Naim Ben-Hamida, director of hardware engineering at Ciena Corporation responsible for the development of high-speed analog IP for optical communication. His current product/project is an 800Gb/s coherent optical modem. High speed circuits designed by Dr Ben-Hamida’s team carry most of the internet content of the world. Ciena’s customers are leading telecommunication companies and internet content providers (Facebook, Google, Microsoft, …). He is currently co-supervising more than 12 PhD and MSA students covering seven research and development projects with six Canadian universities. These projects are centered around 1Tb/s optical modem using Silicon Photonic, high speed electronic and high-performance DSP in 7nm CMOS technology. He also holds an adjunct professor position with Carleton University. Naim Ben-Hamida has published more than 60 international papers and holds more than twenty patents. Prior to Ciena/Nortel, He co-founded Opmaxx Inc, a mixed signal design and test company. He held a vice president position and was part of the team who led the company to an acquisition. Dr Ben-Hamida had a PHD and MSA from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Laval university Quebec, Canada.
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