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Dr. Zhong Kangping is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Zhong received his PhD degree in fiber optical communications in 2014. He was appointed as the Director of Research and Development in the POET Technologies, focusing on advanced silicon photonics, PIC, hybrid electronic-photonics integration for next generation optical communications from 2020 to 2023. From 2017 to 2020, he was the principal engineer with MACOM Technologies, focusing on advanced photonics technology. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2014 to 2017. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at The Queen's University, Canada from 2011 to 2012.

Dr. Zhong has more than a decade of solid experience in both academia and industry, particularly in the fields of fiber communication systems and associated electronics, optical coherent communications, short reach systems, advanced digital signal processing and its hardware implementation. He is also an expert in optical module, optoelectronic device, silicon photonics, hybrid integrated PIC and high-speed electronic IC, such as CDR chip, TIA, driver and coherent and PAM4 DSP ASIC.

Dr. Zhong has published over 100 papers (citation>2400+) in top-tier journals and international conferences including one book chapter, three ESI high citation papers (top 1% most-cited paper), one invited talk in the signature conference OFC 2017 and one top scored paper in OFC 2019. He has been ranked among the world’s top 2% most-cited scientists in the released metrics compiled by Stanford University in 2021&2022. He is a recipient of the first prize of Guangdong Technological Invention Award of 2020.

Research interests

Fiber Optical Communications, Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Optoelectronics, Photonics Integrated Circuits.

Education/Academic qualification

Fiber Optical Communications, PhD, Beijing Jiaotong University

Award Date: 27 Jun 2014

Bachelor of Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology


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