Invited Speakers

Byrav Ramamurthy

Multi-Layer Design of IP over WDM Backbone Networks: Impact on Cost and Survivability

Byrav Ramamurthy is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He is the author of the book "Design of Optical WDM Networks -LAN, MAN and WAN Architectures" and a co-author of the book "Secure Group Communications over Data Networks" published by Kluwer Academic Publishers/Springer in 2000 and 2004 respectively. He served as the Chair of the IEEE Communication Society's Optical Networking Technical Committee (ONTC) during 2009-2011. He served as the IEEE INFOCOM 2011 TPC Co-Chair.

His research areas include optical and wireless networks, peer-to-peer networks for multimedia streaming, network security and telecommunications. His research work is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NASA, AT&T Corporation, Agilent Tech., Ciena, HP and OPNET Inc.

Xiaohong Jiang

Fast Connection Recovery against Region Failures with Landmark-based Source Routing

Dr.Xiaohong Jiang is currently a full professor of Future University Hakodate, Japan. Before joining Future University, Dr.Jiang was an Associate professor, Tohoku University, from Feb.2005 to Mar.2010. Dr. Jiang’s research interests include computer communications networks, mainly wireless networks and optical networks, reliable network design, interconnection networks for massive parallel computing systems, routers/switches design for high performance networks, etc. He has published over 200 technical papers at premium international journals and conferences, which include over 30 papers published in top IEEE journals and top IEEE conferences, like IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE INFOCOM. Dr. Jiang was the winner of the Best Paper Award and Outstanding Paper Award of IEEE WCNC 2012, IEEE WCNC 2008, IEEE ICC 2005-Optical Networking Symposium, and IEEE/IEICE HPSR 2002. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Member of IEICE.

Srinivasan Ramasubramanian

Fast Recovery From Link Failures in Ethernet Networks

Srinivasan Ramasubramanian received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, in 2002. From 2002-2008, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona. Since 2008, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. His research interests are in the areas of architectures and algorithms for optical and wireless networks, multipath routing, fault tolerance, monitoring and localization, network tomography, and performance analysis. He has served as the TPC Co-Chair of BROADNETS 2005, ICCCN 2008, and ICC 2010 conferences and LANMAN 2010 Workshop. He served as the General Co-Chair of the LANMAN 2012 workshop. He has served on the editorial board of the Springer Wireless Networks Journal from 2005 to 2009, and is currently an Editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Brigitte Jaumard

Design of a Survivable VPN Topology over a Service Provider Network

Brigitte Jaumard holds a Concordia University Research Chair, Tier 1, on the Optimization of Communication Networks in the CSE – Computer Science and Software Engineering – Department at Concordia University. Her research focuses on mathematical modeling and algorithm design for large-scale optimization problems arising in communication networks, transportation netowrks and artificial intelligence. Recent studies include the design of the most efficient algorithms for p-cycle based protection schemes, under static and dynamic traffic, and their generalization to the so-called p-structures, which encompass all previously proposed pre-cross-connected pre-configured protection schemes. Other recent studies deal with provisioning and scheduling algorithms in optical grids, in broadband wireless networks and in passive optical networks. In Artificial Intelligence, contributions include the development of efficient optimization algorithms for probabilistic logic (reasoning under uncertainty) and for automated mechanical design in social networks (design of trust estimator tools). In transportation, her recent contributions include new algorithms for freight train scheduling and locomotive assignment. B. Jaumard has published over 300 papers in international journals in Operations Research and in Telecommunications.

Gangxiang Shen

Span Restoration for Flexi-Grid Optical Networks under Different Spectrum Conversion Capabilities

Gangxiang Shen (S’98, M’99, SM’12) received his B.Eng. degree from Zhejiang University, China. His M.Sc. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, in January 2006. He is currently a Distinguished Professor and Head of Optical Network Technology Research Center (ONTRC) with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering of Soochow University in China. Before he joined Soochow University, he was a Lead Engineer with Ciena, Linthicum, Maryland. He was also an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD) with University of Melbourne. His research interests include spectrum efficient optical networks, green optical networks, and integrated optical and wireless networks. He has authored and co-authored more than 65 peer-reviewed technical papers. He is an editorial board member of Optical Switching and Networking. He received the Young Researcher New Star Scientist Award in the “2010 Scopus Young Researcher Award Scheme” in China. He was a recipient of the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Award from the University of Alberta and the Canadian NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowship.

Chadi Assi

Planning and Optimization of Highly Resilient Multi-Ring ERP-based Mesh Networks

Chadi Assi is currently an Associate Professor with Concordia University (CIISE department), Montreal, where he holds a Concordia University Research Chair, Tier II in the area of Wireless Networks. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, in April 2003. Before joining Concordia University in August 2003 as an assistant professor, he was a visiting scientist for one year at Nokia Research Center, Boston, working on quality-of-service in passive optical access networks.

Dr. Assi received the prestigious Mina Rees Dissertation Award from the City University of New York in August 2002 for his research on dynamic lightpath provisioning in wavelength-division-multiplexing optical networks. He is on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and he has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters and also an Associate Editor for Wiley’s Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. His current research interests are in the areas of optical networks, wireless and cellular networks, and vehicular networks with particular focus on network planning, network design and optimization, network reliability, and network modeling. Dr. Assi is a senior member of the IEEE.

Martin Maier

Reliable Fiber-Wireless Access Networks: Less an End than a Means to an End

Martin Maier is a professor with the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), the research arm of the University of Québec network. Dr. Maier has joined INRS as an associate professor in May 2005. He received the MSc and PhD degrees both with distinctions (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering from the Technical University Berlin, Germany, in 1998 and 2003, respectively, with a two-year doctoral scholarship from Deutsche Telekom. In summer 2003, he was a postdoc fellow at MIT. He was a visiting professor at Stanford University from October 2006 through March 2007. Amongst his awards he was co-recipient of the 2009 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award. He is the author of Optical Switching Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and the lead author of FiWi Access Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2012). His work aims at rethinking the role of optical networks with a particular emphasis on communications, energy, and transport for emerging Smart Grid and electric mobility (e-mobility) applications as well as bimodal Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) networks for broadband access.

Rakesh K. Sinha

Cost Optimization Using Regenerator Site Concentration and Routing in ROADM Networks

Rakesh K. Sinha is a Lead Member of Technical Staff in the Network Evolution Research Departmet of AT&T Labs - Research. His research interests are in the areas of Network architecture and design, with special emphasis on restoration. Prior to joining AT&T, he worked at the routing and signaling group of Ciena CoreDirector switches and before that at the Networking Research Department of Lucent Bell Laboratories.

He received his B.Tech. (Computer Science) from Indian Institute of Technology (I. I. T.), Kanpur and his Ph.D. (Computer Science) from University of Washington, Seattle.

He won AT&T Labs President Excellence Award in 2013 and 2010 and Vice-President Excellence Award in 2012. He received the IFIP International conference PSTV-FORTE best paper award in 2000 and Machtey award for best student paper at IEEE FOCS 1994.

Achille Pattavina

Quality of protection schemes with extended flexibility for improved energy efficiency in transport networks

Achille Pattavina received the Dr. Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from University La Sapienza of Rome (Italy) in 1977. He was with the same University until 1991, when he moved to “Politecnico di Milano”, Milano (Italy), where he is Full Professor since 1995. He has been author/coauthor of more than 200 papers in the area of communications networks published in leading international journals/conferences and of two books: Switching Theory, Architectures and Performance in Broadband ATM Networks (New York: Wiley, 1998), Communication Network: Networking and Internet (McGraw-Hill, 2nd ed., 2007, in Italian). He has been coordinator of national and international research activities, including European Union funded projects. He has been Editor for Switching Architecture Performance of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 1994 to 2011 and Editor-in-Chief of the European Transactions on Telecommunications from 2001 to 2010. He has served in technical committees of several conferences and has been Technical Program Chair/CoChair of the conferences ONDM 2005 (Milano, Italy), HPSR 2007 (New York, USA), ONS symposium of IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 (Washington, DC), QoS-IP 2008 (Venice, Italy), NGN symposium of IEEE ICC 2010, (Capetown, South Africa). His current research interests are in the areas of green ICT, optical networks, switching theory, traffic modelling and broadband multimedia networks.