Organization profile

Organisation profile

The High Performance Networks Group (HPN), led by Professor Reza Nejabati, specialises in the application of advanced hardware and software technologies, targeting the future optical networks for Internet of Things (IoTs), data centres, grid/cloud based applications and distributed technologies etc.  The Group is equipped with world-class laboratories, including state of the art optical transmission testbeds and software-defined network experimental platforms.

The Group has been at the forefront of world research and development in the fields of:

  • Next generation optical transmission networks
  • Optical packet and burst switching
  • Optical data centre solutions and architecture
  • Grid and cloud networking
  • Software defined networking (SDN) and optical network virtualisation
  • Hybrid-network domains orchestration and service management
  • Smart City ICT Solutions.

The HPN laboratory has dedicated connectivity to both national and international research network infrastructures, and forms part of the UK National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service (NDFIS).  This network infrastructure has enabled the development of close collaborations with leading research institutions and industry across the UK, Europe, USA, Brazil and Japan.

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    Research Output

    Open Access
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    5G-CLARITY: Integrating 5GNR, WiFi and LiFi in Private 5G Networks with Slicing Support

    Camps-Mur, D., Yan, S. & al., E., 17 Jun 2020, European Conference on Networks and Communications. 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
  • 5GUK Exchange: Towards Sustainable End-to-End Multi-Domain Orchestration of Softwarized 5G Networks

    Uniyal, N., Muqaddas, A. S., Gkounis, D., Bravalheri, A., Moazzeni, S., Sardis, F., Dohler, M., Nejabati, R. & Simeonidou, D., 4 Sep 2020, In : Computer Networks. 178, 11 p., 107297.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    Machine Learning in Optical Fibre Networking Under Uncertainty

    Author: Meng, F., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Simeonidou, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Network Aware Resource Management in Disaggregated Data Centers

    Author: Papaioannou, A. D., 12 May 2020

    Supervisor: Nejabati, R. (Supervisor) & Simeonidou, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Software Defined Networking for the Industrial Internet of Things

    Author: Baddeley, M., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Nejabati, R. (Supervisor) & Oikonomou, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference & Photonics in Switching and Computing 2019 (Event)

    Shuangyi Yan (Advisor)

    1 Feb 201831 Jul 2019

    Activity: Membership typesAdvisory work for/on national or international committee or working group

    ECOC 2018

    Shuangyi Yan (Participant)

    23 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    IEEE Asia Communications and Photonics Conference 2017

    Shuangyi Yan (Participant)

    13 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk