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Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou

Member of the Photonic Networks Laboratory

Dimitra Simeonidou is the Head of the Photonic Networks Group and the newly established High Performance Networked Media Laboratory at the University of Essex, UK.  She joined

Essex in 1998 (previously with Alcatel Submarine Networks). She is an active member of the optical networking and Grid research communities and coordinates several national and

European projects and initiatives. Main areas of research are: photonic switching, ultra high-speed network technologies and architectures, control and service plane technologies for

photonic networks and architectural considerations for Grid and cloud computing networks. She is the author and co-author of over 250 papers, 11 patents and several standardisation

documents (http://hpn.essex.ac.uk/).