Keynote speech

Evolution towards Smart Optical Networking: Where Artificial Intelligence (AI) meets the World of Photonics

by professor Admela Jukan

Admela Jukan is Chair Professor of Communication Networks at the Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig (Brunswick) in Germany. Prior to that post, she was research and visiting faculty at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and Georgia Tech (GaTech). In 1999 and 2000, she was a visiting scientist at Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ, and in 2015 at MIT. From 2002-2004, she served as Program Director in Computer and Networks System Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA.

Dr. Jukan has chaired and co-chaired several international conferences, including IEEE/ACM IWqoS, IEEE ANTS, IFIP ONDM, IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM. She serves as Senior Editor in the IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications. She is a co-Editor in Chief of the Elsevier Journal on Optical Switching and Networking (OSN). She was an elected Chair of the IEEE Optical Network Technical Committee, ONTC (2014-2015). She is recipient of an Award of Excellence for the BMBF/CELTIC project “100Gb Ethernet” and was also awarded the IBM Innovation Award (2009). She is a Departmental Coordinator of the International Student Exchange ERASMUS at TU Braunschweig and Dean of Studies for a joint degree program between computer science and engineering (IST). Prof. Jukan is an elected Distingueshed Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society, 2015-2017.