The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has awarded Polina Bayvel the Humboldt Research Award (Humboldt-Forschungspreis) in recognition of her scientific accomplishments.
Professor Bayvel is the head of the Optical Networks Group (ONG) at the University College London (UCL) which she founded in 1994. Her research interests include digital signal processing for fibre-optic links, wavelength-routed optical networks, and ultrawideband transmission. She has authored and co-authored more than 300 publications and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Royal Society (RS), Royal Academy of Engineering (REng), Optical Society of America (OSA), the UK Institute of Physics (IoP), and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). Additionally, she leads the U.K. EPSRC Programme TRANSNET (2018-2024), a collaboration between ONG and research teams from Aston University and the University of Cambridge, aimed at creating adaptive intelligent optical networks.
The renowned Humboldt Research Award is granted to highly esteemed international scientists to honour their academic accomplishments. It comes with an endowment of 60,000 Euro and supports research stays in Germany for up to one year.
Prof. Bayvel's webpage can be found here. For more information on the Humboldt Research Award (in German), please follow this link.