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  • Project Manger leads Outreach Activity aiming at ERASMUS Mundus students

    Project Manger leads Outreach Activity aiming at ERASMUS Mundus students

    On 24 Feb 2020 Christiane, Project Manger of FONTE-EID, lead an Outreach Activity aimed at student in two photonics-related ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT MASTERS DEGREE (EMJMD) programmes:     SMARTNET, coordinated by Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AiPT) at Aston University, is a collaborative two-year (120 ECTs) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees programme with the goal to…Read More »
  • Outreach: ESR1 demonstrating Optics at School Careers Fair

    Outreach: ESR1 demonstrating Optics at School Careers Fair

    It’s Valentine Day 14 Feb 2020 and FONTE’s ESR1 Vadislav ‘Vlad’  Neskorniuk is spreading his love for Science, Technology and all things Optics.Together with Aleksandr ‘Sasha’ Donodin (ESR in WON-ETN; https://won.astonphotonics.uk) and Pavel Skvortcov, our three PhD students from Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies/Aston University are spending a day at a Birmingham Primary School with…Read More »
  • Brum-AI – Birmingham Artificial Intelligence Metup Group

    Brum-AI – Birmingham Artificial Intelligence Metup Group

    ESRs at AiPT, including FONTE’s own Vladislav Neskorniuk, are members of Brum-AI, an award-winning meetup Group (winning the Silicon Canal award for best tech meetup in 2019!) in Birmingham (‘Brum’). There are monthly sessions with talks and discussions about all things related to Artificial Inteligence: • Artificial Intelligence · • Natural Language Processing · •…Read More »
  • Research Grant awarded to Francesco Da Ros

    Research Grant awarded to Francesco Da Ros

    Congratulations!Dr. Francesco Da Ros (DTU Photonics, Technical University of Denmark), Member of the FONTE project and co-supervisor of ESR3 Stenio Ranzini (DTU and Nokia Bell Labs), has been awarded one of only 15 coveted Villum Young Investigators grants from the Velux Foundations for his project proposal Optical Processing Unit for high-speed AI systems (OPTIC-AI). Supporting…Read More »
  • Respect the Poster – from the ‘Science’ Magazine

    Respect the Poster – from the ‘Science’ Magazine

    With FONTE’s ESRs starting to go off to conferences presenting posters of their early results, here is a tale and some advice from no lesser than the renown SCIENCE Magazine, published in the November 2019 edition. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6466/766Read More »
  • Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure

    Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure

    On 25-26 Nov 2019 Microsoft Research (MSR) in Cambridge, UK organized a workshop where PhD students working on topics relevant to the next-generation cloud infrastructure in Europe were invited to participate. During this two-day workshop, the students had the opportunity to present their work to Microsoft researchers, learn about the research Microsoft is doing in…Read More »
  • Outreach: 2019 NBL Student Day/ Innovation Day at Nokia Bell Labs

    Outreach: 2019 NBL Student Day/ Innovation Day at Nokia Bell Labs

    On 25th November 2019 FONTEs ESR Vinod participated in the Bell Labs Students’ Day, one of three annual outreach and dissemination Nokia Innovation Days organised by FONTE’s industrial Partner Nokia Bell Labs, Stuttgart.Nokia Innovation Days are special customized for Nokia’s Academic Partners and for all students, who are interested to see the real life in…Read More »
  • Outreach: DTU Project Day

    Outreach: DTU Project Day

    Another Outreach Activity completed!Stenio participated in the DTU Project Day (https://www.fotonik.dtu.dk/english/education-ny/dtu-project-day-2019), representing the Machine Learning in Photonics Systems group. Speaking to a mixed audience of mainly to high school student from different backgrounds, Stenio was able to explain his research to an interested audience. The event at the DTU Fotonicks Department was well attended (and…Read More »
  • Outreach: Cultural Night in Copenhagen

    Outreach: Cultural Night in Copenhagen

    Stenio has been involved in a major public outreach event at DTU and Copenhagen. ‘Cultural Night‘ (https://www.kulturnatten.dk/en/Culture-night) is one of Copenhagen’s most attended cultural events. This year’s numbers are not yet known, but in 2018 a total of 240 organizations participated in the event, with 94.000 cultural passes being sold. More than 250 museums, theatres,…Read More »
  • Outreach to Industry: Photonex2019

    Outreach to Industry: Photonex2019

    FONTEs ESR Vladislav is part of the Aston team at Photonex 2019 , one of the UK’s premier events dedicated to photonics, imaging, lasers and optical technologies from pure research to development of bespoke advanced user solutions. This annual 2-day event in Coventry presents an important opportunity for AiPT to reach out and dissiminate its…Read More »
  • FONTE 1st Year Network Meeting and Workshop

    FONTE 1st Year Network Meeting and Workshop

    1 Jul 2019First Year Network Meeting and Workshop38oC in Stuttgart today, but it didn’t preventing us from having a hugely productive First Year Network Meeting and Workshop at FONTE’s Industrial Partner Nokia Bell Labs. All ESRs were able to hone their presentation skills and  improve on their public speaking competency. Their presentations detailing scientific progress,…Read More »
  • OTAW ML-Photonica2019

    OTAW ML-Photonica2019

    FONTE is co-organising the symposium  ‘Machine Learning in Photonics’, to be held at PHOTONICA2019 (University of Belgrade, Serbia, 26-30 Aug 20190). Among the speakers is FONTE’s own Darko Zibar (DTU). Read More »
  • ICTON2019 and MALOC Workshop

    ICTON2019 and MALOC Workshop

    FONTE is co-organising the Workshop ‘Machine Learning for Optical Communications (MALOC)’ to coincide with the 21th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks ICTON2019 http://www.icton2019.com  at Angers, France, July 9th-13th, 2019‘This workshop will bring together researchers from the fields of optical communication, networks  and  communication  theory  to  identify  and  address  areas  where  machine  learning could be…Read More »
  • Winterschool at NBL

    Winterschool at NBL

    18-19 Feb 2019Serious scientific training was completed by FONTE ESRs this week when attending the 2-day Winterschool at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart. Thank you to the organisers! The training material is now available for FONTE consortium members in the members-only area of the website.Read More »
  • YouTube: Darko Zibar on ‘Machine Learning Concepts in Optical Communication Systems’

    YouTube: Darko Zibar on ‘Machine Learning Concepts in Optical Communication Systems’

  • Mid-Term Check confirmed

    Mid-Term Check confirmed

    Date for your diary:The Mid-Term Check with the EC/REA has been confirmed for Fri 27 Sept 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. Note the co-located with ECOC2019, to reduce everyone’s tavel and FONTE’s carbon footprint.Read More »
  • New ESR at TU Delft

    New ESR at TU Delft

    FONTE has recruited its second Early Stage Researcher: Vinod Bajaj has started this week at TU Delft, where he will be working with Prof S. Wahls.Read More »
  • TPT still looking for their ESR

    TPT still looking for their ESR

    The FONTE position at Telecom ParisTech has been readvertised in EURAXESS. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.Read More »
  • Aston Uni still looking for its ESR!

    Aston Uni still looking for its ESR!

    1 Nov 2018The FONTE position at Aston University has been readvertised in EURAXESS and the Aston University Recruitment Site  The deadline for application in 10 Dec 2018 or until a suitable candidate has ben found.Read More »
  • FONTE @ ECOC

    FONTE @ ECOC

    The FONTE consortium held a meeting during the ECOC 2018 conference in Rome Read More »
  • Recruitment Update

    Recruitment Update

    FONTE is still looking to recruit 2 ESRs (at Aston and TelecomParis Tech). Get in touch with us if you are interested.Read More »
  • Second FONTE ESR recruited

    Second FONTE ESR recruited

    11 Sept 2018:Vinod Bajaj has accepted the FONTE position at TU Delft, where he will arrive in November. Congratulations to both Sander and Vinod! More details to follow soon.Read More »
  • New ESR at DTU: Stenio M. Ranzini

    New ESR at DTU: Stenio M. Ranzini

    Say hello to Stenio Magalhães Ranzini,  our new ESR at DTURead More »
  • FONTE Kick-off meeting

    FONTE Kick-off meeting

       15 June 2018: FONTE had it’s first network-wide gathering during the Kick-off meeting at Aston University (Birmingham, UK). The meeting also included a tour of AiPT’s brand new photonics facilities in the basement of Aston University. Still a small group we are looking forward to recruiting our Early Stage Researches (ESRs) very soon. Chocolates…Read More »
  • FONTE – we are officially going live today

    FONTE – we are officially going live today

    Hello World! FONTE has officially started today and will run until May 2022! Happy and fruitfull reseach to everyone!Read More »
  • FONTE is recruiting

    FONTE is recruiting

    We are recruiting!Full details of the 4 positions available can be found here.If this advert has expired please get in touch with the Project Coordinator Prof Sergei Turitsyn [s.k.turitsyn@aston.ac.uk] for a discussion about positions in FONTE (and other projects) currently available.Read More »