Researchers Electrical Engineering shine at Japanese optoelectronics conference

July 12, 2019

Researchers of the department presented an impressive 16 papers, of which 1 was invited, 2 won awards, and 2 were post-deadline.

Four of the honoured TU/e scientists

OECC/PSC2019, the conference on optoelectronics and communication in Fukuoka (Japan), saw an exceptionally strong presence from the Electrical Engineering department of TU/e. Researchers of the department presented an impressive 16 papers, of which 1 was invited, 2 won awards, and 2 were post-deadline.

“Post-deadline papers aren’t papers that were submitted too late, but papers on hot topics that are identified and selected within two months before the conference”, explains Chigo Okonkwo, TU/e assistant professor and involved in several of the prize winning papers. “Post-deadline papers usually come from top labs in the field.”

Associate professor Alex Alvarado was invited to speak in Japan on ‘Improving HD-FEC decoding via bit marking’. Also there was a Best Paper Award for Okonkwo and his colleagues, and finally a Best Student Paper Award for Xuwei Xue and others, led by assistant professor Nicola Calabretta.

“This hoard of papers and prizes is really impressive”, says Okonkwo. “This underlines our strength in optical communications and our strong ties to industrial partners.”

Read more about the TU/e photonics research: https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-areas/integrated-photonics/

More about the Information and Communication Theory Lab: https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/information-and-communication-theory-lab/