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Paris Andreades


Paris Andreades was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1989. In 2007 he started his 2-year military service in Nicosia, Cyprus, where he served as a communications technician. He joined UCL in 2009 for an MEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, which he completed in 2014. Upon finishing his third year of studies, in 2012, he joined Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley, California, where he worked for a year in the Enterprise Smart Solutions Engineering (ESSE) team. His final year university project was on optical interconnection networks, under the supervision of Dr Philip Watts, and included the modelling and FPGA synthesis of a high-speed allocator for optical crossbars.

In September 2014, he joined the Optical Networks Group at UCL as an MPhil/PhD student. He is currently working under the supervision of Dr Philip Watts on fast photonic switch control planes for future computer systems.


Research Interests

  • Optical Interconnection Networks.
  • Optical Networks for Data centres and High Performance Computing (HPC).
  • Multi-core Processors with Photonic Interconnection

Project Title

Fast Photonic Switch Control Planes for Future Data centres and High Performance Computing (HPC).


Dr Philip Watts


Paris is funded by an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) DTA Studentship.