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Research Funding and Professional Activities

Research Funding

My total funding today is in excess of € 8M, of which € 5.5M as Principal Investigator, €2M as Co-PI and € 500K as funded researcher.

  • 2022-2026: Principal Investigator for SFI US/Ireland project on quantum communications: ‘A unified framework for the emulation of classical and quantum networks’.
  • 2020-21: Principal Investigator for H2020 EU project NGIAtlantic – funding call.
  • 2020:2021: Principal Investigator for SFI Research Infrastructure OpenIreland.
  • 2020-2023: TCD Principal investigator in the FreeSpace DTIF project.
  • 2020: TCD Principal investigator in the European Space Agency (ESA) funded CODYSUN project.
  • 2019-2021: Co-Principal investigator in the iLife DTIF project.
  • 2019- 2025: Co-Principal investigator in the IPIC SFI centre.
  • 2018-2020: Co-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: Co-Principal Investigator 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

Conferences and Journals Organization

  • Associate Editor for the OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) since 2018.
  • Lead guest editor for Elsevier Optical Fibre Technology special issue on Novel optical networking architectures and open interfaces for 5G and future 6G networks, 2022.
  • Associate guest editor for IEEE Networks special issue on Next-Generation Optical Access Networks to support Super-Broadband Services and 5G/6G Mobile Networks, 2022.
  • Associate guest editor for the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT), ECOC-2019 special issue.
  • Associate guest editor for JOCN special issue on “Future PON Architectures Enabled by Advanced Technology”. September-October 2020.
  • Track co-chair for OFC 2023 Testbed and demo.
  • TPC for ECOC 2022, Network Architecture, Control and Management subcommittee
  • Workshop co-chair for IEEE ANTS 2022.
  • Track chair for ICC 2022, Optical Networks and Systems Symposium.
  • TPC for OSA Networks 2022.
  • TPC for OFC 2021 Optical access networks for fixed and mobile services subcommittee.
  • OFC 2021 Panel co-chair on”PON disaggregation, from SDN abstraction to full virtualization. Benefits, obstacles and trends”.
  • TPC for OSA Networks 2021 and session chair for network access.
  • ONDM steering committee member.
  • TPC for ACP 2020 Network Architectures, Management and Applications
  • OFC 2020 Symposium co-chair on “Emerging Network Architectures for 5G edge cloud”.
  • TPC for OFC 2020 Optical access networks for fixed and mobile services subcommittee.
  • TPC track chair for ECOC 2019 Demonstration subcommittee.
  • TPC for ECOC 2019 Network Architecture, Control and Management subcommittee.
  • TPC track co-chair for ACP 2019, Network Architectures, Management and Applications.
  • Technical Programme Committee Member for IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, 2019.
  • General chair for IEEE Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (ONDM) May 2018.
  • Co-Organiser of the ONDM 2018 workshop on “SDN/NFV for optical networks”.
  • Co-Organiser of the ONDM 2018 workshop on “Optical technologies in the 5G Era”.
  • Co-Organiser of the ONDM 2018 industry panel on “Disaggregated optical networks: challenges and benefits of opening up the ROADM transmission network.”
  • 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.
  • Co-Organiser of the ONDM 2017 workshop on Workshop on Optical networks for data centres in the 5G era.
  • 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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