Fotini Karinou was born in Arta, Greece, in 1983. She received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering with M.Sc. in Telecommunications and Information Theory, and the PhD degree on spectrally efficient wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical interconnect networks for high-performance computing systems at the University of Patras, in Rio, Greece, in 2007, and 2012, respectively. From Oct. 2016 to May 2017, she was a visiting researcher at Vienna University, at the Experimental Physics Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of Prof. A. Zeilinger, where she worked on quantum. From June 2011 to December 2011, she was a visiting researcher with the Photonics Department, at Denmark Technical University, in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she worked on advanced modulation techniques and spectrum-flexible reconfigurable cognitive optical networks.
From 2013 to 2018, she was a Senior R&D Engineer at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Optical Technology Department, Optical & Quantum Laboratory, in the German Research Center in Munich, Germany, where she worked on optical transmission systems for datacom, metro/access, and long-haul networks and on optical QKD systems and physical layer prototypes for quantum communications. Since June 2018 she is a Senior Researcher with the Systems and Networking Group, at Microsoft Research Ltd., Cambridge, U.K., where she is working on developing novel optical technologies for emerging cloud computing systems and network architectures.
Fotini has served in several honorary positions such as Committee Chair for the IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2020 and Topic Chair for the IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series 2020, and as Technical Program Committee Member at OFC (2018-2021), at OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2021, at IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) 2020 and the Optoelectronics and Communications Conference (OECC) 2017.
For JLT she is handling submissions on the following topics:
- Optical transmission systems design and experiments
- Datacenter optical interconnects
- Optical fiber networks
- Optical transmitters and receivers