Dr. Yongli Zhao
Dr. Yongli Zhao received B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China, in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Then, he became an assistant professor of institute of information photonics and optical Communications at BUPT. Since 2014, he has been being an associate professor of institute of information photonics and optical Communications at BUPT. During Jan. 2016 to Jan. 2017, he was a visiting professor at UC Davis. In the past five years, he has hosted and taken part in more than 20 research projects, including the National High Technology Research and Development Program in China ("863" program), the National Basic Research Program of China ("973" program), and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) projects. He has been granted four awards from the government and two awards from industry. In 2013, he got the support of Youth Talent Plan Beijing City. Since 2015, he became a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His interested research focuses on software defined optical networking, elastic optical networks, datacenter networking, and optical network security. Up to now, he has published more than 200 international journal and conference papers.