The Eighth IASTED International Conference on
Wireless and Optical Communications
WOC 2008

May 26 – 28, 2008
Quebec City, Canada


Broadband Access. Fibre or Wireless? Or maybe both?

Dr. Nicholas Madamopoulos
City College of City University of New York, USA







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Nicholas Madamopoulos is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the City College of City University of New York. He holds a B.S. (1993) in Physics from the University of Patras, Greece, and an M.S. (1996) and Ph.D. (1998) Degree in Optical Sciences and Engineering from the School of Optics/CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
His Ph.D. specialization was in photonic information processing systems, where he introduced novel photonic delay lines for RF-photonic applications and in particular for phased array antenna control. He has spent over 10 years in the academic and industrial research environment working in all aspects of optical networks, from optical network and equipment architectures to novel optical network element implementations for future optical telecommunication systems. He has worked in a variety of positions for Nuonics, Corning Inc, OFS (former Specialty Fiber Division Lucent Technologies), Calient Networks, CREOL, University of Central Florida and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara.
His interests include fiber wireless (FiWi), radio-over-fiber (RoF) and photonic information processing for telecom and non-telecom applications. He is a reviewer for journals and conferences and has served as a committee member for a variety of conferences and as a scientific advisor for companies.