Professor Dimitra Simeonidou

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  • Dimitra Simeonidou is a Full Professor of High Performance Networks at the University of Bristol. She is also the Director of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/research/smart/), the CTO of Bristol Is Open (www.bristolisopen.com) and co-founder of the SDN start-up Zeetta Networks (http://www.zeetta.com).

    Dimitra studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece where she received a BSc and MSc in 1987 and 1989 respectively from the Physics Department. She gained her PhD from the University of Essex in 1994 and then spent four years with Alcatel Submarine Networks where in her role of Chief Engineer she pioneered the introduction of WDM in submarine networks. In 1998 she returned to University of Essex to pursue a long-term career in academia. At Essex she established the internationally renowned High Performance Networks group (HPN). In 2000 she also founded the start-up company Ilotron which received $10M venture capital funding (3i) to develop WDM switching equipment and was subsequently acquired by the US company Altamar.

    Dimitra joined University of Bristol with her team of 20 researchers in September 2012 after 15 years at the University of Essex. Her research group has now grown to 45 researchers and is consistently being recognised as one of the top Optical Networking groups in the world.

    Dimitra is a leading academic and entrepreneur in the fields of Optical Networks, Cloud Networking and Software Defined Networking. Her research is focusing in the fields of high performance networks, Data Centre Networking, Software Defined Transport Networking and Smart Cities. Dimitra is in the editorial teams of leading Journals and chairs committees, conferences, standardisation groups and fora in the relevant bodies. She is the author and co-author of over 400 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences, book chapters, several standardisation documents and patents.

  • Dimitra is a leading academic and entrepreneur in the fields of Optical Networks, Cloud Networking and Software Defined Networking. Her research is focusing in the fields of high performance networks, Data Centre Networking, Software Defined Transport Networking and Smart Cities. Dimitra is in the editorial teams of leading Journals and chairs committees, conferences, standardisation groups and fora in the relevant bodies. She is the author and co-author of over 400 papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences, book chapters, several standardisation documents and patents.

  • Networking, Wireless

    Other Research Interests:
    Optical Communication Networks Converged Optical and Wireless Networks Programmable and Cognitive Optical Networks Network Control and Management Software Defined Networking Grid Computing and High Performance Clouds Data Centre Networking Multi-dimensional Optical Switching Future Internet Research and Experimentation

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