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Dr Georgios Zervas

Dr Georgios Zervas

Dr Georgios Zervas
MEng(Essex), PhD(Essex)

Senior Lecturer

Office 4.10
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Dr. Georgios Zervas is currently a Senior Lecturer in Optical and High Performance Networks at University of Bristol. He received MEng with distinction and PhD degrees from the University of Essex in 2003 and 2009 respectively. He then held the positions of Research Fellow and Lecturer prior to joining University of Bristol.

He has been involved in several current and past EC and EPSRC funded projects as a research/task leader, work-package leader and principal investigator. His research interests include flexible multi-dimensional (space/frequency/time) optical nodes/networks, programmable and cognitive network systems, FPGA-based opto-electronic on-chip and off-chip networking, software/hardware defined network transport/control/management. Dr. Zervas’ research areas address issues in metro/core as well as intra/inter Data Center networks for network-centric applications and services.

He is the author and co-author of over 150 international peer-reviewed journals and conferences including prestigious post-deadline papers at ECOC/OFC. He has also published invited papers and given invited talks at several international conferences. He is acting as a TPC member on international conferences. He is involved, as a co-author of standardization documents, in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Open Grid Forum (OGF). He has also filed two patents.


  • Optical networks
  • SDM/WDM/TDM transport and switching
  • Data Center and HPC networking
  • Computing and networking architectures
  • Programmability and cognition
  • FPGA/SoCs for networking and computing
  • Software/hardware defined networks
  • Compute and Network Function Virtualisation
  • On-chip and off-chip opto-electronic networking
  • Resource/service composition and allocation
  • Protocols and algorithms for programmable ICT systems

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