Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Prof Georgios Zervas
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Roberts Building
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 4458(ext:34458)
Prof Georgios Zervas profile picture
  • Professor of Optical Networked Systems
  • Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

George Zervas is a Professor of Optical Networked Systems. He has made significant contributions to optical switching, networking, and architectures of data centers and telecommunication networks. 

He is the author and co-author of over 230 international peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and received best paper awards. He has also given over 30 invited talks at several international conferences. George has been involved in several EC, EPSRCand industrial funded projects as principal and co-investigator. He has been acting as a TPC member and chair on international conferences such as OFC, ICC, Globecom, ONDM, ACP, among others. He is associate editor of IEEE Networking Letters and has been serving as guest associate editor on IEEE JOCN. Dr. Zervas has been involved in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Open Grid Forum (OGF) standardization fora. He has been serving as an expert reviewer on various funding bodies.

Research Groups
Research Summary


Optical switching, networking and control

Data centres and high-performance computing

Software/hardware-defined networks

Reconfigurable computing and programmable hardware

 Recent research funding:

  • PI: The quantum data centre of the future, 2022-24, Innovate UK 
  • PI: OptoCloud: Ultra-fast optically interconnected heterogeneous Data Centers, 2021-26, EPSRC Fellowship EP/T026081/1
  • PI: Space Division Multiplexed Networks: Where, when and how, 2020-24, EPSRC iCASE & BT
  • PI: Towards 1000-times capacity increase for Self-x Cloud network infrastructure, 2019-2022, EPSRC CASE & HUBER+SUHNER Polatis
  • PI: Optical fabric for zero-latency memory disaggregation at Pb/s cluster scale network, 2019-2022, Microsoft Research Cambridge
  • CoI: TRANSNET: Transforming networks - building an intelligent optical infrastructure, 2018-2024, EPSRC Program Grant
  • PI: dRedBox: Disaggregated Data Center in a Box, 2016-2018, EU H2020

Current PhD students:

Xun Mu

Alessandro Ottino

Christopher Parsonson

Zak Shabka

Hadi Alkharsan

Yanwu Liu

Current research associates:

Vaibhawa Mishra

Joshua Benjamin

Former PhD students and research associates:

Joshua Benjamin (PhD)

Hui Yuan (PhD), now with Huawei

Paris Andreades (PhD), now with ORCA Computing

Qianqiao Chen (PhD)

Adaranijo Peters (PhD)

George Saridis (PhD), now with Semtech

Bijan R. Rofoee (PhD), now with Google

Arsalan Saljoghei (RA), now with Lumenisity

Teaching Summary

ELEC0010: Digital Design (BEng/MEng Year 2)

ELEC0049: Optical Transmission and Networks (MSc & MEng Year 4)

ELEC0137: Cloud, Data Centres and Edge Computing (MSc & MEng Year 4)

01-OCT-2021 Professor of Optical Networked Systems Electronic and Electrical Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2018 – 30-SEP-2021 Associate Professor of Optical Networked Systems Electronic and Electrical Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2009   Doctor of Philosophy University of Essex
2003   Master of Engineering (Honours) University of Essex
Some IRIS profile information is sourced from HR data as explained in our FAQ. Please report any queries concerning HR data shown on this page to hr-services@ucl.ac.uk.
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by