George Zervas is currently a Senior Lecturer in Optical Networks Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College London. He received his MEng degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Systems Engineering with distinction and PhD degree in optical networks from University of Essex in 2003 and 2009 respectively. Following this, George held the positions of Research Associate and subsequently Research Fellow as a member of High Performance Networks group at University of Essex. He was appointed Lecturer in 2011. Following this, he joined University of Bristol in 2012 as Lecturer and became Senior Lecturer in 2014. He also held the position of visiting Associate Professor at Keio University, Tokyo for 6 months.

He is the author and co-author of over 190 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers including numerous prestigious post-deadline papers at ECOC/OFC. He has also given numerous invited talks at several international conferences. George has been involved in several current and past EC and EPSRC funded projects as principal and co- investigator. He is acting as a TPC member on international conferences and guest associate editor on IEEE JOCN. Dr. Zervas has been involved in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Open Grid Forum (OGF) standardization fora.

Research areas of interest:

Optical transport networks

  • SDM/WDM/TDM switching and transport

  • Resource/service composition and allocation

  • Synthetic and evolvable optical systems


Data Centres and HPC

  • Computer architectures using all-optical networks

  • On-chip and chip-to-chip opto-electronic systems

  • Orchestration and control of IT and network resources


Software/hardware defined networks

  • Programmability and cognition

  • Compute and Network Function Virtualisation

  • Protocols and algorithms for programmable ICT systems

Reconfigurable Computing and Programmable Hardware

  • Runtime reconfiguration based on FPGAs/SoCs

  • Networks on chip

  • Neuromorphic hardware

Current research students

Adaranijo Peters      - Flexible optical (sub)systems and reconfigurable topology based data centre networks

Qianqiao Chen         - Runtime reconfigurable computing for hardware programmable networks 

Hui Yuan                  - Allocation algorithms for scalable and disaggregated data centres using optical networks 

Joshua Benjamin     - Scalable scheduling algorithms for high radix optical packet switches

Paris Andreadis       - Fast photonic switch control planes for future data centres and high performance computing (HPC).

Current research associates:

Vaibhawa Mishra      - Memory disaggregated Data Centre systems using MPSoC (dRedBox H2020 project)

Arsalan Saljoghei     - Optical interconnects and networks for disaggregated Data Centres (dRedBox H2020 project)

Prospective research students

Outstanding students keen to pursue PhD/MRes studies on the above-mentioned topics are welcome to contact me.

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