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Alan Diaz

PhD Researcher


Alan A. Díaz-Montiel is a PhD researcher at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin under the supervision of Dr Marco Ruffini.

His research is currently focused on Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-based solutions on top of Optical Data Centre Networks that can provide reconfigurable, low-latency signaling at the Physical Layer. L3/L2 & L2/L1 communication protocols, and virtualization of network components are among his main interests.

Originally from Mexicali, Mexico, Alan was awarded a BSc in Computer Science Engineering and a minor degree in Software Development in 2016 from CETYS Universidad.

Research Interests:
– Optical Switching Networks in the context of Software Defined Networking
– 5G Communication Technologies
– Converged Networks
– Computer Networks
– Network Functions Virtualization
– Optical Networks Virtualization


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