- Green ICT and Sustainable ICT
- Photonic Networks and Switches
- Material, Device & Component Technologies
- Dynamics & Control of Complex Systems
Dr. Trevor J. Hall is a Professor and the Director of the Photonic Technology Laboratory at the University of Ottawa, a Canada Research Chair in Photonic Network Technology and a Professor Emeritus of Optoelectronics, University of London, U.K.
My research program keeps evolving with emerging needs, both societal and technological. Its over-arching societal goals are:
- to promote equality of opportunity for ICT through lower-cost broadband network access;
- to contribute to reduced overall green house gas emissions through network, system and device solutions that reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
These goals translate into the following specific technical objectives:
- to develop/prototype new energy-efficient switching approaches applicable at all scales;
- to reduce energy consumption within networks by retaining data in the optical domain;
- to develop novel wired and wireless digital signal processing (DSP)-empowered coherent optical transmission architectures specifically tailored to meet the challenging networking and power consumption requirements of access and sensor networks; and,
- to develop enabling ‘green’ photonic device technologies applying recent developments in nanotechnology and integration technology towards reducing cost and energy consumption.
My research agenda innovates by introducing energy consumption reduction as a design objective, combining architecture and systems concepts with device integration platforms for volume manufacture at low-cost. This is critical for widespread adoption of ubiquitous and embedded networks, and by offering sustainable solutions to providing widespread broadband access, will contribute to the economic and social well-being of developed and developing societies. Embedded optical wireless-networked microsensors also offer capability for remote monitoring and optimisation of many parameters (environment, temperature, security, domestic equipment, biomedical etc) related to our quality of life.
For a complete list of publications, please visit: http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~thall/
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