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Prof. Reza Nejabati is currently a full professor and head of High Performance Network Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He is also  a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy. He has established successful and internationally recognised research activities in University of Bristol on “Software Defined Network” and “Network Virtualisation”. His reserach has been transformational and has done major contributions in Open and Programmable Telecom Infrastructure. His research received the prestigious IEEE Charles Kao Award 2016 and has done important contributions in 5G, Smart City, Quantum Communication, Grid Computing, Data Centre Networking and Future Internet Experimentation. Building on his research portfolio over the last 3 years, he co-founded  a successful start-up company (Zeetta Networks Ltd). It has currently 35 employees and £5.8M VC and external funding. 

He has written or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed papers and several standardisation documents. He is currently involved in several UK national and European Union funded research projects.

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Research Output

An impairment-aware virtual optical network composition mechanism for future Internet

Peng, S., Nejabati, R., Azodolmolky, S., Escalona, E. & Simeonidou, D., 12 Dec 2011, In : Optics Express. 19, 26, p. 251-259 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

23 Citations (Scopus)

Towards an optimized abstracted topology design in cloud environment

Aoun, R., Abosi, C. E., Doumith, E. A., Nejabati, R., Gagnaire, M. & Simeonidou, D., Jan 2013, In : Future Generation Computer Systems. 29, 1, p. 46-60 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    Integrated OpenFlow-GMPLS control plane: an overlay model for software defined packet over optical networks

    Azodolmolky, S., Nejabati, R., Escalona, E., Jayakumar, R., Efstathiou, N. & Simeonidou, D., 12 Dec 2011, In : Optics Express. 19, 26, p. 421-428 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    44 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Membership or peer review panel or committee
    • 1 Fellowship awarded competitively

    IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (External organisation)

    Reza Nejabati (Contributor)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership or peer review panel or committee

    RCUK Fellowship

    Reza Nejabati (Recipient)


    Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively


    Reza Nejabati (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference