High Performance Networks Group
Single-mode fibre in optical communication
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:
- Next generation optical transmission networks
- Optical packet and burst switching
- Optical data centre solutions and architecture
- Grid and cloud networking
- Software defined networking (SDN) and optical network virtualisation
- Hybrid-network domains orchestration and service management
- Smart City ICT Solutions.
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.
HPN research areas
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)