Some MEFISTA Early Stage Researchers attended an online Symposium on Digital Signal Processing in Optical Fiber Communication

25 October 2021, oragnised by sister EIDs REAL-NET and FONTE.

Speakers and topics are below.

– Sebastian RandelKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, “The role of digital signal processing in optical communications”
– Laurent SchmalenKarlsruhe Institute of Technology“End-to-end Optimization of Short-Reach Optical Communications Using Deep Learning”
– Christian HägerChalmers University, “Physics-Based Machine Learning for Fiber-Optic Communication Systems”
– Marco SecondiniSant’Anna School of Advanced Studies“New lower bounds on the capacity of optical fiber channels via optimized shaping and detection”
– Sebastien BigoNokia Bell Labs France“Brighter networks are smarter”
– Alan Pak-Tao LauThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University“Machine Learning for Fiber Nonlinearity Compensation”
– Maxim KuschnerovHuawei Munich“Signal processing evolution for the 1.6Tb/s generation of data center networks”
– Darko Zibar, TU Denmark“Towards intelligence in photonic systems”

More details here.

Mefista Technical Induction (2nd part), 9 September 2021

The MEFISTA Consortium met today for an update on progress and now that all Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) are on board, to complete the Induction started in part earlier this year.

MEFISTA Transferable Skills Workshop I (TSW I)

The upcoming event TSW I, was held remotely via Zoom, on 24-26th March 2021.

The workshop focused on presentation and communication skills, public engagement, writing for publications, open science and open access, all areas that are considered key competencies by the European Commission.

TSWI addressed ESRs from the MEFISTA project and other sisters projects POST-DIGITAL, REAL-NET and WON.

The main Speakers were: Rachel Won, Hannah Hickman and Srikanth Sugavanam.

For more information about the workshop please follow the link.

MEFISTA Induction (1st part)

The first part of the MEFISTA Induction took place on 24th February 2021, online remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the first training event out of 15 planned and foreseen network-wide training events within the MEFISTA project. The aim of this first introductory part was to get ESRs to know each other and to inform them about MEFISTA organisation, right and obligation of MSCA fellows, salary, planned secondments, etc…

All the 6 recruited ESRs participated in the event.