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Colloquia & Guest Speakers


Digital and Optical compensation of fiber nonlinear effects

Dr. Shiva Kumar

Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

McMaster University

Monday, February 1, 2021
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Zoom Virtual Setting

Dr.Shiva Kumar 

Biosketch:  Shiva Kumar received the MS (1990), and Ph.D. degrees (1994) in electrical communication engineering from Indian Institute of Science, India, and a Ph.D. degree  (1997) in communications engineering from Osaka University, Japan. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Jena, Germany, supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation from 1997-98. He worked at Corning Incorporated, New York as a Senior Research Scientist (1998-2001), as a Supervisor (2001-2002) and then as a Research Associate (2002-2003).  Currently, he is a Professor at McMaster University, Canada. In 2001, he obtained outstanding individual contributor award from Corning Inc., circle of excellence award from Photonics Spectra, and R&D 100 award by R&D magazine for the product Metrocor. His current research interests include wireless and fiber-optic communication, solitons, nonlinear optics, photonic devices and general relativity. Dr. Kumar is a Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA).  Dr. Kumar has published about 90 papers in refereed journals and 7 book chapters. He authored a book on fiber-optic communications, edited a book on nonlinear fiber optics, and holds eight US patents in the field of optical transmission systems.