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Research Funding and Professional Activities

Research Funding

My total funding today is in excess of € 4M, of which € 2.76M as Principal Investigator, €475K as Co-PI and € 850K as funded researcher.

  • 2019- 2025: Principal investigator in the IPIC SFI centre.
  • 2018-2020: Principal Investigator in the CONNECT SFI centre.
  • 2015-2019: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Principal Investigator award O’SHARE project. Total funding of € 1,020,000
  • 2015-2018: SFI/NSF/EPSRC collaborative project on Agile cloud service delivery using integrated photonics networking. Funded researcher and PI for TCD for a total funding of €368,000.
  • 2016-2019: H2020 collaborative project FUTEBOL. Co-PI on a TCD funding of €475,000.
  • 2015: Enterprise Ireland commercialisation feasibility funding award as PI. Total funding of €19,000.
  • 2012-2015: EU FP7 project DISCUS, technical coordinator and project manager. Project funding of €8.1M, of which managing € 1,351,000M as PI in TCD.
  • 2015-2021: Funded researcher in the SFI-funded CONNECT SFI centre for €650,000
  • 2010-2016: Funded researcher in the SFI-funded CTVR research centre €500,000.

Invited Talks

  • Invited talk at the The Global Experimentation for Future Internet (GEFI) meeting in Tokyo, Oct. 2018. Title of the talk: “CONNECT’s view on virtualisation: Testbeds, experimentation and future plans“.
  • Invited tutorial at the Asian Conference on Photonic Communicaiotns (ACP), Oct. 2018. Title of the talk: “Virtualising the central office from the network functions down to the optical layer”, paper S4E.1.
  • Invited tutorial at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), Sept. 2018. Title of the talk: “Moving the Network to the Cloud: Multi-Tenant and Multi-Service Cloud Central Office“, paper We4D.1.
  • Invited talk at theIEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals conference, July 2018. Title of the talk: “From central office cloudification to optical network disaggregation“.
  • Keynote talk at the workshop on “Mathematical Techniques in Optical Networks”, Eindhoven, Netherlands, April 16-18. Title of the talk: “The virtualisation of telecommunications networks and its effect on optical networking”.
  • Keynote talk at the CPqD workshop on “Optical-Wireless Convergent Networks and 5G”, Campinas, SP, Brazil, 10th November 2017. Title of the talk: “Network convergence in future 5G networks”.
  • Keynote talk at the Workshop on Optical-Wireless Convergent Networks Joining Brazilian and European Researchers and Network Operators, Ministry of Communications, Brasilia, DF, Brazil, 1st June 2017. Title of the talk: “Network convergence for high performance and sustainable 5G networks“.
  • Invited as team leader for the OFC Workshop “OFCity Challenge”, held in L.A., CA, in March 2017.
  • Invited talk at CommNet2, Future Networks Workshop, Middlesex University London, 16th January 2017 on “Optical Networks in the 5G era“.
  • Invited tutorial at OFC, March 2016 on “Converged Metro-Access“.
  • Invited as team leader for the OFC Workshop “OFCity Challenge”, held in Anaheim, CA, in March 2016.
  • Keynote speaker for the IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, Jan 2016, Las Vegas.
  • Design for Sustainable, Multi-service Optical Network Architectures. OSA Photonic networks and devices congress. Boston, June 29th, 2015.
  • Tackling the capacity crunch: an attempt to rationalisation and mitigation. London Royal Society meeting on communications networks beyond the capacity crunch. May 11th-14th, 2015.
  • DISCUS approach to end-to-end network modeling: an update on access and core architecture and technology. 19th European conference on network and optical communications, NOC 2014: workshop on New Telecom Network Architectures for the Cloud Era, June 3rd 2014.
  • The DISCUS FP7 project: ideas, issues and solutions for designing next-generation cost-effective and future-proof optical broadband network. Post-OFC workshop, UCDavis, March 14th 2014.
  • A radical change to telecoms network architecture to provide unlimited broadband to all users: the DISCUS project. Future Internet Assembly, Dublin, May 10th 2013.
  • Il progetto DISCUS: un cambio radicale nelle reti di telecomunicazioni per fornire banda larga senza limiti a tutti gli utenti. Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, April 12th 2013.
  • Il progetto DISCUS: un cambio radicale nelle reti di telecomunicazioni per fornire banda larga senza limiti a tutti gli utenti. ISTAO Business School, Ancona, Italy, April 12th 2013.
  • Next-Generation Fibre to the Home Deployment – A HEAnet Case Study. HEAnet national conference, Kilkenny, Ireland, November 2011.
  • FEDERICA virtual e-infrastructure for researchers”, HEAnet national conference, Kilkenny, Ireland, November 2010.
  • CTVR-2: The vision, the technology: the network, HEAnet workshop, Dublin, June 2010.
  • Optical IP Switching & UCLP, UCLP Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, August 2006.

Conferences and Journals Organization

  • General chair for IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) May 2018.
  • Co-Organiser of the OSA Workshop on Scalable Integrated Photonics for 5G and IoT, San Diego, March 2018.
  • Co-Organiser of the OFCity challenge workshop at OFC 2018, San Diego, March 2018.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, 2018.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE-ACM ITC 30 Conference – Teletraffic in a Smart World, 2018.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN), 2018.
  • Technical Programme Committee chair for IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) 2017.
  • Technical Programme Committee track chair for IEEEConference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN) 2017 track on 5G Carrier and Converged Networks.

  • EPSRC (UK) Associate College member since 2016.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE ICC Green Communications Systems and Networks Symposium, 2017.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE WCNC workshop on Green and Sustainable 5G Wireless Networks, 2017.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, 2017.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2017.
  • General Chair for IEEE online Greencom 2016.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN), 2016.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE  International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & Digital Sign (CSNDSP), 2016.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) 2016.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE ICC worksop on Next Generation Backhaul/Front haul Networks, 2016.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for the International Conference on Networking and Network Applications (NaNA) 2016, Japan.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, 2016.
  • Managing Guest Editor for Elsevier Optical Fibre Technology Journal, special issue on Next Generations Optical Access Networks, Fall 2015.
  • Co-organiser of the ECOC 2015 workshop titled “Fibre access and core network evolution: what are the next steps towards an integrated end-to-end network?”
  • Editorial Board of Springer Photonic Networks Communications Journal, 2015.
  • Technical Programme Committee Chair for IEEE online Greencom 2015.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) 2015.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE International Teletraffic Congress, (ITC) 2015.
  • Co-organiser of the ECOC 2014 workshop titled “Is NG-PON2 an ultimate access solution? Is there anything coming afterwards?”
  • Co-organiser of the ONDM 2014 workshop titled “Network protection and resiliency in Next Generation access and core networks”
  • Demonstration Session Chair for IEEE online Greencom 2014.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) 2014.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for Future Networks and Mobile Summitt (FuNeMS) 2013.
  • Organiser of Dublin 2013 workshop on “Ownership, Usage And Regulation In Next Generation Fibre Access Network: Can We Move Away From Competition At The Physical Layer?”

 

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