High Performance Networks Group (HPN), led by Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, specialises in the application of advanced hardware and software technologies, targeting the future optical networks for Internet of Things (IoTs), data centres, grid/cloud based applications and distributed technologies etc. The Group is equipped with world-class laboratories, including state of the art optical transmission testbeds and software-defined network experimental platforms.
The Group has been at the forefront of world research and development in the fields of:
The HPN laboratory has dedicated connectivity to both national and international research network infrastructures, and forms part of the UK National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service (NDFIS). This network infrastructure has enabled the development of close collaborations with leading research institutions and industry across the UK, Europe, USA, Brazil and Japan.
Pioneering research paves the way towards exascale optical networks (14 September 2016)
HPN academic named World Technology Award Finalist (11 November 2015)
Taking over ECOC (28 September 2015)
HPN student nominated for 'Best Student Paper Prize' (15 September 2015)
Getting smarter all the time (29 July 2015)