Science Foundation Ireland

Two new principal investigators for CONNECT

Marco Ruffini and Anding Zhu have been appointed Principal Investigators at the CONNECT Centre in Trinity College Dublin, and University College Dublin respectively.

Anding is a Professor in UCD’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, while Marco is Assistant Professor in Optical Network architectures in Trinity’s School of Computer Science and Statistics.

Congratulating both researchers, Professor Luiz DaSilva, Director of CONNECT, said:

“Marco and Anding have already established impressive research reputations. Marco Ruffini is an expert in the field of network consolidation and the convergence of mobile and optical networks. He is contributing to industry standards in this area, and leading a €1 million SFI Investigator project, O’SHARE, which involves collaboration with Vodafone and Intel.

“Anding Zhu’s research in physical layer, network-aware intelligent radio access nodes has resulted in several collaborative projects with industry partners including Xilinx, Analog Devices, MA-COM and Synopsys. Impactful engagement with industry is a hallmark of successful investigators in CONNECT.”

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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