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April 29: Moore Faculty Research Lecture

Qun (Vincent) Zhang will discuss "Fundamentals and Frontiers of Optical Communication."

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-17-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Associate Professor Qun (Vincent) Zhang, a faculty member in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology Department, will discuss “Fundamentals and Frontiers of Optical Communication: from Fastest Modems and Routers to Next Generation Computing,” on Monday, April 29 at the 26th annual Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lecture at Minnesota State Mankato.

The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

In his past research and product development activities, Zhang developed communication simulators, invented new algorithms, and designed trans-Atlantic optical communication cables.
In his lecture, Zhang will share his understanding of optical communication’s key role in our information age and how it serves as a thread connecting technologies ranging from the Internet, cellular phones, cloud computing, to next-generation computers and artificial intelligence machines.

Zhang will also highlight the recent progress that his Communication Research Group has achieved in the frontiers of signal processing and simulations of broadband optical signals.

The annual Moore Lecture celebrates excellence in research at Minnesota State Mankato. This will be the 39th such lectureship, and the 26th named in honor of former President Douglas R. Moore, who established the event to illuminate faculty research.

Moore was president of then-Mankato State University from 1974 to 1978. His tenure saw the transformation of Mankato State College into a university, as well as the consolidation of the lower and upper campuses and construction of a new administration building.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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