PhD Award by ESR6, Diogo Sequeira
Congratulations to Diogo Sequeira who successfully defended his PhD degree at Universitat Politicnica de Catalunya, the awarded mark was Excellent Cum Laude. The title of his thesis is “Exploiting optical signal analysis for autonomous communications”.
Now Diogo is starting a new position of Systems Design Engineer at Infinera👏
Graduate Student Scholarship Award
We are proud of our ESR, Pedro J. Freire, who has received the prestigious IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Scholarship Award for outstanding achievements in applications of machinelearning methods in opticalcommunications .
The ceremony was held at the IEEE Photonics Society’s flagship meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
Congratulations, Pedro and all recipients.
ONDM 2022 Mohammad and Masab presented their work
Mohannad ESR1, and Masab, ESR 5 presented their work at the ONDM 2022 conference, 16-19 May 2022, on “Long-term cost-effectiveness of metro networks exploiting point-to-multipoint transceivers” and
“Quantum bit retransmission using universal quantum copying machine”, respectively.
Pint of Science – Pedro was the host of the event
9 May 2022
Mohammad, Pedro and Masab presented their work at OFC2022
Mohannad ESR1, Pedro, ESR2, and Masab, ESR 5 presented their work OFC 2022 conference, on 7 March 2022. Mohammad and Masab obtained oral presentation, while Pedro presented his poster.
3rd year REAL-NET workshop
24 January 2022
Globecome 2021 – Mohammad oral presentation
6 December 2021
ACP2021 – Mohammad and Pedro presented their work with an oral presentation
25 October 2021
REAL-NET IEEE Day Brochure
💡To celebrate IEEE Day we prepared a brochure about the connection of the topic “LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW” with the project REAL-NET.
ECOC 2021, 13-16 September, France
ESR6, Diogo Sequeira gave a talk about his work at UPC and Infinera, “Lightweight Optical Constellation Modeling by Concatenating Artificial Neural Networks”.
Also, Diogo is a co-author of another oral presentation,A”n Autoencoder-Based Solution for IQ Constellation Analysis”.
ESR2, Pedro Freire, has an accepted paper as a co-author, “Neural Networks For Nonlinear Fourier Spectrum Computation”.
Also, one REAL-NET ESR4, Jamal Darweesh is a volunteer at the conference.
We are proud that our consortium members have a lot of talks at the ECOC-2021 conference. Please find more details here.
IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series 2021
REAL-NET consortium members gave their talks at the virtual event Summer Topicals Meeting Series 2021.
Topic: Ultra-wideband Optical Fiber Communication Systems (UWB)
System Modelling and Networking II session chaired by Antonio Napoli, Infinera Munich
Nelson Costa and João Pedro, Infinera Unipessoal, Lda, Portugal
«Comparison of Cost-effective Solutions to Increase the Capacity of Regional Optical Transport Networks»
Optical Networks session
Erwan Pincemin, Orange, France
«Towards Multi-Band WDM Systems with Hundreds of Terabit/s Transported on a Single-Mode Fiber»
OSA Advanced Photonics Congress 2021, 26-30 July 2021 online
We are proud to announce that 3 REAL-NET ESRs will give their talks at the Advanced Photonics Congress 2021:
Pedro Freire (ESR2): “Power and Modulation Format Transfer Learning for Neural Network Equalizers in Coherent Optical Transmission Systems”
Mohannad Abu-Romoh (ESR3): “Low Complexity Convolutional Neural Networks for Equalization in Optical Fiber Transmission”
Diogo Sequeira (ESR6): “Filtering Impact on High-Order Modulation Formats in Hybrid Filterless and Filtered Optical Metro Networks”
The OSA Advanced Photonics Congress is a broad-spectrum, in-depth event comprised of five topical meetings that primarily cover the latest advancements in optical materials, optical signal processing, optical communications, and integrated optics.
It addresses the many aspects of photonic device research and development and their use in networks. Integrated photonic circuits and stand-alone components such as switches and modulators in silicon, lll-V, graphene and polymer material systems are covered, as well as nanophotonic and quantum devices and concepts. Novel materials such as metamaterials, plasmonic materials, and other specially designed materials and their potential use in devices are examined as well as advances in materials with optical gain, nonlinear optical materials, novel optical glasses and crystals and ceramics. The latest advances in optical interconnects, switching technologies, signal processing, photovoltaic solar cells, light emitting diodes and network virtualization are also presentation topics.
ESR2, Pedro gave a talk at the OFC-2021 Conference.
“Experimental Study of Deep Neural Network Equalizers Performance in Optical Links”
05-09 June 2021
Online Course on Design challenges for next generation optical networks, 5-6 July 2021 remotely online.
Organised by Politecnico di Torino and Infinera Portugal for ETN WON and REAL-NET
OTAW3 on Neuromorphic Photonics
REAL-NET is co-organiser of the 11th Optoelectronics and Photonics Summer School NMP2021, Neuromorphic photonics, 20-26 June 2021 Monte-Bondone, Trento, Italy (online and in person).
For more information on the event and registration please visit NMP2021.
REMOTE SECONDMENTS, July 2021.
The secondment for all the ESRs with Infinera started on November 2020 remotely. Due to Covid-19 pandemic remote secondments will take place until November 2021. After that, hopefully, REAL-NET ESRs will go to the secondments in person.
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”.
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!
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.
21st May 2020, Outreach activity
Mohammad (ESR1) and Diogo (ESR6) participated at an Outreach event where they shared their PhD experience with MSc students.
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.
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).
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.