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Prof Seb Savory

MA, MEng, MSc(Maths), PhD, CEng, MIET, MIEEE


Room , Roberts Building, UCL

Address:Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
Research Group:Optical Networks
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Fax:+44 (0)20 7388 9325

Seb Savory has MA, MEng and PhD degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University. He has worked on a wide range of problems in the field of optical communications, including components (e.g. optical cables, fibres, Bragg gratings), subsystems (digital signal processing, coherent detection, optical PMD compensation) and WDM transmission systems.

His interest in optical communications began in 1991 when he joined the STL labs in Harlow (now Nortel), prior to being sponsored though his undergraduate and postgraduate studies by Nortel. On completion of his PhD in 2000 he joined Nortel’s labs fulltime as a Senior Research Engineer working on digital signal processing and advanced optical transmission systems.

In 2005 he joined the optical networks group at UCL, where he currently holds a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to study "Fundamental limits for optical communication".

Dr Savory is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and has authored/co-authored over 20 publications including 9 patents.

Research areas of interest include:

  • Digital signal processing and its application to optical communications
  • Optical transmission systems
  • Polarisation effects in fibres
  • Optical network topology
  • quantum computation

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