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Yuanqiu Luo

Dr. Yuanqiu Luo is a Director of Optical Access Standards in the Standardization & Industry Department of Futurewei Technologies, USA. Before joining Futurewei, she was with NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, NJ. She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark. 

Dr. Luo has been heavily involved in the areas of optical access networks for more than 15 years. She is the Chief Editor of IEEE standards 802.3cp (Highspeed BiDi). She was a Clause Editor of IEEE standards 802.1AS (time synchronization). She is an Editor of ITU standards G.987.3 (XG-PON), G.988 (OMCI), G.989.2 (NG-PON2), G.9802 (multiwave PON), G.9803 (Radio over fiber), G.9804.2 (50G-PON), G.9807.1(XGS-PON), and G.Sup66 (PON for 5G fronthaul). As an active member of IEEE and ITU meetings, Dr. Luo has made more than 200 technical contributions to drive network communications technologies as international standards.

Dr. Luo’s major projects include the first XG-PON trial, PON as wireless xhaul, the first NG-PON2 system and trials with top operators, PON for 5G transport, and 50G highspeed optical access system. Most project prototypes are commercialized as products. Her work in standards and system design enables high speed access worldwide.

Dr. Luo is a Senior Member of IEEE. She is a member of the IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board (ESB). Dr. Luo was an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST). She is currently a Technical Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications (WCM) and a Member of the Editorial Board of the Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal. She has authored more than 60 publications and holds over 30 US patents. She has been teaching a Short Course “Technologies and Applications for Passive Optical Networks” at OFC since 2018. She received the Best Paper Award from IEEE & OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology in 2013. She was a two-time recipient of the IEEE Standards Award for contributions to 802.3AS (2011) and 802.3cp (2021). She was selected to the 2021 N²Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications.

Lecture Topics
  • ITU and IEEE Standards in Optical Access
  • Optical Access Technologies for 5G Wireless Network Fronthaul
  • Passive Optical Network Technologies and applications
  • Ultra-low Latency Services over Fiber Access
  • 50 Gbit/s Passive Optical Network (50G-PON): Standards Progress and Applications in 5G
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