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JOCN Editors-in-Chief

Jane Simmons portrait
Jane Simmons
JOCN Editors-in-Chief
Monarch Network Architects

Jane M. Simmons has been involved in the research and development of optical networks for more than 20 years. She is the founder of Monarch Network Architects, which provides optical network architectural services and design tools for the network and physical layers.  She served as the subject matter expert on optical networking for DARPA for seven years, and made significant technical contributions to various DARPA programs, including the CORONET program on dynamic, highly-reliable networks.  Prior to Monarch, she was the Chief Network Architect of Corvis Corp.  While at Corvis, she performed the network design and the link engineering for the first commercially deployed all-optical backbone network.  Through pioneering algorithmic and architectural optimizations, she played a significant role in the adoption of all-optical networking in telecommunications networks.  Before joining Corvis, Dr. Simmons worked at Bell Labs/AT&T Labs Research, where she conducted research on backbone, regional, and broadband access networks.  She received a B.S., Summa Cum Laude, from Princeton University, and S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, all in Electrical Engineering.  Dr. Simmons is a Fellow of the IEEE and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi honor societies.  She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. She teaches a course on optical network design at OFC, and is the author of the textbook Optical Network Design and Planning, now in its second edition.

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Associate Editors

Jean Armstrong, Monash University, Australia

Liam Barry, Dublin City University, Ireland

Milorad Cvijetic, University of Arizona, USA

Robert Doverspike, Network Evolution Strategies, LLC, USA

Frank Effenberger, Huawei Technologies, USA

Jörg Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking AG, Germany

Mark Feuer, C.U.N.Y. College of Staten Island, USA

Antonio García-Zambrana, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Nasir Ghani, University of South Florida, USA

Steve Hranilovic, McMaster University, Canada

Andrew Lord, BT Exact, UK

Annalisa Morea, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Mario Pickavet, Ghent University—IMEC, Belgium

K.K. Ramakrishnan, University of California Riverside, USA

Gangxiang Shen, Soochow University, China

Jesse Simsarian, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA

Masahito Tomizawa, NTT Network Innovation Labs, Japan

Anna Tzanakaki, University of Bristol, UK

Luis Velasco, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Vinod Vokkarane, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

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