Mohit Chamania
R&D Engineer,
ADVA Optical Networking
Email: mchamania [at] advaoptical [dot] com
I am currently working as a software engineer at ADVA Optical Networking in Berlin, Germany. I completed my undergraduate studies at IIT Bombay, where I received a B.Tech and M.Tech in mechanical engineering in 2007. I received my Ph.D (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering at the Institute of Computer and Network Engineering, TU Braunschweig in 2013 under Prof. Admela Jukan. My areas of interest include control and optimization of multi-layer transport networks, with a special focus on on-line optimization and programmable interactions in multi-layer networks.


Feb 2014 - present
Research engineer at ADVA Optical Networking with primarily focusing on service and multilayer topology management.
Feb 2008 - Dec 2013
Scientific Research staff member at IDA, TU Braunschweig.


In-flight Encryption

In-flight encryption is an essential component of today's cyber-security infrastructure, and is responsible for encrypting communication between trusted (intermediate) endpoints at different network layers. Work in this area focuses on the abstractions required to define requirements for encryption in a technology agnostic fashion, and facilitate provisioning at different network layers.
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IP Optical Integration

The presence of a reconfigurable optical network under presents the possibility to use optical circuits to alleviate transient overloading in IP networks. Contributions to this area include the modeling of IP routing protocols when changing the IP topology (by adding/removing optical paths). The Optical Bypass technique is also propsoed which is a novel mechanism to introduce dynamic optical circuits in IP networks with limited impact on existing routing configurations. Contributions to software architectures to facilitate orchestration in multiple network layers was carried out in the EU Projects ONE and ACINO.

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Path Computation Element

The Path Computation Element is an architectural component to facilitate constrained path computataion. The research focused on the design and development of the first open source PCE implementation and contributions to the multi-layer PCE architectures.

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Research Projects

Current Projects

  • SENDATESecure Datacenter Interconnects
  • ACINO Application-centric IP/Optical Network Orchestration

Past Projects