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Bogdan Uscumlic

Paris-Saclay, France
Research Engineer


I am a senior researcher with 12 years of experience in optical network optimization, conception and performance evaluation. My key areas of expertise and competences are: a) optical packet/burst switching technology and hybrid optical packet(burst) switching/optical circuit switching technology for use in future data centers, future metro-access/metropolitan/backbone networks and future 5G network (e.g. fronthaul and Xhaul parts of network); b) optical network planning/dimensioning; c) performance evaluation and traffic engineering mechanisms in optical networks; d) network traffic description and modeling; e) conception of new control plane and physical layer mechanisms, such as scheduling, admission control mechanisms, mechanisms for ensuring quality-of-service, stability, synchronization, optical network virtualization, NFV, etc; f) conception of new optical networks, by inventing novel node architectures, network architectures, network protocols and data link layer mechanisms of ISO/OSI layer reference model (the innovation is based on the requirements and properties of the optical components, desired network/system properties, and confirmed by system and architecture validation by theoretical and experimental studies); g) application of machine learning (reinforcement learning) for building the network solutions and mechanisms (at data link and physical layer) that are model-free and adaptive to the change of network conditions.

For the first time in the world, together with my co-authors, I have contributed to the following problems (in the optical packet switching networks): 1) the stability of the insertion process when using the fast-tunable lasers; 2) the optical network virtualization of torus data centers; 3) the deterministic scheduling with zero-jitter for slotted networks with fixed inter-slot intervals.

I hold a Ph.D. degree in information and communication science and technology from Télécom Bretagne, Brest, France (2010), and M.Sc. degree in telecommunications from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, Serbia (2006). I was born on 20th March 1981 in Zrenjanin, Serbia.

Since 2014, I work like a research engineer at Nokia Bell Labs in Nozay.

Research Interests

  • Network Architecture & Design
  • Optical Communication
  • Optical Devices

Selected Articles and Publications

Bogdan Uscumlic, Yvan Pointurier, Annie Gravey, Philippe Gravey and Michel Morvan, “Optical Receivers with Multiple Front-Ends for Low Latency Optical Slot
Switching Rings”, The 19th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling - ONDM 2015, Pisa, Italy, May 2015.

B. Uscumlic, Y. Pointurier, A. Morea, S. Bigo, “On the Cost of Protection in Optical Slot Switching Rings with Elastic Transponders”, IEEE/OSA Optical Fiber
Communication Conference (OFC), Los Angeles, California, USA, March 2015.

Bogdan Uscumlic, Yvan Pointurier, Annie Gravey, Philippe Gravey and Luay Alahdab, "Scheduling Aware Dimensioning for Time-Domain Wavelength Interleaved
Network,"Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Honolulu, HI, USA, 3-6 February 2014.

Bogdan Uscumlic, Annie Gravey, Isabella Cerutti, Philippe Gravey and Michel Morvan, ''Stable design of an optical packet ring with tunable transmitters and fixed
receivers",  The 17th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling - ONDM 2013, Brest, France

Bogdan Uscumlic, Isabella Cerutti, Annie Gravey, Philippe Gravey, Dominique Barth, Michel Morvan, and Piero Castoldi, "Optimal dimensioning of the WDM unidirectional
ECOFRAME optical packet ring", Photonic network communications, Springer, Volume 22, Issue 3,  pp 254-265, July 2011


Books and Chapters

Bogdan Uscumlic, "Optical Packet Ring Engineering: Design and Performance Evaluation", LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 232 p., 2011-09-22, ISBN-13: 978-3-8454-3819-1,
ISBN-10: 3845438193,  EAN: 9783845438191