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Joshua Benjamin

Biography

Joshua was born in Chennai, India. He was awarded an MEng in Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology from University College London in 2013. Joshua is a member of the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Systems Development (now IPES), and completed his MRes degree in Photonic Systems Development in 2014. His research project at UCL during this course involved the replication of a source synchronous optical network onto an FPGA. His project at Cambridge involved determining the recovery time of a NetFPGA transceiver, when it is optically switched.

In October 2014, Joshua joined the Optical Networks Group at UCL as an MPhil/PhD student. He is currently working under the supervision of Dr Philip Watts on Architectures for Photonic Switching in Data Centres and High Performance Computing.

Contact

joshua.benjamin.09@ucl.ac.uk

Research Interests

Optical Interconnection Networks
Optically Switched Networks

Project Area

In collaboration with the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, this project will build a network of end hosts initially with emulated photonic switching elements in order to understand the impact on performance of typical applications in data centres and HPC.  The aim is to propose architectures which meet the needs of future computing systems.

Supervisor

Dr Philip Watts

Funding

Joshua is funded by EPSRC through the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Systems Development (now IPES).