Advanced Photonics Communication and Networking: Progress and Prospects
Professor Ranjan Gangopadhyay
There has been spectacular progress, development and applications of novel photonic and optoelectronic devices, components and integrated and digital photonics in the field of photonics communication, switching and networking systems. The talk will highlight the key progresses and the future prospects of the related and emerging technologies.
Professor Ranjan Gangopadhyay, currently a Research Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, as well as the Centre Lead of one of the most vibrant research centres of LNMIIT, the Centre of Excellence for Next Generation Communication and Networking (C-NGCN). He has guided so far 10 PhD students and has published more than 135 research papers in journals and conferences.
Before joining LNMIIT as a Distinguished Professor in 2008, Prof. Gangopadhyay, was Professor and Head of E&ECE, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and also served as an Emeritus Professor in G. S. Sanyal School of Telecommunication, IIT-Kharagpur. He was Visiting Professor in the University of Parma, Italy; Chonbuk National University, South Korea and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee in Scuola Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy for three consecutive terms. He also received European Commission Senior Post-Doctoral Fellowship, INSA-Royal Society Fellowship (x2); JSPS (Japan) Senior Fellowship and CIDA (Canada) Fellowship.
He was the Chief Investigator of several bilateral foreign projects: European Commission, Indo-Italy, Indo-Japan, Indo-UK and of the projects funded by National Agencies: DST, DOE, ISRO, MHRD. At LNMIIT, as the Principal Investigator, he has successfully completed a high value (~1.56 crores) project titled, “Mobile Broadband Service Support for Cognitive Radio” sponsored by ITRA, Government of India. He also served as a Referee for Peer Review Evaluation, European Commission till 2013.