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Nubis Communications, USA

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Peter J. Winzer received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, in 1998. Supported by the European Space Agency, he investigated space-borne Doppler lidar and laser communications. From 2000 to 2019 he was at Bell Labs in NJ, where he focused on fiber-optic communication systems and networks and contributed to many high-speed optical networking products and transmission records up to 1 Tbit/s per carrier, including the first field trial of live 100G video traffic. Following his involvement in estimating the optical fiber Shannon capacity, he investigated spatial multiplexing (SDM) and multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) techniques to scale optical transport systems. Before leaving Bell Labs in 2019, he led its global optical communications systems research. Dr. Winzer then founded the high-tech start-up Nubis Communications funded by Matrix Partners. With over 500 co-authored publications and over 80 granted patents, he has widely published and patented. Dr. Winzer is actively involved with the IEEE Photonics Society and the Optical Society (OSA). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology from 2013 to 2018, was Program Chair of the 2009 European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), and Program/General Chair of the 2015/2017 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC). Dr. Winzer is a Highly Cited Researcher (in some years the only one from industry in 'engineering'), Bell Labs Fellow, Fellow of the IEEE and the OSA, and elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He received multiple awards, including the John Tyndall Award, and holds an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Eindhoven.

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