PhD Thesis Final Defense to be held on July 1, 2019, at 11:00

Photo credit: Ippokratis Sartzetakis

The examination is open to anyone who wishes to attend (New ECE-NTUA building, 3rd floor, Room B.3.21).

Thesis Title: Routing Algorithms for Elastic Optical Networks

Abstract: This PhD dissertation belongs to the research field of optical networks, and more specifically to the field of routing and optimization algorithms for elastic (flexible) optical networks. The continuous Internet traffic increase has created the need for more efficient optical networks. Recent developments in the field of optical networks are particularly important but are not enough to meet the needs of the near future. The architecture of the optical networks should evolve to allow dynamic control and adaptation of the network to changing conditions. This presupposes the development of algorithms that will initially use the information from the current state of the network. Next, from current and future requirements, the algorithms will determine possible optimization functions, and then decide on the execution of the respective actions. The implementation of these algorithms is the subject of this doctoral dissertation and has the effect of increasing the efficiency of optical networks, managing their resources more efficiently and reducing operating costs.

Supervisor: Emmanouel (Manos) Varvarigos, Professor

PhD student: Ippokratis Sartzetakis