Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


Kari Clark

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Student, PhD

E: kari.clark.14@ucl.ac.uk
T: +44(0)207 679 2000 (int. N/A)  

Zhixin Liu

Research group
Optical Networks 

Optical fibre communication | sub-nanosecond clock and data recovery | clock phase caching | sub-nanosecond data centre optical switching | hollow core fibre synchronised optical networks


Kari A. Clark received the B.Sc. M.Phys degree in physics from the University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K., in 2013. He joined the Optical Networks Group at University College London (UCL) in 2014 to pursue the Ph.D. in optical communications. His doctoral research, which he is currently completing, focuses on using central optical clock synchronisation to achieve sub-nanosecond clock and data recovery times in optically switched data centre networks.
In 2016, he completed a 9-month internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge, applying his research in an industrial context. In 2018, he was the overall winner of the EPSRC Connected Nation Pioneers competition, and in 2019, he won the Bronze in Engineering at STEM for BRITAIN 2019.

His current research topics include optical fibre communication, data centre optical switching, sub-nanosecond clock and data recovery, clock phase caching and hollow core fibre synchronised optical networks.

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