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Meet the New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Lightwave Technology

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gabriella bosco

Gabriella Bosco is a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She is a member of the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors (2021–2023), and she is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT), having previously served as Associate Editor from 2014 to 2017 and as Deputy Editor in 2018. She received the Ph.D. degree in electronic and communication engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2002. In 2000, she was a Visiting Researcher with the University of California at Santa Barbara. From 1998 to 2011, she held a Postdoctoral position in the OptCom Group at Politecnico di Torino, where she worked as an Assistant Professor from 2011 to 2014 and as an Associate Professor from 2014 to 2020. From 2015 to 2019, she was an elected member of the Academic Senate of Politecnico di Torino. Her main research interests include the performance analysis and design of optical transmission systems and the application of digital signal processing and advanced modulation techniques in optical links. She has co-authored several book chapters and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and conferences. She was one of the winners of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology “Best Paper Award” in 2014 and 2015. Since 2011, she has served on the program committee of several international conferences, among which are the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), the IEEE Photonics Society’s Annual Meeting (IPC) and the Optical Fiber Communication conference (OFC), for which she acted as Program Chair in 2017 and General Chair in 2019. She was elevated to Fellow of the OSA in 2017 and of the IEEE in 2019, for contributions to modeling and design of coherent optical communication systems.

“It was a great honor to be selected as the new Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of JLT in 2019 and to be able to build upon the job so successfully carried out by Dr. Peter Winzer in the previous years. Since its inception in 1983, JLT has been the premier journal in the field of optical waveguide technologies and their applications, ranging from fiber and cable technologies to integrated photonics, from active and passive guided-wave components to optical systems and networks. The main goals that I would like to accomplish during my EiC term are:

• Further increase the stature of JLT in terms of impact across all its co-sponsoring societies and within the scientific community at large, encouraging the authors to submit their best papers to JLT.

• Keep the quality of the published papers high, further enforcing a strict, yet reasonable, quality control based on the selection of technically strong Editorial Board members.

• Help JLT expand into emerging guided-wave technologies, using “special issues” as the vehicle for this expansion.

• Cement JLT’s leadership in its core technical areas and continue the tradition of publishing special issues from the most prestigious conferences worldwide, such as OFC, ECOC, OFS, and MWP.

• Increase the public visibility of the journal and its initiatives through an active use of social media managed by the JLT Publicity Editor.”