University College London

boris karanovBoris Karanov (ESR2)

Boris Karanov received his BSc degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2014. In 2016 he obtained his joint MSc degree in Photonic Networks Engineering from Aston University, UK; Osaka University, Japan and Technical University of Berlin, Germany under the Erasmus Mundus Masters framework. His master thesis on "Advanced Transmission Concepts for 10 Gbps Short Range Optical Wireless Interconnects" was developed in Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI), Germany. During his BSc studies he had a Monte Carlo methods-related internship in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. During his MSc programme, he was an intern in the Lightwave Transmission Group in Mitsubishi Electric, Japan and worked on free space optics under Marie Skłodowska-Curie International research staff exchange scheme (MC-IRSES) in Jiaotong University, China.

In October 2016 Boris joined the Optical Networks Group at University College London, UK, as a PhD student in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) project COIN. His work so far has focused on:

  • Impact of spectral broadening on nonlinearity compensation
  • Optimum detection techniques for the nonlinear channel
  • Application of deep learning techniques in optical communications

Xianhe YangzhangXianhe Yangzhang (ESR1)

Xianhe Yangzhang received his BEng degree in Electronic and Information Engineering from Beihang University, China, in 2014. Between 2014 and 2016, he undertook his MSc degree in Communication Engineering at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. During his MSc programme, he did his research internship and MSc thesis both on Nonlinear Fourier Transform (NFT) and its applications to fibre communication.
He officially joined ONG on 27 September, 2016, his area of work is the further study of NFT and development of a novel coding scheme for fibre communications.



Chalmers University of Technology

andrea buchbergerAndreas Buchberger (ESR4)

Andreas Buchberger received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Information Electronics from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria in 2012 and 2016, respectively. In 2016, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden as a PhD student. His research interests include the nonlinear Fourier transform, coded modulation schemes and shaping therefor.



Morteza TavanaMorteza Esmaeili Tavana (ESR3)

Morteza Tavana received the B. Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2012 and the M. Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2015. In 2016, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden as a PhD student. His research interests include the signal detection and estimation, digital communication and signal processing.

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