Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


Prof Robert Killey

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Professor of Optical Communications

E: r.killey@ucl.ac.uk
T:  +44 (0)20 7679 3979 (int. 33979)

Research group
Optical Networks

Optical fibre transmission | Optical networks | Optical transceivers | Optical nonlinearity | Digital signal processing


Robert Killey received his B.Eng. degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering from the University of Bristol, U.K., in 1992 and the M.Sc. degree in Microwaves and Optoelectronics from UCL, U.K., in 1994. He received the D.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford, U.K., in 1998. His doctoral work was on InGaAsP Fabry–Perot optical modulators and their applications in soliton communications. He has been a member of academic staff at UCL since 2000. His current research includes modelling and experimental investigations of the effects of fibre nonlinearity on high bit-rate WDM data transmission, simplified direct detection and coherent optical transceivers and the applications of digital signal processing for transmission impairment mitigation in high capacity optical communication systems. Dr Killey is an Associate Editor of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology and the IEEE Photonics journal, and has served on the Technical Programme Committees of OFC and ECOC. He was a recipient of the 2015 Royal Academy of Engineering 2015 Colin Campbell Award, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


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