Marco Ruffini elected Fellow of Trinity College

Congratulations to Marco Ruffini, CONNECT Funded Investigator and Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin, who has been elected a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.

Research achievement of a high order is the primary qualification for Fellowship, coupled with evidence of a candidate’s contribution to the academic life of Trinity College Dublin and an effective record in teaching.

Congratulating Marco, Prof. Luiz DaSilva, CONNECT Director, said “This is a well-deserved recognition of Marco’s contribution to Trinity’s reputation for world class teaching and research. Telecommunications is one of Trinity’s research themes, and Marco is rapidly establishing a reputation as a world leader in the area of fiber broadband research.”

Marco’s research focuses on flexible high-capacity fiber broadband architectures, next generation PON testbeds, Software Defined Access Networks, and access network virtualization. He is currently leading a €1 million telecoms research project, OSHARE, which explores ways of improving the capacity of optical networks to cope with the surges in demand.

Dr Ruffini is a native of Ancona in Italy. He completed his undergraduate degree in Marche Polytechnic University in 2002. He then worked with Philips R&D, before completing his doctorate degree in Trinity College.

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.


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