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Gangxiang Shen

Gangxiang Shen received his B.Eng. degree from Zhejiang University, China; his M.Sc. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, in January 2006. He is a Distinguished Professor with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering of Soochow University in China. Before he joined Soochow University, he was a Lead Engineer with Ciena, Linthicum, Maryland. He was also an Australian ARC Postdoctoral Fellow with University of Melbourne. His research interests include integrated optical and wireless networks, spectrum efficient optical networks, and green optical networks. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed technical papers. He is a Lead Guest Editor of IEEE JSAC Special Issue on “Next-Generation Spectrum-Efficient and Elastic Optical Transport Networks,” and a Guest Editor of IEEE JSAC Special Issue on “Energy-Efficiency in Optical Networks.” He is an associated editor of IEEE/OSA JOCN, and an editorial board member of Optical Switching and Networking and Photonic Network Communications. He was a Secretary for the IEEE Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) Integration Sub-Technical Committee. He received the Young Researcher New Star Scientist Award in the “2010 Scopus Young Researcher Award Scheme” in China. He was a recipient of the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Award from the University of Alberta and the Canadian NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowship.

Lecture Topics
  • Optical networks
  • Green network communications
  • Network survivability
  • Fiber-wireless integration
  • Content delivery networks (CDN)
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