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Dr Shuangyi Yan

Dr Shuangyi Yan

Dr Shuangyi Yan
BEng, PhD

Lecturer in High Performance Networking & Optical Networking

Office 4,23 MVB
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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+44 (0) 117 954 5183


His research interests include enabling technologies for future optical network supported 5G applications (Front/Back Haul, DCN, Metro, Core and network convergence), Multi-layer network analytics with real-time performance monitoring, novelty network architecture for large-scale low-latency data center networks. 

The key technologies include baud-rate modulation-format variable transmitter driven by high-performance FPGA, Software-defined hardware-programmable optical node, SDM/WDM multi-dimension ROADM, and PAM-based short-range interconnections. 


Shuangyi Yan is currently a lecturer in High Performance Networking & Optical Networking at the University of Bristol. He received the B.E degree in information engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China in 2004. In 2009, he got the PhD degree in optical engineering from Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, CAS, Xi’an, China. His doctoral dissertation focused on key technologies in ultra-high-speed optical communication networks, such as ultra-short optical pulse generation, high-bandwidth optical signal processing. From 2011 to 2013, He worked on the spectra-efficient long-haul transmission system and low-cost short-range transmission system in Photonics Research Centre, Dept. EIE of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He was involved in several industrial funded projects. In July 2013, he joined the High Performance Networks Group at University of Bristol. His research interests include multi-dimensional programmable optical networks for future 5G applications, multi-layer network analytics for network optimization, and next generation data center networks. He is the author or co-author of over 50 publications, of which consist 6 patents and several postdeadline papers in optical communication related top-level conferences. He is acting as a TPC member for international conferences (EuCNC 2017, OECC2017).

Recent Update:

23-27 September 2018 Dr. Shuangyi Yan delivered a talk in ECOC2018 titled: Exploring multi-dimensional optical switching technologies in DCN.

You can check the slide here:


Data center networking



  • Programmable optical networks for future 5G applications
  • Network analytics application
  • data center network

Selected publications

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Recent publications

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