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JOCN Editor-in-Chief

Jane Simmons portrait
Jane Simmons
JOCN Editor-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

Anjali Agarwal, Vencore Labs, USA

Martin Birk, AT&T, USA

Ramon Casellas, Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya (CTTC), Spain

Konstantinos Christodoulopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany

Ernesto Ciaramella, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy

Milorad Cvijetic, University of Arizona, USA

Jörg Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking AG, Germany

Antonio García-Zambrana, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Roberto Gaudino, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Stephen Grubb, Facebook Inc., USA

Masahiko Jinno, Kagawa University, Japan

Jun-ichi Kani, NTT, Japan

Christoph Lange, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin, Germany

Thomas Little, Boston University, USA

Barbara Martini, National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), Italy

Annalisa Morea, Nokia Bell Labs, Italy

Derek Nesset, Huawei, Germany

Mario Pickavet, Ghent University—IMEC, Belgium

Yvan Pointurier, Nokia Bell Labs, France

Marco Ruffini, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland

Laurent Schares, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA

Nina Skorin-Kapov, San Javier Air Force Base, Spain

Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA

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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