Leonid Kazovsky

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Chair of Excellence

Leonid Kazovsky
Stanford University    USA

Leonid Kazovsky earned his PhD and MSc summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute of Communications (now St. Petersburg University of Communications). Dr. Kazovsky is Professor (Research) in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in California, and is founder and director of the Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory research group. Other positions have included being a member of the technical staff with Bell Communications Research in New Jersey. He has been Associate, and later, Full Professor at West Virginia University, and a Senior Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, among others. His other research positions include Senior Laboratory Assistant at the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute of Communications. Dr. Kazovsky has authored or co-authored two books, some 190 journal technical papers, and more than 400 papers and conference talks. He is a Fellow of IEEE and the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is also a member of the Stanford Electrical Engineering Graduate Admissions Committee and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.


PROJECT: This project will investigate novel photonic technologies and network protocols that will reduce dramatically the energy consumption of future fiber broadband access networks and enable flexible allocation of network capacity according to traffic conditions. The proposed technologies can be employed to overcome the following limitations of current optical access networks whose improvement is our actual research targets in this project: a) inflexible power distribution, b) static wavelength reconfiguration, c) energy inefficient central offices, distribution network, home devices and access protocols, d) lack of resiliency.

Stay Period: FEB 13 - JUL 13











  • Title: "Optical Access Networks: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities”
  • Lecturer: Professor Dr. Leonid Kazovsky.
  • Date: February 25 at 12:30h
  • Place: Aula de Grados of Building Padre Soler (Leganes Campus).