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Boris Karanov


boris_karanov_bio_imgBoris Karanov received his BSc degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2014. In 2016 he obtained his joint MSc degree in Photonic Networks Engineering from Aston University, UK; Osaka University, Japan and Technical University of Berlin, Germany under the Erasmus Mundus framework. His master thesis on 'Advanced Transmission concepts for 10 Gbps Short Range Optical Wireless Interconnects' was developed in Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Germany under the 5G-Crosshaul framework. Previously, he has worked on 5G fronthauling project in Mitsubishi Electric, Japan; Free Space Optical communications under the DETERMINE project in Jiaotong University, China; and Monte Carlo methods in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

In September 2016 Boris joined the Optical Networks Group at UCL as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof Polina Bayvel and Dr Domaniç Lavery. His work is on coding techniques for optical communications in the non-linear regime.


Research interests

  • Optical communications in the non-linear regime
  • Information theory
  • Optical wireless communications

PhD project title

Coding for optical communications in the non-linear regime (COIN)


Prof Polina Bayvel and Dr Domaniç Lavery


Early Stage Researcher (ESR) fellowship funded as part of the Marie Curie European Innovative Training Network