Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


Dr David Selviah

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Reader in Optical Devices Interconnects Algorithms and Systems

E: d.selviah@ucl.ac.uk
T: +44(0)20 7679 3056 (int. 33056)

Research group

3D pattern recognition | 3D image processing | cloud computing | Silicon Lasers | Silicon Photonics | Waveguides | Optical Fibre Connectors and Interfaces | Artificial Intelligence


DAVID R. SELVIAH, born in England, UK. He received the BA and MA degrees in physics and theoretical physics in 1980 and 1984 respectively and the PhD degree in photonic engineering in 2009 from Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge. UK. He served internships at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, UK, Texas Instruments, UK and CERN, Switzerland. From 1980 to 1983, he was with the Allen Clark Research Center, Plessey (Caswell) Ltd., UK (now Oclaro). From 1983-1986, he was with the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, UK. He is currently a Reader in Optical Devices, Interconnects, Algorithms and Systems in the Optical Devices and Systems Laboratory of the Photonics Research Group in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at University College London, UCL, London. He serves as a consultant for UCL and VorteQ Consulting and is a founding director of the software company Correvate. He is the author of many published articles, keynote presentations and patents. His research is generally collaborative with international companies and universities. His current research interests include silicon photonic lasers for high bit rate communication in data centers, signal processing, image processing, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, 3D Lidar and photogrammetry, 3D tracking, stimulation and monitoring neural behavior, data analysis for distributed acoustic sensors in oil and gas wells. Dr Selviah is a member of the Institute of Physics, Optical Society of America, European Optical Society and is a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Scientist. He represents the UK on the International Electrotechnical Commission Standards committees IEC TC86, SC86 WG4, SC86 WG6 and JWG9 covering optical fiber connectors, attenuation measurement techniques and optical circuit boards. 

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