Elastic Optical Networks

Presenter: DL & Fellow Dr. Suresh Subramaniam

Date: December 12, 2020 commencing at 10:30 AM EST.

The Session is organized and sponsored by the IEEE ComSoc Washington

DC chapter and also supported by Austin joint ComSoc/SP/CE.

RSVP: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/248413


Fiber op8c transmission has dominated long-distance communica8ons for

several decades. Numerous technological advances which have

tremendously increased the reach, speed, and reliability of op8cal

communications have constantly out paced by the ever-increasing

demand for bandwidth. More recently, optical transmission has expanded

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 tradi8onal 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 Compu8ng. His research interests are in the

architectural, algorithmic, and performance aspects of communica8on

networks, with current emphasis on optical networks, cloud compu8ng,

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 Founda8on and the Defense

Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in support of his research.

Dr. Subramaniam is a co-editor of three books on optical networking. He

has served in leadership posi8ons 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 Transac8ons on

Networking and the IEEE/OSA Journal of Op8cal Communica8ons and

Networking. During 2012 and 2013, he served as the elected Chair of the

IEEE Communica8on Society Op8cal Networking Technical Committee. He

received the 2017 SEAS Distinguished Researcher Award from George

Washington University, and IEEE named him Fellow of the IEEE in 2015 for

his “contribu8ons to op8cal networks, architectures, algorithms, and

performance modeling!”