Prof. Jaafar Elmirghani is Fellow of IET, Fellow of Institute of Physics, and Director of the Institute of Communication and power networks, University of Leeds. He has provided outstanding leadership in a number of large research projects, and was PI of the £6m EPSRC Intelligent Energy Aware Networks (INTERNET) Programme Grant, 2010-2016. He is Co-Chair of the IEEE Sustainable ICT initiative, a pan IEEE Societies initiative responsible for Green ICT activities across IEEE. He was awarded the IEEE Comsoc 2005 Hal Sobol award, 3 IEEE Comsoc outstanding service / technical awards (2009, 2015, 2020), the 2015 GreenTouch 1000x award, IET Optoelectronics 2016 Premium Award and shared the 2016 Edison Award in the collective disruption category with a team of 6 from GreenTouch for joint work on the GreenMeter. His work led to 5 IEEE standards with a focus on network virtualisation and energy efficiency, where he currently heads the work group responsible for IEEE P1925.1, IEEE P1926.1, IEEE P1927.1, IEEE P1928.1 and IEEE P1929.1, this resulting in significant impact through industrial and academic uptake. He is PI of the EPSRC £6.6m Terabit Bidirectional Multi-user Optical Wireless System (TOWS) for 6G LiFi, 2019-2024. He was an IEEE Comsoc Distinguished Lecturer 2013-2016. He has published over 500 technical papers, and has research interests in communication systems and networks energy efficiency and in optical wireless systems and networks.
For JLT he is handling submissions on the following topics:
• Indoor optical wireless systems
• Visible light communication systems
• Other forms of optical wireless systems (outdoor, underwater, optical camera communication etc)
• Energy efficient optical communication systems and networks
• Network virtualization
• Optical data centre networks