“Elastic Optical Networks Virtual DLP”

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IEEE Communications Society Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Suresh Subramaniam, Ph.D.

The Greater Wash DC Metro Area Communications Society (ComSoc) Chapters and cosponsors cordially extend an invitation for you to attend our end of the year live virtual Distinguished Lecture Presentation (DLP) "Elastic Optical Networks "on Saturday, December 12, 2020 commencing at 10:30 AM  Eastern Standard Time (EST) with ComSoc DL and IEEE Fellow, Dr. Suresh Subramaniam.

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  • Date: 12 Dec 2020
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:15 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 17 November 2020 11:07 PM
  • Ends 12 December 2020 06:59 AM
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Dr. Suresh Subramaniam, Ph.D. Dr. Suresh Subramaniam, Ph.D.


“Elastic Optical Networks Virtual DLP”

ABSTRACT: Fiber optic transmission has dominated long-distance communications for several decades. Numerous technological advances which have tremendously increased the reach, speed, and reliability of optical communications have constantly out paced by the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth. More recently, optical transmission has expanded its reach into metro and access networks.

In this second of a two-part lecture series, the focus will be on some recent advancements in optical switching and transmission that have enabled the allocation of spectrum to optical connections at a much finer granularity than traditional Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM).  Elastic optical networks employ such a transmission and switching due to their ability to fit the spectrum to the demanded bandwidth.


Dr. Suresh Subramaniam received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1997.  He is the Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the George Washington University, Washington DC, where he directs the Lab for Intelligent Networking and Computing.  His research interests are in the architectural, algorithmic, and performance aspects of communication networks, with current emphasis on optical networks, cloud computing, data center networks, and IoT.  He has published about 225 peer-reviewed papers in these areas. In addition, Dr Subramaniam has received several grants from the US National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in support in his research.

Dr. Subramaniam is a co-editor of three books on optical networking.  He has served in leadership positions for several top conferences including IEEE ComSoc’s flagship conferences of ICC, Globecom, and INFOCOM.  He serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. During 2012 and 2013, he served as the elected Chair of the IEEE Communication Society Optical Networking Technical Committee. He received the 2017 SEAS Distinguished Researcher Award from George Washington University, and was named Fellow of the IEEE in 2015 for his “contributions to optical networks, architectures, algorithms, and performance modeling!”


10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Welcoming & Speaker Introduction

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM Presentation

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM Presentation Questions and Answers

11:50 AM - 12:05 PM Dr. Subramaniam’s IEEE/ComSoc Career Involvement

12:05 AM - 12:15 PM Closing Remarks