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Advanced DSP and Coding for Next Generation Coherent Optical Systems


Oct 21, 2020 10:37 AM

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Dr. Abdelkerim Amari
Senior Application Engineer @VPIphotonics
Abdelkerim Amari received his Engineering degree in Signals and Systems from Tunisia Polytechnic School, Tunis, Tunisia in 2012. He received his Ph.D. in Optical Communication from Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France in 2016. Abdelkerim worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Memorial University and University of British Colombia in Canada, and Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands between 2016 and 2019. His research works focus on digital signal processing, probabilistic shaping and coding, and machine learning for optical communication systems. In 2020, he joined the Optical Systems Technical Team at VPIphotonics as a Senior Application Engineer. Abdelkerim can be reached via e-mail at abdelkerim.amari@vpiphotonics.com
Dr. Ilias Giakoumidis
Project Manager @VPIphotonics
Ilias Giakoumidis received his PhD in Optical Communications in 2012 from Bangor University of Wales (UK) in collaboration with Athens Information Technology (Greece). Ilias has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in various prestigious optical communications research groups that include Télécom ParisTech, Aston University, University of Sydney and Dublin City University. In 2020, Ilias joined the Optical Systems Technical Team at VPIphotonics as a Project Manager. His research interests span advanced modulation formats and transmission techniques, digital signal processing and machine learning for physical-layer optical communication systems. Ilias can be reached via e-mail at ilias.giakoumidis@vpiphotonics.com