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Andreas Leven

Stuttgart, Germany


Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D), Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Karlsruhe University, Germany, 2000

Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.), Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Karlsruhe University, Germany, 1997


Andreas heads the high-speed systems, signals and processing group and the software defined networking group within the IP transport program. He is also site lead for Bell Labs in Germany.

Andreas received his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) degree from Karlsruhe University, Germany and spent three years at the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid State Physics, Freiburg, Germany before joining Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey in 2000. His early research focused on coherent optical systems. From 2008 to 2009, he was on leave with Alcatel-Lucent’s Optical Networking Division in Nuremberg, Germany, supporting 100G development activities. In 2009 he moved back to Bell Labs in Stuttgart. His current interests include signal processing and coding for high-data rate optical communication systems and SDN for transport networks.

Honors and Awards

Bell Labs Fellow (2013)

Participant EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (2013)

Bell Labs President Award: “100Gbit/s coherent (Long Haul - High Capacity WDM Interface” (2010)

Bell Labs President Award: “LambdaXtreme Transport System Launch Team” (2004)

Professional Activities

Member, Board of Trustees, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Member, Advisory Board, Stuttgart Research Center for Photonic Engineering, University of Stuttgart

Board member VDE/ITG technical committee on optical communications