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Christina @ St Tropez

Welcome to my personal website. I am an Associate Professor and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow at the ARC Special Research Centre for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN) at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EE), University of Melbourne. I was also an ARC Australian Research Fellow (2004-2008).

I won't bore you with my personal life but will say that I love origami and am always hunting those rare publications particularly those from Japan. I have had a blessed life, and even though my first job was selling candy and snacks in Singapore for 11 to 12 hours a day, there was still a lesson to be learnt. Life is precious so don't waste any moment of it.

Recent Research Grants/Awards
  • 2009-2013 ARC Future Fellowship - Unified digital networking for wireless and optical access
  • 2009 Melbourne University Research Collaboration Grant
  • 2008-2013 ARC Discovery Project - Delivering Next-Generation Broadband Internet Access to Australia: Integration of Broadband Optical and Wireless Networks

Research Focus and Activities
  • Fibre-Wireless Networks and Microwave Photonics Subsystem Technologies
  • Optical Communication Systems with Optical Packet Switching
  • Photonics Systems and Applications of High-Speed Lasers 
  • Low-Cost Optical Access Networks
  • Integration of Wired and Wireless Optical Networks
  • Optimisation of Optical Networks

  • 2009 OFC/NFOEC Tutorial Presentation - "Fibre-Wireless Networks and Microwave Photonics Subsystem Technologies"
  • Steering Committee, International Microwave Photonics (MWP) and Asian Pacific Microwave Photonics (APMP)
  • Technical Program Committee, MWP 2009, APMP 2009, IEEE Photonics Society Conference (formerly  Lasers and Electro-optics Society (LEOS) ) 2008-2010, OECC 2010
  • Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee, for MWP 2008, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Co-Chair, subcategory 2. Transmission Systems and Switching Technologies, of the Optoelectronics Communications Conference 2008 (OECC2008)

Research Publications/Outcomes to date (as of May 2007)
  • 36 papers published in refereed international journals
  • 2 book chapters
  • 79 papers published in refereed international conferences
  • 7 papers published in refereed domestic conferences
  • 4 invited papers at international conferences
  • 1 provisional Australian patent

Postgraduate Students
T. Kurniawan MEngSc "Optimisation of Fibre-Radio Systems and Novel Architecture" Graduated 2005
M. Bakaul PhD "Technologies for DWDM Millimetre-Wave Fibre-Radio" Graduated 2006
B. Sankar PhD "Novel All-Optical Signal Processing Schemes and their Applications in Packet Switching in Core Networks" Graduated 2007
P. Gamage PhD "Broadband Fibre-Radio Networks" Passed 2009
Y. Zhu MEngSc
"Hybrid Fibre-Wireless Integration" In Progress
Yi Zhuo PhD TBD In Progress

Exchange Scholars/Students

Dr. Alayn Loayssa
Public University of Navarre, Spain
2001-02 (6 months)
Tae-Sik Cho
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
2003 (3 months)
BokRae Jung
Information and Communications University, Korea
2007-08 (6 months)

Subjects Taught
431-466 Photonic Devices and Systems
431-466 RF, Microwave and Optoelectronic Systems
2008 (January)
ECE 282: Special Topics - Microwave Photonics
Guest Lecturer
The University of California, San Diego


Last Updated: 14 September 2009


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