focused on entrepreneurship skills, project management and science communication.


Lake Como School and OTAW2 on SINO methos and applications

15-19th March 2021 remotely online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

105 participants included the speakers, A GREAT SUCCESS!

ESR2, Pedro had a paper accepted and gave a talk at ECOC2020 (@ECOC_Conference).


First publication on Journal of lighwave technology for our ESR2, Pedro.

Good work to Pedro and to all the other researchers. Great collaboration within @AstonUniversity@Infinera and Telecom Italia.

Electrical Engineering Artificial Intelligence Day

19th November 2020 via online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

17th November 2020, Outreach activity 

Pedro J. Freire (ESR2) presented his research on ” Complex-Valued Neural Network Design for Mitigation of Signal Distortions in Optical Links in Highly Nonlinear Regimes” at @aston_osa_spie.

2nd year REAL-NET technical workshop

5h November 2020 via online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

28th October 2020 virtually and online.

Mini-Symposium on “numerical implementation of Bayesian filtering for signal equalisation and demodulation”. More information here

7-8th September 2020

Mini-symposium on introduction to machine learning, virtually and online. More information here.

21st May 2020, Outreach activity 

Mohammad (ESR1) and Diogo (ESR6) participated at an Outreach event where they shared their PhD experience with MSc students.

9th March 2020

Project’s coordinator, Sergei, is representing REAL-NET at the OFC2020,together with some WON team members.

3rd March 2020, Outreach activity with Aston Osa Spie

Outreach activity for Pedro and Mohammad, with the Aston Osa Spie.

27-28th February 2020, REAL-NET Transferable Skills Workshop I (TSW I)

The first Transferable Skills Workshop of REAL-NET took place at Aston University.

26th February 2020, 1st year REAL-NET workshop

The 1st year REAL-NET and WON technical workshop took place on 26th February 2020 at Aston University Birmingham, UK

24th February 2020, Outreach activity for the project managers

Project Mangers leads Outreach Activity aiming at ERASMUS Mundus students.

13th February 2020, Mid-term check meeting

REAL-NET mid-term check meeting with our Project Officer has been carried out on Thursday 13th February 2020 in Brussels.

Registration are now open for the Open-To-All NFT workshop, organized by our sister project FONTE, at TU Delft the 4-5th  Feb 2020. The workshop will feature an exciting mix of theory/computational aspects of NFT with a hands-on session trying out the latest NFT software. Please share the website with colleagues.

18-19th November 2019, REAL-NET Induction

The first REAL-NET scientific training event has taken place on 18-19 Nov 2019 at Infinera premises in Munich, together with our sister project WON. The aim of this Induction is to get our ESRs uo to sepeed with technology.

1st November 2019

Antonio from Infinera is meeting the new ESRs (Diogo and Vishwanath) in Barcelona. 

24th September 2019

REAL-NET management meeting at ECOC2019 Dublin.

9th July 2019

Deliverable D6.1 REAL-NET website completed. pdf

23rd June 2019

CLEO Europe 2019! This week REAL-NET will be represented at CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC (Munich, Germany 23-27 June 2019). 

1st March 2019

Going to OFC 2019! This week REAL-NET will be represented at The optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC; San Diego 3-7 March 2019). 

February 2019

REAL-NET is  recruiting! Full details of the 6 positions in photonics technologies available can be found  here.

January 2019

REAL-NET kick-off meeting

REAL-NET had its first network-wide gathering during the kick-off meeting at Infinera (29th January 2019, Munich, Germany).


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813144.