The IEEE Young Professionals affinity group under the IEEE Kharagpur Section is pleased to announce an online webinar in the “KYP Talks” series. In this series, we will host invited talks by experts from India and abroad on a wide range of current topics for the large community within and outside the IEEE Kharagpur Section.


We are pleased to host Prof. (Dr.) Marco Ruffini, Associate Professor, and Fellow, Trinity College, as our sixth speaker in this “KYP Talks” series.


The following are the details of the sixth talk in this series:

Webinar Title : Embedding SDN and virtualisation into 5G telecommunications networks and beyond

Date : Monday, 24th August, 2020

Time :  03:30pm to 04:30pm


The audience members can join the live talk by sharing basic details through the registration link (given below). There will be a Q and A session during/after the talk.


With Best Wishes,


IEEE Kharagpur Section.

For Registration Click Here


Dr. Marco Ruffini,

Associate Professor and Fellow

Trinity College

Marco Ruffini received the M.Eng. degree in telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2007, where he joined Trinity College Dublin in 2005, after working as a Research Scientist with Philips, Germany.


He is Associate Professor and Fellow of Trinity College and he is Principal Investigator of both the IPIC Photonics Integration Centre and the CONNECT Telecommunications Research Centre, where he is also deputy coordinator. He is currently involved in several Science Foundation Ireland and H2020 projects, including a new research infrastructure to build a beyond 5G testbed in Dublin. Prof. Ruffini leads the Optical Network Architecture Group, TCD and has authored over 140 international publications, over ten patents and contributed to standards at the broadband forum. His main research is in the area of 5G optical networks, where he carries out pioneering work on the convergence of fixed-mobile and access-metro networks, and on the virtualization of next generation networks, and has been invited to share his vision through several keynote and talks at major international conferences across the world.

This talk will provide an overview of how virtualisation and Software Defined Networks have developed over the past decade and how are they being embedded into different aspects of our telecommunications networks. The talk will make reference to the work recently carried out in Prof. Ruffini’s research group on areas such as Passive Optical Network virtualisation, convergence of optical and wireless domains and disaggregated optical networks.