Walid Mathlouthi
Innovation technologist at Google Google, University of Toronto
He received a PhD degree from Université Laval, Québec, Canada at the Center of Optics, Photonics and Lasers in 2008. His research was mainly focused on cost effective solutions for PON and optical access network deployment. Replacing expensive laser sources with cheap LEDs can be a viable solution for such a goal. In 2006, he spent a year in Parma Italy for a research collaboration with the Optical Research Laboratory at the university Degli Studi di Parma. In 2007, he also spent a year within the Photonic Technology Lab, Intel Corp, Santa Clara, Ca exploring future processor architecture using optical signals and advanced silicon photonics fabrication techniques under the supervision of Intel Fellow Mario Paniccia. In 2009, he joined the Nano/Micro Photonics laboratory at Toronto University Canada as a postdoctoral fellow with Pr. Joyce Poon. In 2010, he joined AT&T Labs in California as a Senior Member of Technical Staff. His job responsibilities include data mining for complex Analysis/problem solving, Laboratory and field experimentation, 3G, 4G and LTE service quality and optimization, RF optimizations, Self-organizing Networks, Large scale UE data collection and analysis for actionable analytics and IP migrations such as VOLTE services. Through the years, living in various countries pursuing scientific research in physics and engineering (France, Italy, Canada and the United states) he developed a second to none international expertise in the field of communications and Information technology. His research interests include semiconductor optical ampli#ers, spectrum-sliced wavelength-division multiplexing, #ber Bragg gratings, optical code division multiple access, integrated nanophotnics and wireless optical communications, Self-organized networks, data mining and optimization, LTE spectrum efficiency, UE data collection. He is passionate about science and communication and would like to help emerging countries access the high-tech world through entrepreneurship.